If a guy recently called you gorgeous then you are probably wondering why and what it might mean.

This post will help you understand why he might have called you gorgeous and help you to understand why other guys might say it to you in the future.

So, what does it mean when a guy calls you gorgeous? It might mean that he is attracted to you which would be more likely if he only says it to you and he shows other signs of attraction around you. He might also say it naturally, be being condescending, doing it as a power-play or he might be trying to make you feel better.

Since there are a number of reasons why a guy might call you gorgeous it’s 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 sense of why he called you gorgeous.

Reasons why a guy will call you gorgeous

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

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

He likes you

If he only calls you gorgeous and he shows positive body language signals when he is with you then it would be likely that he is attracted to you.

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

These signs can include:

  • Mirroring your own body language
  • Glancing at you and quickly looking away if you notice
  • Standing closer to you than he does with other people when talking to you
  • Finding excuses to touch you
  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you
  • Having dilated pupils when with you
  • Talking to you with a deeper voice than he does to other people
  • Asking you the most questions when you’re in a group together
  • Always pointing his feet at you when you’re around
  • Positioning himself to be near you
  • Asking your friends about you
  • Becoming agitated when you’re talking to other men
  • Getting defensive when other men are with you both
  • Making plans based on yours

He wants to be more than just friends

If he is your friend and he only seems to call you gorgeous then it would be likely that he wants to be more than just friends with you.

If he does call you gorgeous because he wants to be more than just friends with you then it would be likely that he would show signs of attraction in his body language and behavior and you might not have picked up on them.

It would be especially likely that he would become agitated when you’re with other men, get defensive when other men are with you both and that he would base his schedule on yours.

He wants to see your reaction

The reason that he called you gorgeous could be that he is attracted to you but he isn’t sure if you’re attracted to him so he wanted to see if you would react positively.

If that is why he called you gorgeous then it would be likely that he would show signs of attraction in his body language when he is with you.

He is trying to make you feel better about yourself

If he called you gorgeous when you were sad or when you were feeling self-conscious then it could be the case that he was trying to make you feel better.

If that is why he called you gorgeous then it would be likely that you would have shown signs of being sad at the time such as watery eyes, inhaling quickly through the nose or taking deep breaths.

He’s being condescending

It might be the case that he actually called you gorgeous because he was being condescending.

If that is why he said called you gorgeous then it would be likely that he would have called you it when you were making a suggestion, with a sarcastic tone or when disagreeing with you.

If that is why he called you gorgeous then it would be likely that he would have shown other condescending body language signs such as:

  • Pointing his chin up and looking down at you
  • Smirking when looking at you
  • Not taking what you have to say seriously
  • Crossing his arms when you’re talking
  • Making fun of your suggestions

He’s doing it as a power-play

It might be the case that he called you gorgeous as a way of showing that he has power over you.

If that is why he called you gorgeous then it would be more likely that he would have done it with a deeper voice, when telling you to do something or when you were with other people.

If he did do it as a power-play it would be likely that he would have shown dominating behavior by doing things such as:

  • Taking up lots of space in the way that he stands and sits
  • Telling people to do things
  • Staring at people
  • Standing in people’s personal space
  • Talking with a deeper voice
  • Squinting when looking at people
  • Interrupting people
  • Talking over people
  • Putting his hands and feet on things that aren’t his

It’s normal in his culture

In some cultures such as in the United Kingdom, it’s more common for men to refer to women as gorgeous.

If he is from one of these cultures and you notice that he calls other women gorgeous then it could just be that he considers it a normal way to refer to women.

Despite that, even if he is from one of those cultures, he still might call you gorgeous for a different reason so you should consider the context of how he says it and his body language.

Consider your relationship with him

When trying to understand why a guy might call you gorgeous it would be helpful to think about the type of relationship that you have with him.

If he is your friend then it would be more likely that he would call you gorgeous because he wants to be more than just friends or because he is trying to make you feel better. It would be helpful to consider the timing of when he said it and the body language that he was showing.

If it was a guy that you don’t know very well then it would be more likely that he either called you gorgeous because he is attracted to you, he was being condescending, it was a power-play or he might naturally say it to women. It would be helpful to consider if his body language was different around you compared to when he was with other people.

Consider when and where he called you gorgeous

The timing and the location of when he called you gorgeous would likely be a useful thing to think about.

If he called you gorgeous when you were both alone together then it would be much more likely that he called you gorgeous because he is attracted to you.

If he said it in front of other people then it would be more likely that he called you gorgeous as a power-play. However, it might still have been for a different reason so it would be important to consider how he said it and his body language.

Consider his normal body language

Another useful thing to consider would be how his body language is different around other people compared to how it is around you.

If he calls other women gorgeous and he shows the same body language and behavior around them as he does with you then it would be more likely that he naturally says it to women. It could also be that he has a slightly more dominating personality so it would help to consider what type of body language he shows around people.

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

Look at his initial reaction to seeing you

The way that he reacts to seeing you would also be a useful thing to consider.

The way that he reacts to seeing you is particularly useful because if he changes his body language when he sees you then it would be a strong sign that he has some kind of an emotional response to seeing you.

If he reacts by uncrossing his arms and legs, sitting upright, holding eye contact with you, having more dilated pupils and he adjusts his appearance in someway then it would be likely that he called you gorgeous since he is attracted to you.

Whereas, if he reacts to seeing you by crossing his arms, pointing his feet away from you, squinting and tightening lips then it would be more likely that he called you gorgeous for a negative reason.

Look for a number of different signs

When observing his body language it would be helpful to look for a number of different signs in his body language.

The reason for that is that he might show one particular body language sign for many different reasons.

Whereas, if he shows a number of different body language signs that can all mean the same thing then it would be likely that he really is showing them for that reason.

Related

What does it mean when a guy calls you drop-dead gorgeous? It would likely mean that he is attracted to you and you should consider if he shows signs of attraction in his body language. It might also be the case that he was being polite or that he was trying to make you feel good about yourself.

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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