What Does It Mean If A Guy Smiles At You?

What Does It Mean If A Guy Smiles At You?

A guy who smiles at you falls into three main categories.

The guy who smiles at everyone, the natural flirt and the guy with genuine romantic interest.

Know the differences.

The guy who smiles at everyone, smiles for the sake of it.

It is second nature to him to smile without much thought.

You don’t want to get caught up falling for a guy who just smiles for the sake of it.

Keep your excitement about this guy in check.

Don’t misread what he is doing.

Watch him.

Does he smile at everyone?

A guy who smiles at everyone isn’t interested in you?

To determine whether a guy who stares at you has romantic interest, he needs to be smiling at you and singularly you.

His eye contact lingers.

When you catch him looking at you, as long as he isn’t a shy guy, he holds eye contact with you while smiling until you remove it.

Here, he has used his body language to establish a brief nonverbal connection with you.

Before you get too excited, there is something else you need to consider.

Is he a flirty guy?

There are guys who are natural flirts.

When they spot a girl they are attracted to, their flirt mode instantly kicks in.

Part of that mode involves smiling.

Over time, these natural flirts develop a talent in smiling at girls and making them feel like they are the singular girl in the room.

He doesn’t have any authentic romantic interest in any girl that he smiles at, given that he presumably already has a girlfriend.

Being a natural flirt, he enjoys the attention.

To take it any further than flirting is too much for him.

It’s not enough that you caught him smiling at you, pay attention to what he does afterward.

Is he smiling at other attractive girls likewise?

Alright, in the event there are no other girls around who are attractive besides yourself, pay attention to his body language.

A guy who is a natural flirt but has no intention of going beyond smiling at the girl isn’t going to look back at you.

He got your attention when he smiled at you and that was enough.

A natural flirt has moved on.

His head goes back to his smartphone or stares off into space.

He doesn’t want to look at you again, knowing that doing so is setting expectations in your mind he doesn’t want to be responsible for.

This is the natural flirt.

A guy who is romantically interested in you looks back at you.

His smile isn’t as evident this time around.

Rather, he is studying you.

He is asking himself whether what just happened just happened.

Did this attractive woman look in his direction a few moments ago?

Does she like him?

She smiled briefly at him and looked away fairly quickly.

He isn’t sure whether she was feeling him.

As his mind is caught up in these thoughts, he is looking back at you, studying you, intent on figuring you out.

Then, you look back at him, again.


It wasn’t a fluke, she did show interest the first time around.

With this confirmation, he smiles again at you.

Most guys who smile at you out of romantic interest aren’t instantly thinking you must like them when you look back at them briefly and look away, even if you smile at them.

Most men aren’t used to such a direct show of interest from a woman, as women are normally more subtle with their signals when they are attracted to a guy.

So he looks at you again, not as smiley at first, as he is working on figuring out whether what happened a few moments ago was a sign of interest from the girl.

Once she looks back at him, his full smile returns and he is convinced she is interested in him.

Emboldened, he makes a move on approaching the girl.

Your job isn’t done the first time you meet his eye.

You need to look back at him again and catch his eye to confirm you are interested in him.

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26 thoughts on “What Does It Mean If A Guy Smiles At You?”

  1. There is this guy that smiled at me once and stares at me most of the time. But i taught him a lesson because first of all I’m married and he is also married. So I became friends with his wife lately and think he did not like that. Never bother me again jajajjaa respect married women!!!!

  2. I have found that if a guy smiles at you with a locked stare he is interested maybe not romantically but interested at that point, something he notices about you has caught his eye. Often times too they are just being friendly but if every time he sees you and with a locked stare he’s very interested. Sometimes men have to find that safe avenue to cruise down in order to find someone that excites hin in ways he never thought possible. Your eyes tell all because they are the windows to your soul

  3. Hi Harshada,

    If he smiled at you while he was traveling in an auto and you were standing, it may have been a passing smile.

    He may have found you attractive when he noticed you at that moment but wasn’t intent on taking it any further.

    If you notice him smiling at you on other occasions when he is not traveling in an auto, it most likely means that he is truly interested in you.

  4. There is a boy at school that smiles at me a lot . I think he’s kinda cute?. When I go to the restroom and he and I are about to pass each other we can’t stop but look into each others eyes it’s hard not to .

  5. There’s this guy i pass on my way to school and on both occassions he actually made eye contact while smiling,could he be interested or…?I dont know somebody help me out here!

  6. Hi Elsa,

    He may be interested but he may have also done that to be polite.

    To find out for sure, the next time you notice that you are about to pass him, slow down.

    If he makes eye contact and smiles, smile back.

    If he is actually interested in you, he may become inclined to stop and have a conversation with you.

    If he isn’t, he will most likely walk on.

  7. There is a bus driver I see sometimes and I don’t know his name, though he lights up when he sees me and he is the first to smile and wave at me when I leave the bus. He has done this a few times. He smiled and waved at me when I got off the bus with my sister and she asked if I knew him I replied no. We walked to the another bus stop as we were going back to her flat, as we waited the bus driver must have drove up to the traffic lights. I looked in his direction and he smiled and waved at me from the drivers cab. I just smiled and waved back. My sister gave me a very sideways look. Is he interested or just being polite?

  8. Hi Baby Blue Bear,

    Observe how he acts around the other people that get on and get off the bus.

    If he doesn’t smile and wave at them the way he does you, he may be interested in you.

  9. i meet a guy who smiles at me every time we see each other, i can say that he is a friendly type and maybe that’s his nature, a smiling kind of person. I saw him togethr with his frnds and clssmate in schl (all girls) and I Observe the same, on how he smile at them spcially when he talk.
    I’m just wondering because his smile was different when he smile at me, it was the sweetest smile I know. I saw smethng in his smile that I don’t undrstand. He smile like a baby and it makes me feel overwhelm.

  10. Hi me.ann,

    Next time he smiles at you in this way, try smiling back and holding eye contact until he takes it away.

    He will understand that there is interest on your part and if he has the same interest in you, he may approach you and start a conversation.

  11. Im just confused because that guy is….you know when somone ask him who is your crush is it megan(megan is me)
    And he he started to say no,,,and he is like ahy or somthing you know smiling or so thing…ii…icant understand?

  12. Sorry gonna repeat
    I said im confused because yester day,my friend ask him,who is your crush,,,,,and he said none,,but when my friend ask again its jemina right? And then he said no….but he was you know shy and smiling at me and covering his face…..what do you think,,,,i mean what is the meaning of that…does he like me?

  13. Hi Jemina,

    He may actually like you but is very shy.

    Being that you were there when your friend asked him if he liked you, he most likely said no because he was very shy and didn’t want you to know that he liked you.

    If your friend had asked him that question when you weren’t there, he may have said yes.

  14. so theres this guy at my school, and whenever I play like poke tag or whatever he always just stares and looks at me. I know this because I can see him from the corner of my eye. He actually just looks at me in general but when I catch him he just looks away. What does this mean?

  15. Hi Wolf,

    It may mean that he likes you but he is shy.

    The way he looks away when you catch him looking at you would indicate that he is worried that he just got caught and he doesn’t quite know how to respond to that.

  16. There’s this guy who the son of a flower shop owner and obviously he also hands on on their business so he’s always in the shop all the time. Before whenever I passed by on their shop we offend locked our gaze to each other I actually don’t intend to look at him but for some reason there’s just a force for me to look up on him (he’s towering me though) and meet his eyes but he never smiled at me or gave me signals he was just there as if waiting for my gaze. And then one time I bought antorium with his mom’s assistance and he was doing some flower arrangement. To my surprised he turns out to be staring at me and when I noticed it he immediately looked away so I just shrugged it off but he did it again when I switched my gaze to the flowers I was about to buy and still he didn’t smile at me! And I didn’t initiate to smile first though! Week after those happens I went to their shop again to order an arrangement and he was the one assisting me. We talked but only for business! No hanky panky at all! I’m seriously confused so I chose to believe he’s not into me! Who would assume right? He didn’t make a move at all! But just yesterday I passed by into their shop(just passed by since their shop is close to market where I was about to go to) he was their assisting costumers yet he managed to meet my eyes and to my surprised he SMILED at me! Literally he smiled at me and I think I mirrored at him because I also smiled back which is so rare for me to do so. Yet still I don’t think I have to take it consideration that he might like me or maybe he only smiled at me because I’m now their frequent costumer? I don’t want to assume but at the same time I hope we’re both on the same wavelength. What should I do if he only smiled at me for the sake of business it would be really awful if that’s the case.

  17. I met a younger man at our computer repair shop. Ive seen him like 5 times. He always smiles at me when we’re talking, but I assumed that was just good customer service. A few days ago, I was waiting for my computer to get done, and was walking with some friends past his place of work and he exited going the other way, but he stopped, turned around and came back just to tell me my PC was done, then when I said “gee that was fast” he replied ” Well, I’m good at what I do!” and smiled again. Then, yesterday, I was going into the watch shop across from where he works, and he saw me and I caught him smiling. I had to go into the shop where he works afterwords to ask about a webcam and he saw me again, smiled and retreated into the back. What does this mean? Am I crazy, or does he like me? It isn’t helping that I am strongly attracted to him, but apart from his name know next to nothing about him. I fear I may be reading into things because of that. As for him, he seems the socially awkward type, as am I so how do I approach him without seeming like a stalker?

  18. Hello, I noticed this guy who’s notices me as I was getting groceries. When I walked closer and he would look right at me and he would give me the biggest smile (where he show’s his teeth). Few weeks ago he was there and he said “hi” to me with a smile. I did the same. Last week, he continued to smile. He only does this when I’m around and there was other women there. I did notices as I walked off and I looked over my shoulder to look at him, is this a sign he likes me? I’m very shy to guys. I don’t know why I looked over my shoulder.

  19. Hi im gay i was wondering……
    What does it mean when a guy smiles very big like you can see his teeth and he doesnt get angry when you do things to him like play pranks on him that other persons cant do and sometimes i catch him staring at me

    Does it have any meaning please help because im confused

  20. There is a guy I noticed for 4 to 5 days who is continuously noticing me and always smiling at me…and I feel like he is kind a cute and handsome…when he smiled I also smiled at him in return…what does it mean?…is he interested on me?

  21. It’s this boy at school and everytime he see me he smile at me last time he stop and we had a conversation and did a hand sake.

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