If a guy recently said that you look nice, this post will show you likely reasons why and what would make them more likely.
So, what does it mean when a guy says you look nice? Likely reasons why a guy will say you look nice are that he is attracted to you, he is just being nice, he is trying to make you feel better or that he just liked your outfit.
A guy might say that you look nice for a number of reasons but there are some things you can consider to help figure out the main cause.
What does it mean when a guy says you look nice?
Below are likely causes and what would make each of them more likely.
He is attracted to you
The reason why he said it could be that he is attracted to you. This would be more likely if he only said it to you and if he behaves differently around you than he does around other people.
If he is attracted to you then it would be likely that he would show some signs of being attracted to you such as:
- Keeping his focus on you when multiple people are talking
- Pointing his feet at you (people often point their feet at people that they are attracted to)
- Adjusting his appearance when he sees you
- Asking you the most questions when in a group with you
- Touching you a lot
- Looking in your direction a lot and smiling or quickly looking away when you notice
- Holding prolonged eye contact with you
- Talking to you with a deeper voice than he does with other people
- Standing closer to you than he does with other people
- Watching you and getting anxious when you are around other men
- Getting defensive when other men are with you both
He is being nice
It could be that he was just being polite or he was just being nice.
This would be more likely if he did it in a more formal setting, if you were dressed up more than you usually would be or if he was meeting you for the first time or the first time in a while.
He is trying to make you feel better
He might have done it because he thought that you were feeling sad at the time.
This would be more likely if you were talking to him about something that made you sad, you were showing signs of being sad or if something had just happened that could have made you feel sad.
He just liked how you looked
It could also be the case that he simply liked the way that you looked. This would be more likely if he was showing regular body language when he complimented you and if you were dressed differently compared to normal.
Consider how he reacts to seeing you
It would help to consider how he reacts when he sees you.
If he reacts by noticeably changing his body language, it would be more likely that he has particularly good feelings about 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 did it because he is attracted to you.
Consider when and where he complimented you
It would also help to consider the timing of when he did it.
Unless it was at a party, if he complimented your appearance when you were around other people then it would make it more likely that he was being polite or doing it as a friend. He could still have been showing attraction to you so it would help to consider the body language he shows around you and how he reacts upon seeing you.
If he did it when you were both alone together, it would make it more likely that he was either trying to make you feel better or that he was showing attraction to you.
Consider how he interacts with other people
It would also help to compare the way that he interacts with you with how he interacts with other people.
If he shows the same body language with you as he does with other people then it would make it more likely that he considers you a friend.
Whereas, if he changes his body language, when he is interacting with you, then it would make it more likely that he has particularly good or bad feelings about you depending on how he changes it.
Consider multiple body language signs
When considering what his body language could be showing it would help to consider multiple signs at the same time.
This is because a single body language sign will often have a number of different possible meanings. This can make single body language signs 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 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.