If a guy that you like recently cuddled with you then you might be wondering why he might have done it.

This post will show you a number of reasons why he might have done it.

So, do guys cuddle if they don’t like you? It would be unlikely that he doesn’t like you if he cuddles with you especially if he only does it with you and he shows other signs of attraction around you. It might be the case that he just considers you a friend which would be more likely if he also does it with his other female friends.

Since there are a number of reasons why he might do it you should consider the context of how he did it and the body language signals that he showed.

Reasons why a guy will cuddle you

Each of the different reasons why a guy will cuddle with you will likely come with a number of different clues in his body language.

Below, I will mention a number of reasons why a guy will do it and the body language signals to look for.

He’s attracted to you

If he only does it with you and his body language changes when he is around you then it would be likely that he is attracted to you.

If that is the case then it would be likely that he would show other signs of attraction in his body language.

Some examples could include:

  • Having more dilated pupils than normal when talking to you
  • Mirroring your body language
  • Sitting or standing with a more erect posture when he notices you
  • Adjusting his shirt or hair when he notices you
  • Pointing his feet at you
  • Keeping his focus specifically on you when you’re in a group together
  • Finding excuses to touch you
  • Standing close to you when talking to you
  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you

He is feeling sad

The reason that he cuddled could be that he was feeling sad.

This would be more likely to be the reason if he was talking to you about something that made him sad.

It would also be more likely if he was showing signs of being sad in his body language by doing this such as:

  • Quivering at the lips or below the eyes
  • Having watery eyes
  • Speaking faster than normal
  • Speaking at a higher pitch than normal
  • Slouching

He wants to make you feel better

Alternatively, it might have been the case that he did it because he wanted to make you feel better.

If that was why he did it then it would be likely that you would have been talking to him about something that made you sad. It would also be likely that you would have been showing signs of being sad in your body language such as those mentioned above.

It’s normal for him to do it with his female friends

It might also be the case that he normally cuddles with all of his friends and he was doing it with you because he considers you one of his friends.

If that is the case then it would be likely that he would show the same body language signals around you as he does around his other friends.

It would also be likely that he would also have done it with his other female friends that were there at the time.

It would be especially likely to be the reason if he cuddled you by hugging you goodbye.

Consider your relationship with him

When trying to figure out why he cuddled you it would be helpful to consider the type of relationship that you have with him.

If he is just your friend then it could be a sign that he is attracted to you in which case you should consider if he shows other signs of attraction in his body language. Alternatively, if he does it with his other female friends then it would be likely he did it because he considers you a friend.

If he was a guy that you haven’t spoken to much then it would be more likely that he did it due to being attracted to you and you should expect to see other signs of attraction in his body language.

Consider how he reacts when he first sees you

Thinking about the way that he reacts when he first sees you will likely help you to figure out why he wanted to cuddle with you.

If he raises his eyebrows and smiles, points his feet at you, sits upright, mirrors your body language, positions himself to be near you and uncrosses his arms then it would suggest that he is attracted to you.

Whereas, if his body language doesn’t change when he first notices you then it would suggest that he has more neutral feelings towards you.

Consider how he interacts with other people

Considering the way that he interacts with other people will also help you to figure out whether or not he cuddled with you because he likes you.

If he tends to hug other girls and he doesn’t change his body language much around you then it would be more likely that he did it because he considers you a friend.

Whereas, if he only did it with you and he tends to change his body language when he notices you then it would be more likely that he is attracted to you.

Consider multiple body language signals

When you’re trying to figure out whether or not he likes you it would be helpful to consider multiple different body language signals at a time.

The reason for that is that if he shows multiple body language signals that all suggest that he is attracted to you then it would be a lot more likely that he really is attracted to you.

Whereas, if he only shows one signal then it would usually be a lot less likely since there are usually a number of different reasons that a guy will show one particular body language signal.

Related

Do guys cuddle with just friends? No. Guys will also cuddle with girls that they are attracted to. In fact, it is more likely that he is attracted to you if he cuddles with you and you should expect to see other signs of attraction from him.

Does cuddling from a guy mean anything? Yes. It will usually be a sign that he is attracted to you. However, it could also be that he was feeling sad or that he thought that you were sad at the time.

If you want to learn more about body language, a book I would recommend would be The Definitive Book of Body Language (on Amazon). It shows you how to interpret body language and understand people's true intentions.

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