If a guy recently gave you his jacket then you might be wondering why and what it meant.

This will help you understand why he gave you his jacket and help you understand why other guys might do it in the future.

So, what does it mean when a guy lends you his jacket? He might do it because he likes you which would be more likely if he shows other signs of attraction around you. However, he might also just be being nice, he might do it because he wants something from you or he might be being polite.

Since there are a number of reasons why a guy might lend you his jacket it is important to consider the context of how he did it and the body language that he showed.

By doing so you’ll be able to get a better understanding of why he gave you his jacket.

Reasons why a guy will give you his jacket

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

Below, I will mention a number of reasons why a guy will lend you his jacket and the body language signs and behavior signs that you can expect to see with them.

He was attracted to you

The reason that he gave you his jacket could be that he was attracted to you.

If he did give you his jacket because he was attracted to you it would be likely that he would show signs of it in his body language and behavior by doing things such as:

  • Having dilated pupils when he is around you
  • Pointing his feet at you when he is around you
  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you
  • Mirroring your body language
  • Sitting upright when he sees you
  • Uncrossing his arms when he sees you
  • Adjusting his hair or clothing when he sees you
  • Getting anxious when you’re with other men
  • Getting defensive when other men are around
  • Basing his schedule on yours
  • Finding excuses to touch you

He was being nice

The reason that he gave you his jacket could simply be that he thought that you were cold so he gave you his jacket to stop you from being cold.

If that is why he did it then it would be likely that he would have shown positive body language signs around you such as showing you his palms and smiling.

However, he would be less likely to have shown a number of the signs of attraction such as pupil dilation, getting anxious when you’re with other men and getting defensive when you’re with other men.

He wanted something from you

It could be the case that he gave you his jacket because he was being manipulative and he was trying to make it feel like you owe him.

This would be more likely to be the reason if he gave you his jacket when it wasn’t really that cold or if you were not cold anyway.

It would also be more likely to have been the reason if he also asked you to do a favor for him when you gave it back to him and if you only seem to see him when he needs something from you.

He was being polite

A man giving his jacket to a woman when it is cold outside is considered the right thing to do in many cultures. The reason that he gave you his jacket could simply be that he was being polite.

If that is why he did it then it would be less likely that he would have shown numerous signs of attraction around you. It would also be likely that he would have done other things for you such as holding the door open for you. It would also be more likely to be the reason if it was cold outside and you did not have a jacket of your own.

Consider how he reacts to seeing you

When trying to understand how he feels about you it would be helpful to consider the way that he reacts to seeing you.

If he changes his body language when he sees you then it would be a sign that he has good or bad feelings about you depending on the way that he changes it.

If he reacts to seeing you by uncrossing his arms, mirroring your body language, smiling, raising his eyebrows, pointing his feet at you, holding eye contact with you, making space for you, his pupils dilate and he doesn’t show negative signs such as squinting or tightening the lips then it would be likely that he is attracted to you.

Whereas, if he reacts to seeing you by crossing his arms and legs, squinting, tightening his lips and eyebrows, tensing his jaw and he points his feet away from you then it would be likely that he has negative feelings towards you.

Consider his normal behavior

When trying to understand the way that he feels about you it would also be helpful to consider what his behavior with other people is like.

If he also offered his jacket to other women and he showed the same body language and behavior around them as he showed around you then it would be more likely that he was just being polite.

Whereas, if he only offered it to you and he does change his behavior and body language around you then it would be likely that he offered it to you because he is attracted to you assuming that he showed signs of attraction.

Consider multiple aspects of his body language

When considering his body language it would be helpful to consider multiple aspects of his body language at the same time.

This is because he might show a single body language sign for a number of different reasons. This means that it is difficult to draw an accurate conclusion about how he might be feeling based on a single body language sign.

Whereas, if he shows multiple body language signs that all mean the same thing then it would be much more likely that he’s showing them for that reason.

Related

What does it mean when a guy lets you borrow his jacket? It could mean that he was attracted to you, he was being polite, he thought that you were cold or that he wanted something from you. It would be necessary to consider the context of how he lent it to you and the body language that he showed.

What does it mean when a guy lends you his hoodie? It could be that he was attracted to you and he was hoping that it might get you to like him more in which case he would likely also show signs of attraction around you. It could also be that he was being nice or that he wanted to make you feel like you owed him something.

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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