If someone recently told you that they care about you, this post will show you likely reasons why and what would make each of them more likely.

So, what does it mean when someone says they care about you? Likely reasons why someone will say that they care about you are that they consider you a friend, they think you are feeling sad or that they are showing that they like you.

There are actually a number of possible reasons why someone will say that they care about you 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 someone says they care about you?

Below are likely reasons why someone will say that they care about you.

They consider you a friend

The reason why they said it could be that they consider you as a close friend. This would be more likely if they also say other things about their other friends and if they also show similar body language and behavior around you as they do with their other friends.

They are attracted to you

It is possible that they were saying it because it was their way of showing that they like you. This would be more likely if they only say things like that to you and if they show different body language with you as they do with their other friends.

However, it might also be the case that they were saying it to let you down gently when they were actually saying that they are not attracted to you which would be more likely if they said it when you were asking them out.

If they are attracted to you, they would likely show it in their body language by doing things such as:

  • Looking at you when they laugh
  • Standing closest to you
  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you
  • Glancing at you a lot
  • Touching you the most
  • Asking you the most questions
  • Pointing their feet at you
  • Adjusting their appearance when they see you

They think you are feeling sad

It might also be the case that they were trying to reassure you because they thought that you were feeling sad. This would be more likely if they said it when they were alone with you, if you were talking to them about something that made you feel sad, if something happened that would make you feel sad or if you were showing some signs of being sad.

Consider the timing of when they said it

To help figure out the main cause, it would help to consider the timing of when they said it. If they said it when you were showing interest in them, it might be the case that they were rejecting you in a delicate manner. Whereas, if they said it when you were talking about something that made you sad, it could be the case that they thought that you were feeling sad. If they said it at a random time, it might be the case that they were just being friendly.

Consider how they react when they see you

When trying to figure out how they feel about you, it would help to consider the way that they react when they first see you.

If they react by doing things such as:

  • Adjusting their appearance
  • Moving closer to you
  • Making space for you
  • Watching to see where you go
  • Raise their eyebrows and smile

It would be more likely that they like you.

Whereas, if they do things such as:

  • Move away
  • Point their feet away
  • Avoid eye contact
  • Cross their arms

It would be more likely that they are actually trying to avoid you.

Consider how they interact with other people

It would also help to compare how they interact with their other friends with how they interact with you. If they interact with you in a similar way to how they interact with their other friends and they show similar body language, it would be more likely that they consider you as a friend. Whereas, if they interact with you differently, it would be more likely that they have particularly positive or negative feelings towards you.

Consider multiple signs

When considering what their body language might be showing, it would help to consider multiple signs in the body language. If they show a single body language sign of something, it won’t be so reliable. Whereas, multiple signs that all suggest the same thing are a lot more reliable.

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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