If a guy recently sent you a kiss emoji, this post will show you likely reasons why and what would make them more likely.

So, why does it mean when a guy sends you a kiss emoji? Likely reasons why a guy would send you a kiss emoji are that it was just being nice, he was trying to cheer you up or that he was trying to flirt. It would help a lot to consider the context of how he sent the emoji.

There are a number of possible reasons why a guy would send you a kiss emoji and it could be due to a combination of them. However, 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 sends you a kiss emoji?

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

He likes you

It is possible that he sent you a kiss emoji because he is attracted to you.

It would be more likely that he is attracted to you if he tends to text you first, he responds to you quickly, he texts you later in the evening, he texts you questions about your relationship or if he tries to organize meeting up with you when texting you.

If he is attracted to you, he would likely show a number of signs of being attracted to you in his body language and behavior when he is around you in person.

These signs can include:

  • 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 was just being nice

It could also be the case that he sent you a kiss emoji because he was simply trying to be nice. This would be more likely if you know that he also sends kiss emojis to other people and if he acts in a similar way around you as he does around his other friends. It would also be more likely if he was just joking when texting you and not trying to do things such as meet up with you.

He was trying to cheer you up

It might also be the case that he sent a kiss emoji because he was trying to cheer you up. This would be a lot more likely if he sent it when you were talking about something that made you or him sad or if something sad happened to you recently.

Things to consider

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

The context of how he sent you the emoji

It is important to consider the context in which he sent the kiss emoji. If he sent it when you were talking about something that made you sad, it would be a lot more likely that he sent it because he was trying to cheer you up.

If he sent it when he was also doing things such as trying to meet up with you, he was texting about sexual things or he was asking about your relationship, it would be a lot more likely that he is attracted to you.

If he always sends you kiss emojis and he acts similarly with you as he does with his other friends, it would be more likely that he considers you a friend.

How he interacts with you in person

It would also help to consider how he interacts with you in person. If he does things such as touch you the most, look at you the most and stand closest to you, it would be more likely that he is attracted to you. Whereas, if he behaves the same way around you as he does with his friends it would be more likely that he was just being friendly.

Consider how often he texts you

When trying to understand why he sent you a kiss emoji it would be helpful to consider how often he texts you.

If he tends to text you a lot, it would be more likely that he is attracted to you because it suggests that he is thinking about you a lot.

Whereas, if he doesn’t text you often, it would be less likely that he is attracted to you and more likely that he tries to make his texts more personal. However, it could still be the case that he does like you in which case it would be likely that he would show signs of attraction when he is around you in person as mentioned in the first section.

Consider how quickly he responds to you

It would also be helpful to consider how quickly he responds to your texts when trying to understand why he sent you a kiss emoji.

I have written more in-depth in the past about what it means if a guy responds to your texts quickly here.

However, if he does respond to your texts quickly, it would be more likely that he sends you kiss emojis because he likes you since it suggests that he is glad that you texted him and that he wants to talk to you a lot.

If he takes a long time to respond to your texts, it would be less likely that he is attracted to you. However, it still might be the case that he is since he might be busy and some guys will actually wait to respond on purpose. If he is attracted to you then it would be likely that he would show signs of it when he is with you in person.

Consider what he texts you

When trying to understand why he sends you kiss emojis it would be useful to consider the type of things that he texts you.

If he only texts you school/work-related things, it would be more likely that he naturally sends kiss emojis and less likely that he does it because he’s attracted to you.

Whereas, if he tends to text you sexual type things or questions that are related to your relationship status then it would be much more likely that he sends kiss emojis because he is attracted to you.

Consider who texts who first

Another useful thing to consider when trying to understand why he sends kiss emojis texts is whether or not he tends to text you first.

If he tends to be the first one to start the conversation, it would be more likely that he is attracted to you since it suggests that he thinks about you often and that he wants to continue talking to you.

Whereas, if you tend to be the one that starts the conversation, it would be less likely that he is attracted to you. However, he might still be attracted to you and he might just prefer not to text people in which case it would be likely that he would show attraction to you in person and that he would try to organize meeting you when he does text you.

If you both tend to start the conversation at an equal amount, it would be necessary to consider the type of things that he texts you, when he texts you, if he tries to meet up with you and how he interacts with you in person to understand why he sent you a kiss emoji.

Think about how he reacts to seeing you

When trying to understand why he sent you a kiss emoji and the way that he feels about you it would be helpful to consider the way that he reacts to seeing you.

If he noticeably changes his behavior and body language when he sees you then it would be a strong sign that he has good or bad feelings about you.

If he tends to react to seeing you by:

  • Avoiding saying silly things
  • Adjusting his hair or clothing
  • Mirroring your body language
  • Sitting or standing with a straighter posture
  • Smiling
  • Raising his eyebrows
  • Holding eye contact
  • Uncrossing his arms
  • Making space for you
  • His pupils dilate

Then it would be more likely that he sent you a kiss emoji because he is attracted to you.

Look at multiple aspects of his body language

When considering his body language when trying to understand why he texted you a kiss emoji it would be best to look for clusters of signs.

This means that you should look for multiple body language signs that all suggest the same meaning.

This is because he might show a single body language sign for a variety of different meanings making it difficult to understand what it means.

Whereas, if he shows multiple body language signs that all suggest the same thing, it would be much more likely that he is showing them for that exact 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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