There are a lot of different compliments that a man gives a woman. Sometimes it can be tricky to understand his intentions are that lie behind the said compliment. Is he flirting with you? Is he just trying to be nice? What is his deal? These are all questions that you will find yourself asking right after it happens. Especially if he goes ahead and calls you gorgeous.
What does gorgeous mean?
Calling someone gorgeous means that you are calling them beautiful, attractive or very pleasant. This doesn’t have to be secluded to looks, if someone says it they could very well be talking about personality, attitude OR the person’s looks. However, most of the time when it is coming from a guy (especially one that you have a crush on) it usually is based on your physical appearance.
You have to remember, though, that it doesn’t always indicate to him wanting to be more than just friends with you.
A guy can find you attractive physically, but not be attracted to you mentally or emotionally. As a matter of fact, he could just be giving you a compliment.
But how are you supposed to know what he means when he says it? Why did he say it?
The answers to those questions ultimately depend on who he is to you, when he said it, the length of your relationship and where you are!
Who is he?
Think about the relationship between the two of you. Is he a stranger? If so, be wary of strangers when they give you compliments. Especially if you are just walking down the street. And extra especially if you are walking home alone, at night. Be careful with men who shout gorgeous at you that you are not familiar with. These are called ‘catcalls’. What is a catcall? Well, for those of you that don’t know, a catcall is when someone either whistles at you, shouts at you or make a sexually related comment towards you as you walk by. When you are called gorgeous in that type of situation, you can be sure it means nothing other than the stranger finds you pleasing to look at! Do not engage with random catcallers. They could be very creepy and their intentions may not be the best ones. Although it feels nice to be paid a compliment by a stranger, it’s best to just walk away from those types of situations. Unless you know jiu-jitsu or are really good with self defense. Then by all means, engage!
If it is not a man that is a stranger, is the man who called you gorgeous someone that you have known for quite a long time or at least a little bit more time than a stranger? If so, you can certainly let your guard down and accept the compliment. It is less sketchy when a man you are familiar with calls you gorgeous. This just means that he finds you super attractive. It could also mean that he realized you were having a bad day and maybe he thought giving you that compliment would cheer you up a little bit. They could just be trying to flatter you. Raise your confidence and self-esteem levels a little bit. In other words, he may just be a good friend! You will have to think about the day that you have been having with this man. Does it make sense that he might be trying to cheer you up? Did you just go through something horrible or difficult? These are important things to think about when trying to figure out why he called you gorgeous.
Another thing that you should definitely ask yourself is does he like you at all? We know it may not be as obvious as you want, but we want you to think really hard and deep about the relationship that the two of you have with one another. If he is not a friend, as mentioned in the previous paragraph, is he an almost lover? What’s an almost lover? An almost lover is someone that you can feel yourself building a relationship with, but it is not all the way built up just yet. When you have an almost lover, you will know. This can be someone that has done romantic things with you or has made an effort to initiate physical contact. If the man who called you gorgeous is what you call your almost lover, then there is a good chance he is simply trying to flatter and charm you because he is extremely into you in every way! He finds you attractive and wants to let you know it. If he starts saying it quit often, along with things like ‘beautiful’, ‘cute’, ‘perfect’, etc. then there is a good chance that he is getting ready to take your relationship to the next level. Guys who aren’t ready to commit will not compliment you so often and they certainly would not compliment your looks that frequently!