If a guy only texted you “hey” this post will show you likely reasons why and what would make them more likely.

So, what does it mean when a guy just texts “hey”? Likely reasons why a guy will just text “hey” are that the is not sure what else to say, he wants to see what you are doing, he is showing that he is interested in you, or he might be annoyed or uninterested in you if he only texts “hey” in response.

There are a number of possible reasons why a guy will just text “hey” but there are some things you can consider to help figure out the main reason.

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What does it mean when a guy just texts hey?

Below are likely reasons why a guy will just text hey and what would make each of them more likely.

He likes you

If he texted you first, it could be a sign that he likes you. This would be more likely if he has been showing interest in you in person and if he behaves differently with you than he does with other people. It would also be more likely if he is the one that asked for your number or Instagram.

If he does like you, it would be likely that he would show signs of liking you in person by doing things such as:

  • Having dilated pupils when he is around you
  • Pointing his feet at you when he is around you
  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you
  • Mirroring your body language
  • Sitting upright when he sees you
  • Uncrossing his arms when he sees you
  • Adjusting his hair or clothing when he sees you
  • Getting anxious when you’re with other men
  • Getting defensive when other men are around
  • Basing his schedule on yours
  • Finding excuses to touch you

He does not know what to say

It could also be the case that he just wants to talk to you but he does not know what to say so he is hoping that you will continue the conversation. This would be more likely if he is your friend and if he replies quickly when you reply to him.

He wants to see what you are doing

It might also be the case that he texted you to see what you are doing. This would be more likely if he texted you in the evening when you might be at a party or with other people. In this case, it might be a sign that he is jealous if he is a guy that you are dating or it might just be the case that he does not want to miss out on the fun.

He is annoyed with you

If you are the one that texted him first and he only replied with “hey” it might be the case that he is annoyed with you. This would be more likely if you have recently had an argument with each other or if something happened that might have caused him to be annoyed with you.

He is not interested

If he only replied to you with “hey” it could also be a sign that he is not interested in you. This would be more likely if he often replies to you with short texts, he rarely texts you first and if he seems to distance himself from you when he is around you in person.

Consider how he reacts upon seeing you

To help figure out how he feels about you, it would help to consider the way that he reacts upon seeing you.

If he reacts by doing things such as:

  • Adjust his appearance
  • Hold eye contact with you
  • Move closer to you
  • Adjust his posture
  • Face towards you (especially with his feet)

Then it would be more likely that he is attracted to you.

Whereas, if he reacts by doing things such as:

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

Then it would be more likely that he is annoyed with you or not interested in you.

Consider how he interacts with other people

It would also help to consider the way that he interacts with other people. If he interacts with other people in a similar way to how he interacts with you, it would be more likely that he texts people hey naturally. Whereas, if he seems to behave differently towards you, it would be more likely he has particularly good or bad feelings about you.

Consider the timing

It would also help to consider the timing of when he said it. If he said it when you texted him first and something happened that might have caused him to be annoyed with you, it would be a lot more likely that he is not interested in you. Whereas, if he texted you first and he is the one that asked for your number, it would be more likely that he is interested in you but he just does not know what else to say.

Consider multiple signs

When considering what his body language could be suggesting, it would help to consider multiple signs at the same time. The reason for this is that single body language signs can be misleading but clusters of signs can be a lot more reliable.

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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