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When a Guy Says You Look Amazing (Meaning & Responding Tips)

Feature Image of When a Guy Says You Look AmazingWhen a guy says you look amazing, it means he likes you. He is mesmerized by your beauty. However, he may say that with the hope that you might get interested in him after all the praise. You can ask him to stop if you feel uncomfortable.

This article will help you decode a guy’s words when he says that you look amazing. His attraction towards your physical features is implied in the sentence. We will go through several other possible reasons and a suitable way to deal with him. Read on.

Reasons why he said you look amazing

  1. He thinks you are beautiful: He said you look amazing because he thinks you are beautiful. This is the most common reason, but it does not necessarily mean he is interested in a romantic relationship with you.
    • He finds you beautiful, just like he finds a painting beautiful. He was pleased to see you. Something about you caught his eye, and he said you look beautiful.
    • It does not have to mean he is in love with you. He might have said that in a breezy way. You do not have to overthink the compliment. It probably means nothing.
    • However, if he persistently pursues you for a few days after saying you look amazing, he is interested in you romantically. He is an admirer who has fallen for your beauty.
  1. He wants a romantic relationship with you: He said you look amazing because he is mesmerized by your beauty and wants to be in a romantic relationship with you.
    • Your beauty has rendered him poetic. It looks like he has been possessed by the ghost of a Romantic poet. You have mesmerized his eyes, heart, and soul.
    • He wants to be in a relationship with you. He thinks you are the one for him. He dreams of a life with you and wants to grow old together.
    • He might follow you around for a few days before he can tell you how he feels. In the digital age, following around would mean liking your pictures (even the old ones) and texting you every day until you finally talk to him.
  1. He likes your outfit: Your outfit caught his sight, and he seems to like it. That’s why he said you look amazing.
    • There are no romantic feelings here. He does not care about your looks. He liked your outfit, and that is why he said you look amazing. He was just passing by when your outfit caught his eye.
    • This has happened to almost all of us. We have all been there. We have been mesmerized by an outfit more than the person wearing it.
    • Certain outfits have a character of their own. They seem like art that is trying to speak out. It defines the owner’s personality. He liked you because of the outfit.
  1. He is happy to see you fit and fine: You were physically ill, and he knows that. Now that you have recovered, he is pleased to see you. That’s why he said you look amazing.
    • He said you look amazing because he is relieved to see you healthy. This may happen when you have just stepped out of a prolonged illness. He is happy to see you because he was aware of your condition.
    • He is happy to see you fit and fine. Your illness worried him. Now that you are out of danger, he finds it amazing. He wanted you to get well soon.
    • This could be a sign of affection. He may or may not be aware of his feelings for you. He looks adorable when he is around you. He wants you to be safe and happy. He secretly wishes that you will one day find your happiness in his arms.
  1. He likes you in a platonic way: The guy said you look amazing because he likes you in a platonic way. The relationship could be romantic, but only if you want it to be.
    • He likes you but from a distance. His feelings for you are just like the Petrarchan poets’ feelings for their beloved. He admires you from a distance.
    • He wants a romantic relationship but will never ask you for it unless you give him a signal. All he can say is that you look amazing.
    • He thinks you are perfect even when you are not at your best self. He loves you in a platonic way. If you are not interested in a relationship with him, he will continue to admire you from a distance without a word.
    • This kind of one-sided relationship can turn toxic quickly. He is not Sir Philip Sidney, and you are definitely not Lady Penelope. In your case, he might turn hostile after admiring you from a distance for a while.
    • He will keep admiring you until he gets a clear message from you to stop doing whatever he does. A conversation with you would give him closure.
  1. He wants to reconcile: He said you look amazing because he wants to reconcile. He feels lost without you, and this is his way to come back to your life.
    • He is trying to make small talk because he wants reconciliation after breaking up with you. He realized his mistake, and now he wants to come back to your life. He does not like to be alone.
    • He said you look amazing to start a conversation that can lead to you guys getting back together. He thought that admiring your looks would make you feel good.
    • He is going to pitch the idea of getting back together soon. He might get a little persistent when you say no to his advances.
  1. He is trying to create an impression: He is trying to create a good impression by praising you. He said you look amazing because he thinks that would win you over.
    • You do not know him well, but he still said you look amazing to make you feel special and to create an impression. He thinks admiring someone’s looks is the best way to impress them.
    • He wants to ask you out on a date. He thinks his ways would win you over. He might soon start saying things that could make you feel a little (or a lot) uncomfortable if you are not into him.
    • If he is hell-bent on dating you, he will not take no for an answer. Unless he gets a harsh word or two from you, he will continue in his quest to win you over.
    • He thinks all that he does makes you feel loved. He thinks you like it and might continue to think so until you say something to stop that.
  1. He is being polite: He is just a gentleman. He said you look amazing out of politeness.
    • He is just being polite. He said you look amazing because that is what people do when they meet someone new in an informal setting.
    • What he said does not necessarily mean he is into you. Saying you look amazing is a social protocol he has to follow, like everyone else. You are overthinking this probably because you are new to this kind of social setting.
    • He said, “you look amazing” to all the people present in the social setting. If you met him outside such a setting, he would have said the same, as that’s what he says when he meets new people.
    • He is an extremely polite person who says the right thing at the right time. He is like one of those well-behaved princes from the Christmas movies.
    • However, being polite and well-behaved does not mean he is not into you. He might like you, but that discussion will begin later after you guys get to meet each other a few more times.

What to do when he finds you amazing?

  1. Thank him for the compliment: Thank him for the pleasant compliment. Move forward if you like him; otherwise, stay put.
    • The first thing you should do is thank him for the pleasant compliment. He was polite when he said you look amazing. This is your turn to be polite.
    • If you like him, you can move forward with a conversation that could reveal if he likes you or not. If he likes you too, it is great because now you two can start dating. However, if you get a vibe that he does not like you in a romantic way, you should end your conversation soon and let him be alone.
    • You do not have to drag on a conversation if you do not like him. Just thank him for the nice words and move on with your life. However, if he is interested in you, he might pursue you. In that case, you will have to make it clear that you are not interested in him that way.
  1. Compliment his looks: Return the favor by complimenting his look. Say that he looks amazing to make him feel good.
    • He made you feel good by saying you look amazing. You can return the favor by complimenting his looks. You can say, “You look amazing as well.”
    • The conversation would end right here if it is a formal setting or an informal setting will a lot of people. You can smile at him and move on to speak with the next person you see. Everything does not have to be romantic.
    • If you still want to continue a conversation with him, you can always go for small talk. You talk about the weather or what’s new in sports. You can talk about anything under the sun if you want to do small talk.
    • I should warn you here. Small talks often make people uncomfortable. Stop blabbering about random stuff when you see him flinch. He is probably getting bored and wants to leave. He wants you to shut your mouth and end the conversation. So, stop when you get the hint. Do not make people uncomfortable unnecessarily.
  1. Find out if he likes you: You can be with him if he is your kind of guy. Find out if he likes you. Look for similar behavioral patterns that might make you two compatible.
    • He just said you look amazing. This little compliment cannot determine if he likes you or not. You need to look for more signs.
    • Observe his behavior if you get to meet him often. See what he does when he is around you. You can move around him to grab his attention but make that subtle. Do not be too obvious when you are trying to grab his attention.
    • You can bump into him on purpose and act surprised to see him. Moments like this often spur conversation. Talk to him to find out more.
    • See if you have similar interests. That could be something you guys can bond over. It is unfortunate that you do not have any. In that case, you will have to find new ways to find out if he likes you.
    • Check if he wants to spend time with you. If he asks you out for coffee (it is not a date) more often than he asks other people, he is definitely into you.
  1. Try to stay humble: He said you look amazing. That does not mean you will start acting all haughty about your good looks. Try to stay humble.
    • Staying humble in a society that loves to show off on social media is one of the most difficult things to do these days. If he says you look amazing, take the compliment with a smiling face and then forget it.
    • You do not have to feel like a Disney princess after one person compliments your looks. There are other problems in the world that need your attention. Your haughtiness can wait.
    • He could be interested in you romantically. If you are not interested in him, say that politely. A little politeness can go a long way. If you choose to act like you are the most beautiful person on this planet, things might take a bitter turn. He will lose interest in you after a while. No self-respecting adult will ever take this behavior from anyone. Even if that person is someone they like.
    • Some people have a tendency to act haughty and unattainable even when they are interested in the person pursuing them. Don’t do that either. It will only drive him away.
  1. Ask him not to make you feel uncomfortable: If his compliments make you feel uncomfortable, as him to stop doing that the next time you meet him in person or virtually in the inbox.
    • If he is making you feel uncomfortable with his compliments, you need to step up and say “no” before it escalates further. He probably does not know that you feel uncomfortable when he compliments you.
    • If he gets to know what it really makes you feel, he might stop talking to you, or at least he would stop sending out those creepy compliments if he is a sensible person.
    • Ask him directly not to make you feel uncomfortable. It would be easy if he only talked to you virtually. Drop a text and wait for his reply. If he meets you in person regularly, asking him to stop complimenting, you can be a little more complicated.
    • He might ask you difficult questions about the situation, which could again make you feel uncomfortable. On the other hand, talking to him virtually would give you the liberty of not replying to any of his texts. You can easily ghost him there.
  1. Tell him what you feel about reconciliation: He wants reconciliation. That’s why he said you look amazing. Be honest and tell him what you feel about reconciliation and second chances.
    • He said you look amazing because he wants reconciliation. He thinks breaking up was a mistake, and now he can’t live without you.
    • Tell him honestly what you feel about reconciliation. If the breakup was a nasty one, you do not need to get back with him just because he feels lonely. You broke up with him for a reason.
    • You can tell him why it is not a good idea to start dating again. Tell him that it will only scratch the old emotional wound you had. Remind him why you guys had to break up.
    • If you think reconciliation is the way to go, go for it. Not every reconciliation ends up in a second breakup. This time, you two can do it right. You guys already know what went wrong in your relationship. Realization of your mistakes will help the relationship to grow and move on to the next level.
  1. Tell him if you have a crush on him: Isn’t it great when your crush says you look amazing? He has definitely seen something attractive in you that made him compliment your looks. Grab the opportunity to tell him how you feel.
    • If you have a crush on him, this is the time to speak. He just complimented your looks. Grab the opportunity to start a conversation.
    • Do not tell him you like him right away, as that might scare him. Use the conversation to break it to him slowly. Create a rapport with him before letting him know that you have a crush on him.
    • If you remember Rachel’s boyfriend Joshua from F.R.I.E.N.D.S, you will know how timid some guys can get when it comes to meeting their crush. If he is somewhat like that, you will have to be a bit careful while dealing with him.
    • He said you look amazing. That means something about you has caught his eye. He might also be interested in you. But until you are absolutely sure about it, you will have to play safe. Let him come to you.
  1. Wait for him to ask you out: He probably likes you. That’s why he said you look amazing. If you are interested in him, wait for him to ask you out.
    • As I said earlier, you will have to let him come to you. Act casually and do not show what you actually feel for him.
    • Do not disclose much about yourself. Most men want their potential partner to be a bit mysterious. You will have to project yourself as an enigma. You should have a shroud of mystery around your life.
    • Make him fall for you by increasing the intrigue factor. Do what makes him look at you the most. However, you have to know where to stop. Do not overdo things. There is a very thin line between being enigmatic and being cringe-worthy.
    • Here are a few things you can do to help yourself:
      • Do not disclose where you live or what you do for a living during the first few conversations.
      • Do not talk much about your family. Nobody can be a Wednesday Addams from the hit Netflix series Wednesday, but you can at least attempt to be like her.
      • Do not pester him to get into a relationship with you. That might make him lose interest.
      • Ask more questions and answer fewer. The situation should be such that you get to know everything about him while he gets to know squat about you.


A few things to remember:

  • When he said that you look amazing, he meant you look amazing in that outfit you are wearing.
  • The first thing you should do is thank him for the pleasant compliment. Appreciate the good gesture and return the favor by saying something that is equally pleasant.
  • He might have a crush on you, and saying you look amazing could be his pickup line. He probably wants a serious relationship with you.
  • Stop overthinking. What he said was probably just casual praise. Smile when someone says something like this to you and then forget it.
  • The praise means nothing until he willingly starts a conversation. An adult who has been in a few relationships will be able to differentiate between a guy who is just being casual and a guy who likes them.
  • Try not to scare him away with an incessant rant about your life. He has just shown interest in you. That can soon go away if you continue blabbering. He will nod and smile as you speak, but that does not necessarily mean he is listening to what you are saying.

About the Author

Nirajana Mukherjee

Nirajana Mukherjee has been helping people find out their relationship queries since 2019. At Relationshippp she loved to talk about topics related to Dating, Affairs, Attraction, and Breakups. Her work can be seen in RelationshipExplained - A Renowned Relationship Blog. Nirajana has a Masters in English literature from St. Xavier's University.
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