If a guy replies fast to your text messages then you might be wondering why and what it might mean about the way that he feels about you.

This post will show you a number of reasons why he might reply fast and why other guys might reply quickly as well in the future.

So, what does it mean when a guy replies fast? It could be a sign that he likes you especially if he wants to hang out with you and if he also tends to text you first. He might also enjoy talking to you as a friend or tend to be looking at his phone when you text him.

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There are actually a number of reasons why a guy might respond to your texts quickly and there are a number of things to consider when trying to figure out the exact reason.

Why a guy will reply fast

Each of the reasons why a guy will reply quickly will likely come with a number of clues in the way that he does it and the body language that he shows around you.

Below, I will mention a number of reasons why a guy will reply to your texts fast, the signs to look for and the things to consider.

He is attracted to you

The reason that he responds to your texts quickly could be that he is attracted to you.

Responding quickly can suggest that he is attracted to you because it suggests that he is eager to talk to you and that he doesn’t want to give you the impression that he is not interested in you.

It would be more likely that he does it because he likes you if he usually texts you first, he wants to hang out with you often and if he seems to only text you quickly and not his other friends as well.

If he is attracted to you then he will likely show signs of attraction, when he is around you, by doing things such as:

  • Adjusting his appearance when he sees you
  • Standing closer to you than he does with other people
  • Watching you when you are around other guys
  • Getting defensive when other guys are with you both
  • Glancing at you and quickly looking away if you notice
  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you
  • Asking you the most questions
  • Pointing his feet at you (people point their feet at people that they are attracted to)
  • Having dilated pupils when looking at you (people will often have more dilated pupils when looking at someone that they are attracted to)

He considers you a friend

Responding quickly could be a sign that he enjoys talking to you as a friend.

This would be more likely if he also interacts with his other friends in a similar way to how he does with you, he texts you general things and doesn’t ask to hang out much and if he shows the same body language around you as he does with his other friends.

If he does text his other friends quickly then it could still be the case that he is attracted to you. If he is then it would be likely that he would show signs of attraction around you that he doesn’t around other people. If you are unsure then a good ebook that I would recommend that will teach you how to better read body language would be this one.

He tends to be looking at his phone when you text him

The reason that he replies fast could be that you tend to text him at a time when he is looking at his phone.

If that is the case then it would be likely that he would not respond to you quickly at certain points during the day.

If you do tend to text him when he is on his phone then it could still be the case that he is attracted to you depending on how he replies to you and what signs he shows in person.

He likes the attention

It could be the case that he replies fast because he likes the attention but not because he is attracted to you.

If that is the case then it would be likely that he would also text other girls a lot. It would also be likely that he would not organize meeting up or that he would agree to meet up when you ask.

Consider what he texts you

When trying to understand why he replies to your messages quickly it would be helpful to consider the way that he texts you.

If he tends to text you first, he texts you in a way that continues the conversation, he organizes meeting up, he agrees to meet up and he texts more intimate things then it would be more likely that he does it because he is attracted to you.

Whereas, if he tends to give short replies that don’t really continue the conversation and he often gives excuses to not hang out then it would be more likely that he is not interested in you.

Consider when he texts you

It would also help to consider when he texts you quickly.

If he tends to reply to you quickly in the evening then it would be a stronger sign that he is attracted to you especially if he also wants to meet up when he texts you.

If he tends to reply quickly during the daytime then it would make it more likely that he does it because he is bored. However, it could still be the case that he does it because he is attracted to you so it would help to consider the body language he shows around you and what he texts you.

Consider who tends to start the conversations

It would also help to consider who tends to start the conversations.

If he is often the one that texts you first then it would make it more likely that he is attracted to you.

Whereas, if you tend to be the one that texts him first then it would make it less likely that he does it because he is attracted to you.

Consider how he reacts to seeing you

Considering the way that he reacts to seeing you could help in figuring out how he feels about you.

If he tends to react to seeing you by noticeably showing a number of signs of attraction then it would make it more likely that he is attracted to you.

So, if he reacts to seeing you by doing things such as:

  • Adjusting his appearance
  • Adjusting his posture
  • Facing towards you especially with his feet
  • Seeking eye contact or holding his gaze with you for longer than normal
  • Moving closer to you

Then it would make it more likely that he is attracted to you.

Consider what he is like with other people

It would also help to compare the way that he interacts with other people with how he interacts with you.

If he also shows the same body language around other people as he does with you and he texts other people quickly then it would make it more likely that he considers you a friend.

If he tends to show different body language around you he doesn’t seem to reply to other people as quickly then it would make it more likely that he is attracted to you.

Consider multiple signs

When considering what his body language could be showing it would be helpful to consider multiple signs at the same time.

This is because a single body language sign will often have multiple different meanings. This makes single body language signs less reliable on their own.

Whereas, if he shows multiple body language signs that all suggest the same thing then it would make it more likely that he is showing them for that specific 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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