If a guy sighs when he sees you, this post will show you likely reasons why and what would make them more likely.

So, what does it mean when a guy sighs when he sees you? Likely reasons why a guy will sigh when he sees you are that he is annoyed with you, he does not like you, he is hoping to avoid talking to you about something, he thinks you do not like him or that he is not actually sighing at you.

There are a number of possible reasons why a guy would sigh when he sees you and he might do it due to a combination of reasons. 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 sighs when he sees you?

Below are likely reasons why a guy would sigh when he sees you and what would make each of them more likely.

He is annoyed with you

The reason why he sighs when he sees you could be that he is annoyed with you. This would be more likely if he started doing it after something happened that might have caused him to be annoyed with you and if he becomes visibly more agitated when he is around you.

If he is annoyed with you, it would be likely that he would show it in his body language by doing things such as:

  • Crossing the arms and legs as soon as he first sees you
  • Standing far away from you
  • Avoiding eye contact
  • Squinting when looking at you
  • Having tight lips when you’re talking
  • Tightening the eyebrows when looking at you
  • Giving you one-word answers
  • Tensing the jaw when looking at you
  • Pointing the feet away from you
  • Glancing towards the exit

He does not like you

The reason why he sighs when he sees you might actually be that he doesn’t like you. This would be more likely if you often argue with him or insult him but it might be due to other reasons. If this is the case then you should expect to see similar signs as if he was annoyed with you. However, you might also find that he shows some more aggressive sighs such as gritting the teeth around you, clenching the fists, showing veins and tensing the muscles. He would also likely try to avoid you as much as possible.

He was hoping to avoid seeing you

It might also be the case that he was hoping to avoid seeing you, possibly because he does not want to talk to you about something. This would be more likely if he has been doing it since something such as you seeing him around other women, him saying or doing something that you probably will be annoyed with or if he said something about you that you found out about.

He is attracted to you but he thinks you do not like him

It might also be the case that he is attracted to you but he thinks that you do not like him. This would be more likely if he used to show a lot of interest in you but he stopped doing it after you did not show much interest in him.

If he is attracted to you, he might still show it in his body language by doing things such as:

  • Standing in your general area when you’re in a group together
  • Staring at you then quickly looking away if your notice
  • Making adjustments to his clothing or hair as soon as he notices you
  • Aiming his feet at you even if you’re not in front of him
  • Showing signs of anxiousness when you’re with other men
  • Showing signs of being nervous when around you (mentioned below)
  • Having more dilated pupils than usual when you are around
  • Looking to see if you’re also laughing when he does
  • Mirroring your body language
  • Sitting or standing upright when he notices you
  • Asking your friends about you

He was not actually sighing because of you

It could also be the case that he was not actually sighing because of you. He might have been sighing due to being tired or due to something else. This would be more likely if it only happened once or if he regularly sighs around other people as well.

Consider other ways he reacts when he sees you

It would help to consider other ways that he reacts when he first sees you.

If he does things such as:

  • Avoid looking at you
  • Move away from you
  • Squint
  • Cross his arms
  • Tense his jaw
  • Face away from you

Then it would be more likely that he is annoyed with you or hoping not to see you.

Whereas, if he does things such as:

  • Smile
  • Move closer to you
  • Point his feet at you
  • Sit upright
  • Uncross his arms
  • Stare at you

Then it would be more likely that he is actually attracted to you.

Consider how he interacts with you when you are with him

It would also help to consider the way that he interacts with you when you are around him. If he seems to be happy to be around you, it would be more likely that he sighed due to something else. Whereas, if he tries to distance himself from you, it would be more likely that he sighed because he does not want to interact with you.

Consider how he interacts with other people

It would also help to compare how he interacts with other people with how he interacts with you. If he interacts with you the same way that he interacts with other people, it would be more likely that he sighed because he sighs a lot naturally. Whereas, if he only sighs around you and he is only distant around you, it would be more likely that he is annoyed with you or hoping not to see you.

Consider multiple signs

When considering what his body language might be showing, it would help to consider multiple signs at a time. This is because a single body language sign can be misleading but a cluster of signs can be more reliable.

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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