If a guy tries to a make you smile a lot, this post will show you likely reasons why and what would make them more likely.

So, what does it mean when a guy makes you smile? Likely reasons why a guy will try to make you smile are that he is attracted to you, he does it naturally, he is nervous, he is trying to make you feel better or that he considers you a friend.

A guy might try to make you smile for a number of different reasons but there are some things you can consider to help figure out the main cause.

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What does it mean when a guy makes you smile?

Below are likely reasons why a guy will try to make you smile and what would make each of them more likely.

He is attracted to you

Often, guys will try to make women smile or laugh when they are attracted to them. It could be the case that he tried to make you smile because he is attracted to you. This would be more likely if he only tries to make you smile and not other people and if he changes his behavior when he is around you.

If he is attracted to you, it would be likely that he would show signs of attraction such as:

  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you
  • Keeping his focus on you when multiple people are talking
  • Glancing at you a lot
  • Pointing his feet at you (people often point their feet at people that they are attracted to)
  • Adjusting his appearance when he sees you
  • Asking you the most questions when in a group with you
  • Touching you a lot
  • Talking to you with a deeper voice than he does with other people
  • Standing closer to you than he does with other people
  • Watching you and getting anxious when you are around other men
  • Getting defensive when other men are with you both
  • Having dilated pupils when looking at you (people’s pupils will often become more dilated when looking at someone that they are attracted to)

He does it naturally

It might also be the case that he tries to make people smile naturally. This would be more likely if you have noticed that he tries to make other people smile in a similar way and if he shows similar body language around you as he does around other people.

He is trying to make you feel better

It could also be the case that he was trying to make you feel better. This would be more likely if he did it when you were feeling sad or when you was talking about something that made you sad.

He considers you a friend

It might also be the case that he considers you a friend. This would be more likely if he also tries to make his other friends laugh and if he shows similar body language around you as he does around his other friends.

He is nervous

Sometimes people will start smiling and trying to be funny when they are nervous and it might also be a sign that he was nervous. This would be more likely if he was doing it in a social setting where other people were around him and if he was showing signs of being nervous such as having a high pitched voice, fidgeting a lot and rubbing himself a lot. This would also be a sign that he is attracted to you but it could be due to something else.

Things to consider

Below are things to consider to help figure out the main reason why he tries to make you smile often.

How he reacts when he sees you

When trying to figure out why he tries to make you laugh it would help to consider how he reacts when he sees you.

If he, noticeably, changes his body language and behavior it would make it more likely that he has particularly good feelings for you.

If he reacts to seeing you by doing things such as:

  • Adjusting his appearance
  • Adjusting his posture
  • Facing towards you (especially with his feet)
  • Moving closer to you
  • Having more dilated pupils

Then it would be more likely that he tries to make you smile because he is attracted to you.

How he interacts with other people

It would also help to consider the way that he interacts with other people. If he interacts with other people similarly to how he does with you and he shows the same body language, it would be more likely that he is naturally that way. Whereas, if he shows different body language around you and he only tries to make you laugh, it would be more likely that he is attracted to you.

Look for a number of body language clues

When considering what he could be showing with his body language it would help to consider multiple signs at the same time.

The reason for this is that a single body language sign can have many different meanings. This can cause single body language signs to be less reliable on their own.

Whereas, if someone shows a number of body language signs that all suggest the same thing then it would make it more likely that they are showing them for that reason.

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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