If guy told you that you mean a lot to him, 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 you mean a lot to him? Likely reasons why a guy will say that you mean a lot to him are that he is attracted to you, he considers you a close friend or that he was trying to make you feel better.

There are actually a number of possible reasons why he said 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 says you mean a lot to me?

Below are likely reasons why a guy would say that you mean a lot to him and what would make them more likely.

He is attracted to you

The reason why he said that you mean a lot to him could be that he is attracted to you.

This would be more likely if he only says similar things to you and not to his other friends and if he shows different body language and behavior with you than he does with his other friends.

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

These signs could include doing things such as:

  • 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

There are more signs of attraction that a guy might show around you and I have written about more of them in this blog post.

He considers you a friend

The cause might also be that he considers you a close friend.

This would be more likely if he also says similar things to his other friends and if he seems to interact with his other friends in the same way that he does with you.

If he does say similar things to his other friends 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 attraction, around you, that you might not have picked up on.

He thinks you’re feeling sad

The reason why he said it could also be that he was trying to reassure you because he thought that you were feeling sad.

This would be more likely if he said it when he was alone with you, if you were talking to him about something that made you feel sad, if something happened that would make you feel sad or if you were showing some signs of being sad.

He wants to see what you think of him

It might have been the case that he is attracted to you but he wanted to see whether or not you are also attracted to him.

If this is why he said it, it would be more likely that he would show signs of attraction around you and that he would only said it once to see how you would respond.

Consider the way that he reacts to seeing you

It would help to consider the way he reacts to seeing you when trying to figure out why he said that you meant a lot to him.

If you notice that he changes his body language and behavior, noticeably, then it would make it more likely that he has particularly strong feelings for you.

So, if you notice that 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.

Consider how he interacts with his other friends

It would also help to consider the way that he interacts with other people.

If you notice that he also says similar things to his other friends and he shows similar body language and behavior around them then it would make it more likely that he considers you a friend.

Whereas, if he shows different body language and behavior with you then it would be more likely that he is attracted to you assuming he changes it in a way that shows attraction.

Look for a number of body language signs

When thinking about what his body language could be suggesting it would help to consider multiple signs at the same time.

This is because a single body language sign can mean multiple different things. This can result in single body language signs being less reliable on their own.

Whereas, it would be more likely that someone would show a number of different body language signs, all pointing towards the same meaning, 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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