If a guy recently asked whether or not you have a boyfriend then you might be wondering why and what it might mean about the way that he feels about you.

This post will show you a number of reasons why he might have asked and why other guys might do the same in the future.

So, what does it mean when a guy asks if you have a boyfriend? It will often be a strong sign that he is attracted to you especially if he shows other signs of attraction around you. It could also be that one of his friends likes you or he might just ask to make conversation.

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There are actually a number of reasons why a guy might ask if you have a boyfriend and there are a number of things that you can consider when trying to figure out why he did it.

Why a guy will ask if you have a boyfriend

Each of the different reasons why a guy will ask whether or not you have a boyfriend will likely come with a number of clues in the way that he does it and the body language that he shows.

Below, I will mention a number of reasons why a guy will ask whether or not you have a boyfriend, the signs to look for and the things to consider.

He is attracted to you

The reason that he asked whether or not you have a boyfriend could have been that he is attracted to you and he wanted to know whether or not you are single.

This would be more likely if he only asked it to you, he seems to show different body language around you, he asks you similar questions and if he seems to give you the most amount of attention.

If he is attracted to you then it would be likely that he would show signs of being attracted to you, when he is around you, in his body language.

These signs could include:

  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you
  • Asking you the most questions
  • Keeping his focus on you when multiple people are talking
  • Glancing at you a lot
  • Adjusting his appearance when he sees you
  • Touching you a lot
  • Standing closer to you than he does with other people
  • Pointing his feet at you (people often point their feet at people that they are attracted to)
  • Watching you and getting anxious when you are around other men
  • Getting defensive when other men are with you both
  • Having dilated pupils when looking at you (people’s pupils will often become more dilated when looking at someone that they are attracted to)

There are many more signs of attraction that he might show around you and I have written about many more of them in this blog post.

He was just making conversation

The reason that he asked might have been that he was just trying to make conversation.

This would be more likely if he also asks other people the same question, he asked during a lull in the conversation and if he shows similar body language around other people as he does with you.

If it does seem like he asked because he was making conversation then it could still be the case that he is attracted to you. If he is attracted to you then it would be likely that he would show signs of being attracted to you such as those mentioned above when he is around you.

One of his friends likes you

It could also be the case that he asked because one of his friends are attracted to you.

If this is why he did it then it would be more likely that he would not show signs of attraction around you, his friend likely would show signs of attraction around you and he would likely ask what you think of his friend as well.

It would also be especially likely that you would notice his friend giving you lots of glances and that he would often be pointing his feet at you.

Consider how he reacts to seeing you

When trying to understand why he asked whether or not you have a boyfriend it would help to consider how he reacts to seeing you.

If he changes his body language, noticeably, when he sees you then it would make it more likely that he has particularly good or bad feelings about you.

If he reacts to seeing you by doing things such as:

  • Adjusting his appearance
  • Adjusting his posture
  • Facing towards you (especially with his feet)
  • Holding eye contact with you
  • Moving closer to you

Then it would make it more likely that he asked because he is attracted to you.

Consider how he interacts with other people

People can, naturally, show certain body language signs that would normally mean something. However, if the show it naturally then it would be less reliable unless he were to stop showing it suddenly. This is why it would help to compare the way that he interacts with you with how he interacts with other people.

If he asks other people similar questions and he shows similar body language around other people as he does with you then it would make it more likely that he was just making conversation.

Whereas, if he only asked you and he shows different body language around you, that suggests attraction, then it would make it more likely that he is attracted to you.

Consider how often he asks

It would also be helpful to consider how often he asks it and what other questions he asks.

If he asked more than once and he asks you other questions such as what your type is then it would be more likely that he asks because he likes you.

Look for a number of clues in his body language

When considering what his body language could be showing it would help to consider multiple signs at the same time.

The reason for this is that a single body language sign can have many different meanings. This can make single body language signs less reliable when they are shown on their own.

Whereas, if he shows a number of body language signs, that all suggest the same meaning, then it would make it more likely that he is showing them for that specific reason.

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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