13 Insights – When A Guy Says You Are Amazing What Does It Mean? (2024)

It feels amazing when you hear a guy saying you’re amazing. But again, it might keep you wondering.

Does he mean it? Does he like me or is he being friendly? Is he flirting with me or just being kind? It’s natural to ask yourself these questions especially if you’re not dating the guy. 

And to answer all your questions, we’ll answer the main question, “When a guy says you are amazing what does it mean?”

Tag along and discover the answers!

Let’s dive right into it.

1. He Finds You Interesting

When someone thinks you’re different — in a good way, they might express it by calling you amazing. 

It’s mostly about your personality or rather, the character that makes him think you’re amazing. He may draw these conclusions out of experiences you told him about plus how you carry yourself.

Commonly, guys find a girl interesting for three main reasons:

  • Unique perspective: The guy might have met girls with quite a universal or stereotypical point of view but when he met you, he discovered an unusual mindset.
  • Authenticity: Many people are lost trying to fit in this world but you might have defied the norms in various ways the guy appreciates.
  • Enigmatic: While he may have known a lot about you, you’re quite unpredictable so he thinks there’s more to you than he knows.

The guy might be interested in you as a friend or as a crush but either way, telling you you’re amazing is his way of showing you that he wants to know more of you. That you’ve aroused great interest in him about you.

To know whether he’s romantically interested in you or not, you have to explore the rest of the insights.

2. He’s Attracted to You

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Whether a friend, colleague, or acquaintance, most guys will tell you you’re amazing when they’re attracted to you.

Think about it, has he been flirting with you or revealing any signs he likes you? Maybe he gives you compliments on your beauty and skills. If he does so, this could be an additional compliment.

He’s trying to tell you that he’s impressed by you all-round and even though he can’t describe you in single compliments this time round, he thinks you’re amazing. 

Telling you this, he might expect you to show interest in him too before he makes a clear move. This is especially true for guys scared of rejection. You can understand him more by checking out this article on CLEAR Signs He Likes You But Is Afraid Of Rejection.

3. He Wants You to Feel Appreciated and Loved

Especially if he wants to have a romantic relationship with you, the guy would try as much as possible to prompt you to associate him with positive feelings. So he’ll try to make you feel good with compliments.

This doesn’t mean that he won’t mean what he says, no. He means it when he calls you amazing and with that compliment, he wishes that you may feel appreciated and loved by him. This is a desire in anyone who genuinely loves you.

He knows that when you associate him with the good feelings he influences in you, you might consider him to be your romantic partner. 

Here are other signs that show he wants you to feel loved and appreciated:

  • He consistently makes time to be with you
  • He appreciates you for existing in his life
  • He acknowledges and accepts you for what you are
  • He notices changes in you
  • He listens to you
  • He tries to understand you
  • He remembers what you tell him
  • He sends you random, thoughtful texts

4. He Was Trying to Lift Your Moods

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If this happened when a guy suspected you’re in a bad mood, he’s probably being kind by cheering you up. This reason alone isn’t enough to conclude whether he’s attracted to you.

Perhaps he’s kind and usually attempts to make any downcast person feel good. Or he could be someone who has gone through depression and feels it when others are in pain. 

Either way, he may use this compliment to show you the greatness he sees in you that you may pause negative thoughts and see good things in you. You may know his intentions further as you continue to know each other.

To know he’s only trying to lift your moods but isn’t into you, watch out for these signs:

  • He doesn’t flirt with you
  • He doesn’t make any moves
  • He only checks on you to follow up on your emotional health
  • He introduces you with your name or words like “friend” or “buddy”
  • He avoids and doesn’t return your flirting
  • He encourages you to date other men
  • He keeps talking about other women he’s interested in
  • He suggests hanging out with mutual friends and not alone
  • He treats you like his sister
  • He treats you as kindly as other girls
  • He tells you he can’t date you

Related: Signs A Male Coworker Likes You

5. He’s Being Friendly

According to a study on opposite-sex platonic relationships, Scientific American discovered that men have a hard time being “just friends.” Yet you’ll find some men completely uninterested in a relationship with a female friend no matter how incredible she is. This is especially if the man has an ex he still loves or is currently in a relationship.

If the guy considers you his friend, he might say you’re amazing to be friendly. We give our friends compliments all the time so he might be doing the same thing.

You’ll know this for sure especially if he does the same with other friends. He might be telling you this as well that you may know he thinks highly of you and appreciates you as his friend.

If this is the case, you might flirt with him and he won’t behave any differently than just laughing it off. The same will happen when he flirts as well.

He’ll treat you the way he treats his sister or a close friend, nothing more.

6. He’s Showing Gratitude

Did he say, “You’re amazing” immediately after you helped him with something? If yes, this is his way of deeply thanking you.

There’s rarely more to this statement if a guy says it when complimenting how you helped him or someone. You’ll know it is mere gratitude if he interacts with you the same way.

If he also describes others as “amazing” for their good deeds, it’s more likely he appreciates you the same way as well. Unless he also shows the other signs of liking your, you can dismiss his complements as gratitude.

7. He Likes You More Than a Friend

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Is the guy calling you amazing your friend? If he started complimenting you this way recently, chances are, he has developed feelings for you.

If your friend falls in love with you, he might randomly give you compliments. He might start revealing peculiar body language signs such as blushing, and other signs of jealousy about other guys, the hero instinct, plus giving you girlfriend-style pet names.

He might become hot and cold, making a big deal of what he used to take lightly, demanding explanations and attention more than usual.

Know for sure if your friend likes you in the Subtle Signs He Likes You MORE Than A Friend.

8. He Likes Your Company

Whether he might want to date you in the future, this guy may call you amazing because he enjoys spending time with you. Perhaps you’re fun and real so he enjoys himself every time he hangs around you.

If this is the case, he’ll try as much as possible to hang out with you, asking you about your plans for the weekend and so forth. He might consider you his plus-one for many occasions because you’re great to hang out with.

So when he says you’re amazing, it could be because he just wants you to know that he appreciates the time he spends with you and show you that you add fun into his life. You hanging out together can spark feelings but this comment doesn’t explicitly mean so.

9. He Wants to Clear Things Up

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In case you showed interest in him, a guy may be using amazing compliments to let you down easily. He wants you to know that there’s nothing wrong with you but that he’s simply not interested in having a relationship with you for his personal reasons.

Maybe he’s uncertain of his feelings towards you and wants you to know how amazing you are before he distances himself — you can learn How To Tell If A Guy Is Confused About His Feelings For You.

Sometimes, he’s not ready to commit (even with someone as amazing as you) so he keeps complimenting you that you may know it’s not that you’re not good enough for him but that it’s about his inability to commit to anyone.

He may have noticed you really like him and wants to soften the blow of rejection before he bails. It’s his way of explaining “I don’t want to have a relationship with you not because you’re not fabulous but because I’m not ready or good for you.”

10. He Wants to Win You Over

You should be skeptical about guys’ compliments sometimes that you may protect yourself from unnecessary hurt. This is vital since some guys are merely out to get you for selfish reasons.

So while a guy might shower you with compliments, they might simply be a player who doesn’t care about your wellbeing.  You can know for sure with these Clear Signs He’s A Player.

11. He Has Fallen in Love With You

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When a guy says you’re amazing, it might mean he has deeply fallen in love with you. His feelings may be beyond sexual attraction and he feels deeply connected with you.

He might progress from this complement to telling you plainly that he loves you and wants to be with you especially if he’s the kind that tells it as is and goes after what he wants. 

If he has fallen in love with you:

  • He’d act like a gentleman
  • He appreciates everything about you — even turn-offs
  • He is always happy around you
  • He is attentive towards you
  • He blushes when you appreciate him
  • He is always there for you
  • He is vulnerable
  • He gets lost in eye contact
  • He likes to talk in terms of “we” a lot
  • He gets out of his comfort zone for you
  • You feel it

If he also shows most of these Clear Signs of a Unicorn Guy, he’s probably fallen in love with you.

12. He Thinks You Have Great Values and Qualities

When you inspire others with your character and personality, guys can compliment you even if they aren’t interested in you romantically. 

They can even use terms like wife material or marriage material to describe your potential to be a good wife and still not want you.

So if a guy tells you you’re amazing in areas you’re complemented by ladies as well, don’t assume he wants you unless he shows another sign he likes you. Appreciation from the opposite sex can be just that — appreciation.

13. He’s Trying to Boost Your Self-Esteem

Are you usually complaining about how unworthy, ugly, untalented, or unsuccessful you are? 

If the guy telling you you’re amazing hears how you put yourself down, chances are, he’s trying to boost your self-esteem with compliments.

He may tell you how amazing you are that you may notice the positive side of your being and think well of yourself.

More on What It Means When a Guy Says You Are Amazing

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What does it mean when someone says you’re an amazing person?

When someone says you’re an amazing person, they mean you have admirable qualities like kindness, authenticity, selflessness, courage, humility, patience, empathy, and confidence. They might mean they’re impressed and inspired by you and wish to know you more or even get into a relationship with you.

What does it mean when he says I’m amazing?

When he says you’re amazing, it might mean:

  • He Finds You Interesting
  • He’s Attracted to You
  • He Wants You to Feel Appreciated and Loved
  • He Was Trying to Lift Your Moods
  • He’s Being Friendly
  • He’s Showing Gratitude
  • He Likes You More Than a Friend
  • He Likes Your Company
  • He Wants to Clear Things Up
  • He Wants to Win You Over
  • He Has Fallen in Love With You
  • He Thinks You Have Great Values and Qualities
  • He’s Trying to Boost Your Self-Esteem

What does it mean when a man says you’re an amazing woman?

When a man says you’re an amazing woman, he means he recognizes good qualities in you. It might also mean you inspire him, he appreciates you, likes you, or wants a relationship with you. To understand whether he likes you as a friend, potential romantic partner, or even a sexual partner, you’ll need to explore more of the signs we’ve discussed.

When a man says you’re an amazing woman, he means:

  • You’re not just beautiful physically, you have a great heart too
  • I am so proud of you
  • You inspire me
  • I’m in love with you
  • I love the way you think
  • I love the way you carry yourself
  • I think you’ve done an amazing thing right now

How to respond when someone says you’re amazing

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When someone says you’re amazing, you can respond in these ways:

  • Say “thank you”: When someone takes their time to give you feedback, it’s vital to appreciate their effort.
  • Ask for clarification: Since “amazing” is ambiguous and means differently to various people, ask why they think you’re amazing
  • Appreciate people for taking their time to appreciate you

Especially when a guy says you’re amazing, it’s best to respond by saying thank you and ask for clarification of their compliment. When you ask a guy why he thinks you’re amazing, his answers will let you know where you stand in his life so you can save yourself a lot of headaches figuring out what he means.

What does it mean when a guy says you are incredible?

Similar to when a guy says you’re amazing or awesome, when a guy says you’re incredible he means he likes you as a person, friend, or is even interested in becoming more than a friend. It all depends on the context plus many other factors. However, before jumping to conclusions, ask him why he says you’re incredible.

What does it mean when a guy says you look amazing?

When a guy says you look amazing, he means you look beautiful, stunning, awesome, or whatever you can use to describe great looks. He may say it flirtatiously to mean he likes you sexually or romantically. It’s impossible to know his intentions with this compliment alone so explore the possibilities of his behavior in other signs he likes you.

What it means when a guy says you’re amazing in bed

When a guy says you’re amazing in bed, he likely means it. He means he thinks you have sexual prowess and enjoyed your time with him. This is usually accompanied by him wanting more.

Final Thoughts

When a guy says you are amazing, he means just that. But it all depends on the context. He may be a player looking to win you over, a friend appreciating you, a crush expressing his attraction towards you, or any of the other reasons.

Ultimately, the best way to know what it means when a guy says you are amazing is by asking for clarification when he compliments you.

So. which of the above explanations of what it means when a guy says you’re amazing resonates with you? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!

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About The Author

Bijan Kholghi is a certified life coach with the Milton Erickson Institute Heidelberg (Germany). He helps clients and couples reach breakthroughs in their lives by changing subconscious patterns. His solution-oriented approach is based on Systemic- and Hypnotherapy.