If a male friend calls you beautiful... (2022)

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Please keep anon as I have a boyfriend who occasionally uses this, it's just that I am in a really confusing place atm.

As the title says, if a male friend calls you beautiful, does it necessarily mean they like you as more than just a friend, or can it be utterly platonic?

I ask because one of my male friends sometimes calls me this, and worryingly, I've developed feelings for him If a male friend calls you beautiful... (1) Things have been really up and down with my boyfriend over the last couple of months, I have been head over heels in love with him for so long, and I've often felt like he's never reciprocated that same feeling. I almost had a nervous breakdown over my exams this Summer, and he was really unsupportive because he said it was ridiculous to get that stressed over exams. When I finished, he didn't congratulate me for pushing through, just said "thank god for that", because he was sick of me being such a cause of stress to him. We are long-distance, and he's admitted that he doesn't really feel anything when we communicate via the phone etc, he "forgets why he loves me", and then everything comes back when he sees me. I don't get why he could forget.

The male friend in question has been much more supportive. We speak via text most days, and he's someone that I'd consider myself to be close friends with. I've known him for just over a year, and have to admit that I have always liked him a little bit, but having been with my boyfriend for 2 and a half years, it has never, before now, been enough to compete with my feelings for him, and of course I have always pushed it out of my head and ignored it and concentrated on my boyfriend. But with things feeling so strange with my boyfriend, I had a moment of realisation this weekend that while I am still in love with my boyfriend, I think I may be in love with this other guy too. The other guy recently told me he hated my boyfriend, thought he was a prick and that I could do better than him. I think this is because I turn to him with my worries over the relationship though and he is perhaps sick of hearing all of his bad points when he doesn't get a flavour of the good side to our relationship.

At the moment, I am in the process of evaluating my relationship with my boyfriend and trying to work out just exactly what my feelings for him are. That is the main priority here, and if I do still think I love him as much as I did I have to do everything I can to work stuff out obviously. But this last week I haven't been able to stop thinking about the other guy. & on Sunday when I was watching a film at his house (he lives with some of my other friends), we ended up just finding ourselves holding hands for a couple of minutes, well, he holding mine, but it was as though he realised after a couple of minutes and let go and said "I've gotta go to bed" then thanked me for coming round as he didn't want to go all weekend without seeing me (we'd been out the night before) when I was going to be disappearing for a week (had to go back to uni to sort some stuff out), & I'm just not sure what to make of it. This may be wrong of me, but I can't help but wonder if the other guy likes me. I don't really want to write all of the little bits that make me wonder on here in case he reads this too, but I was just wondering if people could tell me any signs that might suggest when a guy likes you in a more than friendly way?

Tl;dr: confused about my feelings atm, want to know what people think are the signs guys show when they like a girl as more than just a friend. For the record, I'm 21, so this is not a silly moment of immaturity!

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98.6% of guys will say that to win you over and try and get some.

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98.6% of guys will say that to win you over and try and get some.

100% of made-up statistics are bull-****.

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100% of made-up statistics are bull-****.

You've just included yourself in your own statistic.....fool

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You've just included yourself in your own statistic.....fool

Oh dear. You can't be serious. Clearly a joke.

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Bromance!!!
Ask the other guy if he has a broner!!

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I didn't read all of it sorry,but from the title and you're summary,I don't think a male friend calling you beautiful means he fancies you. My best guy friend is lovely,and he always calls me beautiful,yet we can sleep in the same bed and he will never try anything....not even spooning lol.
I think it is best to keep your male friends,as male friends! Nothing more. Guy friends can enlighten you in ways which your female friends can't,and it is not worth losing a good guy friend just because you start to fancy them a bit! It is probably just a faze. Wait and see what happens,if there are any more definite signs that he likes you in that way,such as hugging for a second too long,constantly texting you,long all night phone calls..then perhaps you'll need to review the situation again. Good luck If a male friend calls you beautiful... (8)

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Oh dear. You can't be serious. Clearly a joke.

Nope. 98.6% was made-up, but that's a personal opinion, so how can an opinion be bull****, it can't. Therefore 100% of made-up stats aren't bull****....common sense, what he said was flawed.

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I didn't read all of it sorry,but from the title and you're summary,I don't think a male friend calling you beautiful means he fancies you. My best guy friend is lovely,and he always calls me beautiful,yet we can sleep in the same bed and he will never try anything....not even spooning lol.
I think it is best to keep your male friends,as male friends! Nothing more. Guy friends can enlighten you in ways which your female friends can't,and it is not worth losing a good guy friend just because you start to fancy them a bit! It is probably just a faze. Wait and see what happens,if there are any more definite signs that he likes you in that way,such as hugging for a second too long,constantly texting you,long all night phone calls..then perhaps you'll need to review the situation again. Good luck If a male friend calls you beautiful... (10)

Thank you for your reply If a male friend calls you beautiful... (11) At least half of my friends are male so I already fully appreciate the value of male friends! They have been so much better to me than my female friends have lately! Some of those other signs have happened already, but it's not enough to have me convinced and I can't work out if he's just playing games with me. This just all feels really painful, I wish I'd not started to feel like this, just want everything to go back to how it was a few months ago with me feelign completely happy and besotted with my boyfriend still If a male friend calls you beautiful... (12) Trying to work out if it can be rescued. Got to wait until next time I see him, which should be some time next week, to see how I feel around him again, although based on our conversation this morning things aren't looking good If a male friend calls you beautiful... (13) Never been so confused in my life!

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Tl;dr: confused about my feelings atm, want to know what people think are the signs guys show when they like a girl as more than just a friend. For the record, I'm 21, so this is not a silly moment of immaturity!

I only really say this to girls I have feelings for, if that's any help.

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Ok well first things first: break up with your boyfriend. You deserve someone who is sure of their feelings for you. He is also an ******** for being insensitive about your exam stress.
However, I am not saying that you should go running into the arms of this friend of yours. I'm sure he'd love that to happen, but hold your horses. You're obviously a bit vulnerable the moment and this guy is giving you support, which is great, but it's possible that in your vulnerable state (exam stress and crap boyfriend) you are mistaking this bond with your friend for something deeper. I think he likes you, and you know this in the back of your mind, or at the very least you recognise the fact that he makes you feel better about yourself. This flattery can sometimes trick us into thinking that we feel more for that person. Like I said, break up with the boyfriend, have a period of say a few weeks to get your head straight and then if you still feel strongly about your friend, make a move. Make sure this isn't a rebound and that he isn't just someone who makes you feel better about yourself, as he could end up hurt.

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Thank you for your reply If a male friend calls you beautiful... (17) At least half of my friends are male so I already fully appreciate the value of male friends! They have been so much better to me than my female friends have lately! Some of those other signs have happened already, but it's not enough to have me convinced and I can't work out if he's just playing games with me. This just all feels really painful, I wish I'd not started to feel like this, just want everything to go back to how it was a few months ago with me feelign completely happy and besotted with my boyfriend still If a male friend calls you beautiful... (18) Trying to work out if it can be rescued. Got to wait until next time I see him, which should be some time next week, to see how I feel around him again, although based on our conversation this morning things aren't looking good If a male friend calls you beautiful... (19) Never been so confused in my life!

I understand. But the thing about us females is that sometimes we confuse our feelings very easily. If a guy has been extremely good to us,and he does not even wan anything in return (extremely rare) we sometimes think that we have feeling for them when we don't really. If your friend has been there for you during your time of need,it probably bonded you even more,so you feel even closer,and you may be confusing your feelings of friendship for something more.
But at the end of the day,I can't tell you what you're feeling,only you know. But I have made the mistake of getting into a relationship with a really good male friend after I was there for him during hard times,we became especially close and now we don't even talk anymore If a male friend calls you beautiful... (20)
Just think hard though,think clearly and try to be honest with yourself x

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Take it from a guy, we only really bother being friends with girls if we fancy them, unless there's another reason (sit next to them in a class, girlfriend of a mate, etc).

If he's telling you you're beautiful, he 100% fancies you. If he's saying he hates your boyfriend too, it's absolutely certain.

By the way, it sounds like you should get with this other guy. Going out with someone for 2.5years and them treating you like crap means that he's bored of you. He probably has/will cheat on you at some point, especially because it's long distance.

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I don't just call any girl beautiful or look out for her like that.

From what you've said it seems like this other guy is into you a lot. I won't tell you what to do, but if I were in your situation, I'd go for the guy who cares for me most, you're young and there's no need to spend so many years of your life in misery because you've already spent so long with them.

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I call my female friends beautiful when they are (I also tell them when what they are wearing does not suit them), it is a compliment and it doesn't mean I wish to get in a relationship with them.

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I call me female friend beautiful.......but that's when I'm drunk and I am more or less in love with her so ya know.

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I think it depends on the person some people are less reserved with that word and fling it around, I only call people I'm head over heels with that.

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