If a guy recently called you nice then you might be wondering what exactly he meant by it.

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

So, what does it mean when a guy calls you nice? He might say it because he is attracted to you especially if he only calls you nice and not others and he shows other signs of attraction around you. He might also say it naturally, think that you have a nice personality or he might say it as a compliment.

Seeing as there are a number of reasons why a guy will call you nice it is important to consider the way that he said it and the body language that he shows around you.

In doing that you’ll be able to get a better idea of why he might have called you nice.

Reasons why a guy will call you nice

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

Below, I will show you a number of reasons why a guy might call you nice and that body language signs that you can expect to see from him with them.

He is attracted to you

If he only calls you nice, he is around the same age as you and he changes his body language in a positive way when he is around you then calling you nice could be his way of showing that he likes you.

If he did call you nice because he is attracted to you then it would be likely that he would show it in his body language and behavior in other ways as well.

These ways can include:

  • Mirroring your own body language
  • Finding reasons to touch you
  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you
  • Standing closer to you when talking to you than he does with his other friends
  • His pupils become dilated when he is around you
  • Getting anxious and sticking around when you’re talking to other men
  • Getting defensive while you’re talking to other men
  • Sitting or standing more upright when he sees you
  • Adjusting his clothing or hair when he sees you
  • Uncrossing his arms and legs when he sees you
  • Staring at you then smiling or quickly looking away when you notice
  • Looking down at your lips
  • Showing signs of nervousness around you such as blinking more, rubbing behaviors or fidgeting
  • Talking to you with a deeper voice than he does with other people
  • Asking your friends about you
  • Basing his plans around your plans

He thinks that you are a nice person

The reason that he called you nice might simply be that he thinks that you have a nice personality.

If that is why he said that you’re nice then it would be likely that he has positive body language when he is around you. This means that he would likely smile when he sees you, show his palms when he is around you and that he would uncross his arms and legs around you.

However, he would be less likely to do things such as get agitated when you’re with other men, get defensive when other men are around, find excuses to touch you or to hold prolonged eye contact and to look at your lips occasionally.

He feels comfortable around you

The reason that he called you nice could be that he considers you a friend and he feels comfortable around you.

If that is why he said it then it would be likely that he would show similar behavior and body language signs when he is around you as he does when he is with his other female friends.

He wants to be more than just friends

If he has been your friend for a while then the reason that he said that you’re nice might be that he wants to be more than just friends with you.

If he did call you nice because he wants to be more than just friends with you then it would be likely that he would show signs of attraction around you and you might not have noticed them.

In addition to calling you nice, it would be especially likely that he would show signs of being anxious while you’re around other men, that he would get defensive while other men are with you both, that he would point his feet at you a lot and have dilated pupils around you.

Consider how he reacts to seeing you

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

The reason that the way he reacts to you is a useful thing to consider is that if he changes his body language and behavior upon seeing you then it would be a strong indicator that he had an emotional response to you.

If he reacts by sitting upright, uncrossing his arms, adjusting his appearance, making space for you, positioning himself to be near you, raising his eyebrows and smiling and his pupils dilate then it would be likely that he called you nice because he is attracted to you.

Consider if he acts differently around you compared to others

Comparing the way that he acts around you with the way that he acts around other people would also be a useful thing to do.

If he shows the same body language and behavior around other people as he does around you and he doesn’t change his body language much when he sees you then it would be more likely that he called you nice because he thinks you have a nice personality.

Whereas, if he changes his body language when he sees you then it would be more likely that he called you nice because he likes you assuming that he shows other signs of attraction when he is around you.

Think about your relationship with him

The reasons that he called you nice could be impacted slightly by your relationship with him.

If he is your friend and he called you nice then it could be that he feels comfortable around you, that he likes your personality or that he wants to be more than just friends. It would help to consider the way that he reacts to seeing you and how he is different around you compared to others.

If he was a guy that you hadn’t met before then it would be more likely that he was either saying that you seemed to be a nice person or that he was showing attraction to you. In this case, it would be necessary to consider the type of body language signs that he was showing to get a better idea of why he called you nice.

Look for multiple signs in his body language

When trying to understand why he called you nice it would be best to look for multiple signs in his body language.

If he only showed one sign of attraction then it wouldn’t be a strong indicator that he is attracted to you since there would likely be a number of different possible reasons that he showed it.

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

Related

What does it mean when a guy calls you a nice girl? It could mean that he is attracted to you or that he thinks that you have a nice personality. If he showed multiple signs of attraction in his body language then it would be more likely that he was attracted to you.

What does it mean when a guy calls you a nice person? It would be more likely that he meant that you have a nice personality. However, it might be the case that he was showing attraction to you in which case he would likely show signs of being attracted to you in his body language.

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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