What does it mean when a man tells you that you are an amazing woman?

Whether on a date, in a relationship, or from a complete stranger, most women have been told: “you’re an amazing woman” at least once in their lives.

The feeling of receiving a compliment is something that we all enjoy (yes, men too).

But what does it really mean? Is it a sweet compliment or a red flag in disguise? 

Here are 13 things of what it means when a man tells you that you are an amazing woman!

1) He is attracted to you

To be fair, it’s the most obvious and also the most common reason why a guy will tell you that you’re awesome.

He loves you and that compliment expresses it perfectly. 

And it’s especially clear when he shows you positive body language.

To find out if that’s the case, you can look for other signs that a man is attracted to you, such as:

  • approaches you when they speak
  • Maintains prolonged eye contact with you
  • Has asked friends about you
  • He straightens his posture when he sees you
  • Adjust their appearance (such as doing their hair) when they see you
  • find excuses to touch you
  • Uncross his arms when he sees you
  • Asks you a lot of questions when you’re around other people
  • He watches you anxiously while you talk to other guys
  • Try to be as close to you as possible

When a guy tells you that you are amazing, he is most likely very attracted to you. 

Continue reading the other characteristics, to be sure that the attraction is real or if it can be something else.

2) He is curious how you will react

Some men tell women they are amazing because they want to see their reaction. 

We already know that some men are curious and like to play. 

Now, this behavior can have different underlying reasons.

For example, he may be attracted to you and curious if you will react positively to his compliment.

In that case, you’ll usually also notice the other features I mentioned earlier.

But it could also be a cunning conqueror, who knows exactly what words to use to make you fall for him. 

3) He wants something from you

Yes, I know, nobody likes to be manipulated. Nor that they tell you beautiful things to then get something from you. 

However, some men will use the phrase “You are an amazing woman” for exactly that reason.

It’s a beautiful thing to say to someone, and I could use it to create a need for you to reciprocate. He tries to make you feel like you owe him something.

To find out if that is the case, think about whether or not he has also asked you for a favor.

It’s a complicated thing to do, to manipulate someone like that, but unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for it to happen.

You will also notice if he only talks to you when he needs something.

4) Think of yourself as a perfect friend

Depending on how you feel about the guy in question, this can be a disappointment. 

Sometimes telling you that you’re amazing can also mean that he sees you only as a friend.

Contrary to popular belief, this statement can tag you as a friend faster than saying “awesome.”

But don’t worry, if that’s the case for you, what he’ll say will usually be something like “You’re such an amazing friend!”

One good thing about men is that when they just want to be friends, they usually make it very clear.

In my own experience, there’s usually no question when he doesn’t like you “that way.”

5) Wants to be more than friends

Now, before things get more confusing and complicated, yes, saying you’re awesome can also indicate that you want to be more than just friends.

In those cases, he has probably been your friend for quite some time.

One day, he looks at you with a sparkle in his eyes and a tender smile and tells you that you are an incredible woman. It’s her attempt to get out of the “friend zone”

In case you’re wondering how safe you are, check out the signs of attraction I mentioned in the first paragraph. 

Does it show several of them? Then you probably want to take things to the next level.

It is true that some of those signs can also be shown by a friend, but pay special attention to how he reacts when you are around other men or talk about other men.

Signs of jealousy, interrupting your conversation, being defensive, or talking down to them could show their true intentions.

6) It’s just something he says to women

Guys have certain pick-up lines that they use with many (or all) women to attract them.

“You are an amazing woman” could be one of them.

You may already know that this particular phrase gets a good reaction from most women, so now it’s something you say naturally.

This case is a bit harder to spot, especially when you’re alone with him.

Observe how he behaves with other women. In case you notice that she shows the same body language as the others as well, she may just be a Don Juan. 

7) He wants to cheer you up

Think about the context, when the guy in question told you what an amazing woman you were.

Some guys use this phrase in an attempt to make you feel better if you were sad at the time.

Were you talking about something that weighed you down when he told you? Were you sad or very vulnerable?

Or maybe you weren’t even talking, but you were having a rough day.

He could have noticed it because of some of your attitudes and wanted to comfort you. 

Men want to protect the people they care about and lift them up when they’re feeling down.

It’s up to you to find out if that care comes from platonic or romantic feelings.

8) He is not ready to admit that he likes you yet

You see, another reason a guy might tell you that you’re awesome is because he likes you, but he’s not ready to admit it yet.

The two of you may have been friends for a while and he’s always had feelings for you, but never managed to make you realize he sees you “that way.”

So pay attention and watch…

Are there any other indications that he might like you?

How is your body language?

How does he treat you?

Does he flirt with you?

All of these factors will help determine how he perceives you and what he meant when he told you that you were amazing.

9) He finally admits that you are the one for him

On the other hand, he may want to be blunt with you and tell you what an amazing woman you are because he really feels that way and admits it.

Here there is not much left to analyze, if he tells you directly that he loves you and wants to be with you, the message is clear. Truth?

You mean, then you probably don’t need to guess too much, it’ll be pretty obvious.

There are very confident men who will tell you about all the things they like about you. 

So, if in addition to saying that particular phrase, he tells you how much he likes you, you can be sure that he sees you as the right person.

10) He thinks you’re attractive

While women deserve to be seen for more than just our looks, some men just can’t help it.

For them, telling you that you are amazing could only refer to your body, stating that you have the perfect exterior for their eyes.

What you do with this is up to you.

Of course, you’re entitled to enjoy the attention and have a little fun, but if you’re uncomfortable with the idea that he’s only interested in your body, don’t feel bad about moving on. The truth is that he wants you and that is why he expresses himself that way with you.

If he’s a guy who thinks that way, you’ll often notice that he never really focuses on you as a person and makes every conversation double meaning.

11) He is putting you on a pedestal

Don’t get me wrong, being perceived as “amazing” by someone is beyond flattering.

However, it can have a detrimental effect on relationships.

Here’s why: When a person thinks their partner is absolutely flawless, they’re ultimately putting them on a pedestal. As if she didn’t have a flaw. 

Not only will this be unhealthy as they will ignore their partner’s imperfections, but they will also idolize them to the point of no return.

What does that mean for you?

Sorry to break it to you, but no one is perfect and everyone makes mistakes eventually.

So when your partner thinks you are perfect and you are inevitably wrong, their whole world will come crashing down. 

It could also be a sign of emotional dependency, something you shouldn’t want either. 

Needless to say, this is not a healthy prospect for a relationship.

12) It is referring to your lifestyle or work ethic

Sometimes we put too much into a sentence. I don’t know about you, but sometimes my mind can become a tangle of interpretations. Not that I like it, I just can’t help it. 

So I can tell you, knowingly, that sometimes it is better to stop studying every word that the other says. 

You see, a guy saying you’re an amazing woman can be taken out of context and mean all sorts of things.

Actually, depending on the context, it could mean that your work ethic is perfect, or that he admires the way you live your life.

Think about it: when did he call you awesome? Was it when you told him you get up at 6 every day to go for a run before work?

Anyway, let me tell you something.

That doesn’t mean that he doesn’t automatically have feelings for you. 

Only this particular phrase might have been directed at something different than what you expected.

13) He really thinks you are perfection

In short, if he has told you that you are an amazing woman it could be because he truly believes that you are perfect. You’re so lovely it’s hard to believe. 

Love the way you look, think, smile, walk, talk, express yourself, etc.

This is especially sweet, of course, as long as you realize that there is no such thing as a perfect person.

What does this mean for you?

Well, if you want to know if he thinks of you as perfection, look up different words he can use to say the same thing:

  • perfect
  • Incredible
  • Exceptional
  • Impeccable
  • Ideal
  • Lovely
  • You’re the best
  • You are the best

… You get the idea.

If he uses more than one way to call you awesome, he may actually think you are.

Some phrases that men use when they are completely in love

In addition to telling you that you are an incredible woman, when a man is in love he will express himself in a very special way. 

He will say things like that he admires you a lot, respects you, or that he loves the different way you see things and you show him another perspective on life. 

He will also show how he feels about you, he will say that you are the most important thing for him, that you bring out the best in him, and that you complement him perfectly. It will be clear in his intention to do anything for you and to see you happy. 

It will also be evident that he wants to have you in his life by mentioning future plans together and stating that he wants to be with you. 

Listen to your instinct

As with most things, the important thing here is that you should listen to your intuition.

You know a lot more than you think and with a little observation, you will probably get to the bottom of what he really meant when he said those words.

Most likely, he really likes you.

Be sure to watch their body language, think about what they were talking about when they said it, how they said it, and what your relationship is like in general.

Taking all of these things into consideration, you’ll know in no time what he’s really thinking.

What to respond when a man tells you that you are amazing?

You’ve reached a point where you’re pretty clear about what that guy was saying you were awesome for.

The truth is that, unless he is a manipulative man, it will always be for a good reason.

The objective fact is that you have received a compliment, and we all like that.

And as I mentioned before, men enjoy receiving compliments just as much as you do. Then, in addition to thanking him for his warm words, think of something nice that you can say to him. 

Of course, you don’t have to force him if you don’t feel it, but if you appreciate certain qualities of this boy, don’t hesitate, tell him.