If you have recently noticed a guy put his hand on your stomach you’re probably wondering why and what it might mean.

This post will give you a number of reasons why a guy might put his hand on your stomach and will try to help you to make sense of it when it happens in the future.

So, what does it mean when a guy puts his hand on your stomach? He might be attracted to you especially if he only does it to you, he touches your stomach on multiple occasions and he shows other signs of attraction around you. He might also be being dominating or it could have been accidental.

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Since there are a number of reasons why a guy might put his hand on your stomach it is important to consider the context of when he did it and the other body language signals that he was showing.

By doing so you will be able to get a better idea of the motivations he had behind doing so.

Possible reasons a guy will put his hand on your stomach

Each of the different reasons why a guy will put his hand on your stomach will likely come with a number of different clues in his body language.

Below, I will give you a number of reasons why a guy might do it along with the body language signals to look for.

He finds you attractive

The first reason that a guy might put his hand on your stomach is that he finds you attractive.

It would be more likely that he does if he only does it to you and he shows different behavior and body language signals when he is around you.

If he does find you attractive then it would be likely that he would show it in his body language in a number of other ways.

These ways can include:

  • Having more dilated pupils than normal when talking to you
  • Looking at you often and looking away quickly when you notice
  • Talking to you more than other people in the group
  • Standing close to you when talking to you
  • Touching you more than other people in the group
  • Asking your friends about you
  • Being free at the same times as you
  • Showing signs of nervousness when with you
  • Watching you when you’re with other men
  • Showing signs of anxiety when you’re with other men
  • Holding eye contact for longer than normal with you
  • Adjusting his hair or clothing when he notices you
  • Mirroring your body language
  • Talking with a deeper voice than normal
  • Standing in your general area when in a group
  • Pointing his feet towards you even when he isn’t talking to you
  • Laughing and looking at you to see if you are
  • Adjusting his groin area when around you

He wants to be more than just friends

If he has been your friend for a while and he hasn’t touched your stomach before then it could be the case that he is communicating to you that he wants to be more than just friends.

If that is why he touched your stomach then it would be likely that he would show a number of the signs of attraction mentioned above.

It would also be more likely that he would get defensive when other men are around, get anxious when you’re with other men and that he would make plans based on your schedule.

Since he hasn’t actually asked you out yet it would also be likely that he would show signs of nervousness when he is around you. This means that he would likely do things such as rubbing his face, neck, arms or legs, fidgeting or tapping his feet and fingers up and down.

He wants to see your reaction

He might have touched your stomach because he finds you attractive but he is unsure of what you think of him so he wanted to see if you would react positively.

If this is the case then it would be likely that he would show signs of attraction when he is around you.

It probably would have seemed quite contrived when he touched your stomach and he may have had an observant appearance.

He’s being dominating

When a guy is trying to get people around him to submit to him he will often touch them.

It could have been the case that he was being dominant towards you.

If he was the touch would likely have been forceful and he would have done it when telling you to do something.

It could be the case that he is also attracted to you. If he is then it would be likely that he would show signs of attraction when around you as well as signs of dominance that I’ll mention below.

If he was being dominant then he would likely show it in other ways.

These ways can include:

  • Touching the people around him
  • Positioning himself to be in the center of things
  • Talking more deeply
  • Talking more loudly
  • Talking over people
  • Interrupting people
  • Staring
  • Squinting
  • Tight lips
  • Tensing the jaw
  • Showing vulnerable areas as if to say that he isn’t afraid
  • Standing and sitting in a way that makes him appear bigger
  • Putting his feet and hands-on things that aren’t his
  • Standing in other peoples personal space

It was accidental

It might seem unlikely but it could have been an accident.

If it was then it would be likely that he would have taken his hand away quickly and he might also have apologized.

Think about when and where he did it

When trying to figure out why he touched you on the stomach it would be helpful to think about the timing of when he did it and the location he did it in.

If he did it when you were both at a social event and you were both alone together then it would make it more likely that he wanted to be intimate with you.

If he did it when telling you to do something then it would make it more likely that he was being dominant.

Think about his normal behavior with other girls

When trying to understand what a guy’s body language signals might be suggesting it would be helpful to know what his normal body language looks like.

If he tends to touch other girls and he doesn’t change his body language around you then it could be that he has a more flirtatious personality.

However, if he doesn’t seem to do it with other girls and his body language changes when he is with you then it would make it more likely that he did it for one of the reasons mentioned above except for it being an accident.

Think about groups of body language signals that he showed

When trying to understand what a body language signal from a guy might mean it would be more beneficial to consider it in conjunction with a group of other body language signals.

The reason for that is that single body language signals can have multiple meanings but when considered in terms of groups of signals all pointing to the same thing it is much more reliable.

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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