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

This post will help you figure out why he called you exotic and help you understand why other men might say it in the future.

So, what does it mean when a guy calls you exotic? It could be that he is attracted to you especially if he only says it to you and if he shows other signs of attraction around you. He might also be commenting on your look, trying to please you or wanting to see how you react.

Since he might call you exotic for a number of reasons it is important to consider the context of how he said it and the body language signals that he was showing when he did.

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

Reasons why a guy will call you exotic

Each of the different reasons why a guy will call you exotic will often come with a number of different clues in his behavior and body language.

Below, I’ll show you a number of reasons why a guy will call you exotic and the body language signals to look for.

He likes you

If he only calls you exotic or things like exotic and he shows positive body language signals around you that he doesn’t show around others then it would be likely that he is attracted to you.

Often, when guys are with a woman that they are attracted to, they will say things that sound weird because they want to make the woman have fun around them. This could be why he said it to you.

If he did call you exotic because he is attracted to you then it would be likely that he would show other signs of being attracted to you in his behavior and his body language.

These signs could include:

  • Having more dilated pupils than normal when talking to you
  • Looking into your eyes for a long time when talking to you
  • Looking down at your lips often when talking to you
  • Talking to you with a deeper voice than he does to other people
  • Mirroring your body language
  • Finding excuses to touch you
  • Making plans based around yours
  • Standing in your personal space when talking to you
  • Uncrossing his arms and legs when he first notices you
  • Sitting or standing upright when he first notices you
  • Becoming anxious when you’re talking to other men
  • Getting defensive when other men are around
  • Asking your friends about you
  • Pointing his feet at you when you’re in the same room as him

He wants more than just to be friends with you

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

If he does then he would probably have been showing signs of attraction when around you and you might not have picked up on them.

In particular, you should expect to see him become agitated when you’re with other men and sticking around when you are, that he gets defensive when other men are around and that he makes plans based on yours.

He thinks you have an interesting look

The reason that he called you exotic might be because you look different in some way to the people that he usually interacts with.

It could be because you dress differently to them or it might be because you’re a different ethnicity to them.

Normally, when a guy calls you exotic in this context he means it as a compliment and you should expect him to show positive body language signals when he is around you.

He was trying to please you

The reason that he called you exotic might be that he was trying to make you laugh.

If he was then it might be that you were sad at the time and he was trying to cheer you up.

Or he might have been attracted to you but he was nervous because of it so he thought that calling you exotic would please you. If that is why he said it then it would be likely that he would have been showing signs of attraction around you.

He wants to see how you’ll react

It could be the case that he is attracted to you but he is unsure if you’re attracted to him. This could have caused him to call you exotic because he wanted to see how you would react to it.

If it is why he said it then he would probably have been saying other weird things and he would probably have been showing signs of attraction in his body language around you.

Consider what he does when he sees you

It would probably be helpful to consider the way that he reacts upon seeing you.

If he reacts to seeing you by sitting up straight, uncrossing his arms, raising his eyebrows and smiling, his pupils dilate, adjusting his hair or clothing, and holding prolonged eye contact with you then it would be likely that he likes you.

Whereas, if he crosses his arms, points his feet away from you, squints at you, tightens his lips, clenches his jaw and distances himself from you then it would be a negative sign and he might have called you exotic for a more sinister reason.

Think about the way that he interacts with other people

It would also be helpful to compare the way that he behaves around others with the way that he behaves around you.

If he calls other women things like exotic and he interacts with them the same way as he does around you then it could be that he tends to say weird things naturally. You should consider if he shows multiple signs that point towards the same thing such as a dominating personality to get a better idea of why he would do it to everyone.

Whereas, if he only said it to you and he changes his body language when he is around you then it would be more likely that he said it because he likes you and you should consider if he showed multiple signs of attraction in his personality.

Consider your relationship with him

The type of relationship that you have with him would also be a helpful thing to think about.

If he has been your friend for a while then it could be that he wants to be more than just friends with you and you should consider if he shows signs of being attracted to you in his behavior and body language. Alternatively, he might have been trying to be funny in some way.

If it was a guy that you hadn’t met before or one that you don’t know very well then it would be more likely that he thought that you had an interesting look and/or that he was attracted to you.

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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