If a guy recently called you boo then you might be wondering why he said it.

This post will help you understand why he might have called you boo and why other guys might call you boo in the future.

So, what does it mean when a guy calls you boo?

  • He likes you
  • He considers you his girlfriend
  • He considers you his friend
  • He wants to be more than just friends
  • He wants to see your reaction
  • He’s being disrespectful

Since there are a number of reasons why a guy might call you boo it is important to consider the context of how he said it and the body language that he showed.

By doing so you’ll be able to get a better understanding of why he called you boo.

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Reasons why a guy will call you boo

There are a number of reasons why a guy will call you boo and they will each often come with a number of clues in his body language and behavior.

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

He likes you

The reason that a guy might call you boo could be that he is attracted to you.

If he does call you boo because he’s attracted to you then it would be likely that he would only call you boo and that his body language and behavior would change in a positive way when you are around.

If he calls you boo due to attraction then it would also be likely that he would show other signs of attraction in his body language which could include:

  • Mirroring your own body language
  • Having more dilated pupils than normal when he is with you
  • Finding excuses to touch you
  • Standing closer to you than he does with other people when talking to you
  • Talking to you with a deeper voice than he does with other people
  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you
  • Looking at your lips
  • Always pointing his feet at you
  • Adjusting his hair or clothing when he sees you
  • Sitting upright when he sees you
  • Uncrossing his arms and legs when he sees you
  • Becoming anxious when you’re with other men and sticking around while you are
  • Asking your friends about you
  • Getting defensive when other men are with you both

He considers you his girlfriend

Boo is a word that boyfriends will often call their girlfriends.

If you have been dating him for a while then the reason that he calls you boo could be that he thinks you’re his girlfriend.

If he does then he would likely do other things that you would expect from a boyfriend maybe he wants to introduce you to his parents or something like that.

He considers you his friend

It might be the case that he calls his female friends boo and that he considers you his friend.

If that is why he calls you boo then it would be likely that he would show the same body language and behavior around you as he does around his other female friends.

He wants to be more than just friends

If he has been your friend for a while then calling you boo could be a sign that he wants to be more than just friends with you.

If he does want to be more than just friends with you then it would be likely that he would show signs of attraction in his behavior and body language such as those mentioned in the first section.

You should expect to see that he gets anxious when you’re with other men, he gets defensive when you’re both with other men and that he makes plans based on yours in particular.

He wants to see your reaction

The reason that he called you boo could be that he wanted to see your reaction.

The reason that he wanted to see your reaction could be that he is attracted to you and that he wanted to see if you’re attracted to him. If that is the case then it would be more likely that he would only have called you boo once and that he would have shown signs of attraction around you in his body language.

He’s being disrespectful

The reason that he called you boo could be that he was being disrespectful in some way.

It might be that he was being condescending in which case he would likely have said it with a sarcastic tone when disagreeing with you.

If he was then it would be likely that he would have shown signs of being condescending such as smirking at you, not taking you seriously or not including you in discussions.

Or he might have said it as a power-play designed to show that he has authority to say it.

If he did do it as a power-play then it would be likely that he would show signs of it in his body language by doing things such as:

  • Talking with a deeper voice
  • Touching the people around him
  • Staring at people while squinting
  • Talking over people
  • Making his body appear larger with his stance
  • Standing in peoples personal space

Think about when and where he called you boo

The timing and the location of when he called you boo would likely be a useful thing to consider.

If he called you boo while you were both alone together then it would be more likely that he is attracted to you and you should consider whether or not he was showing signs of it in his body language. Otherwise, it could be the case that he calls his female friends boo and you might see him call is other female friends boo at some point.

If he called you boo while you were in front of other people then it could be the case that he was being disrespectful in some way in which case it would be likely that he would have shown negative body language signs. Otherwise, he might have done it due to attraction or because he considers you a friend of his.

Think about how he interacts with other people

When trying to understand why he calls you boo it would be helpful to consider the way that he interacts with other people.

If he calls other women boo and he shows the same body language around them as he does with you then it would be more likely that he naturally calls his female friends boo.

Whereas, if he only calls you boo and he changes his body language and behavior when he’s with you then it would be more likely that he said it because of being attracted to you and you should consider whether or not he showed signs of it.

Think about how he reacts to seeing you

The way that he initially reacts to seeing you will likely tell you a lot about the way that he feels about you.

This is because if he changes his behavior and body language when he notices you then it would be likely that he had an emotional response to you that could be good or bad.

If he reacts by uncrossing his arms, sitting upright, adjusting his hair or clothing, holding eye contact with you, pointing his feet at you, making space for you and his pupils dilate then it would be likely that he called you boo because he is attracted to you.

Whereas, if he reacts to seeing you by crossing his arms and legs, facing away from you, avoiding eye contact with you, squinting and tightening his lips then it would be more likely that he called you boo because he was being disrespectful.

Consider multiple aspects of his body language

When considering what his body language is suggesting when trying to understand why he called you boo it would help to look for multiple signs in his body language.

If he shows multiple signs of the same thing like attraction then it would be likely that he is showing them for that reason.

Whereas, if he only shows one body language sign of attraction then it wouldn’t be a strong sign that he is attracted to you since a single body language sign will often have multiple different meanings.

Consider your relationship with him

The type of relationship that you have with him will also be a useful thing to consider when trying to understand why he calls you boo.

If he is a guy that you have been dating for a while then it would be a sign that he thinks that you’re his girlfriend.

If he is your friend then it could be that he calls his female friends boo or that he wants to be more than just friends with you.

If it was a guy that you don’t know very well then it would be more likely that he was being disrespectful in some way. He might also have been showing that he is attracted to you so it would help to consider the body language that he was showing and if he said it in front of other people.

Related

What does it mean when a guy calls you boo and you’re not dating? If he calls you boo and you’re not dating it could be a sign that he is attracted to you in which case he would show signs of attraction in his body language. It might also be the case that he would say it because he’s being condescending or doing it as a power-play.

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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