If a guy recently flirted with another girl in front of you then you might be wondering why and what it might mean about the way that he feels about you.

This post will show you why he might have flirted with another girl in front of you and why other guys might do it in the future.

So, what does it mean when a guy flirts with another girl in front of you? If he is a guy that you are dating then it would be likely that he is doing it to make you jealous. Other possible reasons include that he acts that way naturally, he is not actually attracted to you or that he wasn’t really flirting with her.

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By considering the body language that he was showing and your past relationship with him it will make it easier to understand why he would have done it.

Why a guy will flirt with another girl in front of you

Each of the different reasons why a guy will flirt with another girl in front of you will likely come with a number of clues in the way that he did it and the body language that he showed.

Below, I will show you a number of reasons why a guy will flirt with a girl in front of you, the signs to look for and the things to consider.

He is trying to make you jealous

If he is a guy that you have been dating or if he is your boyfriend then it would make it likely that he was flirting with her to make you jealous.

The reason that he might have flirted with her to make you jealous would likely have been to make you feel like he could leave you or stop seeing you if he wanted to and to get you to feel like you need to chase him more.

If this is the case, then it would be more likely that he would do it more when you are around and he would do it specifically when he knows you are watching.

If he is flirting with another girl to make you jealous then it would be a strong sign that he would likely cause other problems if you were to get into a relationship with him.

He likes you

If it is a guy that you have not known for very long then it could be a sign that he likes you.

This is because he might be doing it to make you feel like you need to chase him. Again, if this is the case then it would be likely that he would only do it when he knows you are watching.

If he does like you then it would be likely that he would show signs of being attracted to you, when around you, by doing things such as:

  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you
  • Touching you a lot
  • Pointing his feet at you when around you
  • Standing closer to you than he does with other people
  • Glancing at you a lot
  • Having dilated pupils when looking at you
  • Adjusting his appearance when he sees you
  • Getting anxious or jealous when you are talking to other guys
  • Asking your friends about you
  • Talking to you with a deeper voice than he does with other people

He wasn’t actually trying to flirt

It could be the case that he wasn’t actually trying to flirt with her.

If this was the case then it would be likely that he wasn’t showing many of the signs of attraction, mentioned above, when with the other girl.

It would also be likely that he would have been acting normal when talking to you and that he would have shown his normal body language when talking to the other girl.

He is not interested in you

It could be a sign that he isn’t actually interested in you.

If this is the case then it would be unlikely that he would show many signs of attraction when around you and that he wouldn’t ask you to go out with him.

It could also be the case that he would show signs of disinterest, when around you, such as:

  • Crossing his arms when he sees you
  • Pointing his feet away from you
  • Squinting at you
  • Avoiding talking to you
  • Standing further away from you than he does with other people

He does it naturally

It could be the case that he talks to everyone that way naturally.

If that was the case then it would be likely that he would talk to every girl like he did with the other girl, that he would not only have done it when you were watching and that he would show different signs of attraction around you than he does with other girls.

Consider how he reacts to seeing you

When trying to figure out how he feels about you it would help to consider the way that he reacts to seeing you.

If he reacts to seeing you by showing a number of positive signs then it would be more likely that he is attracted to you. If he reacts to seeing you by showing negative signs then it would be more likely that he was doing it to make you jealous or because he isn’t actually attracted to you.

This means that if he reacts to seeing you by doing things such as:

  • Raising his eyebrows and smiling
  • Adjusting his appearance
  • Pointing his feet at you
  • Positioning himself to be closer to you
  • Sitting more upright and uncrossing his arms

Then it would make it more likely that he is attracted to you.

Whereas, if he reacts to seeing you by doing things such as:

  • Crossing his arms
  • Squinting
  • Avoiding eye contact
  • Distancing himself from you

Then it would make it more likely that he is not interested in you.

Consider his normal behavior

When trying to understand why he was flirting with another girl in front of you it would be helpful to consider his normal behavior.

If he normally acts that way with every girl and he wasn’t showing different body language around her than he does with other girls then it would be more likely that he acts that way naturally.

If he was only doing it with that girl then it would make it more likely that he was either trying to make you feel jealous, not interested in you or doing it on purpose to make you feel like you need to chase him.

Consider multiple aspects of his body language

When considering the body language that he was showing it would be helpful to consider multiple signs at the same time.

This is because he could have been showing a single body language sign for a number of different reasons.

Whereas, if he was showing multiple body language signs that all suggested the same thing then it would make it more likely that he was doing it for that reason.

Think about how well you know him

It would also help to consider how well you know him.

If you have known him for a long time and you have been in a relationship with him for a while then it would make it much more likely that he was doing it to make you feel jealous.

Whereas, if you hadn’t known him for very long then it would make it more likely that he either doesn’t think that you are interested in him or that he acts that way naturally.

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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