What does it mean when a guy touches your waist? I’m sure every woman in the world asked herself this question numerous times in life.

It happens when you’re talking to a man, when he’s passing by you or when he is going in for a hug. But is this a friendly touch or something more?

On one hand, it’s not like he kissed you or did anything specifically you can hold on to. Nevertheless, at the same time, deep down you know that he is sending you some kind of a non-verbal signal.

Well, your troubles have come to an end because you’re finally about to learn what it means when a guy touches your waist. Not only that: I’m also about to tell you all the secrets behind every type of touch coming from a man.

What Does It Mean When A Guy Touches Your Waist?

Touching a girl’s waist is one of the things all guys enjoy doing. For them, this physical touch has a symbolic meaning- it represents both belonging and protection.

This is a sensual, sexy gesture- there is no doubt about that. A man will touch you on your waist if he wants to pull you closer to him.

He might approach you from the back, put his hands on your waist, and turn you around into a soft embrace.

Or he might just hold his hand on your waist while standing close to you. Either way, he wants you near and he wants it to be known you’re his.

You know that men are born protectors. They have this inborn hero instinct that tells them they have to keep “their” women safe.

Well, this is one of his ways to do it- especially if you’re in a crowded place. This man wants every other guy in the room to know that they can’t mess with you because you’re “his”.

He doesn’t have to tell you this directly but this clue is more than enough. You might not see it but it’s all a part of a “male language”- his way to send every other guy a message.

Trust me- it will work. When all those other men see your guy’s hand around your waist, nobody will bother you in any way.

They won’t approach you or make any moves on you. They don’t care whether you two are dating or what is going on here.

For them, it will be enough to see the way your man imposed “ownership” over you and most importantly- the fact that you’re letting him grab you by the waist.

What does it mean when a guy touches your waist from behind?

man touches his smiling woman hairThis is a definite sign of both attraction and domination. Don’t worry- he’s not trying to tell you that you’re beneath him in any way just because you’re a woman.

I know that you’re both for equality but admit that you enjoy it when a man takes over control. Well, that’s exactly what he’s doing- he’s showing you that you’re what he wants and that he isn’t afraid to get you.

It shows you that you’re not dealing with a shy guy but with an Alpha male who will rock your world once you get to some juicier parts.

What does it mean when your friend touches your waist?

The situation is pretty clear here- even if you might refuse to see it. This guy wants to be more than friends but he has no way of telling it to you.

Or maybe he has no courage to do it. It’s possible that he’s tried confessing his feelings but you failed to see it and ended up putting him in the friendzone.

Either way, this guy is in love with you. He might try to hide it but his body doesn’t listen to him. Instead, he has the urge to pull you as close as possible and to be near you and that’s exactly what he’s doing.

The only exception from this rule is the situation in which your male friend is grabbing your waist to “protect” you from some other guy bothering you. He saw that this creep was hitting on you and invading your private space so he jumped in to indirectly show him to back off.

In that case, he deserves a hug and a massive thanks!

What does it mean when your coworker touches your waist?

It’s pretty inappropriate if your coworker touches your sensitive parts- especially if that’s something you don’t want him doing. But if this is a guy you’re into, you don’t have to worry any longer because this is a dead giveaway he likes you back.

In a situation like this, you have to pay attention to his body language clues instead of hearing what he’s telling you. Have in mind that he doesn’t want to ruin your professional relationship and that’s why he’s scared to make an actual move on you.

Nevertheless, there are moments when he just can’t help it and has to find a way to keep you close.

What does it mean when your ex touches your waist?

Is this a sign he wants you back? Or is he just playing with you? Is this a sign he loves you? Or a way to blow up his ego?

I can’t tell you based on this gesture only but the fact is that your ex isn’t indifferent to you. But you’re the one who has to analyze all of his other actions and figure out what he really wants.

What does it mean when your boyfriend touches your waist?

If your boyfriend touches your waist while the two of you are not alone, it can be a kind of subtle foreplay. He can’t wait to rip your clothes off and to show you a good time but he can’t do it right now.

At the same time, he can’t seem to control himself so he chooses this public display of affection if nothing else.

Another meaning behind this gesture is a sense of belonging. Maybe he noticed that some other guy in the room is checking you out so he wants to make sure everyone knows you’re his.

What does it mean when a random guy touches your waist?

You’re just standing in the club, minding your own business. Out of nowhere, a random guy passes by you. Even though there is enough room for him to do it, he gets the uncontrollable urge to grab your waist.

Gross, I know. But sadly, it’s the situation every girl in the world has experienced at least once.

What does this even mean? Well, he doesn’t have to necessarily be some creep. But that’s also an option- especially if he keeps his hand on your waist or tries to grab something else while he’s at it.

What is more likely that this is his way of flirting. He didn’t have the courage to initiate the conversation, buy you a drink, or something like that. Instead, he chose to “accidentally” touch your waist and follow your reaction.

Either way, this is not cool. It’s an invasion of your private space and he should have found some other way to make the first move.

How To Behave When A Guy Touches Your Waist?

man touches woman faceSome guys love to flirt through the power of touch (which is the sexiest thing ever if you ask me…) so instead of fidgeting when you see he’s trying to touch your lower back, for example, let him near you and feel whatever is happening to your body at that moment.

The waist is a sensitive part of your body. Therefore, it’s natural for you to feel his touch intensely. It’s pretty common for girls to become nervous when this happens and flinch even though they enjoy the gesture itself.

Even if you’re with one of your close friends or even your best friend, it’s not going to feel normal at first, simply because this is the first time he’s touching you in somewhat of a personal area (lower back, upper back, the upper part of your calf, etc.)

How do you feel when he does it?

But before anything, we have to be clear about one thing: how do you feel when this man touches you? Do you secretly like what you’re getting?

Do you feel butterflies floating in your stomach? Does his hand on your skin feel good?

Or you want to get out of your skin? Do you tremble and shudder but in a bad way?

The reaction your body gives you should dictate your reaction. Please, don’t do anything you’re not comfortable with!

What to do if you want him?

If you want this guy to chase you and like what he’s doing, just give him a big smile. Look him straight in the eyes- that will be a dead giveaway that you want him to continue.

Also, you can pat his arm or hand. Don’t remove it from your waist- just show him that you’re ready to cuddle.

Another good idea is to interlock your fingers with his- that will tell him that he’s on the right path.

If you’re ready to respond to his flirting but afraid of disappointments, I suggest you learn everything there is to know about how a man wants to be seduced and treated RIGHT HERE.

If this is your first time together, there are ways that you can break the touch barrier and make the experience more enjoyable for both of you.

What to do if his touch is inappropriate?

man touches woman lipsOn the other hand, if you don’t feel comfortable when a guy touches your waist, don’t hesitate in telling him to back off. I know that touch like this is considered “normal” but we all have our boundaries and cross any man who thinks about crossing yours.

I’m begging you to keep one thing in mind: nobody has the right to touch you the way you feel is inappropriate. You’re allowed to feel the way you want and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

There is nothing awkward in just telling him straightforwardly to move his arm away from you. You don’t have to be rude- you can politely ask him to do it.

If he refuses and doesn’t take you seriously, be free to change your tone. Also, a good idea is to physically move away from him- this is how he’ll get the message.

What if this is a part of his game?

But if a guy who keeps sending you mixed signals does this? You know what I’m talking about: about a man who keeps you in the friend zone but continues sending you body language signals that he wants something more.

Or maybe we’re talking about some guy who didn’t call you back after something happened between you two. You’re obviously not in a relationship but he touches your sensitive parts every time he’s near you.

Well, it all depends. If this has happened before (but he never did anything more like kiss you or ask you on an actual date), the chances are that he is playing you.

This man is teasing you and nothing else. He wants to keep you hooked and wants you to keep hoping that he’ll finally do something more.

I hate to break it to you but he probably won’t. This is just his way of remaining present in your heart and mind.

He’s probably treating you as his second choice. He doesn’t want to lose his backup plan while he’s out there, doing whatever he wants.

In that case, show him his place! Make it clear that this kind of behavior is not appropriate.

You won’t settle for his occasional touch if he doesn’t have the decency to actually move your relationship to the next level.

On the other hand, if this is the first time he’s grabbing your waist, it can be a sign of attraction.

I’m not saying he loves you but maybe he is ready to make an actual move on you and in that case, think about giving him a chance.

Keep on flirting with him and see if he’ll do something more, like kiss you.

Every Other Type Of Touch Explained

man holds hands on woman faceIt’s all in the way he touches you.

Every body part and the way a man chooses to touch you all tell a different story. But there are other details to have an eye on except the way a guy touches you.

First and foremost, pay attention to his body language when he is near you and keep eye contact as he embraces you. His facial expressions will tell you most of what you need to know.

Other than your waist, a guy can touch you in many other body areas that will equally excite you—if this is what you want, of course!

Good luck figuring out what it all means and keep in mind to watch his body language as well as making eye contact.

What does it mean when he touches your hair?

man holds woman neckIf he is slowly and softly caressing your hair, it means he is genuinely into you. If this is the case, you’ll get the vibe that I’m talking about.

If he is talking to you as he is putting your hair gently behind your ear, all the while looking you directly in the eye, he’s not shy about letting you know how he feels.

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His body language will be very evident here, as he will be very close to you, doing everything in his power not to be too obvious, yet deeply wanting to grab you and kiss you.

He will have a genuine smile on his face and even if this is just a guy friend, trust me, he wants more.

This is a definite sign that he is into you in a physical and possibly romantic way.

What he wants is to cuddle you and make you feel loved and cherished, so don’t ignore these signs of attraction.

Guys don’t just touch your hair for nothing. They are trying to tell you something, so pay close attention!

What does it mean when he touches your face?

man holds hand on woman shouldersLet’s rewind for a second. How many times has a purely platonic guy friend touched your face just for the sake of it?

In my experience, it doesn’t happen that often. Because a touch on the face from a guy means a little something extra, especially if we’re talking about a shy guy!

He can give you all the high fives he wants but what he’s doing here is very simple—he’s being a flirt!

To shy guys, it’s not particularly easy just being open about how they feel, so watch out for his body language clues to tell you what he really means.

Don’t be checking your phone for text messages while he is putting himself out there.

This is a pretty big deal and you should take it as such. It’s a good sign that this guy has honest intentions and is willing to take it slow. Respond to his vibe and see where it takes you.

What does it mean when he touches your lips?

man touches smiling woman armHe is definitely being upfront and forward here. Touching your lips is as personal as it gets.

He wants you and he doesn’t want to waste any more time. He is openly expressing his interest in you and now the ball is entirely in your court.

Will you respond in a romantic way or will you keep him guessing a little bit longer? It’s totally up to you.

Just know that out of all of the body language signs, touching your lips is the most obvious one. He likes you and the only question is if you feel the same way.

What does it mean when he touches your head?

man and woman holds hands at homeWhen a man touches your head, it’s similar to when he touches your hair. If you two are currently kissing, this means he doesn’t want to let you go.

He likes what’s happening and wants it to stay that way for as long as possible.

If he slowly nudges you, whispers something in your ear, and makes direct eye contact, these are all signs he’s deeply into you.

It’s a playful, flirtatious way to cement his feelings and let you know he’s not going anywhere.

The head is a safe area to touch you, it’s not too forward but also not too innocent. It’s just enough to make you see where he’s at.

What does it mean when he touches your neck?

man hands touches woman backA person’s neck is a delicate part of their body. Just imagine the feeling of a guy gently caressing your neck with his fingers from one side to the other…

How does it make you feel? I think I know the answer and I believe you know where I’m going with this.

Touching your neck is a clear sign he is extremely into you and he doesn’t want to hide it.

What does it mean when he touches your shoulder?

man holds woman by her waistNormally, touching a person’s shoulder doesn’t imply a romantic interest. It is one of the safest places to touch a person (if you must) without them getting the wrong impression.

You may be talking and the guy touches your shoulder as a sign that he agrees with what you’re saying. He just doesn’t want it to be weird, that’s all.

But there is an exception.

If he lingers for a while or if a simple touch turns into rubbing your shoulders to the point of giving you a massage, it may mean he’s into you after all.

You just have to decipher what he wants by making eye contact and pay attention to the vibe he’s giving out.

What does it mean when he touches your arm?

man picks up woman up and kisses her by the lake

If he’s touching your arm, there might be a few possible explanations. An arm is not a personal area of one’s body so it may be a bit trickier getting to the bottom of this.

If you two are engaged in conversation, touching your arm might simply mean he’s really into the conversation.

BUT if he links arms with you, it signifies more than just a platonic touch. You don’t link arms with just anyone.

It’s with people you’re close with or with somebody you wish to be closer with.

So keep in mind, if he doesn’t normally link arms with you like this, perhaps he’s trying to tell you something.

What does it mean when he touches your hand?

smiling woman hugs manHolding hands is clearly a romantic gesture but is he holding your hand or giving you high fives?

Those have different meanings. Holding your hand means he is into you in a way that’s pointing to a relationship and high fives are something buddies would do.

If you find that he keeps finding excuses to touch your hands, perhaps he’s trying to break the touch barrier.

If he ever interlocks fingers with you… girl, he couldn’t be more upfront than that. Good luck because this guy is a keeper.

What does it mean when a guy touches your lower back?

smiling couple hugs each otherThe upper back doesn’t mean anything more than a friendly nudge. But if he’s touching you on the lower back, it’s of a more flirtatious, playful nature.

Unless he is leading you through a crowded place, touching your lower back is a cheeky way to let you know he secretly likes you.

What does it mean when a guy touches your hips?

man and woman interlocking fingersThere is no doubt about one thing: this man is enchanted by your body. I don’t know if he loves you but I’m sure that he is physically attracted to you.

A man will probably touch your hips when you’re dancing or are already close to each other. Either way, this is a flirty move.

Other Signs Of Attraction And What They Mean

man kisses woman while she making dinner

Picking you up

In a way, he’s showing off. He wants you to see how strong and able he is. He wants you to fall for his masculinity and strength.

And why shouldn’t you? If you’ve got a guy who will just randomly pick you up and kiss you as if he means it, hold on to him, honey.

Those guys are what we all secretly need. If you’ve got him, enjoy him and keep him as your dirty, little, sexy secret.

Hugging you

Generally with hugs, the longer it lasts, the more it means to him. If it’s a type of hug after not seeing each other for a while so he kisses you and quickly hugs you, it’s more of a friendly (but kind!) gesture.

But if he lingers and firmly embraces you with a genuine smile on his face, you may mean more to him than just his buddy. If he hugs you gently and frequently, it’s a definite sign of attraction.

Resting his head on your shoulder

He needs a gentle rest and he has found it on your shoulder—so sweet! He feels safe, secure, and loved around you.

It’s a sign he likes how he feels around you. Now, depending on how often he does this, it probably means a bit more than just a friendly rest.

Use your gut to tell you if him resting his head on you means more than just what it appears. Oftentimes it’s the first step toward something more serious.

Interlocking fingers while holding your hand

a man and a woman are walking and holding handsThis is an intimate, romantic gesture. A guy friend will never do this (unless you’re walking through a pitch-dark place and you’re scared af).

If he interlocks his fingers with yours, it clearly indicates that he likes you.

And the vibe itself will tell you more than a thousand words ever could!

Not being able to keep his hands off you

If he just can’t seem to not touch you, he’s dying to tell you how much he really likes you!

A guy like this has probably asked you out a million times in his head, so he’s just hoping that his willingness to be so upfront without necessarily saying the words will make it more clear to you.

He wants you, he likes you and he needs you to finally figure it out. Good luck to him!

Touching his face while talking to you

Touching his face while near you means you’re making him nervous! But the good kind.

The kind where he is so fond of you that he doesn’t know what to do with his hands anymore. The kind that is making him fidgety and anxious.

In translation—he’s digging you and hard. So much so that you’re screwing with his mind (and his hands).

Let him know you’re getting what he’s trying to tell you and if you’re in, help him find something better to do with hands!

Touching you with his feet

He is being a goof and a flirt! Playing footsie, playing flirtsie! Touch him back and see what happens.

In a matter of seconds, you two are going to end up doing much more than touching feet (if you’re both into it of course).

This guy is desperately trying to let you know he wants you and he wants you now.

There’s nothing left to do other than catch his drift and decide if it’s something you’re into!

To Wrap Up:

a couple in love looking at each otherAfter reading all of this, I’m sure you no longer wonder what does it mean when a guy touches your waist. It’s pretty clear: he likes you and is insanely attracted to you.

You might think that this little move doesn’t mean much but actually, it can tell you a lot. Your man made the first move and now everything is up to you.

Will you accept this little game and keep on flirting?

When A Guy Touches Your Waist: All Meanings Explained (And Much More)