If a guy recently asked to hang out with you, this post will show you likely reasons why and what would make them more likely.

So, what does it mean when a guy asks to hang out? Likely reasons why a guy will ask to hang out are that he is attracted to you, he considers you a friend or there is something he wants to talk to you about.

There are actually a number of possible reasons why a guy might ask to hang out 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 you to hang out?

Below are likely reasons why a guy will ask to hang out and what would make them more likely.

He likes you

The reason why he wants to hang out is likely to be that he is attracted to you.

If he is attracted to you he would likely show a number of body language signals of attraction which could include:

  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you
  • His pupils become dilated when he is around you
  • Standing close to you when talking to you
  • Mirroring your body language
  • Talking to you with a deeper voice than he does with other people
  • Uncrossing his arms and legs when he sees you
  • Sitting up straight when he sees you
  • Making his hair or clothing look good when he sees you
  • Becoming agitated while you are talking to other men your age
  • Getting defensive while other men are around
  • Making plans based on your schedule
  • Keeping his focus on you when you’re in a group together
  • Asking you lots of questions even when you’re both in a group together

It’s particularly important to consider whether or not he shows some of these signals as soon as he sees you. This is because it would be a strong sign of attraction if he naturally changes his body language as soon as he sees you in a way that suggests attraction.

He considers you a friend

Another possible cause is that he considers you a friend and he wants to hang out because he just enjoys being around you. This would be more likely if he does not show many signs of attraction around you and if he shows similar body language around you as he does around other people.

He is annoyed with you

Another possible cause is that he is annoyed with you. This would be more likely if he said that he needs to see you after something happened that could have caused him to be annoyed with you.

If he is annoyed with you then he might have shown it in her body language the last time you saw him by doing things such as:

  • Crossing his arms when talking to you and when he saw you
  • Having tight lips when you’re talking
  • Squinting when looking at you
  • Tensing his jaw when looking at you
  • Distancing himself from you
  • Giving you short answers

He does not want to miss out on something

The reason that he wants to hang out could be that he doesn’t want to miss out on socializing.

This would be more likely if he asked to see you after he found out that you would be doing something especially if it is with his other friends as well.

Consider the type of relationship that you have with him

It would help to consider the type of relationship you have with him.

If he has been your friend for a while, it would make it more likely that he wants to hang out because he considers you a friend or because he is annoyed with you. However, it could still be because he likes you especially if he only wants to see you and he shows signs of attraction, in her body language, when he is around you.

If you haven’t known him for very long then it would make it more likely that he wants to see you because he likes you.

Think about when and where she wants to see you

The timing and location of when and where he wants to hang out with you would also likely be a useful thing to consider.

If he wants to hang out with you alone later on in the evening, it would be a lot more likely that he wants to see you because he likes you.

Whereas, if he wants to hang out with you with his friends during the day, it would be more likely that he wants to see you as a friend.

Think about how she reacts to seeing you

Thinking about the way that he reacts to seeing you would likely help you in understanding why he wants to hang out with you you.

If he reacts to seeing you by showing a number of body language signs of attraction, it would be more likely that he wants to see you because he likes you.

So, if he reacts to seeing you by doing things such as:

  • Pointing his feet at you
  • Sitting or standing more upright and uncrossing his arms
  • Adjusting his appearance
  • Positioning himself to be near to you

Then it would be more likely that he wants to hang out with you due to being attracted to you.

Consider how she interacts with her other friends

Thinking about how his interactions with his other friends are different to his interactions with you might also help in understanding why he wants to hang out with you.

If he also asks to see his other friends a lot in a similar way and he shows similar body language with them as with you, it would be more likely that he wants to see you as a friend.

Whereas, if he only asks to see you and he shows signs of attraction when he is around you then it would be more likely that he wants to see you because he likes you.

Look for a cluster of signs

When considering his body language it’s important to consider multiple body language signs at a time.

This is because he could be showing a single body language sign for multiple different reasons making it unreliable.

Whereas, if he shows multiple body language signs of something such as attraction, it would be more likely that she is showing them for that 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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