If a guy has been talking to you about his family, this post will tell you likely reasons why and what would make them more likely.

So, what does it mean when a guy talks to you about his family? If you are dating, a guy would likely tell you about his family because he wants you to meet them. If you are not dating, a guy might tell you about his family because he considers you a friend, he was feeling sad or he just wanted to talk to someone.

There are actually a number of possible reasons why a guy would talk to you about his family 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 talks about his family to you?

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

He wants to take the relationship further

If it is a guy that you have been dating, it could be a sign that he wants to take the relationship further with you. This would be more likely if he has been showing other signs of wanting to take the relationship further such as asking if you are his girlfriend, wanting to hang out with you a lot or texting and calling you often. It would also be more likely if he suggested that you meet them.

He was feeling sad

The cause could also be that he was feeling sad at the time. This would be more likely if he was complaining about his family to you and if you are not dating each other.

He considers you a friend

It might also be a sign that he considers you a friend and that he trusts you. This would be more likely if he was not complaining about his family and if he behaves similarly with you as he does with his other friends.

If you are his friend, it still might be the case that he is attracted to you. If he is, he would likely show signs of it by doing things such as:

  • Standing near you when talking to you
  • Touching you more than others
  • Having dilated pupils when talking to you
  • Adjusting his clothing or hair as soon as he sees you
  • Pointing his feet at you even when he’s not directly in front of you
  • Mirroring your body language
  • Talking to you more than other people in the group
  • Glancing at you often then quickly looking away when you notice
  • Getting anxious when you’re with other men
  • Getting defensive when other men are around
  • Blinking more than usual
  • Showing signs of nervousness around you
  • Positioning himself to be near you
  • Talking with a deeper voice than normal
  • Holding eye contact for longer than normal

Consider how he reacts when he sees you

To help figure out how he feels about you, it would help to consider the way that he reacts when he sees you. If he does not change his body language much, it would be more likely that he does not have particularly strong feelings towards you.

Whereas, if he reacts to seeing you by doing things such as:

  • Sitting more upright
  • Moving closer to you
  • Uncrossing his arms and legs
  • Adjusting his appearance
  • Watching you to see where you go

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

Consider the timing of when he said it

It would also help to consider the timing of when he said it. If he said it to you when you were on a date with each other, it would be more likely that he was hinting at you meeting his family. Whereas, if he did it when you were together during the day, it would be more likely that he just wanted to talk to someone about his family.

Consider 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 seems to behave the same way with other people and he shows the same body language with them, it would be more likely that he considers you a friend. Whereas, if he seems to show a lot of interest in you, it would be more likely that he is attracted to you.

Consider multiple signs

When considering what his body language could be showing, it would help to consider multiple signs at the same time. This is because single body language signs can be unreliable on their own. Whereas, multiple signs, that all suggest the same thing, can 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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