If a certain guy always giggles around you then you might be wondering why and what it might mean about the way that he feels about you.

This post will show you a number of reasons why he might giggle a lot around you and why other guys might do the same in the future.

So, what does it mean when a guy giggles around you? It could be a sign that he is attracted to you especially if he only seems to do it with you and he shows other signs of attraction around you. He might also be nervous, do it naturally, be being submissive or he might find you to be funny.

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There are actually a number of reasons why a guy might giggle around you and there are a number of things that you can consider when trying to understand why he might be doing it.

Why a guy will giggle a lot around you

Each of the different reasons why a guy will giggle a lot around you will likely come with a number of clues in the way that he does it and the body language that he shows.

In the following sections, I will show you a number of reasons why a guy will giggle around you, the signs to look for and the things to consider.

He likes you

It has been shown that both sexes will laugh more when they are around someone that they are attracted to. This could be why he tends to giggle more when he is around you.

This would be more likely if he only seems to giggle a lot when he is around you and if he seems to show different body language around you compared to what he does with his other friends.

Studies also found that men will initiate humor more when they are with a girl that they are attracted to. This means that if you notice that he tends to say more jokes when he is with you then it would make it more likely that he is attracted to you.

If he is attracted to you then it would be likely that he would show other signs of being attracted to you, in his body language, when he is around you.

These signs could include:

  • Mirroring your body language
  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you
  • Asking you the most questions when you’re in a group together
  • Standing closer to you than he normally stands to other people
  • Positioning himself to be near you
  • Asking your friends about you
  • Talking to you with a deeper voice than he does with other people
  • Becoming anxious when you’re talking to other men
  • Sticking around while you are with other men
  • Basing his schedule around your schedule
  • Getting defensive when you are both with other men
  • Watching you when you are with other men
  • Staring at you then quickly looking away or smiling when you notice
  • His pupils dilate when he is with you
  • Sitting more upright when he notices you
  • Uncrossing his arms when he notices you
  • Adjusting his hair or clothing when he notices you
  • Pointing his feet at you (people will often point their feet at people that they are attracted to)
  • Hugging you the more and for longer than he does with his other friends

There are more signs of attraction that a guy might show around you and I have written about more of them in this blog post.

He is nervous

People will often laugh more when they are feeling slightly nervous or anxious. The reason that he giggles a lot around you might be that he has some social anxiety.

This would be more likely if he also seems to giggle a lot when he is around other people and if it is more pronounced in certain situations such as when he is around lots of people or he is with people that he does not know.

If he does do it because he gets nervous then it would be likely that he would show signs of being nervous by doing things such as:

  • Rub the eyes, legs, neck, arms or face when around you
  • Blink more frequently
  • Fidget
  • Tap the fingers and feet a lot
  • Talk at a higher pitch
  • Talk with an upwards inflection
  • Not maintain strong eye contact
  • Self-hug

He does it naturally

It might be the case that he has a habit of laughing a lot naturally.

This would be more likely if he also seems to giggle a lot when he is around other people and if he shows the same body language and behavior around them as he does with you.

If he does seem to laugh a lot naturally then it could still be the case that he is attracted to you. If he is then it would be likely that he would show signs of attraction, when he is around you, that he doesn’t with other people.

He is being submissive

It might be the case that he giggles a lot around you because he is being submissive.

In this case, he would probably only be laughing a lot at the mouth without creasing besides the eyes when laughing.

If he is being submissive around you then it might be because you come across as threatening, that he feels like you have some authority over him or that you hang out with people that he feels threatened by.

If he is being submissive then it would be likely that he would do things such as:

  • Laugh at the mouth
  • Avoid eye contact
  • Avoid large movements
  • Show the palms and neck
  • Have wide looking eyes
  • Talk at a higher pitch
  • Point the feet away from you
  • Make the body appear small
  • Glance towards the exit a lot

He thinks you are funny

The reason that he might giggle a lot around you could be that he simply thinks that you‘re funny.

If that is the case then it would be likely that you would make jokes a lot and that you would smile a lot around him.

In this case, it would be likely that he would show positive body language signals around you. It might also be the case that he would show some signs of attraction but he would be less likely to get anxious when you’re with other men, get defensive when other men are around, hold prolonged eye contact or look at your lips when talking to you.

Consider how he reacts when he sees you

When trying to understand why he giggles a lot around you it would help to consider how he reacts upon seeing you.

If you notice that he changes his body language and behavior, when he sees you, then it would make it more likely that he has particularly good or bad feelings about you.

If he reacts to seeing you by doing things such as:

  • Adjusting his appearance
  • Adjusting his posture
  • Facing towards you (especially with his feet)
  • Moving closer to you
  • Having more dilated pupils

Then it would make it more likely that he always giggles around you because he is attracted to you.

Consider how he interacts with his friends

It would also help to compare the way that he interacts with you with how he interacts with his other friends.

If he shows the same body language and behavior around them and he also giggles a lot around them then it would be more likely that he does it naturally and he considers you a friend.

Whereas, if he seems to show different body language and behavior around you and he only giggles around you then it would make it more likely that he is attracted to you.

Think about where he giggles a lot

If you notice that he doesn’t always giggle around you and that he only seems to do it in certain locations then it could be the case that there is someone else causing him to do it.

It could be that he does it because he feels threatened by certain people or because he finds a certain person to be particularly funny. It would be helpful for you to consider the body language that he shows and the timing of when he does it to figure out the exact reason.

Think about how he giggles

When trying to figure out why he giggles a lot around you it would be helpful to think about the way that he giggles around you.

If he only seems to laugh at the mouth and he doesn’t seem to crease at the eyes very much then it would make it more likely that he giggles around you due to being nervous or being submissive.

Whereas, if he does give genuine laughs it would be more likely that he does it due to being happy around you or finding you attractive.

Consider the type of relationship you have with him

When trying to figure out why he giggles a lot around you it would be helpful to consider what your relationship with him is like.

If you have been friends with him for a while then it would be more likely that he giggles a lot naturally or that he finds you funny. It could still be that he finds you to be attractive so you should consider the body language signals that he shows around you.

If he has only known you for a short time period then it would be more likely that he does it due to being attracted to you and it causes him to get anxious around you.

Look for a number of body language clues

When trying to understand what his body language could be showing it would help to consider multiple signs at the same time.

This is because a single body language sign can have many different possible meanings. This can cause single body language signs to be less reliable on their own.

On the other hand, if he shows multiple body language signs that all point toward the same meaning then it would be more likely that he is showing them for that particular reason.

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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