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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.

    176 Comments

    1. amelia

      July 11, 2018 at 8:42 pm

      Hi i just started seeing this guy like we had our first date after talking to each other, he hugged me when we first met at the spot and then as we were parting ways at the end he initiated another hug and put his hand on my lower back, when i stepped out of the hug he left his hand on my lower back for like 2-3 seconds while he said we should do this again, does he like me or am I overthinking? is it just friendly?

      • web admin

        web admin

        July 11, 2018 at 10:15 pm

        His behaviors are indications that he is interested in developing a relationship with you. He is attracted to you, and his hand placement may have been his attempt at showing it. Determine what you want for the future of this relationship. Attempt to spend additional time with him in person, as this will nourish your relationship. Have a great day, Amelia!

    2. Jackline

      July 7, 2018 at 9:00 pm

      hi it’s the same guy from the last text when he talk to me I feel really comfortable with him when he usually get close to me I don’t feel wierd at all .And when he get close to me to talk to me his friends tells him to leave me alone which is wierd .i started to fall for him and the thing is that there is only 5 more days till summer school and idk if I should ask him if he like me or not ?what should I do ?

      • web admin

        web admin

        July 7, 2018 at 10:19 pm

        Determine what you want for this relationship. Decide what is viable and appropriate. Speak with him about your thoughts and feelings. Give him an opportunity to share himself with you as well. Have a great day, Jackline!

    3. Jackline

      July 7, 2018 at 8:51 pm

      Hi there’s this guy in my class that tells me I’m his best friend and we don’t even go to the same school at all . He flirts a lot with me and everyone know that he flirts with me .latley he has been touching my cheek. What does this mean ? Does he like me ?

      • web admin

        web admin

        July 7, 2018 at 10:18 pm

        The two of you share a class and have physical contact with each other, so the two of you interact with each other at school. His behaviors are indications that he feels a strong emotional and social relationship with you. He may be interested in developing a relationship with you. Determine what you want for your future. Speak with him about your thoughts and feelings. Have a great day, Jackline!

    4. Shizuka

      July 2, 2018 at 12:06 pm

      This guy I met online we talked for about an year and finally we met. We both confessed each other about our feelings. He was holding my waist and trying to pull me towards him and he kissed me on my cheekbone. What does this means?

      • web admin

        web admin

        July 3, 2018 at 11:30 pm

        His behaviors are strong indications that he is interested in developing a relationship with you. The two of you share a strong social and emotional relationship. He is attracted to you and wants to spend additional time with you. Determine what you want for your future. Decide which actions you believe are appropriate. Speak with him about your thoughts and feelings. Have a great day, Shizuka!

    5. Theresa

      June 25, 2018 at 10:15 pm

      I’ve just met a guy online and we play along alot over phone. On the day when we first met in person we had coffee and he asked me for a walk. He talked a lot and sometimes put his hand on my back, and around my shoulder. Does it mean he is interested in me?

      • web admin

        web admin

        June 26, 2018 at 3:09 pm

        His behaviors may be indications that he is attracted to you. The two of you share a strong social connection, and it is possible that he wants to develop a relationship with you. Determine what you want for the future of this relationship. Speak with him about your thoughts and feelings. Give him an opportunity to share himself with you as well. Have a great day, Theresa!

    6. Abbey

      June 20, 2018 at 10:52 am

      A guy that I had crush on, touches me from the lower back with he is pelvis or he brushes with his body against main, each time he does something he says I am sorry. Why does he do this and why he is not asking me out? sometimes I feel like his disrespecting me.

      • web admin

        web admin

        June 22, 2018 at 11:17 am

        He is aware of his actions and does not feel sorry about behaving in this way. Determine what you want for the future of this relationship. Decide if you believe that his actions and behaviors are appropriate. Speak with him about your thoughts and feelings. If you want him to stop and he does not stop, then speak with someone in authority who can help you. Have a great day, Abbey!

    7. Christine

      June 18, 2018 at 10:31 pm

      I’ve known this guy for a while, he’s shown me signs of liking me by touching the ends of my fingers,put his hand on my hip. He asked me when my divorce is finally and if I have a boyfriend, I said no, he has no girlfriend but hasn’t asked me out yet, I’m thinking he’s waiting til I’m officially divorced

      • web admin

        web admin

        June 18, 2018 at 11:44 pm

        You are correct in thinking that he is waiting for you to get divorced. He is interested in nourishing a romantic relationship with you. He respects your marriage and your partner. He wants to ensure that you are single. When your divorce is finalized, speak with him about your thoughts and feelings regarding a relationship. Have a great day, Christine!

    8. J

      June 17, 2018 at 4:35 pm

      It was our first date he held my hand at lunch then dropped me off and came back after work and took me to dinner held my hand thru out dinner asked me to hold hands on his lap and he rubbed my knee and leg more then once and we spent the night walking around town holding hands and ended night him holding both my hands looking into my eyes.

      • web admin

        web admin

        June 17, 2018 at 11:03 pm

        He feels a strong emotional connection with you. He feels comfortable with you and may want to nourish a physical relationship with you. Determine what you want for the future of this relationship. Speak with him about your thoughts and feelings. Give him an opportunity to share himself with you as well. Have a great day, J!

    9. Maria

      June 16, 2018 at 4:00 pm

      A guy I talk with sometimes knows I’m going through a divorce,has asked when is it done. He also asked if I have a boyfriend but hasn’t asked me out yet. I asked him, he said no girlfriend. He mentioned the divorce takes a long time. Im assuming he’s waiting til then to be respectful

      • web admin

        web admin

        June 17, 2018 at 10:50 pm

        He is interested in developing a relationship with you. He does not want to ask you out while you are married. He wants to respect your relationship. When you finalize your divorce, it is certain that he will want to maintain a relationship. Speak with him about your thoughts and feelings. Give him an opportunity to share himself with you as well. Have a great day, Maria!

        • Christine

          June 18, 2018 at 10:35 pm

          Thank you for your response.

          • web admin

            web admin

            June 18, 2018 at 11:45 pm

            You are welcome. Have a great day, Christine!

    10. Marie

      June 16, 2018 at 1:57 pm

      A guy I’ve known for a while knows I’m going through a divorce, he’s asked when is it final, which is soon in August, and asked if I had a boyfriend, I said no, I asked him if he has a girlfriend, and no but he hasn’t asked me out yet. Shows lots of signs he likes me, looking at me alot, touches the tips of my fingers, massaged my shoulders.

      • web admin

        web admin

        June 17, 2018 at 10:50 pm

        He is interested in developing a relationship with you. He does not want to ask you out while you are married. He wants to respect your relationship. When you finalize your divorce, it is certain that he will want to maintain a relationship. Speak with him about your thoughts and feelings. Give him an opportunity to share himself with you as well. Have a great day, Maria!

    11. Suzie

      May 31, 2018 at 6:53 am

      A guy I’m crushing on keeps touching my waist and my upper thigh, what does this mean? Does he like me too?

      • web admin

        web admin

        June 2, 2018 at 2:39 pm

        This person is behaving in a way that indicates that he is physically attracted to you. He may be interested in developing an emotional relationships with you. Determine what you want for your future. Decide which actions you believe are appropriate for him to take. Speak with him about your thoughts and feelings. Have a great day, Suzie!

    12. Geo

      May 31, 2018 at 6:25 am

      I went out with this guy a few days ago and we went on a walk, I was sat on a fence and he came up to me and held me round the waist. He also had his hand in the upper part of my thigh multiple times for over five minutes when we were lying in the grass together, what does this mean?

      • web admin

        web admin

        June 2, 2018 at 2:37 pm

        His behaviors are indications that he feels comfortable with you and may be interested in developing a relationship with you. Determine what you want for the future of this relationship. Decide which actions you believe are appropriate. Speak with him about your thoughts and feelings. Spend additional time with him in person to nourish this relationship. Have a great day, Geo!

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