If a guy recently stuck his tongue out at you, 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 sticks his tongue out at you? Likely reasons why a guy will stick his tongue out at you are that he is attracted to you, he considers you a friend, he is joking or that he has something on his lips.

There are a number of possible reasons why a guy will stick his tongue out at you but 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 sticks his tongue out?

He is attracted to you

Men will often start acting silly when they are around women that they are attracted to and it might be why he stuck his tongue out at you. This would be more likely if he only did it to you, he did it at a party and if he behaves differently with you than he does with his other friends.

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

  • Pupil dilation when talking to you
  • Pointing his feet towards you
  • Talking to you more than others
  • Asking your friends about you
  • Maintaining a longer duration of eye contact
  • Touching you often
  • Mirroring your body language and behavior
  • Standing at a closer proximity to you
  • Giving lots of glances your way
  • Speaking with a deeper voice than normal around you
  • Getting anxious when you’re with other men

He considers you a friend

The cause might also be that he considers you a friend. This would be more likely if he was joking when he stuck his tongue out at you, he does not ask things such as what you are doing tonight and if he behaves the same with you as he does with his other friends.

He had something on his lips

The cause might also be that he had something stuck on his lips when he stuck his tongue out. This would be more likely if he did it after eating or drinking something and if he did not do it when directly trying to get your attention.

Things to consider

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

The timing of when he stuck his tongue out

It would help to consider the timing of when he did it. If he did it when you were at a party and he was staring directly at you, it would make it more likely that he was showing attraction towards you. Whereas, if he did it when you were both around friends while joking, it would be more likely that he was joking.

How he interacts with other people

It would also help to compare the way that he interacts with other people with how he interacts with you. If he interacts with you in the same way that he interacts with other people, it would be more likely that he considers you a friend. Whereas, if he does things such as ask you the most questions, follow you around and touch you the most, it would be more likely that he is attracted to you.

The way he reacts when he sees you

It would also help to consider the way that he reacts when he first sees you since it can tell you a lot about how he feels about you.

If he reacts to seeing you by noticeably changing his body language and behavior, it would be more likely that he is attracted to you.

Ways he might react when he sees you could include:

  • Adjusting his appearance
  • Holding eye contact with you
  • Moving closer to you
  • Adjusting his posture
  • Facing towards you (especially with his feet)

Multiple signs

When considering what his body language might be suggesting, it would help to consider multiple signs at the same time. This is because a single body language sign can be unreliable. Whereas, multiple signs that all suggest the same thing would be a lot 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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