“Hi beautiful” – you look at your phone and see this text from a guy you’ve been talking to.
You feel excited, and then you realize you don’t know what to do next.
What does “hi beautiful” even mean, and how do you respond? What if you say the wrong thing?
If you don’t know how to reply to a text like this, don’t worry.
You can give the perfect response that will keep him coming back for more, keeping reading to find out how!
What does “hi beautiful” mean?
Before you can reply, you need to know what a text like this means.
Guys can be confusing, and it can sometimes feel overwhelming trying to figure out what they mean over text.
If a guy starts a conversation by saying, “Hi beautiful,” he’s being flirty and letting you know he’s interested in you. It’s his way of telling you he likes you.
Whether you like him back or not, getting a text like this from a guy can be a good thing.
It lets you know where he stands so you can tailor your response to either let him know you’re interested too or make it clear that you just want to be friends.
What are you trying to get out of the relationship?
Knowing what you want from the relationship will help you decide how to respond.
If you’re only looking to have fun and flirt, you can go all out on the flirty responses.
When you’re not looking to put much into the relationship, you don’t have to worry about forming a strong emotional connection.
However, if you want the relationship to go deeper and lead to something more serious, you may want to make sure you hold back a little to keep him interested for longer.
If you only want to flirt
Have fun with your replies. It’s ok to be a little over the top. Here are some examples:
“Hey there hot stuff” – This boosts his ego a bit and lets him know you’re up for being flirty.
“Is that how you greet all the girls you talk to?” – Giving him a bit of a hard time lets him know he has to work for it. You’re also letting him know you think he’s cute enough for multiple girls to be interested in him.
“Oh man, that’s bad. Why do I like it?” – The same concept as before. Poke fun at him a bit but let him know you like it.
If you’re looking for something more
“Hey there handsome” – Although similar to calling him hot stuff, handsome is sweeter and more of a genuine compliment. You’re still flirting but letting him know you are genuinely attracted to him back.
“You’re so sweet, that made my day!” – It’s rare for guys to receive compliments, so telling him he’s sweet and that he has brighten up your day will make him feel important. He’ll keep coming back for more if you’re the one who makes him feel good about himself.
“Just the guy I wanted to talk to” – This is a great option because it shows him he’s your first choice, but not necessarily the only one you’re talking to. Letting him know you’re desirable to others without coming out and saying it makes you more desirable to him.
What If I’m Not Interested In Him?
Getting a “Hi beautiful” text is great if it’s someone you like or are attracted to, but what if you’re not into him that way, or it makes you feel uncomfortable?
It can be tough to tell someone you’re not interested in them or don’t want the relationship to go in that direction.
But don’t let guilt or fear stop you from speaking up for yourself if you feel this way.
How To Let Him Know You’re Not Interested
Whether you just want to stay friends or want nothing to do with the guy, it’s important to let him know exactly how you feel.
Don’t be afraid to hurt his feelings. Leading him on is much worse than letting him know from the start what type of relationship you want with him, if any at all.
Be firm and clear
Make sure your response closes the door to any confusion. Here are a few examples of how to make your point clear without being rude.
“I’d prefer if you didn’t call me that” – Let him know you are not comfortable with being called beautiful by him.
“Thank you, but you can call me _____ ( your name)” – Telling him you only want him to call you by your name lets him know the relationship is more formal and using nicknames is not appropriate.
“I like you as a friend, and I just want to be friends” – You are letting him know that you value his friendship but don’t want to take it to the next level.
What If He Gets Mad?
No one likes to be turned down, and some guys might feel disrespected by being told no. But it’s important to remember that a guy shouldn’t talk to you in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable.
If he gets mad or starts saying rude or inappropriate things, block him.
His anger is a red flag, and you can be confident that your gut feeling in not wanting a closer relationship was spot on.
Getting a text like “Hi beautiful” can be an exhilarating experience.
If you’re interested in the guy and want to take your relationship to the next level, it’s your green light to flirt and step out of your comfort zone.
Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and take chances. If he’s calling you beautiful, he’s already interested, so go for it!
Just remember to stand up for yourself if you are uncomfortable and don’t want him talking to you that way.
Regardless, whether you’re excited or looking for advice on how to tell the guy you’re not interested, I hope this post helps you respond with confidence the next time you receive that “Hi beautiful” text!
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