If a guy responds to you by just saying “ok” this post will show you likely reasons why and what would make them more likely.

So, what does it mean when a guy just says ok? Likely reasons why a guy will respond by just saying ok are that he naturally gives the most direct answer, he is not actually sure or that he is annoyed with you.

There are a number of possible reasons why a guy will just say ok but 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 just says ok?

Below are likely reasons why a guy will just say ok and what would make them more likely.

He is saying yes

Some men simply give the most direct answer. It could be the case that he is actually interested in you but he naturally gives short replies.

If he is interested in you, it would be likely that he would show signs of being interested in you, in his body language, when he is around you by doing things such as:

  • Standing the closest to you
  • Positioning himself to be nearer to you
  • Asking you the most questions
  • Having dilated pupils when looking at you
  • Raising his eyebrows when he sees you
  • Sitting or standing straighter when he sees you
  • Touching you the most
  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you
  • Looking at you when laughing
  • Telling more jokes when you are around
  • Talking more when you are around
  • Pointing his feet at you
  • Talking with a deeper voice than usual

He is busy

It might also be the case that he is busy and does not have the time to give long responses. This would be more likely if he does give you long responses sometimes and if he gives you short responses when you know he is likely to be busy.

He is annoyed with you

It could also be the case that he is annoyed with you.

This would be more likely if he usually sends you longer texts but he suddenly started to send you short ones after something happened that might have annoyed him.

If he is annoyed with you, he would likely show it by doing things such as:

  • Squinting
  • Facing away from you
  • Having tight lips
  • Standing further away from you
  • Avoiding eye contact

He is not interested in you

Replying with short answers could be a sign that he is not interested in you.

This would be more likely if he seems to be more responsive to other people, he rarely texts you first, he doesn’t ask or agree to hang out with you and if he tends to take a long time to reply.

If he is not interested in you, it would be likely that he would show signs of disinterest, in his body language, by doing things such as:

  • Avoiding eye contact
  • Standing further away from you than he does with other people
  • Avoiding talking to you
  • Facing away from you (especially with his feet)
  • Having tight lips when talking to you
  • Only smiling with the mouth and not the eyes

Consider the context

It would help to consider the context of how he said ok. If he said it after you were arguing with him, it would be more likely that he said it because he was annoyed with you. Whereas, if he said it after showing a lack of interest in person, it would be more likely to be a sign of not being interested.

Consider how he reacts to seeing you

To help figure out the main reason why he said it, it would help to consider the way that he reacts when he sees you.

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

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

  • Adjusting his appearance
  • Adjusting his posture
  • Holding eye contact
  • Facing towards you (especially with his feet)
  • Moving closer to you

It would make it more likely that he is actually interested in you.

Whereas, if he reacts to seeing you by doing things such as:

  • Squinting
  • Facing away from you
  • Moving away from you
  • Only smiling at the mouth
  • Avoiding eye contact

It would be more likely that he is not actually interested in you.

Consider what he does text you

It would also help to consider what he does normally text you.

If he often starts the conversation, he continues the conversation or if he wants to hang out with you when he texts you then it would make it more likely that he is attracted to you despite the short messages.

Whereas, if he tends to take a long time to reply, he doesn’t want to hang out and he doesn’t continue the conversation then it would make it more likely that he is not interested in you. However, he still could be and it would help to consider the body language he shows you in person.

Consider how he interacts with other people

It would also help to compare how he interacts with other people with how he interacts with you.

If he shows the same body language around you as he does with other people then it would make it more likely that he gives short replies to people naturally.

Whereas, if he shows different body language around you then it would be more likely that he has good or bad feelings about you depending on how he changes it.

Consider multiple signs

When considering his body language, it would help to consider multiple signs at the same time. The reason for this is that one body language, by itself, is not usually reliable. Whereas, if you see multiple body language signs that all suggest the same thing, it would be more likely that he is feeling that way.

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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