If a guy called you his friend, this post will show you likely reasons why and what would make them more likely.

So, what does it mean when a guy calls you his friend? Likely reasons why a guy will call you his friend are that he considers you a friend, he is not interested in you or that he is interested in you and he said it on purpose to make you think about him.

There are actually a number of possible reasons why a guy will call you his friend but there are some things you can consider to help figure out the main reason.

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What does it mean when a guy calls you his friend?

Below are a number of likely reasons and what would make them more likely.

He considers you a friend

The reason why he said it could be that he just considers you a friend. This would be more likely if he also says similar things to his other friends and if he shows similar body language with you as he does with his other friends.

He is doing it on purpose

It might also be the case that he is actually interested in you and that he called you his friend on purpose so that you would think about him more. This would be more likely if he only said it to you and if he behaves differently with you compared to how he behaves with his other friends.

If he is attracted to you, it would be likely that he would show signs of 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 is not interested in you

It could also be the case that he said it to let you know that he is not interested in you. This would be more likely if he said it when you were showing interest in him, he does not ask you many questions and if he often tries to distance himself from you.

He was being nice

It might also be the case that he was trying to be nice. This would be more likely if he said it when you were sad or when you were talking about something that made you sad.

Things to consider

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

How he reacts upon seeing you

It would help to consider the way that he reacts when he first sees you since it will often tell you a lot about the way someone feels about you.

If he reacts to seeing you by noticeably changing his body language, it would be more likely that he has particularly good or bad feelings about you.

If he reacts by doing things such as:

  • Adjust his appearance
  • Hold eye contact with you
  • Move closer to you
  • Adjust his posture
  • Face towards you (especially with his feet)

It would be more likely that he does actually have some interest in you.

Whereas, if he does things such as:

  • Squinting
  • Only smiling at the mouth
  • Facing away from you
  • Distancing himself from you
  • Avoiding eye contact

It would be more likely that he is not interested.

The way he interacts with other people

It would also help to compare how he interacts with other people with how he interacts with you. If he shows similar body language and behavior with you as he does with other people, it would be more likely that he considers you as a friend. Whereas, if he noticeably changes his behavior around you, it would be more likely that he has good or bad feelings about you.

Multiple body language signs

When considering what his body language might 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 be unreliable. Whereas, multiple body language signs all suggesting the same thing would be much 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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