If there is a guy that has been wanting to cuddle with you, this post will show you likely reasons why and what would make each of them more likely.
So, what does it mean when a guy wants to cuddle? Likely reasons why a guy would want to cuddle are that he is attracted to you or that he thinks you are sad. He might also do it because he considers you as a friend.
There are actually a number of possible reasons why a guy would want to cuddle but there are some things you can consider to help figure out the main cause.
What does it mean when a guy wants to cuddle?
Below are likely causes and what would make each of them more likely.
He likes you
If he only wants to cuddle with you and his body language changes when he is around you, it would be likely that he is attracted to you.
If that is the case then it would be likely that he would show other signs of attraction in his body language when he is around you.
Some examples could include:
- Having more dilated pupils than normal when talking to you
- Mirroring your body language
- Sitting or standing with a more erect posture when he notices you
- Adjusting his shirt or hair when he notices you
- Pointing his feet at you
- Keeping his focus specifically on you when you’re in a group together
- Finding excuses to touch you
- Standing close to you when talking to you
- Positioning himself so that he is always near you
- Holding prolonged eye contact with you
He considers you a friend
The cause could also be that he considers you as a friend. This would be more likely if he also cuddles his other friends a lot.
If that is the case then it would be likely that he would show the same body language signals around you as he does around his other friends.
He is feeling sad
If he already cuddled with you, the cause might also be that he felt sad.
This would be more likely to be the reason if he was talking to you about something that made him sad.
It would also be more likely if he was showing signs of being sad in his body language by doing this such as:
- Quivering at the lips or below the eyes
- Having watery eyes
- Speaking faster than normal
- Speaking at a higher pitch than normal
He thinks you are sad
Alternatively, it might have been the case that he did it because he wanted to make you feel better.
If that was why he did it then it would be likely that you would have been talking to him about something that made you sad. It would also be likely that you would have been showing signs of being sad in your body language such as those mentioned above.
Consider your relationship with him
To help figure out why he would want to cuddle with you, it would help to consider your relationship with him.
If he is just your friend then it could be a sign that he is attracted to you in which case you should consider if he shows other signs of attraction in his body language. Alternatively, if he does it with his other female friends then it would be likely he considers you a friend.
If he was a guy that you haven’t spoken to much, it would be more likely that he is attracted to you and you should expect to see other signs of attraction in his body language.
Consider how he reacts when he first sees you
One thing that would help to consider, in particular, would be the way that he reacts when he first sees you.
If he raises his eyebrows and smiles, points his feet at you, sits upright, mirrors your body language, positions himself to be near you and uncrosses his arms then it would suggest that he is attracted to you.
Whereas, if his body language doesn’t change when he first notices you then it would suggest that he has more neutral feelings towards you.
Consider how he interacts with other people
It would also help to consider the way that he interacts with other people.
If he tends to cuddle other people and he doesn’t change his body language much around you then it would be more likely that he did it because he considers you a friend.
Whereas, if he only does it with you and he tends to change his body language when he notices you then it would be more likely that he is attracted to you.
Consider multiple body language signals
When you’re trying to figure out whether or not he likes you it would be helpful to consider multiple different body language signals at a time.
The reason for that is that if he shows multiple body language signals that all suggest that he is attracted to you then it would be a lot more likely that he really is attracted to you.
Whereas, if he only shows one signal then it would usually be a lot less likely since there are usually a number of different reasons that a guy will show one particular body language signal.
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.