If your boyfriend has been calling you his wife lately then you’re probably wondering why and what it might mean.

This post will help you understand why your boyfriend has been calling you his wife.

So, what does it mean when my boyfriend calls me his wife? It could mean that he wants to marry you someday which would be more likely if he does other things that would suggest that he wants to such as asking what you think of marriage. He might also do it because he’s being manipulative, he imitating other people or he wants to see your reaction.

Since there are a number of reasons why a guy might call you his wife it is important to consider the context of how he says it and the body language that he shows around you.

By doing so you’ll be able to get a better understanding of why he would call you his wife.

Reasons why your boyfriend will call you his wife

Each of the different reasons why your boyfriend will call you his wife will likely come with a number of clues in his body language.

Below, I will mention a number of reasons why your boyfriend will call you his wife and the body language signs that you could expect to see with them.

He’d like to marry you someday

The reason that he calls you his wife could be that he thinks that he will marry you someday.

If that is the case then it would be likely that he has been your boyfriend for a number of years. He might also occasionally ask you about your thoughts on marriage perhaps to see if you want to get married with him or not.

It would also be likely that he would show a number of strong signs of attraction when around you which could include:

  • Mirroring your body language
  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you (known as gazing)
  • Always pointing his feet at you when you are around
  • Standing closer to you when talking to you than he does with other people
  • Having more dilated pupils than usual when he is talking to you
  • Touching you a lot
  • Getting anxious when you’re around other men
  • Touching your feet with his feet
  • Making plans based around your plans

He is manipulating you

The reason that he calls you wifey might actually be that he is being manipulative and he is doing it to make it feel like the relationship is more serious than it really is.

If that is the case then he might not actually have plans for the relationship in the long-term and he might be saying it to keep you happy for now.

If that is the case then it would be likely that he would show some slight signs of anxiousness when he says it and when talking about the future of your relationship.

These signs could include:

  • Talking at a different pitch
  • Rubbing the face, arms, legs or neck
  • Scratching the neck
  • Looking away
  • Coughing
  • Dry mouth
  • Changing the subject

He’s imitating other people

It might be the case that he calls you his wife because he has seen other people such as his friends call their girlfriends their wives.

If that is the case then it would be more likely that your relationship is still new and that he doesn’t actually talk about the relationship in the long-term. It might also be the case that you would notice that his friends say it as well.

He wants to see your reaction

It might be the case that he called you his wife because he wanted to see your reaction.

The reason that he wanted to see your reaction could be that he is thinking of marrying you but he is not sure if you want to marry him.

If that is why he said it then it would be more likely that he would only have said it once and that he would ask you other marriage-related questions as well such as what you think about marriage.

Consider how old the relationship is

When trying to understand why he calls you his wife it would be helpful to consider how old the relationship is.

If you have been his girlfriend for some years and you have been living with him for a while as well then it would be more likely that he is saying it because he is thinking of marrying you.

Whereas, if you haven’t been with him for a long time then it would be more likely that he would either be saying it due to imitating others or possibly because he is being manipulative. It would be helpful to consider the type of body language that he shows when he says it and when talking about the relationship in the long-term.

Consider how he reacts to seeing you

The way that he reacts to seeing you would likely tell you a lot about the way that he feels about you.

If he reacts to seeing you by uncrossing his arms, sitting upright, his pupils dilate, he makes space for you, he points his feet at you, he holds eye contact without squinting or tightening the lips and he raises his eyebrows and smiles then it would be likely that he has strong feelings for you. It would also be more likely that he calls you his wife because he’s thinking of marrying you.

Whereas, if he tightens his lips, squints slightly, points his feet away from you, rubs his arms, face, neck or legs, his pupils constrict, he crosses his arms and he doesn’t show you a genuine smile where he creases besides the eyes then it would be more likely that he says it due to manipulating you.

Consider how he reacts to certain questions

When trying to understand why he calls you his wife it would be helpful to consider the way that he reacts to certain questions and topics.

If he avoids talking about your future together and he shows signs of anxiety when you’re both talking about the future then it would be much more likely that he is saying it due to manipulation.

Whereas, if he is the one that tends to bring up topics related to the relationships future and he otherwise shows positive body language signs around you as mentioned in the first section then it would be more likely that he is thinking of marrying you.

Consider multiple aspects of his body language

When considering what he is suggesting with his body language it would be helpful to consider multiple parts of his body language.

There are many reasons that a guy might show one particular body language sign making it difficult to draw an accurate conclusion when only considering one body language sign.

Whereas, if he shows a number of different signs in his body language that all suggest the same thing then it would be much more likely that he is 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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