If a guy recently kissed you on the nose you’re probably wondering why he did it.

This post will help you understand why he did it and help you to understand why other guys would do it in the future.

So, what does it mean when a guy kisses you on the nose? It could mean that he is attracted to you especially if he only does it to you and he does it on multiple occasions. It could also be that he is trying to reassure you, being friendly or trying to show that he cares about you.

Since there are a number of different reasons why a guy will kiss your nose it is important to consider the body language signals that he showed when doing it and the context of how he did it.

By doing so you’ll be able to get a better understanding of why he kissed your nose.

Reasons why a guy will kiss you on the nose

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

Below, I will mention a number of reasons why a guy will kiss your nose and the body language signs to expect to see with them.

He likes you

If he only did it to you, he changes his body language and behavior when you are around and you weren’t talking to him about something that made you feel sad at the time then it would be likely that he did it because he is attracted to you.

Guys will often make up excuses to touch a girl when they are attracted to them so it would also be more likely if he made up an excuse to do it.

If he did kiss your nose because he likes you then it would be likely that he would show other signs of liking you in his body language and behavior.

They can include:

  • Having more dilated pupils than normal when he is with you
  • Uncrossing his arms and legs when he sees you
  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you
  • Mirroring your body language
  • Sitting or standing with a straighter posture when he notices you
  • Asking you more questions than other people in the group
  • Keeping his attention on you when multiple people are talking
  • Talking with a deeper voice than normal when he is around you
  • Getting agitated when you’re talking to other men and sticking around while you do
  • Asking your friends about you
  • Staring at you then looking away if you notice
  • Finding excuses to touch you
  • Standing close to you when talking to you
  • Pointing his feet at you

He wants to be more than just friends

If he is your friend and you weren’t talking to him about something that made you feel sad at the time then it would be likely that he kissed your nose because he wants to be more than just friends.

If he does then it would be likely that he would have been showing a lot of the signs of attraction mentioned above when he is around you that you might not have picked up on.

It would be especially likely that he would get agitated when you’re talking to other men your age, get defensive while they are around and that he would make plans based on yours.

He wants to see your reaction

It could also be the case that he did it because he is attracted to you but he is unsure if you are attracted to him so he wanted to see how you would react.

If that is why he did it then it would be likely that he made up an excuse to do it, he probably would have seemed nervous when he did it and he’d show signs of attraction in his behavior and body language when around you.

He’s trying to reassure you

It might be the case that he did it to try and make you feel better when you were sad.

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, you were showing signs of being sad like watery eyes, taking deep breaths and inhaling through the nose quickly and you were both alone together.

It would also be the case that he would only have done it then and not at other times as well.

Even if he did do it, for this reason, it could still be the case that he did it due to being attracted to you in which case he would likely show other signs of attracted in his behavior and body language.

He’s showing his love

If the guy that did it is your boyfriend then it would be likely that he did it in order to express his love to you.

In this case, it would be more likely that he did it when saying hello to you or when saying goodbye.

Consider what he does when he sees you

Thinking about the way that he initially reacts upon seeing you will likely be a useful thing to consider.

If, when he sees you, he uncrosses his arms, sits upright, mirrors your body language, holds prolonged eye contact with you, his pupils become dilated and he adjusts his clothing or hair then it would be likely that he likes you.

Whereas, if he crosses his arms, avoids looking at you, points his feet away from you, squints at you and distances himself from you then it would be likely that he is annoyed with you in some way.

Consider how he behaves around other people

Thinking about the way that he behaves around other people would also be a useful thing to think about when trying to understand why he kissed your nose.

If he seems to behave the same way around other women and show the same body language around them then it could be the case that he has a dominating personality. It could still be the case that he kissed your nose due to being attracted to you and it would be likely that he would show it discretely in the way that he interacts with you.

Whereas, 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.

Look at multiple signs in his body language

When considering what his body language is telling you it would be helpful to consider clusters of body language signals at the same time.

This means that you should look for multiple different body language signals that all point towards the same meaning.

This is because a single body language signal can often have multiple different meanings making it unreliable to consider by itself.

Whereas, if he shows multiple body language signals that all suggest the same thing then it would be much more likely that he is showing them for one reason in particular.

Consider when and where he did it

The timing and location of when he kissed you on the nose would also be a useful thing to consider.

If he did it when you were both alone together and you weren’t sad at the time then it would be much more likely that he was showing attraction to you.

Whereas, if he did it in public in front of other people and he isn’t your boyfriend then it would be more likely that it was dominating behavior and that he was also attracted to 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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