Chris Evans is sharing his own dating horror story.
The Knives Out star revealed that someone he was seeing slowly pulled back from him, leading him to get the message that they were not interested.
However, he'd have preferred to just been left on read.
"I feel I've experienced something much worse," he told People in an interview published April 18. "I think I'd prefer being ghosted because you can make up any story you want. I've had the slow decline in text responses, and you just know the person is pushing you aside casually."
As the 41-year-old put it, in order to cope, "you tell yourself a story, whatever you have to do to get by."
But these days, life doesn't imitate art for Chris—who stars alongside Ana de Armas in the new action-romance Ghosted—as he's smitten with girlfriend Alba Baptista.
The couple—who has been dating for over a year—were first spotted publicly in November when holding hands while out on a walk in New York City's Central Park. They later went Instagram official in January 2023 with a video of Chris and Alba goofing off and calling one another babe over and over again.
The Captain America star captioned the post, "A look back at 2022," alongside three heart emojis.
Just two months ago, Chris (who previously dated Jenny Slate and Minka Kelly) celebrated Valentine's Day with Alba, who is also an actress and has appeared in Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris and Warrior Nun. Chris took to Instagram to share a slew of pictures and videos of the pair, including of them hiking, kissing, traveling, carving pumpkins and playing with the Avengers star's dog Dodger.
During his People's Sexiest Man Alive cover shoot, Chris opened up to the outlet about what he looks for in a partner.
"Confidence," he shared in November. "Not so much what's on the outside, but your sense of self. To know and love yourself and be comfortable with who we are. You can feel it when someone has it."
Chris joked at the time, "I'm not saying I do, I hate myself, so I fooled you all."