If a guy recently called you fine then you’re probably wondering why he said it and what he meant by it.

This post will help you figure out why he called you fine and help you to understand why other guys might call you fine in the future.

So, what does it mean when a guy calls you fine? It would often mean that he is attracted to you especially if he only says it to you and he shows other signs of attraction around you. He might also be being condescending, doing it as a power-play or saying it as a compliment.

Since there are a number of reasons why a guy will call you fine it is important to consider the body language he shows around you and the context of how he said it.

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

Reasons why a guy will call you fine

Each of the different reasons why a guy will call you fine will likely come with a number of clues in his body language.

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

He likes you

If he only called you fine and he changes his body language in a positive way when he is around you then it would be likely that he does it because he is attracted to you.

If he did call you fine because he likes you then it would be likely that he would show other signs of attraction in his body language and behavior.

These signs could include:

  • Mirroring your body language
  • Standing closer to you when talking to you than he does with other people
  • Talking to you with a deeper voice than he does with other people
  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you
  • His pupils dilate when he sees you
  • Always pointing his feet at you when you’re in the same room as him
  • Becoming agitated when you’re talking to other men and watching and sticking around when you are
  • Asking you more questions than he does to other people in the group
  • Keeping his focus on you when you’re talking but other people are as well
  • Sitting upright when he sees you
  • Adjusting his clothing or hair when he sees you
  • Staring at you then quickly looking away or smiling if you notice
  • Positioning himself to be near you
  • Making plans based on yours
  • Asking your friends about you
  • Getting defensive when other men are around
  • Finding excuses to touch you

He wants to be more than just friends with you

If he is your friend and he doesn’t call other women fine then it would be likely that he calls you fine because he wants to be more than just friends with you.

If he does call you fine for that reason then he’d probably show signs of attraction around you that you might not have noticed.

He would also be more likely to get agitated when you’re talking to other men, get defensive when other men are around and make plans based on yours.

He wants to see your reaction

It could be the case that he called you fine because he wanted to see how you would react.

The reason that he wanted to see your reaction could be that he’s attracted to you but he isn’t sure if you’re attracted to him.

If he did call you fine because he is attracted to you but he isn’t sure if you’re attracted to him then he would likely show signs of attraction in his body language.

He’s being condescending

The reason that he might call you fine could be that he’s being condescending.

In this case, it would be more likely that he would say it when you made a suggestion, with a sarcastic tone or when arguing with you.

If he was being condescending then it would be likely that he would show other signs of being condescending such as:

  • Pointing his chin up and looking down at you
  • Smirking at you when you’re talking
  • Having tight lips when you’re talking
  • Not taking what you have to say seriously

He’s doing it as a power-play

The reason that he called you fine could be that he was trying to show that he has the power to do so.

If that is why he did it then it would be more likely that he would have called you fine when telling you to do something, with a deeper vocal tone and that he would have done it in front of other people.

It would also be likely that he would show other signs of being dominating such as:

  • Telling people to do things
  • Standing in people’s personal space
  • Staring at people
  • Touching people
  • Putting his hands and feet on things that aren’t his
  • Squinting when looking at people
  • Talking over people
  • Talking with a deeper vocal tone
  • Having tight lips when people are talking
  • Standing and sitting in a way that makes his body appear to be larger

He’s trying to cheer you up

If you were feeling self-conscious at the time or you were feeling sad then he might have called you fine to make you feel better.

If that is why he called you fine then it would be likely that you would have shown signs of being sad such as watery eyes, taking deeper breaths and inhaling quickly through the nose.

Consider your relationship with him

When trying to understand why he called you fine it would be helpful to consider your relationship with him.

If he is your friend and he doesn’t call other women fine then it would be much more likely that he wants to be more than just friends with you. It would help to consider if he shows signs of attraction when he is with you.

If he was a guy that you don’t know very well then it would be more likely that he either did it as a power-play or because he was showing attraction to you.

Consider when and where he called you fine

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

If he called you fine when you were both alone together then it would be much more likely that he was showing attraction to you.

Whereas, if he called you fine in front of other people then it would be more likely that it was a power-play but it could also have been that he was attracted to you.

Think about how he reacts to seeing you

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

The reason for that is that if he changes his body language upon seeing you then it would be a strong sign that seeing you caused him to have an emotional response of some kind.

If he reacts to seeing you by sitting up straight, uncrossing his arms, raising his eyebrows, smiling, having more dilated pupils, making space for you and adjusting his hair or clothing then it would be likely that he called you fine because he is attracted to you.

Whereas, if he reacts by crossing his arms, squinting at you, tightening his lips, tightening his eyebrows and tensing his jaw then it would be likely that he has negative feelings towards you.

Think about how he interacts with other people

When trying to figure out why he called you fine it would also be helpful to consider the way that he interacts with other people and how it’s different to how he interacts with you.

If he calls other women fine and he shows the same body language around them as he shows around you then it would be likely that he has a more flirtatious or dominating personality.

Whereas, if he only calls you fine and he changes his body language when he sees you then it would be much more likely that he is attracted to you assuming that he shows signs of attraction in his body language.

Look for multiple body language signs

When trying to understand what his body language is suggesting it would be helpful to consider multiple different body language signs at once.

If he only shows one body language sign of attraction or something else then it wouldn’t be reliable on its own since it will likely have many different possible meanings.

Whereas, if he shows multiple signs of attraction then it would be more likely that he really is attracted to you since there will be far fewer reasons that he’ll show multiple signs pointing towards the same meaning.

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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