If a guy recently said sorry, this post will show you likely reasons why and what would make them more likely.

So, what does it mean when a guy says sorry? Likely reasons why a guy will say sorry are that he is simply sorry for something, he says it naturally, he is just being polite or that he is trying to say no to you in a polite way.

There are actually a number of possible reasons why a guy will say sorry but 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 sorry?

Below are likely reasons why a guy will say sorry and what would make them more likely.

He is sorry

The cause could be that he was simply apologizing for something that he did. This would be more likely if he said sorry after doing something wrong such as stepping on you or saying something that you did not like. It would also be more likely if he does not say sorry a lot.

He still likes you

If he is a guy that you were previously dating and he randomly messaged you saying sorry. It could be the case that he regrets something that he did and he wants to date you again. This would be more likely if he has been messaging you a lot and if he has been trying to hang out with you a lot as well.

He says it naturally

Some people say sorry a lot naturally and it might be why he said it to you. This would be more likely if he also says sorry to other people a lot and if he seems to show similar body language around you as he does around other people.

He was just being polite

It could also be the case that he was just being polite. Often, people will say sorry before asking a question or before saying that they have to leave. If he said sorry before doing something such as leaving, it could just be the case that he was trying to be polite.

He is not attracted to you

It could also be the case that he said sorry because he was trying to not make you sad. This would be more likely if he said sorry after you showed interest in him or after you asked him to do something for you.

Think about your relationship with him

When trying to figure out the cause, it would help to consider the relationship you have with him. If he is someone that you just met, it would be a lot more likely that he was just being polite or that he says it naturally. If he is your friend, he might have been saying it to apologize or to not offend you. If he was someone that you previously dated, it might be the case that he wants to see you again.

Think about when and where he did it

It would also help to consider the timing. If he said it just before leaving or asking a question, it could be the case that he naturally says sorry in those situations. Whereas, if he said it after you asked him something, it might be the case that he was trying not to upset.

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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