If you have recently noticed a guy staring at you without any expression on his face you’re probably wondering what it might mean.
This post will try to help you figure out why a guy might stare at you without any expression and to help you to make sense of it as it happens in the future.
So, what does it mean if a guy stares at you without any expression? Possible causes of a guy staring at you without any expression are that he is attracted to you, he is mad at you, he is thinking about you, or that he is just looking in your general direction.
When trying to figure out why a guy might have been staring at you without any expression it is important to consider the other body language signals that he shows you. By doing so you will be able to get a better idea of what he is thinking.
Why a guy might stare at you without any expression
There are a number of reasons why a guy might stare at you without any expression and each of them will likely come with clues in the body language.
Below, I will mention a number of reasons why a guy might stare at you without making any expression and the body language signals to look for with it.
He finds you attractive
One reason that he might have done it is that he thought that you are attractive.
If this was the case then the reason that he didn’t show any expression on his face could have been because he didn’t want you to know.
The reason that he might not have wanted you to know could have been that he was too nervous to approach you. If you want him to then consider smiling and taking an open stance when catching eyes with him in order to let him know that you want him to.
If he was staring at you without an expression due to attraction then it is likely that he would also show signals of attraction in his body language.
These can include:
- Glancing at you regularly
- Adjusting his hair, shirt, tie or some other piece of clothing
- Pointing his feet towards you
- Pointing his toes up when talking to you
- Touching your feet with his feet
- Mirroring your body language
- Pupil dilation
- Having the legs spread apart
- Holding longer eye contact than normal
- Touching you more than others
- Talking to you more than others
- Talking in a way that continues the conversation
- He might get nervous when talking to you so he might do things such as blink a lot, rub his neck, eyes, face, arms or legs, or he might tap his fingers and feet up and down.
- Getting nervous when you’re talking to other men
- laughing and looking at you to see if you are as well
- Speaking with a deeper voice than normal
He’s annoyed with you
It could have been the case that he was annoyed with you.
If he was then it would be likely that you would have recently had an argument or some kind of break with him or you might have said or done something that annoyed him.
If that was the case then he would likely have shown other signs of being annoyed in his body language.
They can include:
- Tight lips
- Pointing the feet away from you
- Crossed arms and legs
- Tight jaw
- Tightening the eyebrows
- Pupil constriction
- Giving short answers
- Distancing himself from you
He’s warning you
In some cases, a guy might stare at you without showing expression, as a way to intimidate you and to prevent you from going any nearer towards him.
This would be more likely to happen in cases where there might be danger such as if there was just a fight or if he is a guard or police officer.
He’s thinking about you in general
One reason that he might have been staring at you without showing any expressions could be that he was thinking about you in a non-sexual way.
This would be more likely to be the case if you have been working with him on something perhaps because he is your boss or because you’re doing a joint project with him.
In this case, his body language could still appear to be positive towards you but he wouldn’t touch you more than others, gaze at you, get anxious when you’re with other men, talk to you more than others or get nervous talking to you.
He’s thinking about something unrelated to you
It could also have been the case that he was thinking about something unrelated to you and that he was looking in your general direction.
In this case, he likely wouldn’t have moved when you noticed him because he wasn’t actually looking at you.
Unless he was mad about something or happy about something he also would have been likely to have had a neutral body language.
He’s looking at you but without wanting to talk to you
It might also have been the case that he was attracted to you but he didn’t have any intentions of coming over and talking to you.
Someone told him something about you
Sometimes, when people are talking about a person, they will look at the person that they are talking about.
It could have been the case that this is why the guy was looking at you without showing any expression. This would have been more likely if he was with people that you know.
Think about where it happened
When trying to figure out why a guy might stare at you without showing any expression it would be helpful to consider the location that it happened in.
If he did it in a formal setting such as at work then it would make it more likely that he did it because he was thinking about you. He still might be attracted to you which is why it’s important to consider his body language signals that he shows when talking to you.
If it was in a less formal setting such as a party or a bar then it would make it more likely that it was due to attraction. But, even then, it would still be important to consider what other aspects of his body language were suggesting.
Consider his relationship with you
Thinking about what your relationship with him is like would also be something that should help you a lot in determining why he did it.
If he’s your boss then it would make it more likely that he was thinking about you. But, his body language might suggest otherwise when talking to you, so it’s important to take that into account.
If he’s your friend then he might have been thinking about you or trying to get you to notice him.
If he was someone that you haven’t met before then he might have been attracted to you or he might have just been looking in your general direction. If he was pointing his feet towards you, he readjusted his shirt, tie, etc when he saw you, he gave you multiple glances throughout the event and he stayed in your general area it would make it more likely that he was attracted to you.
Think about what his normal body language looks like
When trying to make sense of a person’s body language it is helpful to compare it to what his normal body language looks like.
If he tends to stare, as many men do, then unless other aspects of his body language were different, it wouldn’t be recommended to draw conclusions on why he did it.
Whereas if it isn’t something that he normally does and other aspects of his body language were different then it would make it more likely that he was either mad at you or attracted to you.
When you catch a guy staring at you what is he thinking? There are many things that he could be thinking. It would be necessary to consider the body language that he is showing in order to get a better idea of what he’s thinking.
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.