“It was great to see you” shows that someone enjoyed spending time with you or getting to know you. It’s useful to know the best (and politest) ways to respond. This article will look at responding to “it was great to see you.” Some of the best replies include:
- You too
- It was great to see you too
- I enjoyed seeing you as well
- You also
- Yes, of course
- I had a great time
- I’m glad we did this
- Thank you for taking me out
- I loved seeing you
- Let’s do this again soon
- See you around
The best responses to “it was great to see you” are “you too,” “it was great to see you too,” and “I enjoyed seeing you as well.” These are amongst the simplest ways to reply, but they’re the most effective too.
1. You Too
“You too” means you enjoyed seeing someone and is short for “it was great to see you too.” You may remove “it was great to see” in informal situations to show that you also had a good time seeing one of your friends or doing something together.
- You too. I’m glad we got a chance to do this together. It’s nice to see that you can still talk to me after everything.
- Oh, you, too! I’m glad that you stopped by. I loved catching up with you! Feel free to let me know when you’re in the area again!
2. It Was Great to See You Too
“It was great to see you too” is a useful one if you want to return the sentiment directly. It shows that you enjoyed seeing someone. It’s really that simple. You can add “too” to the end of a lot of phrases like this to turn the sentiment around.
You may swap “too” with “as well” or “also,” meaning that the following is also correct:
- It was great to see you as well.
- It was great to see you also.
As you can see, including “too” or any synonym of it allows you to turn the message right back to the original speaker.
- It was great to see you today too! I can’t believe how much fun I had with you! You’re such a delight to be around.
- It was great to see you too. I hope we get a chance to do this again sometime. It would be a shame if we didn’t.
3. I Enjoyed Seeing You As Well
“I enjoyed seeing you as well” is another great reply showing that you had fun seeing someone. It’s slightly more formal when “as well” is used, but it’s still a great alternative.
- I enjoyed seeing you as well. It’s always nice to meet up with people you haven’t seen for a long time. We should do this again soon.
- I enjoyed seeing you as well. I’m sorry that it’s taken so long for us to get this sorted out. I want us to meet more often going forward.
4. You Also!
“You also!” is an exclamation letting someone know that you had a great time seeing them. You should use it synonymously with “you too,” which implies that “you also” is short for “it was great to see you also.”
You may remove “it was great to see” here to leave yourself with “you also.”
- You, also! I’m so glad I have a friend around the city who’s willing to come and meet me. It’s nice to talk through some issues.
- You also! I’m not sure what else to do right now, though. Is there something specific you’d like to run me through?
5. Yes, Of Course!
“Yes, of course!” is a very confident response you can use. If you know you’re great to be around, you can use this to show that you’re not surprised that someone thought it was great to see you.
This is a fairly arrogant phrase, so be careful with it. It works best when you’re very familiar with the person you met with, and they don’t mind you coming across as a bit cocky.
- Yes, of course! I had the best time with you. My only hope is that we don’t wait too long before doing something like this again.
- Yes, of course! You’re a great guy to be around. I hope you realize how much you mean to me. I don’t want this to end.
6. I Had a Great Time
“I had a great time” shows that you’ve enjoyed yourself. It’s a good response because it’s simple and shows the other party that you’ve had fun seeing them.
It’s great to respond in your own way without using “too” at the end of a phrase. It shows that you’re putting more care into your responses.
- I had a great time seeing you tonight too. It’s been great to talk through some of my issues with this system.
- I had a great time, and I hope it’s not too long before we get to do this again. You don’t realize how much I’ve missed you.
7. I’m Glad We Did This
“I’m glad we did this” shows that you were happy to meet with someone or that you were surprised by how much you enjoyed it. You should use this phrase to show that you were “glad” the other party came to you asking to meet.
It works regardless of which party set up the meeting. As long as you enjoyed yourself, you may say “I’m glad we did this.”
- I’m glad we did this. I know we don’t always see eye to eye, but it’s really nice that we’re able to discuss some of these things together.
- I’m glad we did this. It’s great that we’re able to find common ground so easily. I can’t wait for more discussions.
8. Thank You for Taking Me Out
“Thank you for taking me out” is a great phrase to use. It shows that the other party decided to take you out somewhere (potentially on a date), and you really appreciate the efforts they went through.
It works well if you want to show gratitude and appreciation for the things they did for you while taking you out. If you’re interested in seeing them again, this phrase is a good way to show it.
- Thank you for taking me out. I owe you one! Next time, I’d love to take you out and show you a good time.
- Thank you for taking me out, man. I can’t believe how much I missed your company! It feels like it’s been a lifetime since we spoke!
9. I Loved Seeing You
“I loved seeing you” is a great phrase to show that you had the best time meeting one of your friends. “Loved” is a strong word here, showing that you had a great time with someone and would love to do it again.
While it doesn’t expressly say that you want to do it again, it’s implied because of the power of “loved.” It shows that you had the best time, which often encourages people to invite you out to see you again.
- I loved seeing you today. You’re great to be around, and I hope we can do this more often. Please, let me know when you’re free.
- I loved seeing you too. It’s always great to catch up with people you haven’t seen for a while. I miss that with you.
10. Let’s Do This Again Soon
“Let’s do this again soon” is a direct alternative showing that you enjoyed yourself so much you’d love to see someone again. It encourages the other party to book another time to see you because you had so much fun the first time.
This is a great way to be direct about your feelings. It shows you truly enjoyed your time with someone and would love to see them again.
- Let’s do this again soon. There’s no point in putting it off for much longer now! We get on far too well to let this go!
- Let’s do this again soon! I had so much fun! I’d love to see you around these parts again!
11. See You Around
“See you around” is a simple response that’s synonymous with “goodbye.” It doesn’t implicitly state whether you had a good time or not. As a response, it simply shows that the time of seeing someone has ended.
You may use this positively or negatively. Though, if you want to use it positively, it’s wise to agree to meet the person again. This shows that you had a good time, and you’re not just saying “see you around”, hoping that you won’t have to see them again.
- I hope we can do something fun again. I’ll see you around. Let me know if you have any ideas for what you want us to do.
- I’ll see you around, mate. You’ve given me a lot to think about. I’ll get back to you once I’ve decided on my options.
What Does It Mean When Someone Says “It Was Great Seeing You”?
“It was great seeing you” means that someone really enjoyed seeing you or talking to you. It’s often flirty when a guy says, “it was great seeing you.” When a girl says, “it was great seeing you,” you might find that she’s interested in you.
It also comes up in contexts outside of flirty banter, though. You might find a boss or colleague says it. This shows that they had a great time meeting you or talking about something with you.
The phrase is very context-dependent. The only thing that you can know for sure is that someone really enjoyed spending time with you.
Martin holds a Master’s degree in Finance and International Business. He has six years of experience in professional communication with clients, executives, and colleagues. Furthermore, he has teaching experience from Aarhus University. Martin has been featured as an expert in communication and teaching on Forbes and Shopify. Read more about Martin here.