If a guy recently asked for your opinion on something, this post will show you likely reasons why and what would make each of them more likely.

So, what does it mean when a guy asks for your opinion? Likely reasons why a guy will ask for your opinion are that he is attracted to you and trying to start a conversation, he considers you a friend or that he just wants a woman’s input.

There are actually a number of possible reasons why a guy will ask for your opinion but there are some things you can consider to help figure out the main cause.

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What does it mean when a guy asks for your opinion?

Below are likely reasons why a guy will ask for your opinion and what would make each of them more likely.

He likes you

The reason why he asked for your opinion could be that he is actually attracted to you. This would be more likely if he had never spoken to you before, he asked you something sexual or if he seems to behave differently with you than he does with his other friends.

If he is attracted to you, he would likely show it in his body language by doing things such as:

  • Pupil dilation when talking to you
  • Pointing his feet towards you
  • Talking to you more than others
  • Asking your friends about you
  • Maintaining a longer duration of eye contact
  • Touching you often
  • Mirroring your behaviors
  • Standing at a closer proximity to you
  • Giving lots of glances your way
  • Speaking with a deeper voice than normal around you
  • Getting anxious when you’re with other men

He considers you a friend

The cause could also be that he was asking for your input as a friend. This would be more likely if he was not asking you something sexual and if he shows similar body language with you as he does with his other friends.

He just needed a woman’s input

It is also possible that he asked you because he wanted a woman’s input on something. This would be more likely if he asked for your opinion on something such as what clothing he should buy. In this case, it could still be the case that he was also asking because he was attracted to you.

Things to consider

Below are some things to consider to help figure out the main cause.

How he reacts when he sees you

It would help to consider the way that he initially reacts when he sees you since it can tell you a lot about how he feels about you.

If he noticeably changes his body language, when he sees you, it would make it a lot more likely that he asked because he is attracted to you.

Ways that he might change his body language could include:

  • Sitting up straighter
  • Adjusting his appearance
  • Moving closer to you
  • Raising his eyebrows momentarily
  • Watching to see where you go
  • His pupils dilate
  • He points his feet at you

How he interacts with other people

It would also help to compare how he interacts with other people with how he interacts with you. If you notice that he changes his behavior when he is with you, it would be more likely that he is attracted to you.

What he asked your opinion on

If he said it when he had never spoken to you before, it could be the case that he was just doing it in order to start a conversation with you. In this case, it would be more likely that he was attracted to you. Whereas, if you have been friends with him for a while and he shows similar body language with you as with his other friends, it would be more likely that he asked as a friend.

Multiple body language signs

When considering what his body language shows, it would help to consider multiple signs at the same time. This is because a single body language sign is not very reliable. Whereas, multiple body language signs that all suggest a similar thing are a lot more reliable.

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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