If a guy recently called you fine, 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 calls you fine? When a guy calls you fine he is saying that you are good looking. He might say it because he is attracted to you, trying to make you feel better or because he is being condescending.

There are actually 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.

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What does it mean when a guy calls you fine?

Below are likely reasons why a guy will call you fine and what would make each of them more likely.

He’s attracted to you

It could be the case that he called you fine because he is attracted to you. This would be more likely if he only calls you fine and if he behaves differently with you than he does with other people.

If he does call you fine because he is attracted to you, it would be likely that he would show a number of other signs of being attracted to you in his body language and behavior.

These signs could include:

  • Mirroring your body language
  • Making plans based on yours
  • Staring at you then quickly looking away or smiling if you notice
  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you (known as gazing)
  • Always pointing his feet at you when you’re around
  • Adjusting his clothing or his hair when he first sees you
  • Standing closer to you than he does to other people when talking to you
  • Talking to you with a deeper voice than he does with other people
  • Showing signs of being agitated, sticking around and watching you when you’re with other men
  • Watching you as you enter and leave the room
  • Positioning himself to be near you
  • Uncrossing his arms and legs when he sees you
  • Asking you more questions than other people in the group
  • Keeping his focus on you when there are a number of people talking
  • Getting defensive when other men are with you
  • Blinking more frequently than usual
  • Sitting or standing with a straighter posture when he sees you

He wants to see how you’ll react

The reason that he called you fine could be that he wanted to see how you would react.

The reason why he wanted to see your reaction could be that he is attracted to you and he wanted to see if you would react positively.

If he did call you fine because he is attracted to you and he wanted to see your reaction, it would be likely that he would have shown a number of the signs of attraction mentioned above.

He’s trying to make you feel good

It might be the case that he thought that you were feeling slightly self-conscious or sad and he called you fine to make you feel better.

If that is the case, it would be likely that you would have shown some signs of being in an emotional state such as watery eyes, inhaling quickly through the nose and taking deeper breaths.

If that is why he said it, it would likely also be the case that he wouldn’t say it at other times as well.

He was being condescending

The reason why he called you fine might be that he was being condescending or disrespectful.

If he was, he would likely have called you fine after you made a suggestion, in a sarcastic way or when disagreeing with you.

If he did call you fine because he was being condescending, it would be likely that he would have shown other signs of it in his body language such as:

  • Tilting his chin up and looking down at you
  • Smirking at you
  • Tightening his lips when you’re talking
  • Crossing his arms when you’re talking
  • Not taking your suggestions seriously

He did it as a power-play

It could be the case that he called you fine because he was trying to show that he is in a higher position than you and that he has power over you.

If that is why he called you fine, it would be more likely that he would have said it with a deeper voice, when telling you to do something and he likely would have said it in front of other people.

It would also be likely that he would show other dominating behaviors and body language signs such as:

  • Squinting when looking at people
  • Staring at people
  • Tensing the jaw
  • Tightening the eyebrows when looking at people
  • Telling people to do things
  • Interrupting people
  • Talking over people
  • Standing in people’s personal space
  • Positioning himself to be at the center of things
  • Taking up lots of space
  • Putting his hands and feet on things that are not his

He wants to be more than just friends

It could also be a sign that he wants to be more than just friends with you.

If he does, it would be likely that he would have been showing a number of other signs of attraction around you that you haven’t noticed.

He’d be particularly likely to become agitated when you’re talking to other men, get defensive when other men are around and make plans based on yours.

Consider how he reacts to seeing you

It would help to consider the way that he reacts when he sees you.

The way that he initially reacts to seeing you is a useful thing to consider because the way he changes his body language will likely show strong signs of how he feels about you.

If he reacts to seeing you by uncrossing his arms and legs, raising his eyebrows and smiling, making space for you, his pupils dilate, he holds eye contact with you, he sits upright and he doesn’t show negative signs, it would be likely that he calls you fine because he’s attracted to you.

Whereas, if he crosses his arms, squints at you, tightens his lips and tenses his jaw when he sees you then it would be more likely that he called you fine for a negative reason.

Consider your relationship with him

It would also be helpful to consider the type of relationship that you have with him when trying to understand why he called you fine.

If he is your friend, it would be more likely that he called you fine because he wants to be more than just friends, because he was trying to cheer you up or because he was trying to be funny.

Whereas, if a guy that you barely know called you fine then it would be more likely that he was being dominating or that he was showing overt attraction to you.

Consider when and where he said it

The timing and location of when he called you fine will also be a useful thing to consider.

If he called you fine when you were both alone together, it would be more likely that he called you fine because he is attracted to you.

Whereas, if he did it in front of other people then it would make it more likely that he did it as a power-play.

Think about multiple body language signs

When considering what his body language is suggesting it would be helpful to think about multiple aspects of his body language.

If he only showed one body language signal of attraction then it wouldn’t be very reliable since single body language signals can have multiple different meanings.

Whereas, if he showed multiple body language signals of attraction then it would be much more likely that he is attracted to you.

Think about how he interacts with other people

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

If he calls other women fine and he shows the same body language around them as he does with you then it would be more likely that he has a dominating or a flirtatious personality.

Whereas, if he only says it to you and his body language changes when he sees you, it would be much more likely that he calls you fine because he is attracted to you assuming that he shows signs of attraction in his body language.

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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