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    What Does it Mean When a Guy Touches You?

    By on December 28, 2016

    Touching is the sense we possess that’s almost the most crucial out of them all. How someone feels to you, how you feel to them and the way you touch each other gives away everything about the relationship between you. At times it can be difficult to differentiate the meanings of the various types of touches there are. So how do you know what it means when a guy touches you?  We’ve got the answer! To better understand those touches and what they signify, just read this list and then you’ll know everything you need to:

    Your face

    How many people have you let touch your face in your lifetime? Usually the answer is not very many at all. That’s because our faces are one of the most untouched areas of our bodies. They are a deeply personal thing to lay your hands on and fairly fragile. If someone you aren’t comfortable reaches for your face, you’ll most likely pull away. When someone touches your face they are showing true care for you, as they have to be delicate when doing so. A lot of times you’ll find a guy pulling a hair off your face or stroking your cheek. Either of these and more can indicate a desire to care for you and a desire to connect on a deeper level.

    Your hair

    The stroking of or playing with of your hair are the ultimate signs that he is showing more romantic feelings for you. Playing with your hair is a way of flirting with you. Stroking your hair is a sign of protectiveness. It expresses he wants to be closer to you.  It’s a more tender touch that is used by men and commonly means that he has started thinking of you as more than just his friend.  

    Your lower back

    The small of your back isn’t somewhere a random stranger would touch. It’s definitely a more private area and when a guy touches you there is means he feels intimate with you. He is showing you he is attracted to you and will usually pull you closer in the process. Keep in mind touching the lower back and touching the upper back could have two extremely different meanings.

    Your waist

    Not just anyone can grab your waist, right? When a stranger touches your waist, you’ll most likely recoil with discomfort. It’s a very personal area and, as women, we keep it fairly guarded most of the time. When someone touches your waist it means they feel a grand sense of familiarity with you. To let them means you also feel that familiarity. When they make this touch it means they are not shy with you or with touching personal areas of your body. A guy grabbing your waist can also signify he wants to protect you and show you guidance. I.e: He puts his hands around your waist when you’re walking or when you’re dancing. Waist grabbing can also mean he is feeling aroused and wants to be more connected with you on a sexual level.

    Your thigh

    Thigh touching is usually a very sexually charged touched that guys do.The thigh is close to one of your most intimate areas. When he does this he is usually testing his limit of closeness with you and seeing if he can push the limit. When he uses this gesture it can also mean he is asking to be intimate with you.

    Your leg

    Touching someone’s leg is not always a sign of romance. It can be straightly platonic. Friends often use this touch with each other to show sympathy or comfort. This isn’t always the case, but it’s something to keep in mind when he touches your leg. Leg touching can indicate something more. It all depends on the way he is placing his hands on your leg. Patting it is a definite sign he’s just showing support, however, if you find him rubbing your leg it means something entirely different. Rubbing of the legs or even slight grabbing can mean he finds a carnal attraction to you.

    Your chin

    This is a very easily explained gesture. Chin touching is mostly done in two different ways. One: A slight tap to the chin is probably going to be  him just trying to cheer you up. It could even mean he is trying to appear cute and attractive to you. Two: If he holds your chin or cups it with his hands then he is trying to look deeply into your eyes. It can also signify that he wants to pull you in for a kiss. No matter how he touches your chin it’s normally a way that he is showing a deep liking for you. It’s obvious he has more intense feelings for you if he feels comfortable touching you there at all.

    Your shoulder

    More than likely when he touches your shoulder it does not mean anything romantic. A shoulder squeeze or patting of the shoulders could merely signify that he is showing his support for you in an endeavor or accomplishment. This is often done by family, teachers or someone just familiar with you. However, if you suddenly find him moving on from squeezing and patting your shoulders to giving you lengthy shoulder massages it is a definitely a clear sign that he is really into you.

    Your arm

    What an arm touch symbolizes greatly depends on the type of touch given. If a guy grabs your arm in a forceful manner it can mean he is using force to take you somewhere, requesting you not move or he could be guiding you somewhere. Which it is depends on how he is moving you after he grips your arm and the atmosphere of the situation. The other type of touch generally used on arms by men is a slow, rubbing motion. If he rubs your arms or traces with his fingers he is showing affection towards you. It could also be a sign he is trying to seduce you.

    Your knee

    A more than interpersonal touch is when a guy touches your knee.. Knee touches are usually one the first motions made when starting to flirt with someone. They are less invasive than touching the waist or face, but more personal than touching any other part of your leg or even your arm. If you find that when he touched you it was more of a pat or subtle squeeze, it could be a very plain and simple sign of only slight affection. Usually this touch will be brief, no matter how it is done, but it creates an atmosphere of closeness between the two of you.

    36 Comments

    1. Cat

      November 14, 2017 at 7:11 am

      What if he lightly touches the back of my hand…kind of like a tap, but a really gentle one. He did it while he was giving me advice. I find him terribly attractive, and maybe he is attracted to me, but maybe he’s trying to suppress it. For the most part it looks like a one-sided crush. He’s giving me mixed signals. I just don’t see a reason why he would even show the slightest bit of physical contact if he weren’t in the least bit interested in me…

      • web admin

        web admin

        November 14, 2017 at 7:21 pm

        It is certainly possible that he is interested in developing a relationship with you. If he is touching you, then it is likely that he is attracted to you. Take this time to determine what you want for your future. Speak directly and honestly with him about your thoughts and feelings. Give him an opportunity to share himself with you as well. Have a great day, Cat!

    2. Hello

      November 11, 2017 at 3:09 pm

      what does it mean when he offers to share his drink and wipes food off my chin?

      • web admin

        web admin

        November 11, 2017 at 7:40 pm

        These are signs of closeness and affection. It is possible that he has a strong emotional connection with you. Take this time to determine what you want with this relationship. Speak directly and honestly with him about your thoughts and feelings. Give him an opportunity to share himself with you as well. Have a great day, Hello!

    3. Abby

      November 10, 2017 at 6:08 am

      What does it mean if a guy touches you and you kinda like it

      • web admin

        web admin

        November 10, 2017 at 4:46 pm

        It means that you may be interested in developing a relationship with this person. Take this time to determine what you want for your future. Speak directly and honestly with him about your thoughts and feelings. Give him an opportunity to share himself with you as well. Have a great day, Abby!

    4. Abby

      November 9, 2017 at 1:19 am

      So, I’m in 8th grade (grade because either way age varies) and my boyfriend would everyonce and a while, usually at lunch, he would caress my knee. wth does this mean?

      • web admin

        web admin

        November 9, 2017 at 9:20 pm

        This is a sign of physical affection. It is possible that he is interested in developing a relationship with you. It is likely that he is attracted to you. Take this time to determine what is acceptable to you and what you want for your future. Speak directly and honestly with him about your thoughts and feelings. Have a great day, Abby!

    5. Tori

      October 27, 2017 at 3:48 pm

      So im only 10 and i was sitting by my boyfriend on the bus yesterday coming back from a field trip. I put my jacket over my legs then a few moments later he put his jacket over his legs then he put his hand on my leg close to my knee but not directly on my knee and kinda rubbed my leg but only moving his thumb then later he asked if we could scoot over bc he did not feel comfortable so after that he put his hand back on my leg. We were with all my grade and he did that the hold bus ride until we got off.

      • web admin

        web admin

        October 27, 2017 at 9:07 pm

        It is likely that this person feels a strong emotional connection with you. He likely is interested in developing a relationship with you as well. Take this time to determine your feelings for him. Speak directly and honestly with him about your thoughts and feelings. Give him a chance to share himself with you as well. Have a great day, Tori!

    6. Pearl

      September 27, 2017 at 1:25 pm

      I have a colleague who has reputation of not being friendly. I joined recently in team. But he is extremely happy around me and in all team meetings tried to hug from back and touch with fingres. He calls me cutie and according to my teammate who is a good frd ,he feels he is totally different when im around. If he sits in front of me,he smiles at everything i say . Does he likes me ?

      • web admin

        web admin

        September 27, 2017 at 8:32 pm

        He is interested in developing a relationship with you. He is likely attracted to you. He may feel an emotional connection with you. Take this time to determine if you want to develop a relationship with him. If you do, then reach out to him and share your thoughts and feelings with him. If not, then continue to share your kindness and compassion with him. Have a great day, Pearl!

    7. Someone

      September 19, 2017 at 7:39 pm

      I met a guy a couple years back, I’ve liked him since last year. What does it mean if he rubs my thigh while sitting down, also what does it mean if he grabs my waist from behind?

      • web admin

        web admin

        September 19, 2017 at 9:02 pm

        These are signs that he is attracted to you. He may feel emotional close to you. He likely wants to develop a relationship with you. Take this time to determine what you want for your future. Speak directly and honestly with him about your thoughts and feelings. Give him an opportunity to share himself with you as well. Have a great day, Someone!

    8. Jenea

      September 17, 2017 at 5:54 pm

      I met this guy at school, and he first started rubbing my arm lightly, then a few weeks later he grabbed my hip and touched my chin and winked at me…. What do you think this could mean??????? (I’m not very good at these things)

      • web admin

        web admin

        September 17, 2017 at 10:12 pm

        He is interested in developing a relationship with you. He is also attracted to you. Take this time to determine what you want for your future. If you want to develop a relationship with him, then speak directly and honestly with him about your thoughts and feelings. Allow him to share himself with you as well. Have a great day, Jenea!

      • Oksana

        September 25, 2017 at 12:55 am

        he probably sexually interested in you. If he as well interested in you as a person (asks questions about you , your life etc) then i’d say he is also interested in relationship. If it’s just touching , i’d say he just wants to have sex with you.

        • web admin

          web admin

          September 25, 2017 at 5:51 pm

          Thank you for sharing your insights. It is possible that people are interested in developing a sexual relationship but not an emotional one. Have a great day. Oksana!

    9. Terry

      September 14, 2017 at 9:11 am

      What does it mean when he reaches for your foot and starts caressing/stroking it with his thumb while sitting next to him?

      • web admin

        web admin

        September 14, 2017 at 11:11 pm

        This is a sign of attraction. This means that he is interested in developing a relationship with you. Take this time to determine what you want with your future. Decide if you are accepting of his actions. Speak directly and honestly with him about your thoughts and feelings. Have a great day, Terry!

    10. Feb

      September 12, 2017 at 8:49 am

      What if he suddenly pinched your nose then later leaned on your shoulder for some seconds? (We were in the middle of a poker game with our friends)

      • web admin

        web admin

        September 12, 2017 at 4:13 pm

        This means that he is comfortable with you. He may be interested in developing a relationship with you. He may view you as a close friend. Either way, he likely has a strong connection with you. Take this time to determine what you want for your future. If you want to nourish your relationship with him, then speak directly and honestly with him about your thoughts and feelings. Have a great day, Feb!

    11. MIRA

      September 9, 2017 at 10:53 am

      What If like i’m just leaning over a bench im sitting on to pick up something and he randomly grabs my hips ? Is that just normal? Or is that like sign ??

      • web admin

        web admin

        September 9, 2017 at 9:29 pm

        This is a sign of physical attraction. He may feel comfortable enough with you that he feels as though he can grab you. If you do not want him to act this way, then speak directly and honestly with him about your thoughts and feelings. If you are accepting of these actions, then take this time to determine if you want to develop a relationship with him. Give him an opportunity to share himself with you as well. Have a great day, Mira!

    12. Kacy Kate

      September 8, 2017 at 8:50 am

      What if he touches the top of my hand , for a second then pull it away? But he touches again, yet longer for about 5-7 seconds. Fyi, he touches me because he wants me to feel his palm’s cold temperature. I was not having any convo. W/ him, he just suddenly does it. He’s also an extrovert.

      • web admin

        web admin

        September 8, 2017 at 9:16 pm

        It is possible that he feels comfortable with you. He may have felt as though his hands were very cold, and he may have wanted to share that fact with someone. He may have an interest in you, or he may simply view you as a friend. Take this time to determine your feelings. If you want to speak with him further, then do so. Have a great day, Kacy!

    13. Bria

      August 29, 2017 at 10:37 am

      What if he playfully covers your mouth and also playfully grabs your arm/hand when you guys are joking around? Platonic?:)

      • web admin

        web admin

        August 29, 2017 at 6:30 pm

        It is certainly possible that he views you in a platonic light. He may be interested in developing a relationship with you. Either way, he certainly feels close enough to you to touch your mouth. Take this time to determine what you want for your future. Speak directly and honestly with him about your thoughts and feelings. Let him share himself with you as well. Have a great day, Bria!

    14. Bria

      August 29, 2017 at 10:36 am

      What if he playfully covers your mouth and also playfully grabs your arm/hand when you guys are joking around? Platonic?:)

      • web admin

        web admin

        August 29, 2017 at 6:30 pm

        It is certainly possible that he views you in a platonic light. He may be interested in developing a relationship with you. Either way, he certainly feels close enough to you to touch your mouth. Take this time to determine what you want for your future. Speak directly and honestly with him about your thoughts and feelings. Let him share himself with you as well. Have a great day, Bria!

    15. Annalies

      August 5, 2017 at 8:25 pm

      What if he starts rubbing your feet with his head in your lap?

      • web admin

        web admin

        August 6, 2017 at 11:57 am

        If he feels comfortable with you enough that he rubs your feet and places his head in your lap, then it is highly likely that he is interested in developing a relationship with you. Take this time to determine if you want to develop a relationship with him at this time. Speak directly and honestly with him about your thoughts and feelings. Have a great day, Annalies!

    16. illahi

      April 17, 2017 at 3:17 am

      thanks

      • web admin

        web admin

        April 17, 2017 at 10:48 am

        Thank you for your comment. Have a great day, Illahi!

        • Jordan

          August 23, 2017 at 6:14 pm

          Honestly I personally am benefiting out here and experienced it as great

          • web admin

            web admin

            August 23, 2017 at 10:09 pm

            Thank you for sharing your positive comment. Please feel free to share your thoughts and feelings in the future. Have a great day, Jordan!

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