If a guy recently told you that you have a nice smile, this post will show you likely reasons why and what would make them more likely.
So, what does it mean when a guy says he likes your smile? A guy might say he likes your smile because he is attracted to you, he considers you a friend, or that he is just trying to be nice.
There are a number of possible reasons why a guy will say it but there are some things you can consider to help figure out the main cause.
What does it mean when a guy likes your smile?
Below are likely reasons why a guy will say that he likes your smile and what would make each of them more likely.
He is attracted to you
The cause could be that he is attracted to you. This would be more likely if he only seems to give you compliments and if he seems to show a lot more interest in you than in other people.
If he did say it because he is attracted to you, it would be likely that he would show it in his body language and behavior in other ways as well.
These ways can include:
- Mirroring your own body language
- Finding reasons to touch you
- Holding prolonged eye contact with you
- Standing closer to you when talking to you than he does with his other friends
- His pupils become dilated when he is around you
- Getting anxious and sticking around when you’re talking to other men
- Getting defensive while you’re talking to other men
- Sitting or standing more upright when he sees you
- Adjusting his clothing or hair when he sees you
- Uncrossing his arms and legs when he sees you
- Staring at you then smiling or quickly looking away when you notice
- Looking down at your lips
- Showing signs of nervousness around you such as blinking more, rubbing behaviors or fidgeting
- Talking to you with a deeper voice than he does with other people
- Asking your friends about you
- Basing his plans around your plans
He considers you a friend
He might also have said it because he considers you as a friend. This would be more likely if he also says similar things to his other friends and if he behaves a similar way with his other friends as he does with you.
If that is why he said it, it would be likely that he has positive body language when he is around you. This means that he would likely smile when he sees you, show his palms when he is around you and that he would uncross his arms and legs around you.
However, he would be less likely to do things such as get agitated when you’re with other men, get defensive when other men are around, find excuses to touch you or to hold prolonged eye contact and to look at your lips occasionally.
He wants to be more than just friends
It could be a sign that he wants to have more than just a friendship with you.
If he did say it because he wants to be more than just friends with you, it would be likely that he would show signs of attraction around you and you might not have noticed them.
It would be especially likely that he would show signs of being anxious while you’re around other men, that he would get defensive while other men are with you both, that he would point his feet at you a lot and have dilated pupils around you.
Consider how he reacts to seeing you
In order to help figure out what he thinks about you, it would help to consider what he does when he first sees you.
The reason why the way he reacts to you is a useful thing to consider is that if he changes his body language and behavior upon seeing you then it would be a strong indicator that he had an emotional response to you.
If he reacts by sitting upright, uncrossing his arms, adjusting his appearance, making space for you, positioning himself to be near you, raising his eyebrows and smiling and his pupils dilate, it would be likely that he called you nice because he is attracted to you.
Consider if he acts differently around you compared to others
Another thing to consider would be how he interacts with other people.
If he shows the same body language and behavior around other people as he does around you and he doesn’t change his body language much when he sees you, it would be more likely that he said he likes your smile because he thinks you have a nice personality, because he considers you a friend or to make you feel better.
Whereas, if he changes his body language when he sees you, it would be more likely that he said you have a nice smile because he likes you assuming that he shows other signs of attraction when he is around you.
Think about your relationship with him
It would also help to consider the type of relationship you have with him.
If he is your friend and he said he likes you smile, it could be that he feels comfortable around you, that he likes your personality or that he wants to be more than just friends. It would help to consider the way that he reacts to seeing you and how he is different around you compared to others.
If he was a guy that you hadn’t met before then it would be more likely that he was either saying that you seemed to be a nice person or that he was showing attraction to you. In this case, it would be necessary to consider the type of body language signs that he was showing to get a better idea of why he said he likes your smile.
Look for multiple signs in his body language
When trying to understand why he said he likes you smile it would be best to look for multiple signs in his body language.
If he only showed one sign of attraction, it wouldn’t be a strong indicator that he is attracted to you since there would likely be a number of different possible reasons that he showed it.
Whereas, if he showed multiple signs of attraction then it would be much more likely that he is 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.