How To Tell If A Guy Likes Kissing You? 8 Signs He Did

Last Updated on February 16, 2022 by Alexander Burgemeester

Have you ever wondered if a guy likes kissing you? Better yet, have you ever wanted to know how to tell if a guy likes kissing you? Kissing is an intimate moment shared between two people and this is especially true for a first kiss.

Oftentimes, kissing is the closest we get to passionate physical contact between the guy we’re interested in before things get more serious.

So figuring out if your kissing style is enjoyable to your guy is important. Not every kiss has to be fireworks, but you want to know if he enjoyed kissing you. So how do you know?

These are a few signs that a guy likes kissing you and keeping these in mind can help you on your next date. 

8 Signs A Guy Likes Kissing You

So how do you tell if a guy likes kissing you? Can you just ask them? Or are there clear and subtle signs he will display so you know without asking him that difficult question? Let’s dig in.

8 Signs Guys Like Kissing You

1. His Body Language Will Give Him Away 

Paying attention to a guy’s body language is key to knowing if he likes kissing you. Is your guy pulling you in closer as you kiss? Do you find that his hands are gently caressing your face or that he suddenly holds hands with you mid-kiss?

All of these are great indicators that he is enjoying kissing you. There are just some things you can’t fake, and body language is one of them.

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2. Intense Eye Contact 

Another way to know if your guy likes kissing you is to pay attention to the amount of eye contact he is giving you. Intense eye contact before and after the kiss shows that he’s entirely focused on you.

That means you have his full attention and he is loving every minute of it. Once you have his focus, pay attention to the size of his pupils. If they look dilated, then biologically speaking he’s very into it! 

3. He Tells You Point Blank

One of the easiest ways to tell that he likes kissing you is when he tells you directly! This one can also be tricky, however, because some men aren’t as expressive.

If your guy happens to be the communicative type, then you can be sure that he’ll be telling you just how much he enjoys every kiss and showering you with compliments.

He may even tell you exactly what he likes or how beautiful he finds you. However, if he’s a shy guy, then look out for some nonverbal cues such as blushing or a big goofy smile on his face afterwards. 

4. He Sits Incredibly Close To You

Another subtle sign that he likes kissing you is how close he stays to you. If your guy is inching closer towards you throughout the date, such as putting his arms around you, holding hands while walking, sitting closer to you, or pulling you into him, then you can bet he wants to kiss.

Pulling you in closer is a great way to ensure that he gets the opportunity to kiss you again. All of this means that he can’t get enough of you and wants to have you near him as much as possible. 

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5. He Pays Attention To Your Scent 

In science class, you may remember learning that many animals produce chemicals known as pheromones that induce arousal in the opposite sex.

So it’s no surprise that many humans tend to do something similar but with perfumes and colognes. While it may sound strange, a guy becoming intoxicated with your scent is one of the subtle signs that he’s looking to kiss you again.

You can bet that when he’s complimenting your scent that he’s trying to make his move. 

6. The Kisses Seem To Last Forever

When a guy enjoys kissing a girl, he’ll want the moment to last forever. After all, that kind of connection proves to him that you’re interested in something more than just friendship.

Do you notice that when you’re kissing that the kisses are quite passionate and seem to last a while?

Then you’ve got him hooked! He’s fully tuned into you and that means he’s loving every moment of that kiss. 

7. His Eyes Are Glued To Your Lips 

Have you noticed that his eyes are locked on your lips? If the answer is yes, you don’t have to start feeling self conscious. In fact, you should start feeling the exact opposite because it’s a great sign.

When a guy is fixated on your lips that means that he’s enamoured with the idea of kissing you. This is especially good news if you’ve already had your first kiss because that means he’s planning for the next one.

So next time you catch him staring at your lips, know that he’s planning to lock lips soon. 

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8.  You’re Enjoying Yourself Too

Kissing isn’t a one-sided affair. If you’re enjoying yourself during the kiss, then chances are that he is too. That’s because he’ll be working to impress you with his skills while gently caressing you throughout it.

Kissing is an experience and if he’s enjoying it, he’s going to want to make sure that you are too. No matter how awkward the kiss may have started, once you’re both really into it, it’ll be a fun experience for both parties. 

What is a Guy Thinking When He Kisses You?

What Do Guys Think When They kiss You?

Once you’ve figured out if your guy likes kissing you, then you might also be wondering what a guy is thinking when he kisses you. When a man moves in for the first kiss, it’s a way for him to establish intimacy with you.

This is important, because the first kiss can define the future of your relationship together. While the first kiss can be absolutely nerve wracking, you can be sure that you’re not the only one who’s nervous. Oftentimes, your guy can be even more nervous than you! 

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So if you’re interested in some signs that will hint as to what your man is thinking while you’re kissing, then here are some tips to help you better understand what’s going on in his mind.  

1. He’s Thinking, “Finally!”

Setting up the mood for a first kiss is crucial. If your man is worth getting into a relationship with, then he’ll be doing everything he can to set the mood right.

When he finally gathers the courage to make his big move, he’ll be thinking, “Wow, this is finally happening!” He may even be wondering if this kiss means as much to you as it does to him.

After putting in all the time and effort, reaching the next level of intimacy will feel like a huge win to him. 

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2. “Is My Breath Ok?” 

Good personal hygiene is essential to an amazing first kiss. After all, bad breath can quickly ruin the mood. As you’re kissing, your guy might be wondering if his breath is fresh enough.

So if you notice that your guy is acting kind of nervous and on edge, don’t panic. He may just be worried about how he smells to you. 

3. “Wow She’s Gorgeous”

If a guy has decided to make his move on you, then you can bet that he finds you attractive. In fact, as he’s getting closer to your face you can bet that he’s admiring every feature.

As he’s kissing you, he’s most likely also excited by how beautiful and attractive he finds you. Once the kiss is over, he’ll more than likely begin showering you with compliments and holding you close. 

4. “What Do I Do With My Hands?”

As the kissing gets hot and heavy, it’s easy to get carried away with everything. One of the things that he might be thinking about is what to do with his hands.

Should he grab you and pull you in closer or should he leave them at his sides? It’s easy to overthink this simple move, especially since kissing can get you pretty excited. 

5. “I Hope She’s Enjoying This” 

Kissing isn’t a one-size fits all practice. Both men and women have different styles and preferences when it comes to kissing. Some people prefer slow soft kisses while others enjoy lip biting and lots of tongue.

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So even if your guy enjoys kissing you, that doesn’t mean that you’re necessarily enjoying it as well. Wanting to make sure that you’re having as good of a time as he’s having is another major thought that will cross his mind. 

Does Kissing Mean He Is Really Interested?

Once you’ve finally broken down the physical barriers and had your first kiss, you could find yourself wondering, “what does it mean if a guy kisses you?”

For starters, a kiss could mean a lot of different things depending on the guy and type of kiss. Some men are looking for a deep connection, while others are only looking to jump into bed. 

If his intentions seem unclear to you, then you may want to take note of how he treats you before and after the kiss. To help you figure it all out, here are some great indicators that can help you narrow down his intentions. 

1. The Type of Kiss 

The type of kiss that a man gives you can really define what you mean to him. It could be a friendly kiss only, such as a kiss on the cheek or a quick peck on the lips. Meaning he’s only interested in you as a friend.

However, a more passionate kiss, such as an open mouth kiss or more can definitely signal that he’s interested in a deeper connection.

However, some kisses can be both romantic and come off platonic, such as a forehead kiss. So use this distinction with some discretion. 

2. How He Treats You 

A guy whose main focus is on getting you into the bedroom will treat you quite differently than a guy who’s looking for more. For starters, a guy who is interested in getting into your pants will not always consider your comfort and boundaries. He’ll try to bring things into the bedroom quickly, especially after he kisses you. 

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This is definitely a major red flag that shouldn’t be overlooked. On the contrary, if a guy is interested in a deeper connection with you, you’ll notice that he always takes your needs into consideration.

If you happen to tell him that you’re not ready for more he’ll immediately respect your decision. 

3. Getting Closer To You

As a kiss can mean so much more than just a kiss. This goes especially for the first kiss. When a guy decides that he’s ready to kiss you, that means that he’s ready to get closer too.

Before the kiss, there might be a wall or boundary between the two of you that hasn’t been crossed yet. Kissing can help bring both people’s walls down and initiate the start of a closer connection between the two.

When your guy finally plants that kiss, know that he might be ready to finally create a stronger connection. 

4. Expressing His Feelings 

Another meaning behind a guy’s kiss is to express his sincere feelings for you. When you like someone a lot and greatly enjoy their company, you’re going to want to express that.

Physically expressing your affection is just one of those ways that men often opt for. Kissing also releases a burst of oxytocin, which is often referred to as the “love hormone.” Kissing is a great way to bond with someone and show them how you really feel. Kissing also helps kickstart intimacy in a romantic partnership.

It’s possible that his kisses are his first steps towards building a solid connection with you. 

5. Embracing Good Feelings

Sometimes a kiss is a way to feel good inside. After all, don’t you feel all bubbly and excited inside after a kiss with that special someone?

Well, men also feel good after they kiss too! It’s certainly not a one-sided feeling. When a guy wants to kiss, it could be because he wants to feel warm inside and share a special moment together.

While men may shy away from letting others know this, as they’re not always encouraged to express their vulnerabilities, they certainly feel good after kissing. 

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Alexander Burgemeester has a Master in Neuropsychology. He studied at the University of Amsterdam and has a bachelor's in Clinical Psychology. Want to know more?

3 thoughts on “How To Tell If A Guy Likes Kissing You? 8 Signs He Did”

  1. So I have a “friend” and we dated for like a week and kissed a couple times and then he told me he wanted to just be friends and asked if that was alright. I’m fine with that. But then the same day when we said goodbye he hugged me for what felt like forever. He stroked my back and told me I smell nice. And then we kind of pulled out of the hug a little bit and looked at each other. I then went back to hugging but saw he thought I was going to kiss him. So then I pulled back out and he kissed me. I like him but I’m very confused as to what his motives are. Does he want to be friends or does he want to date without putting labels on the relationship? He’s so dumb! It makes no sense to me! Please help.

  2. I agree that makes no sense. I would say I know you SAID you just wanted to be friends but friends don’t hug that long or kiss like that. I want to be clear on this relationship. (If you are truly fine with being friends ..great but if YOU really want more and think he doesn’t you need to say I need clarity. Im confused bc your actions in my mind didnt match your words) and *don’t always be available for him. sounds like hes just not sure what he wants. idk

    • There’s nothing wrong with you and you’re perfectly normal to feel the way you do unfortunately a man or a woman when they’re not ready for a relationship they usually shy away. We all read into stuff but the truth is actions speak louder than words, and that’s the bottom line. Just start dating other guys and move on with your life and take it for what it was. It was a moment…


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