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

This post will help you understand why he called you mama and help you understand why other guys would call you mama in the future.

So, what does it mean when a guy calls you mama?

  • He is attracted to you
  • He wants to be more than just friends
  • He wants to see how you’ll react
  • He thinks that you’re his girlfriend
  • He naturally calls women mama

If you have never heard a guy say mama before then it is similar to calling a woman babe or sweetie assuming that he is a similar age as you.

Seeing as there are a number of reasons why a guy might call you mama it is important to consider the body language signals that he showed and the context of how he said it.

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Reasons why a guy will call you mama

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

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

He is attracted to you

If he only calls you mama, he is around the same age as you and he changes his body language and behavior in a positive way when you are around then it would be likely that he is attracted to you.

If he did call you mama because he is attracted to you then it would be likely that he would show signs of attraction in his body language and behavior which could include:

  • Mirroring your own body language
  • Having more dilated pupils when he is around you
  • Always pointing his feet at you when you’re near
  • Standing closer to you than he does to other people when talking to you
  • Positioning himself to be near you
  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you
  • Sitting or standing with a straighter posture when he sees you
  • Adjusting his hair or clothing when he sees you
  • Talking to you more than other people when you’re in a group together
  • Uncrossing his arms and legs when he sees you
  • Getting anxious, sticking around and watching you when you’re with other men
  • Staring at you then quickly looking away or smiling when you notice
  • Finding excuses to touch you
  • Asking your friends about you
  • Making plans based on yours

There are more signs of attraction that a guy might show you that get talked about, in an ebook, here. It also shows you how to read and interpret body language and how to make use of your own body language.

He wants to be more than just friends

If he is your friend and he calls you mama then it would be a sign that he wants to be more than just friends with you.

If he does call you mama because he wants to be more than just friends with you then it would be likely that he’d show signs of liking you such as those above when he is around you.

It would be particularly likely that he would get anxious when you’re with other men, get defensive when other men are around, make plans based on yours, point his feet at you and have dilated pupils when he is with you.

He wants to see how you’ll react

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

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

If that is the case then it would be likely that he would have shown signs of attraction around you and that he would only have said it once.

He thinks that you’re his girlfriend

If you have been dating him for a while then the reason that he calls you mama could be that he thinks that you are his girlfriend.

If that is the case then it would be likely that he would have started doing other things that a boyfriend would do at around the same time that he started to call you mama.

He naturally calls women mama

The reason that he called you mama might be that he naturally says it to women when talking to them.

If he did call you mama because he naturally calls women mama then it would be likely that he would have said it to other women as well and that he would show the same body language and behavior around them as he shows around you.

Consider when and where he says it

When trying to understand why he called you mama it would be helpful to consider the timing and location that he said it in.

If he called you mama while you were both alone together then it would be more likely that he was showing attraction to you and you should consider the body language that he was showing. It might also be the case that he naturally says it to women his age in which case you would likely hear him say it at other times to other women as well.

If he called you mama in front of people then it would either be the case that he naturally says it or that he was showing more overt attraction for you.

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 mama.

If he is your friend then it would be more likely that he was showing that he wants to be more than just friends with you and you should consider if he shows other signs of it when he is around you.

If he was a guy that you hadn’t met before then it would be more likely that he was either showing attraction to you or that he naturally says it to women. Again, it would be helpful to consider if he was showing numerous signs of attraction.

Think about how he interacts with other people

If you see him often and you’re trying to understand the way that he feels about you then it would be helpful to compare the way that he interacts with you with the way that he interacts with others.

If he also calls other women mama and he shows the same body language around them as he does around you then it would be less likely that he was showing attraction to you and more likely that he naturally says it to women.

Whereas, if he only calls you mama and he shows different behavior and body language around you then it would be more likely that he is attracted to you.

Think about how he reacts to seeing you

When trying to understand why he called you mama and the way that he feels about you it would be helpful to consider the way that he reacts to seeing you.

If he reacts to seeing you by uncrossing his arms, sitting upright, adjusting his hair or clothing, raising his eyebrows and smiling, his pupils dilate, he makes space for you and he watches you as you enter the room then it would be more likely that he is attracted to you.

Consider multiple body language signs

When considering what his body language is telling you it is important to look for a number of different signs in his body language.

If he only shows one body language sign of attraction in his body language then it would be difficult to accurately conclude that he is attracted to you because he might be showing it for many different reasons.

Whereas, if he shows multiple signs of attraction in his body language then it would be more likely that he actually is 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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