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What Does It Mean When A Guy Sizes You Up?

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We hear a lot of different phrases when it comes to the dating world.

“Hey that dude was totally eyeing you up!”

“Did you see how he was checking you out?”

“Oh that guy was totally all over you!”

And most of them are totally understandable. We get exactly what they mean, because there is nothing cryptic about them. They mean what they mean and usually no more than that. However, there are some terms and phrases that can be cause for confusion. They may be a little more cryptic than the usual. They could have various different meanings and not always mean the same thing.

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“He was on your case!”

“Did you see that guy giving you a side eye?”



“He was sizing you up for sure!”

Yes, when a guy sizes you up it can make your head spin. That is because it is not a commonly used phrase anymore. However, it still holds a great meaning and has a lot to do with how guys look at us when they first meet us!

So what does it mean when a guy sizes you up?

The technical definition to sizing up is pretty simple.

It tends to mean a guy is appraising you. He is trying to get an idea of what you are like. What your physique is like and/or what your personality is like. He just wants to get and picture in his head of what you are like all around. But there is so much more to it than we initially think!

What do we mean by that? Keep reading to find out now!

Ways He Is Sizing You Up:

So surely you get the general idea of what sizing up means and all, but you might be wondering just what exactly he is sizing up about you. Here are a few different ways he might be doing this to you!

The way you act: A guy will start sizing you up and take mental notes about your personality. The way you act around him is huge when he is trying to get an idea of who you are as a whole. He is going to pay attention to things like your sense of humor, how positive you seem (or negative), what you pay attention to, etc. When he figures all of that out is when he will decide whether or not he likes who you are persona wise.



The way you dress: Yes, a huge thing a guy is paying attention to when he first starts sizing you up is your sense of style. It doesn’t seem like it, but we tend to date with and hang out with people that have similar styles to us. Or have at least styles that we find appeasing. He is going to pay attention to the way you wear your hair, the clothes you are wearing and, yes, even your accessories. We might not assume guys pay attention to those types of things, but they do. Unless he is one of those rare guys who just doesn’t give a crap. Which can be possible, but it is not very common.

How you treat others: When we meet someone that seems interesting, one of the biggest factors in deciding whether or not we like them is how they seem to treat other people around them. So he is going to pay close attention and size you up when you talk and interact with other people. He wants to know whether or not you come off as nice or rude.

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Your makeup: Unfortunately a lot of guys are very picky about makeup. Weird, right? Bet you never thought about that! But they totally are. Some can actually be quite judgemental about it. Men tend to have specific boundaries with makeup. Some don’t mind a lot of makeup and some really do. It all depends, but you can be sure he is sizing up that about you along with various other things.

Your body: Of course everyone sizes up another person’s physique. He is going to take notice about superficial things like the build of your body, your weight, your chest (predictable), your eyes, lips and many other things about the way that you look.

Your body language: Not only will he be paying attention to the way that your body looks, but he is also going to be looking out for the body language you speak with. This is what is going to help him decide if he wants to pursuit you as a friend or as something more than just a friend. He is going to keep an eye out for signs that you are flirting with him or the signs that you want him to keep distance. Body language is a huge part of how we first communicate with somebody that we meet. So, yes, you can be sure he will be sizing that up as well.

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