When a guy includes your name in a text, it can be a confusing experience.
What does it mean? Why did he do it? Is he interested in you?
When done intentionally, there can be many meanings behind including someone’s name in a text.
Here are just a few of the possibilities:
What It Means When a Guy Includes Your Name in a Text
He’s Thinking About You and Wants to Keep You in His Thoughts
When a guy includes your name in a text, it can be a way of keeping you close to his thoughts.
By mentioning you specifically, he’s reminding himself of who you are and what your relationship is.
This could be a sign that he’s interested in you and wants to keep you on his mind, and often means he was pondering over the text for a while.
It may also mean that he’s been talking about you with someone else and has been using your name so it was on his mind.
Whatever the exact meaning is, it’s a strong sign that he’s thinking about you.
He’s Trying to Start a Personal Conversation With You
Including someone’s name in a text can also be seen as an attempt to connect with them on a more personal level.
When we see our own name, it triggers something inside us – it makes us feel special and important.
By including your name in his text message, the guy is trying to create that personal connection and show you that he’s giving you his undivided attention.
He might be about to say something important, or he might not, it depends on the individual what they consider to be personal.
He’s Flirting With You
I know what most of you reading this are wanting to know, does it mean a guy likes you if he uses your name while texting you?
When a guy includes your name in a text, it definitely can also be seen as a flirtatious act.
As I touched on, it’s a way of trying to get your attention and making you feel special. It’s not typically a way casual friends text.
You shouldn’t act on this alone and assume he likes you in that way though. Make sure you look for other cues to back it up.
He Misses You and Wants to Connect With You
In some cases, a guy might include your name in a text because he misses you and wants to connect with you.
Maybe he’s been away for a while or he’s just not able to be near you right now.
If he doesn’t usually use your name but you notice he has done, take a moment to pay attention to what he’s saying.
It’s a good idea to ask if he’s ok and check what he’s been up to to get the conversation flowing.
Things Guys Will Say in Text if They Like You
Now that we’ve gone over what it could mean when a guy includes your name in a text, let’s take a look at some of the things he might say if he’s interested.
- “Hey, how are you?”
- “What have you been up to?”
- “I can’t stop thinking about you.”
- “I had a dream about you last night.”
- “I miss you.”
- “Can I see you tonight?”
- “I really want to be near you right now.”
- “I think about you all the time.”
Did you know that it’s been scientifically proven that men will say “I love you” first in a relationship? (source).
There are many different things a guy might say when he’s into you. Depending on how brazen the guy is, it may or may not be obvious what he feels for you.
You also have to take into account what kind of relationship you have now. Are you just friends? Are you already in a romantic relationship but still not sure he likes you?
It can be difficult reading into someone’s thoughts and feelings from text messages, it’s easy to misinterpret context without seeing someone’s face.
But more often than not all the clues are there, it’s just a matter of piecing them together!
There are many reasons why a guy might include your name in a text, but the meaning behind it will vary depending on the situation.
If you’re not sure what it means, don’t be afraid to ask him!
A simple text message can clear up any confusion and help you understand what he’s trying to say.
But I know what most reading this are wanting to know – yes, there is a chance it means he likes you!
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Phil lives in England, UK, and has around 20 years experience as a professional life, career and executive coach. He started this blog to help others find and define their own self development journey. Blogging about a wide range of topics to help facilitate a better future.