If a guy recently kissed you on the forehead then you’re probably wondering why he did it and what it might mean.

This post will help you figure out why he would kiss you on the forehead and help you understand why other guys might do it in the future.

So, what does it mean when a guy kisses you on the forehead? It would likely be a sign that he likes you especially if he only does it with you. It could also be that he is trying to reassure you or that he is trying to show that he cares about you.

Since there are a number of reasons why a guy might kiss you on the forehead it is important to consider the body language signals that he shows around you and the context of how he did it.

Reasons why a guy will kiss you on the forehead

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

Below, I’ll mention a number of reasons why a guy will kiss you on the forehead and the body language signals that you should expect to see with them.

He’s attracted to you

If he only did it to you and he changes his body language when he is around you then it would be likely that he is attracted to you.

If he is attracted to you then it would be likely that he would show a number of signs in his body language and behavior of being attracted to you.

These signs could include:

  • Sitting or standing more upright when he first notices you
  • Adjusting his clothing or hair when he first notices you
  • Mirroring your body language
  • Standing really close to you when talking to you
  • Keeping his attention on you when there are multiple people talking
  • Asking you the most questions when you’re in a group together
  • Uncrossing his arms and legs when he notices you
  • Raising his eyebrows and smiling at you when he notices you
  • Getting agitated while you are with other men and sticking around while you are
  • Getting defensive when other men are around
  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you
  • Pointing his feet at you
  • His pupils become more dilated when you are around
  • Standing or sitting with his feet wider apart when he’s with you

He wants to be more than just friends

If he is your friend then the reason that he kissed your forehead is likely to be because he wants more than just a friendship with you.

If he does then it would be likely that he has been showing signs of being attracted to you in his body language when around you but you haven’t picked up on them.

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

He wants to see your reaction

The reason that he kissed your forehead could be that he wanted to see how you would react because he’s attracted to you but he is not sure that you are.

If that is why he did it then it would be likely that he would show signs of being attracted to you in his behavior and body language when he is around you like those mentioned above.

He’s trying to reassure you

If you were sad at the time then he might have done it as a way to make you feel better.

If that is why he did it then it would be likely that you would have been talking to him about something that made you feel sad and that you were showing signs of being sad such as having watery eyes, a trembling lip, taking deeper breaths and inhaling loudly through the nose.

It would also be the case that he would only have done it then and that he wouldn’t have done it at another time when you were feeling normal as well.

He’s showing his love

If he is your boyfriend then the reason that he kissed you on the forehead would likely be that he was showing his love.

If that was the case then he might have done it when saying goodbye to you or when greeting you.

Consider your relationship with him

The type of relationship that you have with him will have an impact on why he might have done it.

If he is your boyfriend then it would be more likely that he did it in a loving way or that he was trying to make you feel better when you were sad.

Whereas, if he is your friend then it would be more likely that he was showing attraction to you and you should consider the type of body language signals that he shows when he is around you.

Consider how he reacts when he sees you

The way that he normally reacts when he sees you would also likely be a useful thing to consider.

If he tends to sit up straight, uncross his arms and legs, raise his eyebrows and smile at you, stare at you, mirror your body language, adjust his clothing or hair and his pupils become dilated when he sees you then it would be much more likely that he is attracted to you.

Consider multiple body language signs

When trying to understand why he kissed you on the forehead it would be helpful to consider multiple body language signals that he was showing.

There are often many different reasons that a guy will show one body language signal. This can make it difficult to accurately figure out how he feels about you based on one body language signal.

Whereas, if he showed multiple different body language signals that all suggest the same thing then it would be more likely that he really is showing those signs for that reason.

Consider how he interacts with other people

It would also be helpful to compare the way that he interacts with you with the way that he interacts with other people.

If you notice that he tends to kiss other girls on the forehead and his body language is the same around you as it is around them then it would suggest that he has a more flirtatious/dominating personality. But, it could still be the case that he did it to you in particular because he is attracted to you in which case he would still likely interact with you in a slightly different way.

If he only did it to you and he changes his body language around you then it would be much more likely that he did it because he is attracted to you assuming that he showed it in his behavior and body language.

Consider the location that he did it in

If he kissed you on the forehead when you were both alone together then it would be much more likely that he did it either because he was showing attraction to you or because he was trying to reassure you.

Whereas, if he did it in public in front of other people and he isn’t your boyfriend it would be more likely that he was showing dominant behavior and attraction as well.

Related

What does it mean when a guy kisses your forehead while cuddling? It would be a sign that he is showing attraction to you. It could also be the case that he was trying to reassure you if you were sad at the time. If he is your boyfriend then he might also have been trying to express his love.

What does it mean when a guy kisses your forehead while hugging? It would be likely that he was showing that he is attracted to you. He might also have been trying to make you feel better.

What does it mean when a guy kisses your forehead after making out? It would likely be that he was trying to express his love 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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