If a guy is very affectionate with you, this post will show you likely reasons why and what would make them more likely.

So, what does it mean when a guy is very affectionate? Likely reasons why a guy will be very affectionate are that he has strong feelings for you, he thinks that you might leave him, or that he thinks that is just how relationships are meant to be.

There are a number of possible reasons why a guy will be very affectionate. However, there are some things you can consider to help figure out the main cause.

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What does it mean when a guy is very affectionate?

Below are likely causes and what would make them more likely.

He has strong feelings for you

It could be the case that he has very strong feelings for you. This would be more likely if he has also been doing things such as talking about wanting to take the relationship further such as by moving in together or getting married.

It would also be likely that he would show a lot of signs of attraction when he is around you by doing things such as:

  • Mirroring your body language
  • Uncrossing his arms and legs when he sees you
  • Adjusting his clothing and hair when he sees you
  • Finding excuses to touch you
  • Having more dilated pupils than usual when he is around you
  • Holding extended eye contact with you
  • Standing close to you when talking to you
  • Pointing his feet at you
  • Sitting or standing more upright when he notices you
  • Showing signs of nervousness when talking to you (more below)
  • Getting anxious when you’re with other men and staying in the area when you are
  • Becoming defensive when other men are around
  • Keeping his focus on you when there are other people talking around you

He thinks that you might leave

Sometimes people will become more affectionate when they think the other person is leaving and it might be why he has been being very affectionate with you. This would be more likely if he has started doing it since you mentioned leaving, having an argument or since you started showing less interest in him.

He is that way naturally

It could be the case that he is naturally affectionate. This would be more likely if he has always been very affectionate with you and if he is also affectionate towards his other friends and family.

It could also be the case that he thinks that people are meant to be very affectionate when they are in a relationship. This would be more likely if he has always been very affectionate since being in a relationship with you.

He thinks you are sad

He might also have been being affectionate because he thinks that you are sad. This would be more likely if he only started being very affectionate after something happened that might have made you sad or after you started talking about something that mad you sad.

He thinks you are annoyed with him

It might also be the case that he thinks you are annoyed with him and he is trying to get your approval again. This would be more likely if he started doing it after you had an argument or complained about something to him.

Consider the timing of when he first started being affectionate

It would help to consider the timing of when he first started being affectionate. If he started being affectionate suddenly, it could be due to things such as something causing him to think that you are leaving him or something causing him to think that you are annoyed with im. If he has always been very affectionate, it could be the case that he is like that with everyone, he thinks that is what you like or he has some self esteem issues and wants extra approval.

Consider how he interacts with other people

It would also help to consider how he interacts with other people. If you notice that he behaves in a similar way with other people, it would be more likely that he behaves that way naturally. If he behaves very differently with you, it would be more likely that he has particularly strong feelings for 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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