If a guy has been calling you wifey then you’re probably wondering why and what he meant by it.

This post will help you understand why he called you wifey and help you understand why other guys might call you wifey in the future.

So, what does it mean when a guy calls you wifey?

  1. He’s attracted to you
  2. He wants to be more than just friends
  3. He wants to see how you’ll react
  4. He thinks that you’re in a relationship with him
  5. He’s in love

Since there are a number of reasons why a guy might call you wifey it is important to consider the context in which he called you wifey and the body language that he showed.

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

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Reasons why a guy will call you wifey

Each of the different reasons why a guy will call you wifey will likely come with a number of clues especially in his body language and behavior.

Below, I will mention a number of reasons why a guy might call you wifey and the body language signals that you can expect to see with them.

He’s attracted to you

If he only calls you wifey, he is a similar age to you and his body language and behavior is different around you compared to when he is around other people then it would be likely that he says it because he is attracted to you.

If he does call you wifey because he is attracted to you then it would be likely that he would show signs of attraction to you when he is around you in his body language and behavior.

These signs could include:

  • Mirroring your body language
  • Finding excuses to touch you
  • Standing closer to you when talking to you than he does with other people
  • Talking to you with a deeper voice than he does with other people
  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you
  • Having more dilated pupils than normal when talking to you
  • Staring at you then smiling or looking away if you notice
  • Sitting more upright when he notices you
  • Adjusting his appearance when he notices you
  • Uncrossing his arms when he notices you
  • Asking you more questions than he does to other people in the group
  • Keeping his focus on you when you’re talking and other people are as well
  • Making plans based on yours
  • Getting anxious, watching you and sticking around when you’re with other men
  • Pointing his feet in your direction

He wants to be more than just friends

If he has been your friend for a while and he has started to call you wifey then it would be a sign that he wants to be more than just friends with you.

If that is why he calls you wifey then it would be likely that he would show a number of the signs of attraction mentioned above and you might not have picked up on them so far.

It would be especially likely that he would have dilated pupils around you, that he would make plans based on yours, he’d get anxious when you’re with other men and that he’d become defensive when other men are around.

He wants to see how you’ll react

If he isn’t your friend and he called you wifey once perhaps when meeting you for the first time then he might have said it to see your reaction.

The reason that he wanted to see your reaction could be that he is attracted to you but he isn’t sure if you’re attracted to him. If that is why he called you wifey then it would be likely that he would show signs of attraction when around you.

He thinks that you’re in a relationship with him

If you have been dating him for a while then calling you wifey would be a sign that he either thinks that you’re in a relationship now or that he wants to be in one with you.

If he does think that you’re in a relationship now then it would be likely that he would have started to do other boyfriend like things such as wanting to introduce you to his friends or parents.

He’s in love

If he has been your boyfriend for a while then calling you wifey could be a sign that he is in love with you.

If that is why he has been calling you wifey then it would be likely that he would be showing numerous overt signs of attraction when he is around you. He might also have started to talk about your future together when he started to call you wifey.

Consider your relationship with him

When trying to understand why he would call you wifey it would help to think about the type of relationship that you have with him.

If he has been your friend for a while then it would be a sign that he secretly is attracted to you.

If he was a guy that you hadn’t met before or one that you didn’t know very well then it would be more likely that he was trying to see how you would react and that he was attracted to you.

If he is your boyfriend then it would be more likely that he is showing that he is comfortable in the relationship and possibly that he plans to take it further at some point in the future.

Consider how he reacts to seeing you

When trying to understand how he feels about you it would be useful to think about the way that he reacts when he sees you at first.

This is because if he changes his body language and behavior when he sees you then it would be likely that he had some kind of an emotional response to seeing you.

If he reacts to seeing you by uncrossing his arms and legs, raising his eyebrows, smiling, pointing his feet at you, sitting upright, adjusting his hair or clothing and his pupils dilate then it would be much more likely that he is attracted to you.

Whereas, if he crosses his arms, avoids eye contact, points his feet towards the exit, squints and tightens his lips then it would be more likely that he has negative feelings towards you. However, if he calls you wifey this would be unlikely.

Think about how he interacts with other people

When trying to understand the way that he feels about you it would be helpful to consider the way that he interacts with other people.

If he shows the same body language and behavior when he is with other people as he does with you then it would be less likely that he is attracted to you and more likely that he feels comfortable around you.

Whereas, if he does change his behavior and body language around you compared to others then it would be more likely that he is attracted to you assuming that he changes it in a way that shows attraction.

Consider multiple aspects of his body language

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

He might show a single body language sign for many different reasons. This means that it would be difficult to reliably determine why he is showing the sign.

Whereas, if he shows multiple signs in his body language that all point towards the same thing then it would allow for you to draw a more reliable conclusion.

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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