If a guy sent you a heart emoji, you might be wondering why. This post will show you likely reasons why and what would make them more likely.

So, why does it mean when a guy sends you a heart emoji? Likely reasons why a guy would send you a heart emoji are that it was just being nice, he was trying to cheer you up or that he was trying to flirt. It would help a lot to consider the context of how he sent the emoji.

There are a number of possible reasons why a guy would send you a heart emoji and it could be due to a combination of them. However, 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 sends you a heart emoji?

Below are likely causes and what would make each of them more likely.

He likes you

It is possible that he sent you a heart emoji because he is attracted to you.

It would be more likely that he is attracted to you if he tends to text you first, he responds to you quickly, he texts you later in the evening, he texts you questions about your relationship or if he tries to organize meeting up with you when texting you.

If he is attracted to you then he would likely show a number of signs of being attracted to you in his body language and behavior when he is around you in person.

These signs can include:

  • Mirroring your own body language (ie he stands with the same stance as you, talks at a similar pitch as you, mirrors your smile, mirrors your facial gestures or your hand gestures)
  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you
  • His pupils dilate when he sees you
  • He sits upright when he sees you
  • Adjusting his hair or clothing when he sees you
  • Asking you the most questions when in a group together
  • Touching you a lot and finding excuses to touch you
  • Standing closer to you when talking to you than he does to other people
  • Pointing his feet in your directionBecoming anxious when you are with other men
  • Watching you when you’re with other men
  • Staring at you then quickly looking away
  • Sticking around when you’re with other men
  • Talking to you with a deeper voice than he does to other people
  • Blinking more frequently
  • Looking at your lips
  • He was just being nice

    It could also be the case that he sent it because he was simply trying to be nice. This would be more likely if you know that he also sends heart emojis to other people and if he acts in a similar way around you as he does around his other friends. It would also be more likely if he was just joking when texting you and not trying to do things such as meet up with you.

    He was trying to cheer you up

    It might also be the case that he sent it because he was trying to cheer you up. This would be a lot more likely if he sent it when you were talking about something that made you or him sad or if something sad happened to you recently.

    Things to consider

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

    The context of how he sent you the emoji

    It is important to consider the context in which he sent the emoji. If he sent it when you were talking about something that made you sad, it would be a lot more likely that he sent it because he was trying to cheer you up.

    If he sent it when he was also doing things such as trying to meet up with you, he was texting about sexual things or he was asking about your relationship, it would be a lot more likely that he is attracted to you.

    If he always sends you hear emojis and he acts similarly with you as he does with his other friends, it would be more likely that he considers you a friend.

    How he interacts with you in person

    It would also help to consider how he interacts with you in person. If he does things such as touch you the most, look at you the most and stand closest to you, it would be more likely that he is attracted to you. Whereas, if he behaves the same way around you as he does with his friends it would be more likely that he was just being friendly.

    Consider how often he texts you

    When trying to understand why he sent you a heart emoji it would be helpful to consider how often he texts you.

    If he tends to text you a lot then it would be more likely that he is attracted to you because it suggests that he is thinking about you a lot.

    Whereas, if he doesn’t text you often then it would be less likely that he is attracted to you and more likely that he tries to make his texts more personal. However, it could still be the case that he does like you in which case it would be likely that he would show signs of attraction when he is around you in person as mentioned in the first section.

    Consider how quickly he responds to you

    It would also be helpful to consider how quickly he responds to your texts when trying to understand why he sent you a heart emoji.

    I have written more in-depth in the past about what it means if a guy responds to your texts quickly here.

    However, if he does respond to your texts quickly then it would be more likely that he sends you heart emojis because he likes you since it suggests that he is glad that you texted him and that he wants to talk to you a lot.

    If he takes a long time to respond to your texts then it would be less likely that he is attracted to you. However, it still might be the case that he is since he might be busy and some guys will actually wait to respond on purpose. If he is attracted to you then it would be likely that he would show signs of it when he is with you in person.

    Consider what he texts you

    When trying to understand why he sends you heart emojis it would be useful to consider the type of things that he texts you.

    If he only texts you school/work-related things then it would be more likely that he naturally sends heart emojis and less likely that he does it because he’s attracted to you.

    Whereas, if he tends to text you sexual type things or questions that are related to your relationship status then it would be much more likely that he sends heart emojis because he is attracted to you.

    Consider who texts who first

    Another useful thing to consider when trying to understand why he sends heart emojis texts is whether or not he tends to text you first.

    If he tends to be the first one to start the conversation then it would be more likely that he is attracted to you since it suggests that he thinks about you often and that he wants to continue talking to you.

    Whereas, if you tend to be the one that starts the conversation then it would be less likely that he is attracted to you. However, he might still be attracted to you and he might just prefer not to text people in which case it would be likely that he would show attraction to you in person and that he would try to organize meeting you when he does text you.

    If you both tend to start the conversation at an equal amount then it would be necessary to consider the type of things that he texts you, when he texts you, if he tries to meet up with you and how he interacts with you in person to understand why he sent you a heart emoji.

    Think about how he reacts to seeing you

    When trying to understand why he sent you a heart emoji and the way that he feels about you it would be helpful to consider the way that he reacts to seeing you.

    If he noticeably changes his behavior and body language when he sees you then it would be a strong sign that he has good or bad feelings about you.

    If he tends to react to seeing you by:

    • Avoiding saying silly things
    • Adjusting his hair or clothing
    • Mirroring your body language
    • Sitting or standing with a straighter posture
    • Smiling
    • Raising his eyebrows
    • Holding eye contact
    • Uncrossing his arms
    • Making space for you
    • His pupils dilate

    Then it would be more likely that he sent you a heart emoji because he is attracted to you.

    Look at multiple aspects of his body language

    When considering his body language when trying to understand why he texted you a heart emoji it would be best to look for clusters of signs.

    This means that you should look for multiple body language signs that all suggest the same meaning.

    This is because he might show a single body language sign for a variety of different meanings making it difficult to understand what it means.

    Whereas, if he shows multiple body language signs that all suggest the same thing then it would be much more likely that he is showing them for that exact 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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