If there is a guy that tends to laugh a lot around you then you’re probably wondering why he does it.

This post will show you why he might laugh a lot around you and help you to understand its meaning if it happens with other guy’s in the future.

So, what does it mean when a guy laughs a lot around you? It could mean that he is attracted to you especially if he only laughs a lot with you and if he shows other signs of attraction around you. It might also mean that he is nervous, being submissive, thinks you’re funny or he might just laugh a lot naturally.

Since there are a number of very different reasons why a guy might laugh around you it is important to consider the body language signals that he shows around you.

By doing so you’ll be able to get a better understanding of why he tends to laugh around you.

Reasons why a guy will laugh a lot around you

Each of the different reasons why a guy will laugh a lot around you will likely come with a number of clues in his body language.

Below, I will mention a number of reasons why a guy will laugh a lot around you and the body language signals that you should expect to see with them.

He’s attracted to you

If a guy laughs a lot around you, he doesn’t seem to do it much with other women and he tends to change his body language when he notices you then there would be a good chance that he does it due to being attracted to you.

If he does laugh a lot around you because he’s attracted to you then it would be likely that he would show other signs of attraction in his body language.

These signs can include:

  • Sitting or standing more upright when he notices you
  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you
  • Finding excuses to touch you
  • Staring at you then smiling or quickly looking away when you notice
  • Standing close to you when talking to you
  • Positioning himself to be near you
  • Having more dilated pupils than normal when with you
  • Getting anxious when you’re talking to other men
  • Looking at your lips when talking to you
  • Making plans based on yours
  • Mirroring your body language
  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you
  • Always aiming his feet at you when you’re in the same area

He’s nervous

The reason that he laughs a lot around you could be that he gets nervous around you.

The reason that he gets nervous around you could be that he is attracted to you in which case he would likely show signs of attraction as mentioned above.

Alternatively, he might get nervous around you because he feels like you might judge what he has to say in which case, in addition to showing some of the signs of nervousness mentioned below, he would likely show distancing behaviors around you.

Alternatively, he might have some social anxiety in which case he would likely behave the same way around other people as well.

If he does get nervous around you then it would be likely that he would do things such as:

  • Rub the eyes, legs, neck, arms or face when around you
  • Blink more frequently
  • Fidget
  • Tap the fingers and feet a lot
  • Talk at a higher pitch
  • Talk with an upwards inflection
  • Not maintain strong eye contact
  • Self-hug

He’s being submissive

It might be the case that he laughs a lot around you because he is being submissive.

In this case, he would probably only be laughing a lot at the mouth without creasing besides the eyes when laughing.

If he is submissive around you then it might be because you come across as threatening, that he feels like you have some authority over him or that you hang out with people that he feels threatened by.

If he is being submissive then it would be likely that he would do things such as:

  • Laugh at the mouth
  • Avoid eye contact
  • Avoid large movements
  • Show the palms and neck
  • Have wide looking eyes
  • Talk at a higher pitch
  • Point the feet away from you
  • Make the body appear small
  • Glance towards the exit

He laughs more naturally

It could simply be the case that he laughs a lot around you because he naturally laughs a lot.

If that is the case then it would be likely that he would do it around other people as well.

It would also be likely that he would show the same body language when he is around you as he does around other people. That is unless he is also attracted to you in which case he would show that he’s attracted to you in his body language.

He’s mirroring you

One reason that he laughs a lot around you could be that he is subconsciously mirroring your behavior.

This would be more likely to be the reason if he hangs out with the same people as you and you tend to laugh a lot yourself.

Alternatively, he might do it because he is attracted to you. If that is why he’s mirroring you then it would be likely that he would show other signs of attraction in his body language.

If he is mirroring you then it would be likely that he would mirror you in other ways as well.

Examples could include:

  • Showing the same facial gestures as you
  • Smiling in a similar way to you
  • Mirroring your hand gestures
  • Standing with a similar stance as you
  • Talking at a similar pitch as you

He thinks your funny

The reason that he might laugh a lot around you could be that he simply thinks that you‘re funny.

If that is the case then it would be likely that you would make jokes a lot and that you would smile a lot around him.

In this case, it would be likely that he would show positive body language signals around you. It might also be the case that he would show some signs of attraction but he would be less likely to get anxious when you’re with other men, get defensive when other men are around, hold prolonged eye contact or look at your lips when talking to you.

Consider the way that he laughs

When trying to figure out why he laughs a lot around you it would be helpful to think about the way that he laughs around you.

If he only seems to laugh at the mouth and he doesn’t seem to crease at the eyes very much then it would make it more likely that he laughs around you due to submission and/or nervousness.

Whereas, if he does give genuine laughs it would be more likely that he does it due to being happy around you or finding you attractive.

Consider the location that he laughs in

If you notice that he doesn’t always laugh around you and that he only seems to do it in certain locations then it could be the case that there is someone else causing him to do it.

It could be that he does it because he feels threatened by certain people or because he finds a certain person to be particularly funny. It would be necessary for you to consider the body language that he shows and the timing of when he does it to figure out the exact reason.

Consider how he interacts with other’s

When trying to understand why he laughs a lot around you it would be helpful to consider the way that he interacts with other people.

If you notice that he tends to laugh a lot around other people and he doesn’t change his body language when he notices you then it would be more likely that he does it due to naturally laughing a lot.

Whereas, if he doesn’t laugh around other people a lot and he changes his body language when he notices you then it would be a lot more likely that he is doing it due to one of the other reasons mentioned above. To figure out the exact reason you should consider how his body language changes around you.

Think about your relationship with him

When trying to figure out why he laughs a lot around you it would be helpful to consider what your relationship with him is like.

If you have been friends with him for a while then it would be more likely that he does it naturally or that he finds you funny. It could still be that he finds you to be attractive so you should consider the body language signals that he shows around you.

If he has only known you for a short time period then it would be more likely that he does it due to being attracted to you and it causes him to get anxious around 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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