If a guy recently kissed you on the cheek while hugging you then you’re probably wondering why.

This post will help you understand why he kissed your cheek while hugging you and help you understand why other guys might do it in the future.

So, what does it mean when a guy kisses your cheek while hugging you? It would likely mean that he likes you especially if he only does it with you. It might also be that he considers you a friend, he is feeling sad or that he is trying to reassure you.

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Since there are a number of different reasons why a guy will kiss you on the cheek while hugging you it would be helpful to consider the body language signals that he shows around you and the context that he did it in.

Why a guy will kiss your cheek while hugging you

Each of the different reasons why he might have done it would likely come with a number of different clues in his body language.

Below, I will show you a number of different reasons why a guy will kiss your cheek while hugging you and the body language signals to expect to see with them.

He likes you

If he only did it to you and he changes his body language when he is with you compared to when he is around other people then it would be likely that he likes you.

If that is the case then he would likely show a number of other signs of being attracted to you in his body language when he is around you.

These signs can include:

  • Mirroring your body language
  • Having more dilated pupils than normal when he is talking to you
  • Finding excuses to touch you
  • Adjusting his posture to be more upright when he notices you
  • Standing in your personal space when talking to you
  • Holding eye contact with you for longer than usual
  • Glancing at you then quickly looking away when you notice
  • Asking your friends about you
  • Getting anxious when you’re around other men
  • Always seeming to be pointing his feet at you
  • Adjusting his hair or clothing when he notices you
  • Raising his eyebrows and smiling when he notices you

He wants to be more than just friends

If he has been your friend for a while and he kissed your cheek while hugging you then it would be likely that he wants to be more than just friends.

If he does then it would be likely that he would show signs of attraction in his body language when he is around you that you might not have picked up on yet.

It would be especially likely that he would do things such as getting anxious when you’re with other men and sticking around when you are, making plans based on yours and always paying more attention to you than other people in the group.

He considers you a friend

If he also does it with his other female friends then it could be the case that he did it because he considers you a friend.

However, since he kissed you on the cheek, it would still be likely that he wants more than just a friendship and you should consider the other types of body language signals that he shows around you.

He was reassuring you

The reason that he hugged and kissed you could be that he was trying to make you feel better.

If that is why he did it then you would probably have been talking to him about something that made you feel sad and you would likely have been showing signs of being sad which could include:

  • A trembling lip
  • Watery eyes
  • Taking deeper breaths
  • Talking faster and at a higher pitch

If it is why he did it then it would be likely that he only would have done it then and not at other times when you’re feeling normal as well.

He was feeling sad

Alternatively, it might have been the case that he was feeling sad.

If he hugged and kissed you because he was feeling sad then it could have been his way of saying thank you for reassuring him.

Again, in this case, it would be likely that he would only have done it then and that he wouldn’t do it at other times as well.

Consider how he reacts to seeing you

When trying to understand why he hugged and kissed you on the cheek it would be helpful to consider the way that he reacts to seeing you.

If you notice that he raises his eyebrows and smiles, points his feet at you, mirrors your body language, sits up straight and adjusts his clothing and hair then it would be more likely that he hugged and kissed you because he is attracted to you.

Consider how he interacts with other people

The way that he interacts with other people compared to the way that he interacts with you will also likely help you to figure out why he hugged and kiss you.

If he doesn’t do it with other girls and he changes his body language around you then it would be more likely that he is attracted to you assuming that he shows signs of attraction in his body language.

Whereas, if he does then it would make it more likely that he considers you a friend.

Consider multiple signals

When considering the body language that he shows around you it would be helpful to consider clusters of body language.

The reason for that is that if he shows multiple body language signals of attraction then it would be more likely that he really is attracted to you.

But, if he only shows one body language signal of attraction then it wouldn’t be very reliable since there are usually multiple different reasons that a guy will show a single body language signal.

Related

What does it mean if a guy hugs and kisses you goodbye? It would be likely that he is attracted to you and you should observe to see if he shows signs of attraction when around you. If he does it with his other friends as well then it could also be the case that he considers you as a friend.

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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