If a guy recently called you princess then you might be wondering why he called you it and what he meant by it.

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

So, what does it mean when a guy calls you princess? It might mean that he likes you especially if he doesn’t say it to other girls and if he shows other signs of attraction around you. He might also be trying to please you, to get a reaction out of you, because he is being condescending or he might be trying to show he cares about you.

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

Reasons why a guy will call you princess

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

Below, I will show you a number of reasons why a guy will call you princess and the body language signals to expect to see with them.

He is attracted to you

If he only calls you princess and he shows different body language and behavior signs around you than he does with other people then it would be likely that he called you it because he likes you.

The reason that calling you princess can mean that he likes you is that it suggests that he is trying to compliment you and if he acts differently around you then it’s likely to be because he likes you.

If he did call you princess because he likes you then it would be likely that he would show other signs of it in his behavior and body language.

These signs can include:

  • Having dilated pupils when talking to you
  • Holding eye contact with you for longer than normal
  • Looking at your lips when talking to you
  • Standing close to you when talking to you
  • Mirroring your body language
  • Pointing his feet at you
  • Positioning himself to be near you
  • Sitting up straight when he sees you
  • Uncrossing his arms and legs when he sees you
  • Adjusting his hair or clothing when he sees you
  • Asking your friends about you
  • Making plans based on yours
  • Becoming agitated when you’re with other men, watching you when you are and sticking around while you are

He wants to be more than just friends

If he has been your friend for a while and he only said it to you then it could be the case that he wants to be more than just friends.

If he does want more than just a friendship then it would be likely that he would have been showing signals of being attracted to you in his behavior and body language. It might also be the case that you haven’t noticed them.

It would also be especially likely that he would make plans based on yours, get defensive when other men are around and that he would become agitated when you’re with other men.

He’s being condescending

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

If he was then it would be likely that he would have said it in a sarcastic way designed to discredit what you have to offer.

It would also be likely to be the reason if he said it right after you made a suggestion.

If he was being condescending then it would be likely that he would show some negative body language signs towards you which could include:

  • Pointing his head upwards and looking down at you
  • Having tight lips when you’re talking
  • Smirking when you’re talking
  • Crossing his arms when you’re talking
  • Not taking what you have to say seriously

He’s in love

The reason that he called you princess could be that he was showing that he loves you.

If he was then it would be more likely that he is your boyfriend or you have been dating him for a while now.

It would also be likely that he would say it when showing you positive body language signs and he would also be likely to show signs of attraction mentioned above.

He’s trying to please you

He might have called you princess because he was trying to make you happy.

If he was then it might be the case that he said it when you were sad or when you were showing signs of being sad. These signs could have included having watery eyes, inhaling quickly through the nose and taking deeper breaths.

He wanted to get a reaction out of you

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

It could be that he is attracted to you but he isn’t sure if you’re attracted to him so he called you princess to see if you would react positively.

If he did call you princess for that reason then it would be likely that he would have been showing signs of attraction in his body language and behavior.

Consider how he reacts to seeing you

The way that he initially reacts to seeing you will likely be a key moment to consider when trying to understand why a guy would call you princess.

If he reacts to seeing you by uncrossing his arms, sitting upright, aiming his feet at you, holding eye contact with you, his pupils dilate, he adjusts his clothing or hair and he raises his eyebrows and smiles then it would be a positive sign and likely that he likes you.

Whereas, if he crosses his arms, squints at you, tightens his lips, clenches his jaw, points the feet away from you and avoids eye contact then it would be a negative sign and make it more likely that he was being condescending.

Consider how he interacts with other people

It would also be helpful to compare the way that he interacts with other people with how he interacts with you when trying to understand it.

If he calls other women princess and he shows the same behavior and body language around them as he does around you then it could be that he says it to get a positive reaction from women.

Whereas, if he only says it to you and he changes his body language around you then it would be more likely that he called you princess because he likes you assuming that he shows signs of attraction.

Consider your relationship with him

It would also be helpful to think about the type of relationship that you have with him.

If he is your friend then he could have said it because he secretly likes you and you should consider the body language and behavior that he shows around you.

Whereas, if it was a guy that you don’t know very well then it would be more likely that he was either being condescending or that he was trying to get a reaction out of you.

Consider when and where he said it

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

If he called you princess when you were both alone together then it would be much more likely that it was a sign of attraction to you.

Whereas, if he said it in front of other people it would be more likely that he was being condescending. However, he might still have said it because he likes you so you should consider if he was showing you positive or negative signs in his body language and behavior.

Consider a number of different signs

When considering the body language that he shows you and what it means it would be helpful to consider multiple body language signs at a time.

Usually, a single body language sign will have multiple different meanings making it difficult to reliably figure out why he is showing it.

Whereas, if he shows multiple body language signs that all point towards the same meaning then it would be more reliable that he is showing them for that meaning.

Related

What does it mean if someone calls me princess at work? It could be the case that he/she said it as a power-play where it was designed to show that you’re lower down in the hierarchy. If he/she did then they would likely have shown dominant body language. It could also be that they like you in which case they would show signs of attraction in their behavior and 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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