If a guy recently said that he wants you to be happy, this post will show you likely reasons why and what would make them more likely.

So, what does it mean when a guy says that he wants you to be happy? Reasons why a guy will say that he wants you to be happy are that he considers you a friend, he thinks you are sad or that he is actually attracted to you.

There are actually a number of possible reasons why a guy will say that he wants you to be happy but there are some things you can consider to help figure out the main reason.

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What does it mean when a guy says he wants you to be happy?

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

He is attracted to you

If he is not your boyfriend, the cause could be that he is attracted to you. This would be more likely if he behaves differently around you than he does around his other friends and if he said it when he was alone with you.

If he is attracted to you, he would likely show it in his body language when he is around you by doing things such as:

  • Sitting or standing in a more upright position when he first notices you
  • Uncrossing his arms and legs when he notices you
  • Pointing his feet at you when you’re around
  • Glancing at you frequently
  • Watching you as you leave
  • Mirroring your body language
  • Getting anxious when you’re with other men and sticking around when you are
  • Getting defensive when other men are around
  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you
  • Finding excuses to touch you
  • Standing closer to you when talking to you than he does with other people
  • Having more dilated pupils than normal when talking to you

He thinks you are sad

The cause could also be that he thought that you were feeling sad. This would be more likely if he did it when you were talking to him about something that made you sad or that you seemed sad at the time.

He considers you a friend

If he is not your boyfriend, it might also be the case that he considers you as a friend. This would be more likely if he shows similar body language with you as he does with his other friends and if he interacts with you in a similar way to how he does with his other friends.

Things to consider

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

The timing of when he said it

It would help to consider the timing of when he said it to you. If he said it when you were both alone together, it would be more likely that he said it because he thought that you were feeling sad at the time or because he was showing attraction towards you. It would help to consider what you were talking about at the time and the body language you were both showing. If he said it when you were around other people, it would be more likely that he was just trying to be friendly.

The way he reacts to seeing you

To help figure out the way that he feels about you, it would also help to consider how he reacts when he sees you. If he noticeably, changes his body language, when he is around you, it would be more likely that he has good or bad feelings about you.

If, when he first sees you, he uncrosses his arms and legs, points his feet at you, adjusts his shirt or hair, sits more upright, positions himself to be near you and raises his eyebrows and smiles at you then it would be likely that he is attracted to you.

How he interacts with other people

It would also help to compare how he interacts with other people with how he interacts with you. If he shows different body language and behavior around you than he does around other people, it would be more likely that he is attracted to you. Whereas, if he behaves the same way with you as he does with his other friends, it would be more likely that he considers you as a friend.

Consider multiple body language signs

When considering what his body language might be showing, it would help to consider multiple body language signs at the same time. The reason for this is that a single body language sign is not usually reliable. Whereas, if someone shows multiple body language signs that all suggest the same thing, it would be more likely that they feel that way.

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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