A lot of eyebrows are raised when a man blushes around a woman. For many, it is not a man’s thing to show emotion, so it seems unusual for a man to cry or blush. Despite this misconception, men do show emotions; they just hide them so as not to appear weak or vulnerable. So what does it mean when a man blushes around a woman?
If a man blushes around you, it could mean that he likes you and he is just shy. It could also mean that he is embarrassed, or he thinks you are cute.
Blushing is the redness of a person’s face due to physiological reasons. It is involuntary and cannot be faked. Now, we’ll discuss reasons why a man will blush around a woman.
18 reasons why a man will blush around a woman
1. He is shy:
A guy can like a girl, and when he sees her, he becomes shy. And when someone is nervous, especially around people they like, they can begin to blush. He might shy around and try to hide it, but the redness on his face will sell him out. Also, most shy guys tend to blush, around every woman.
2. He likes you:
When a man blushes around a woman, it can be because he likes you. Unlike the first tip given where he is naturally shy, here he likes you so much and that causes his body to release adrenaline, and his vein to dilate due to how he feels when he sees you. This reaction brings blood to the surface of the skin which is why you are seeing a red face.
3. He thinks you attractive:
That guy might be blushing around you because he is attracted to you. He might be trying to act like he is not. Blushing is an involuntary action so, he won’t be able to control that. Just as being in love makes our body release oxytocin when we are attracted to someone, high levels of dopamine are released during attraction. So, as this chemical reaction in his body is taking place, his face begins to go red.
4. He is embarrassed:
Strong emotions like embarrassment can make a guy blush around you. He feels awkward, he feels that he is not doing the right thing, and he feels like you might think he is embarrassing. This may lead to redness in the face.
5. He is not comfortable:
Just like being embarrassed, men can also blush when they are not feeling comfortable. Sometimes we can like people so much and become so uncomfortable when we are with them. If the guy is blushing and acting unfocused and sweating, it might be that you give him the heat. Being around you triggers a sympathetic response that causes him to blush.
6. He has a crush on you:
This one is very common. And I have had this happen to me a few times. There was this girl I had a crush on, she was obviously above my class. All I could do was have a crush on her. Whenever I am around her, or maybe when she tries talking to me, I notice I get this uncontrollable feeling inside of me, and guess what? I start to blush. It’s a bit embarrassing though, but you can’t control it. When you have a crush on a girl and she is around you, you become nervous and possibly start to blush. The feeling of just seeing her walk by can even make a man blush.
7. You say nice things to him:
When a guy is blushing around a woman, it might be that she knows how to say nice things to him. There are certain compliments a woman will say to a guy that would make him blush. Things like complimenting his strong personality traits could make him blush.
8. He is excited:
When we are in love with someone or like them, our body reacts in a way that makes us excited whenever we are with them, and this can lead to facial blushing. If someone is excited by something not related to you, it can also make them blush.
9. He is stressed:
People can blush for many reasons. When a guy is blushing around a woman, it might necessarily not be anything relating to the woman. He might just be a result of stress. People blush when they are stressed. Stress can make our faces turn red, not relating to emotions of shyness, attraction, or romance. So, maybe that guy is just stressed. If he looks like he is not really in the conversation, then it might just be stress.
10. He is happy:
Just like we cry when we are happy, we can also blush too. Just like we call them “tears of joy.” A person can blush when from uncontrollable happiness. Especially when they are trying to hide it.
Maybe he misses you or maybe he is happy to see you, and that could be why is blushing around you. Or he just has something good to say to you, but he is trying to keep it in first.
11. He is cold:
As emotions trigger, send blood to your face which causes it to turn red, cold weather can also make your face turn red too. This can look like facial blushing, but it’s not. So, you might just be thinking this guy is blushing around you, but he is the kind that has a red face when it’s cold.
Just like shyness, people with social anxiety disorder, which involves a fear of being in the spotlight or fear of being judged tend to blush due to emotional pain and misunderstanding. So that guy blushing around you might be suffering from a social anxiety disorder.
13. Skin condition:
Skin conditions, like Rosacea, can cause visible blood vessels on a person’s face that resemble facial blushing. So is he blushing because of you? or it’s just a skin condition. If his face always itches him, it might be a skin condition. Acne, and heat rashes, can also turn the face red.
14. He is angry:
Anger is also an emotion that can cause facial flushing. So when a guy is blushing, don’t always think he likes you or he is shy. He might just be angry, maybe not at you. But it will be better, you mind what you say to him if his facial redness looks like that of anger.
15. Alcohol Intake:
Drinking alcohol can sometimes cause facial redness which is associated with itching. Is he acting drunk around you and having a red face? That guy might just be drunk.
16. He is hot:
For some people, just like they blush when it’s cold, they can also blush when the weather is too hot. So if this guy is blushing around you and the weather is hot, it might just be his body reacting to the weather.
17. Running or exertion:
When our body temperature begins to go up due to running, our body perspires to cool and this dilates the blood vessels in our skin which can make the face appear reddish. So a guy might have done a lot of exercises which might be the reason why he’s blushing.
18. Shortness of breath:
Shortness of breath can cause skin rashes which make the face appear reddish. So this guy always blushing might just be a result of some health conditions.
Is it a good sign if a man blushes around a woman?
It is usually a good sign when a man blushes around you. But that depends on the reason he is blushing. If he is blushing because he is attracted to you or shy around you, then that is a good sign.
The thing is, a guy might look like he is blushing, but it just faces redness caused by other factors like anger, weather, and health conditions. So if this guy is talking like he is angry, hot or cold, or has a rash on his face, him blushing around you, might not be a good sign.
What should a woman do when a man blushes around her?
If a guy blushes around you because he likes you, this might just be a good sign. He might be trying to express his feelings but his body reaction is selling him out. So if you like him too, then you can try to make him comfortable around you. Try to make him become your friend easier for him. Maybe you too can start the conversation and try to lead him on. But if you don’t like him, there is nothing you can do, other than to be nice to him.
Is blushing from a guy a sign of love?
Just like we have said earlier, blushing can happen for different reasons. But most times, blushing happens when men are attracted to someone, or when someone a man loves tells him something nice. So it can be a sign of love if the guy has hidden feelings for you. You can also blush too if you have hidden feelings for the guy or he says something nice to you.
Can blushing be deceptive or be used for manipulation?
Blushing it’s an involuntary action. It’s not something that you can fake. So, using it for manipulation might be impossible. We can fake a smile, we can fake a tear, but blushing can’t be faked. Maybe as a person, you might be deceived to think that they like you, that’s why they are blushing. But their facial redness might just be because of other reasons. But for a person to use blushing to deceive or manipulate you, it’s almost impossible.
Guys are human just like girls, so they blush too for the same reason as a girl would. If he is smiling, looking nervous and shy, then there is a possibility that he likes you. Well, it’s worthy to note that other things could make a guy’s face blush, so it’s advisable not to jump to conclusions when a guy is blushing around you.