If a guy recently liked your photos on Instagram, this post will show you likely reasons why and what would make each of them more likely.

So, what does it mean when a guy likes your photos on Instagram? Likely reasons why a guy will like your photos on Instagram are that he is attracted to you, he wants you to know that he likes you or that he is just being friendly.

There are actually a number of possible reasons why a guy will like your photos on Instagram but there are some things you can consider to help figure out the main cause.

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What does it mean when a guy likes your photos on Instagram?

Below are likely reasons why a guy will like your photos on Instagram and what would make each of them more likely.

He is attracted to you

A likely reason why a guy will like your Instagram photos is that he is attracted to you.

If you know him in person, it would also be likely that he would show signs of being attracted to you in his body language such as:

  • Mirroring your own body language
  • Finding reasons to touch you
  • Planning his schedule around yours
  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you
  • Having more dilated pupils than normal when with you
  • Aiming his feet in your direction while he is around you
  • Standing closer to you than he does with other people when talking to you
  • Positioning himself to be near you
  • Uncrossing his legs and arms when he first notices you
  • Sitting or standing more upright when he notices you
  • Making an adjustment to his appearance when he notices you such as adjusting his shirt
  • Asking your friends about you
  • Glancing in your direction then looking away when you notice
  • Showing signs of being anxious while you are with other men your age
  • Becoming defensive while you’re with other men

He wants you to know that he likes you

It is also likely that he wants you to know that he likes you. This would be especially likely if he shows signs of attraction towards you in person but he has not spoken to you yet. If he has already spoken to you, it could be the case that he was too nervous to ask you out.

He is just being friendly

It might also be the case that he is just being friendly. This would be more likely if he also likes his other friends photos just as much as yours, he posts similar comments on their pictures and if he shows similar body language around them as he does with you in person.

Things to consider

Below are things to consider to help figure out the main cause.

If he also likes other women’s pictures

It would also help to consider if he also likes other women’s pictures a lot. If he does, it would make it more likely that he is being friendly but it still could be the case that he is attracted to you. If he only seems to like your pictures, it would be much more likely that he is attracted to you.

The timing of when he did it

It would also help to consider the timing of when it happened. If he did it shortly after meeting you or after showing signs of attraction towards you in person, it would also make it more likely that he is attracted to you.

Think about how he reacts to seeing you

When trying to understand why he liked all your pictures and the way that he feels about you it would be helpful to consider the way that he reacts to seeing you.

If he noticeably changes his behavior and body language when he sees you then it would be a strong sign that he has good or bad feelings about you.

If he tends to react to seeing you by:

  • Avoiding saying silly things
  • Adjusting his hair or clothing
  • Mirroring your body language
  • Sitting or standing with a straighter posture
  • Smiling
  • Raising his eyebrows
  • Holding eye contact
  • Uncrossing his arms
  • Making space for you
  • His pupils dilate

Then it would be more likely that he liked your pictures because he is attracted to you.

Look at multiple aspects of his body language

When considering his body language when trying to understand why he liked your pictures it would be best to look for clusters of signs.

This means that you should look for multiple body language signs that all suggest the same meaning.

This is because he might show a single body language sign for a variety of different meanings making it difficult to understand what it means.

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

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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