Do you ever wonder if the man you are seeing likes you for who you are or is just there for the sex?
Trust me, we’ve all been in that situation and it can be a bit hard to tell sometimes!
However, there are 18 positive signs that a man likes you for more than just your body! Let’s take a look at them:
1) He keeps in touch with you
If he is always in touch with you, that’s a good sign.
You see, when a man truly cares about you and not just your body, he will do his best to keep in touch with you.
That means he will check up on you every once in a while, call you just to hear your voice, and ask you about your day.
He may not text every day, especially in the early stages, but when he does, it’s always centered around you as a person and how you are feeling.
When you see his genuine interest in your life, it’s a great sign he likes you for more than your body.
2) He listens to what you have to say
The best way to truly know if a guy likes you for more than just sex is to see if he listens when you talk.
If he doesn’t listen, then it’s very likely that he is just interested in your body and not the whole package.
Of course, it’s possible that he is just distracted while talking to you, but if he keeps on doing that, then there’s really no point in trying because it’s clear that his mind isn’t on you.
When a man truly cares about you, then he will be focused on what you have to say.
He will make sure that his mind is in the conversation with you and not elsewhere.
When a man does this, it shows that his interest in you is sincere and not just physical.
He wants to learn more about who exactly makes up the person standing before him.
That’s when you know he likes you for who you are.
3) He worries about you
When a man genuinely worries about you, he likes you for more than your body.
He wants to know what’s going on in your life.
If he reaches out just to make sure you’re okay or if he tries to check in with you and ask how your day was, it means something.
You see, a man who only cares about your body will not really worry about you.
He could care less what’s going on in your life and whether or not you’re doing okay.
You might also notice a man telling you to text him when you get home safe. These little things are signs that he cares more than just about your body.
4) He acts like a hero around you
Yeah, I know it sounds weird, but it’s actually a sign that a guy likes you for more than just your body!
There’s actually a psychological term for what I’m talking about here. It’s called the ‘hero instinct’.
This concept is generating a lot of buzz at the moment as a way to explain what really drives men in relationships.
I know it might all seem kind of silly. In this day and age, women don’t need someone to rescue them. They don’t need a ‘hero’ in their lives.
But this misses the point about what the hero instinct is all about.
The hero instinct is an instinctive need that men have to step up to the plate for the woman in their lives. This is deeply rooted in male biology.
When a man genuinely feels like your everyday hero, he’ll become more loving, attentive, and committed to being in a long-term relationship with you.
But how do you trigger this instinct in him?
The trick is to make him feel like a hero in an authentic way. And there are things you can say and messages you can send to trigger this natural biological instinct.
If you want some help doing this, check out James Bauer’s excellent free video here.
I don’t often recommend videos or buy into popular new concepts in psychology, but the hero instinct is one of the most fascinating concepts I’ve come across.
5) He asks for your advice
When he asks for your advice when he’s having personal/emotional problems, he likes you for more than just your body.
He wants to share his thoughts and feelings with you.
You see, when a man asks you for advice it shows two things:
Number one, he is willing to be vulnerable with you and show you his problems.
And number two, he is willing to take your advice into consideration because he respects your opinion.
When a man does this, it means he respects you enough to not just brush your opinion off.
He wants to know what you have to say. And that’s a good sign that he likes you for more than just your body.
Think about it: a man who only cares about your body won’t come to you for advice.
6) He is ready to compromise
If a man likes you for more than just having sex with you, he is willing to compromise for you.
Let me explain:
Let’s say a man wants nothing from you but physical contact. Of course, he won’t compromise some things like hanging out with his friends to be with you or to help you when you need him.
He just doesn’t care enough.
However, a man who does care about you will make sacrifices for you.
He will put your feelings and needs ahead of his own.
This man will do this when he knows it’s for the betterment of your relationship.
That’s a good sign that he likes you for more than just your body.
He respects you, and that is a very good thing indeed!
7) He respects your needs
Another sign that a man likes you for more than just your body is when he respects your needs (and goes out of his way to meet them).
Your needs are important and any man who likes you a lot should respect them.
This could be anything from your need to have a night out with your friends to your need for a little time alone.
If he respects your needs, he will not make you feel guilty about them and will try to meet them.
Of course, you should also meet his needs in return, that’s part of a healthy relationship.
He will make you feel like you’re a priority in his life.
That’s another good sign that he likes you for more than just your body.
8) He likes holding your hand
When you’re walking on the street or just sitting next to one another if he reaches out and grabs your hand, that’s a sign he likes you and doesn’t just want sex.
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I know, you might be thinking “how is that a sign?” but frankly, a guy who only wants you for your body will not be a fan of PDA (public display of affection).
He will just not do it.
If he likes you for more than your body, he will hold your hand when you’re walking.
He will put his arm around you when you’re sitting next to one another. In fact, he might even like kissing in public!
That’s a HUGE sign that he likes you for more than just your body.
It shows that he doesn’t mind being seen with you and that he likes the sweet little things that come with an actual relationship!
9) He makes time for you
Alright, the next sign that he likes you for more than your body is when he actually makes time for you.
If he’s always busy and can’t find the time to see you, he does not like you for more than your body.
You see, if a man really cares about you, he will make time for you, even if it means canceling plans with his friends or putting off something that he wants to do from time to time.
If he likes you, he will want to spend time with you and will find a way to make it work!
Sure, sometimes, other things will get in the way, that’s just life, but when he generally tries to make time for you, that’s a win!
10) He’s a gentleman
A gentleman is a sign that he likes you for more than your body.
He will dress appropriately when you’re together, open doors for you, and offer to pay for things.
These things are usually not something men do unless they genuinely care about you.
I know, we’d love for every guy to be a gentleman, but the truth is, most guys who only want you for your body just aren’t!
This relates back to what I mentioned earlier: the hero instinct.
When a man is made to feel needed, wanted, and respected, he’s more likely to want you for who you are and commit to you.
And it’s as simple as knowing the right things to say to trigger his hero instinct and make him into the man he’s always wanted to be.
All of that and more is revealed in this excellent free video by James Bauer. It’s absolutely worth checking out if you’re ready to take things to the next level with your man.
11) He wants you to meet the family
The biggest sign that he likes you for more than your body is when he starts to introduce you to his family.
If he’s introduced you to his friends and family already, it means he wants them to get a good impression of you.
Think about it: if he only liked you for your body, why would he want you to meet the family?
Usually, guys are commitment-phobic, especially when they don’t genuinely care about you.
So: if he takes the big step and actually introduces you to his family, that’s a big deal!
12) He defends you
When someone defends you and sticks up for you, that’s a good sign that he likes you.
You see, this sign is a bit hard to spot unless you have mutual friends, but it’s a sign nonetheless.
If he defends you when someone says something, he really likes you.
13) He says “we” a lot
You know how guys often speak about things in “I” form, leaving you out of the equation?
Well, when a guy uses “we” a lot, especially when talking about the future, he plans on having you in it!
Trust me, so many girls would love to have a man talk about the future in terms of “we”, but they never get it.
So: If he says “we” a lot, that’s a good sign that he likes you for more than your body.
14) Your pleasure is important to him
Some guys are there for their own pleasure and then that’s it. Usually, that’s when you know they only want you for your body.
If, on the other hand, this man actually cares about you having a good time, then he might like you a lot.
You’ll know if he cares about your pleasure because he will ask you what you like and if you’re enjoying yourself.
15) You don’t only see each other at night
When a man wants to see you at all times of the day, not just at night, that’s a good sign.
You see, the night has a notorious connotation that it will lead to sex.
When a man takes you out to brunch, that means his intentions are not solely focused on your body, he actually likes you!
16) He wants to take you on actual dates
Another sign that a man likes you for more than just your body is when he wants to take you on actual dates.
Not only does he want to take you out, but he wants to take you out to do something that’s not of a sexual nature.
Think: dinner, movie, or even just coffee.
He doesn’t just want sex from you; he wants to know more about you and get to know you.
17) He opens up to you and talks about himself
When a man opens up and starts talking about himself, it means that he feels comfortable around you.
And when a guy feels comfortable around you, it means that he probably likes spending time with you for more than your body.
If a guy is only interested in sex with you, he will see no need in being vulnerable with you.
So, if he opens up, that’s a great sign!
18) He’s interested in your goals and dreams
When a man is interested in your goals and dreams, that’s a good sign that he likes you for more than just sex.
You see, if he only wants to get in bed with you, then what do your goals and dreams have to do with it?
A man who asks about your goals and dreams finds you fascinating and wants to know more about you.
And the best part?
He’s probably rooting for you!
Does he like you?
By now you should have a good idea of whether he likes you for more than just your body.
So what can you do to make him like you even more?
Well, I mentioned the unique concept of the hero instinct earlier. It’s revolutionized the way I understand how men work in relationships.
You see, when you trigger a man’s hero instinct, all those emotional walls come down. He feels better in himself and he’ll naturally begin to associate those good feelings with you.
And it’s all down to knowing how to trigger these innate drivers that motivate men to love, commit, and protect.
So if you’re ready to take your relationship to that level, be sure to check out James Bauer’s incredible advice.
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