If a guy has been texting you for hours, this post will show you likely reasons why and what would make them more likely.

So, what does it mean when a guy texts you for hours? A guy texting you for hours could mean that he is attracted to you you especially if he only does it with you and if he shows other signs of attraction when he is around you. It might also be that he is nervous, that he considers you a friend or that he is feeling sad.

There are actually a number of possible reasons why a guy will text you for hours 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 texts you for hours?

Below are likely reasons why a guy would text you for hours and what would make each of them more likely.

He’s attracted to you

If he only seems to text you for hours, and not other people as well, and he changes his body language and behavior around you, it would be likely that he is attracted to you.

The reason why texting you for hours suggests that he is attracted to you is that it suggests that he is excited to be talking to you which is likely to be because he likes you.

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

  • Mirroring your body language
  • Uncrossing his arms and legs when he sees you
  • Adjusting his clothing and hair when he sees you
  • Finding excuses to touch you
  • Having more dilated pupils than usual when he is around you
  • Holding extended eye contact with you
  • Standing close to you when talking to you
  • Pointing his feet at you
  • Sitting or standing more upright when he notices you
  • Showing signs of nervousness when talking to you (more below)
  • Getting anxious when you’re with other men and staying in the area when you are
  • Becoming defensive when other men are around
  • Keeping his focus on you when there are other people talking around you

He is nervous

The reason why he texts you for hours could be that he gets slightly nervous around you.

Sometimes, when people are nervous, it will cause them to talk more and this could be why he talks to you a lot.

The reason why he gets nervous around you could be that he is attracted to you. If it is why he gets nervous around you, it would be likely that he would show signs of both nervousness and attraction in his behavior and body language.

If he does get nervous then some other signs that he might show could include:

  • Rubbing his arms, face, legs or neck often
  • Touching the front of his neck
  • Scratching the back of his neck
  • Having a dry mouth
  • Coughing
  • Struggling to maintain eye contact
  • Talking with an upwards inflection where he goes high pitched at the ends of sentences
  • Tapping his fingers and feet a lot
  • Fidgeting

He wants to be more than just friends

If he is your friend, the reason why he talks to you for hours could be that he wants to be more than just friends with you but he hasn’t had the courage to tell you yet.

If he does want to be in a relationship with you, it would be likely that he would show signs of attraction in his body language and behavior when he is around you but you might not have noticed them.

It would be especially likely that he would get anxious when you are with other men your age, get defensive when they are around and that he would make plans based on yours.

He enjoys your company

It might also be the case that he simply likes talking to you.

If he does but he isn’t attracted to you, it would be likely that he would show positive body language signals around you like uncrossing the arms and legs and smiling. However, he would be less likely to adjust his hair or clothing when he sees you, find excuses to touch you or hold prolonged eye contact with you.

He’s sad

It might also be the case that he was feeling sad.

If he was then it would be likely that he was texting you about something that made him feel sad and that he showed it in his body language, when he was around you, by doing things such as taking deeper breaths, inhaling through the nose quickly and having watery eyes.

It would also be more likely that he would only have texted you for hours at that specific time and not at other times as well. If he does do it regularly, it would also suggest that he is attracted to you and you should consider the type of body language and behavior that he shows around you.

Consider how often he does it

It would help to consider how often he texts you for hours.

If he rarely does it, it would be more likely that he does it due to being sad or being friendly.

Whereas, if he does it more often and he finds excuses to be with you then it would be more likely that he is attracted to you.

Consider how he reacts to seeing you

The way that he initially reacts to seeing you is something that is usually a useful thing to consider.

If he tends to uncross his arms and legs, sit up straight, raise his eyebrows and smile, hold prolonged eye contact with you, point his feet at you, position himself to be nearer to you and his pupils dilate then it would be likely that he is attracted to you.

Consider how he interacts with other people

It would also be helpful to consider how he interacts with other people and compare it to how he interacts with you.

If he texts other people a lot and he shows the same body language around them, in person, as he does around you then it would be more likely that he has a more talkative personality.

Whereas, if he only does it with you and his body language becomes different around you, it would be more likely that he is attracted to you.

Consider multiple aspects of his body language

When trying to make sense of what a guy thinks of you it would be helpful to consider multiple aspects of his body language at a time.

The reason for that is that a single body language signal will often come with a number of different possible meanings. This can make it difficult to draw an accurate conclusion about his feelings towards you based on one signal.

Whereas, if he shows multiple body language signals that can mean the same thing then it would be more likely that it is the actual reason that he is showing them.

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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