If a guy has been teasing you then you might be wondering why and what it might mean about the way that he feels about you.
This post will show you a number of reasons why he might tease you and why other guys might do it as well in the future.
So, what does it mean when a guy teases you? It could be a sign that he is attracted to you especially if he only does it to you and if he shows other signs of attraction around you. He might also do it naturally, he might do it as a power-play or he might actually be being mean.
There are a number of reasons why a guy might tease you and there are a number of things that you can consider when trying to figure out why he does it.
Why a guy will tease you
Each of the different reasons why a guy might tease you will likely come with a number of clues in the way that he does it and the body language that he shows.
Below, I will mention a number of reasons why a guy might tease you, the signs to look for and the things to consider.
He is attracted to you
If he teases you but he shows positive body language around you then it could be the case that he is attracted to you.
If he is attracted to you then he might be teasing you in order to get attention from you, to make you think about him more, to see the way that you react and because it is the way that he flirts with girls.
If he is attracted to you then it would be likely that he would show signs of being attracted to you, when he is around you, such as:
- Holding prolonged eye contact with you
- Glancing at you a lot
- Standing closer to you than he does with other people
- Giving you the most amount of attention
- Watching you when you are around other guys
- Adjusting his appearance when he sees you
- Getting defensive when other guys are around you both
- Pointing his feet at you (people will often point their feet at the person that they are attracted to)
- Having dilated pupils when looking at you (people will often have more dilated pupils when looking at someone that they are attracted to)
There are more signs of attraction that a guy might show around you and I have written about many more of them in this blog post.
He considers you a friend
It could be the case that he does it because he considers you a friend.
If that is the case then it would be more likely that he would also do it with his other friends as well and that he would show similar body language around them as he does with you.
If he does also do it with 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 signs of attraction around you that he doesn’t around other people.
He does it as a power-play
It might be the case that he does it as a power-play.
If he does then it would be more likely that he would do it to you in front of other people, that he would not tease you about things that you like and that he would do it in a more dominating way.
If he does do it as a power-play then it could be the case that he would show other signs of dominating behavior around you and other people such as:
- Telling you to do things
- Putting his hands and feet on things that are not his
- Touching you and other people a lot
- Standing in your and other peoples personal space
- Talking over people
- Disagreeing with people a lot
He is being mean
The reason that he teases you could be that he is actually being mean.
If that is the case then it would be more likely that he would say it with a more sinister tone and that it would be something designed to be more hurtful.
It would also be likely that he would show signs such as:
- Tense his jaw when looking at you
- Squinting at you
- Tightening his eyebrows together
- Pointing his fingers at you
- Intense staring
- Constricted pupils
- Sarcastically laughing when you say something
Consider how he reacts to seeing you
When trying to figure out how he feels about you and why he teases you it would help to consider the way that he reacts to seeing you.
If he changes his body language and behavior a lot, when he sees you, then it would make it more likely that he has good or bad feelings about you.
If he reacts to seeing you by doing things such as:
- Adjusting his appearance
- Sitting or standing more upright
- Holding eye contact
- Facing towards you (especially with his feet)
- Moving closer to you
Then it would make it more likely that he is attracted to you.
Whereas, if he reacts to seeing you by doing things such as:
- Avoiding eye contact
- Smiling only at the mouth
- Standing further away from you
- Facing away from you
Then it would be more likely that he does it for a negative reason.
Consider how he interacts with other people
People can show certain body language signs naturally. This can make body language signs that would normally suggest something become less reliable. This is why it would help to compare the way that he interacts with you with how he interacts with other people.
If he shows the same body language around you as he does with his friends and he teases them as well then it would be more likely that he considers you a friend.
Whereas if he only seems to tease you and he shows more positive body language around you then it would be more likely that he is attracted to you.
Consider the type of relationship you have with him
It would also help to consider the type of relationship that you have with him.
If he was a guy that you had not met before then it would be more likely that he either does it naturally or he was attracted to you depending on the behavior and body language that he was showing.
Whereas, if you have known him for a while then he could have done it for any of the reasons mentioned above. It would be necessary for you to consider the behavior and body language that he was showing and to consider his normal behavior and where he did it to get a better idea of why.
Look for a number of body language clues
When trying to make sense of what a person’s body language might be showing it would help to consider multiple signs at the same time.
This is because a single body language sign will often have many different possible meanings. This can make single body language signs less reliable on their own.
Whereas, if someone shows a number of different body language signs that all suggest the same thing then it would be more likely that the person is showing them for that specific reason.
If you are still unsure of why he is teasing you then a good ebook that I would recommend that will teach you how to better read body language and spot signs of attraction would be this one.
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.