If a guy recently said that he loves you, 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 says he loves you? Likely reasons why a guy will say that he loves you are that he has strong feelings for you, he considers you a very close friend, he says it naturally or that he is trying to hide something.

There are actually a number of possible reasons why a guy will say that he loves you. However, there are a number of things you can consider to help figure out the main cause.

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What does it mean when a guy says he loves you?

Below are likely reasons why a guy will say that he loves you and what would make each of them more likely.

He has strong feelings for you

If he is your boyfriend, the reason why he said it is likely to be that he has strong feelings for you. This would be especially likely if he said it for the first time after you have been together for a while.

If he is not your boyfriend, it could also be the case that he is showing that he is attracted to you.

This would be more likely if he only said it to you and not to other people and if he acts differently around you compared to when he is with his other friends.

If he is attracted to you then it would be likely that he would show signs of being attracted to you, in his body language, when he is around you.

These signs could include:

  • Mirroring your body language
  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you
  • Asking you the most questions when you’re in a group together
  • Standing closer to you than he normally stands to other people
  • Positioning himself to be near you
  • Asking your friends about you
  • Talking to you with a deeper voice than he does with other people
  • Becoming anxious when you’re talking to other men
  • Sticking around while you are with other men
  • Basing his schedule around your schedule
  • Getting defensive when you are both with other men
  • Watching you when you are with other men
  • Staring at you then quickly looking away or smiling when you notice
  • His pupils dilate when he is with you
  • Sitting more upright when he notices you
  • Uncrossing his arms when he notices you
  • Adjusting his hair or clothing when he notices you
  • Pointing his feet at you (people will often point their feet at people that they are attracted to)
  • Hugging you the more and for longer than he does with his other friends

He is afraid of losing you

If he is your boyfriend, it could also be the case that he said it because he is afraid of losing you. This would be more likely if he said it after you have been seeing him less, arguing with him, or frustrated with him.

He considers you a very close friend

The reason that he said it might be that he considers you a friend.

This would be more likely if you have been friends with him for a while, he also says similar things to his other friends and if he shows similar body language around them as he does with you.

He is lying

Sometimes, people will say things such as “I love you” when they are actually being deceitful. It could be the case that he said it to you because there was actually something that he was trying to hide. This would be more likely if he did it when you were talking about something that he might have been trying to hide or if he seemed to have anxious body language.

He says it naturally

It could be the case that he has a habit of telling people that he loves them.

This would be more likely if he also seems to say love to other people as well, if he shows similar body language around them as he does with you and if he said it to you when other people were around you both.

If he does seem to say it naturally 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 some signs of being attracted to you that he doesn’t around other people.

Consider the way that he reacts upon seeing you

When trying to figure out why he said that he loves you, it would help to consider how he reacts when he sees you.

If you notice that he changes his behavior and body language, when he sees you, then it would make it more likely that he has particularly strong feelings for 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)
  • Moving closer to you
  • Having more dilated pupils

Then it would make it more likely that he is attracted to you and that he said that he loves you as a result.

Consider when and where he said that he loves you

The timing of when he said that he loves you could also be a useful thing to consider.

If he said that he loves you when other people were with you both, it would make it more likely that he said it to you as a friend or that he said it naturally. However, he still might have said it because of attraction. It would help to consider the body language he was showing around you and how it compares to what he shows with other people.

Whereas, if he said that he loves you when he was alone with you, it would make it more likely that he was saying it because he is attracted to you or that he was trying to make you feel better.

Think about how he interacts with other people

It would also help to consider the way that he interacts with other people and how it compares to the way that he interacts with you.

If he shows the same body language with other people as with you and he also seems to say love a lot with them then it would make it more likely that he considers you a friend.

Whereas, if he only says that he loves you to you and he shows different body language around you, it would make it more likely that he is attracted to you.

Consider a number of body language clues

When considering what his body language could have been showing it would help to consider a number of signs at the same time.

The reason for this is that a single body language sign can have many possible meanings. This can result in single body language signs being 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 particular 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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