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

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

So, what does it mean when a guy calls you hot? It could mean 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 do it as a power-play, to try and make you feel better or because he is being condescending.

Since there are a number of reasons why a guy will call you hot it is important to consider the body language that 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 hot.

Reasons why a guy will call you hot

Each of the different reasons why a guy might call you hot 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 hot and the body language signals to look for with them.

He’s attracted to you

If he only calls you hot and he changes his body language in a positive way when he sees you then it would be likely that he says it because he is attracted to you.

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

These signs could include:

  • Mirroring your body language
  • Making plans based on yours
  • Staring at you then quickly looking away or smiling if you notice
  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you (known as gazing)
  • Always pointing his feet at you when you’re around
  • Adjusting his clothing or his hair when he first sees you
  • Standing closer to you than he does to other people when talking to you
  • Talking to you with a deeper voice than he does with other people
  • Showing signs of being agitated, sticking around and watching you when you’re with other men
  • Watching you as you enter and leave the room
  • Positioning himself to be near you
  • Uncrossing his arms and legs when he sees you
  • Asking you more questions than other people in the group
  • Keeping his focus on you when there are a number of people talking
  • Getting defensive when other men are with you
  • Blinking more frequently than usual
  • Sitting or standing with a straighter posture when he sees you

He wants to see how you’ll react

The reason that he called you hot could be that he wanted to see how you would react.

The reason that he wanted to see your reaction could be that he is attracted to you and he wanted to see if you would react positively.

If he did call you hot because he is attracted to you and he wanted to see your reaction then it would be likely that he would have shown a number of the signs of attraction mentioned above.

He’s trying to make you feel good

It might be the case that he thought that you were feeling slightly self-conscious or sad and he called you hot to make you feel better.

If that is the case then it would be likely that you would have shown some signs of being in an emotional state such as watery eyes, inhaling quickly through the nose and taking deeper breaths.

If that is why he said it then it would likely also be the case that he wouldn’t say it at other times as well.

He was being condescending

The reason that he called you hot might be that he was being condescending or disrespectful.

If he was then he would likely have called you hot after you made a suggestion, in a sarcastic way or when disagreeing with you.

If he did call you hot because he was being condescending then it would be likely that he would have shown other signs of it in his body language such as:

  • Tilting his chin up and looking down at you
  • Smirking at you
  • Tightening his lips when you’re talking
  • Crossing his arms when you’re talking
  • Not taking your suggestions seriously

He did it as a power-play

It could be the case that he called you hot because he was trying to show that he is in a higher position than you and that he has power over you.

If that is why he called you hot then it would be more likely that he would have said it with a deeper voice, when telling you to do something and he likely would have said it in front of other people.

It would also be likely that he would show other dominating behaviors and body language signs such as:

  • Squinting when looking at people
  • Staring at people
  • Tensing the jaw
  • Tightening the eyebrows when looking at people
  • Telling people to do things
  • Interrupting people
  • Talking over people
  • Standing in people’s personal space
  • Positioning himself to be at the center of things
  • Taking up lots of space
  • Putting his hands and feet on things that are not his

He wants to be more than just friends

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

If he does then it would be likely that he would have been showing a number of other signs of attraction around you that you haven’t noticed.

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

Consider how he reacts to seeing you

When trying to figure out why he might have called you how it would be useful to consider how he reacts to seeing you.

The way that he initially reacts to seeing you is a useful thing to consider because the way that he changes his body language will likely show strong signs of how he feels about you.

If he reacts to seeing you by uncrossing his arms and legs, raising his eyebrows and smiling, making space for you, his pupils dilate, he holds eye contact with you, he sits upright and he doesn’t show negative signs then it would be likely that he calls you hot because he’s attracted to you.

Whereas, if he crosses his arms, squints at you, tightens his lips and tenses his jaw when he sees you then it would be more likely that he called you hot for a negative reason.

Consider your relationship with him

It would also be helpful to consider the type of relationship that you have with him when trying to understand why he called you hot.

If he is your friend then it would be more likely that he called you hot because he wants to be more than just friends, because he was trying to cheer you up or because he was trying to be funny.

Whereas, if a guy that you barely know called you hot then it would be more likely that he was being dominating or that he was showing overt attraction to you.

Consider when and where he said it

The timing and location of when he called you hot will also be a useful thing to consider.

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

Whereas, if he did it in front of other people then it would make it more likely that he did it as a power-play.

Think about multiple body language signs

When considering what his body language is suggesting it would be helpful to think about multiple aspects of his body language.

If he only showed one body language signal of attraction then it wouldn’t be very reliable since single body language signals can have multiple different meanings.

Whereas, if he showed multiple body language signals of attraction then it would be much more likely that he is attracted to you.

Think about how he interacts with other people

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

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

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

Related

What does “you are hot” mean? It would likely mean that he is attracted to you and you should consider if he was showing signs of attraction in his body language. It could also be that he was trying to make you feel good.

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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