If a guy recently told you that he finds you interesting then you’re probably wondering why he said it and what it might have meant.

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

So, what does it mean when a guy calls you interesting? It might be that he is attracted to you depending on the other body language and behavior that he shows around you. He might also do it because he is joking, he thinks you have a peculiar personality or because he is commenting on your look.

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

Reasons why a guy will call you interesting

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

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

He likes you

If he only called you interesting and he changes his behavior and body language when he is around you then it could be the case that he likes you.

If he does like you then it would be likely that he would have said it to see if you would react positively.

He would also likely have been showing signs of attraction in his body language and behavior around you such as:

  • Mirroring your own body language
  • Pointing his feet at you
  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you
  • Standing close to you when talking to you
  • Having more dilated pupils than normal when he is talking to you
  • Becoming agitated when you talk to other men your age and sticking around while you’re talking to them
  • Keeping his attention on you when there are multiple different people talking
  • Sitting up straight when he sees you
  • Uncrossing his arms and legs when he sees you
  • Adjusting his hair or clothes when he sees you
  • Asking your friends about you
  • Getting defensive when other men are around
  • Talking to you with a deeper voice than normal
  • Making plans based on yours

He was making fun of you

The reason that he called you interesting could be that he was making fun of you.

If he was then it would be likely that he said it in a more sarcastic way and that he said it with a different tone of voice than usual. It would also be likely that he would have said it right after you did something silly.

However, it might still be the case that he did it because he is attracted to you and he wanted to get a reaction out of you. If that is why he did it then it would be likely that he would show signs of attraction to you in his behavior and body language.

He thinks you have a peculiar personality

The reason that he called you interesting might be that he thinks your personality is interesting.

If that is the case then it would be likely that you would have unusual conversations together or it might be that the pair of you have very different personalities and you’d normally hang around with different groups of people.

He thinks that you have an intriguing look

He might have called you interesting because he thinks that you have an intriguing look.

If that is why he said it then it would be likely that he would have commented on your look at some point or that he would have been particularly observant of what you were wearing.

It could be that he thought that you had an intriguing look but that he is also attracted to you in which case he would probably show signs of attraction when he is around you.

He was being condescending

The reason that he called you interesting could be that he was being slightly condescending.

If he was then it would be likely that he would have said it in a slightly insulting way and it would have been meant to make you feel slightly inferior.

If it is why he said it then it would be likely that he would show signs of being condescending in his body language such as:

  • Tightening his lips when you talk
  • Smirking while you are saying something
  • He doesn’t take what you have to say seriously
  • Looking down from his nose at you with his chin pointing upwards

Consider the way that he reacts to seeing you

When trying to figure out why he called you interesting it would be helpful to consider the way that he reacted to you.

If he reacts to you by uncrossing his arms and legs, mirroring your body language, dilating his pupils, sitting up straight, raising his eyebrows and smiling, holding eye contact with you, pointing his feet at you and adjusting his hair or clothes then he probably likes you.

Whereas, if he points his feet away from you, avoids looking at you, crosses his arms and legs, squints and tightens his lips and jaw then it would be a negative sign.

Consider how he interacts with other people

The way that he interacts with other people would also likely be a useful thing to consider.

If he calls other people interesting and he shows the same body language around other women as he does around you then it would be less likely that he is attracted to you and more likely that he did it due to his personality. It could be that he is naturally condescending or that he can be sarcastic it would depend on his behavior and body language.

Whereas, if he only said it to you and he changes his body language when he is around you then he probably called you interesting because he is attracted to you. It would be necessary to consider the context of how he said it and the body language that he shows to be sure.

Consider when and where he said it

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

If he said it while you were both alone together then it would be more likely that he was showing attraction to you unless he did it in a negative way.

If he did it in front of other people then it would be more likely that he was being condescending but he still might have said it due to being attracted to you.

Related

What does it mean when a guy finds you interesting? It could mean that he is attracted to you in which case he would likely show it in his body language and behavior. It might also be that he just thinks that you have an interesting personality or look.

What does it mean when a guy calls you amazing? It could mean that he really likes you in which case he would likely show a number of signs of attraction to you in his body language and behavior. It could also be that he said it because you really helped him with something when he needed it or he might think that you’re really good at something.

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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