19 Ways to Tell a Girl Is Interested in You

Updated December 23, 2019
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What does it mean when a girl bites her nails nervously around you? What if a girl asks about your girlfriend? If said girl is making steady eye contact and batting her lashes flirtatiously, it could mean she likes you. While you can use some cues, including body language and eye contact, to guess her interest, the only sure way to know if she's into you is to ask.

Learn How to Tell If A Girl Likes You

Many guys think that it is hard to tell if a girl likes them. However, there are several ways to get an idea if a girl likes you.

She Repeatedly Asks Where You Are

If the girl in question is at a party, dance, or even sporting event and asks a few different people where you are, chances are she's into you. Whether you said you'd be there or she's just hoping you'll be there, her desire to know if you're at the event indicates she likes you.

Her Friends Begin Talking to You

A girl's friends play an important role when she a girl likes a guy. One sure sign is if her friends begin to talk to you more than they usually do, especially if they try to talk to you about their friend. Also, if you find that the girl you suspect may like you and her friends continually look your way, it is almost certain they are talking about you!

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She Goes Out of Her Way to Talk to Your Parents

When a girl likes you, she'll want to make a good impression on your family too. If you notice a girl saying "Hi" to your parents at school or community events, even when you aren't near them, she might like you. This would especially be true if she goes out of her way to be nice to your parents, but isn't necessarily doing that with other people's parents.

She Notices a Small Change

For a girl to notice that you got a new shirt or started using a new pen in class, she must have been paying close attention to you. If a girl notices a small change in your looks or habits, she might like you. Pay close attention to the details she notices that others don't. If everyone else is commenting on your new shoes, her complimenting the same thing doesn't necessarily mean anything special. But, when she notices things even your closest friends don't, she probably likes you.

She Stands Close to You

According to science, your intimate personal space is anywhere from 0 to 18 inches from your face. When you're standing in a small group or waiting in line and she's puts herself within a foot of you, chances are she likes you. The closer she gets, the higher the likelihood she's interested in many cases. Her desire to be close to you shows her interest, unless she is that way with everyone she knows.

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She Always Reacts to Your Social Media Posts

If a girl likes, comments, or shares all your social media posts, she might like you. The fact that you know she's seeing all your posts and she's taking the time to react to them shows that she's interested in what you have to say. There are many people today who spend a lot of time reacting to friends' posts on social media, but very few make it a point to react to every post by every friend.

She Sets Down Her Bag

Girls almost always carry a bag, whether it's purse or a backpack. If she's uncomfortable, a girl will typically hold on to her bag. However, if she's interested in you, she'll set the bag down so there are no barriers between the two of you. If you happen to be in a crowded or very public place, a girl will typically hold on to her bag for safety reasons. But, if you're in a classroom or sitting on a park bench and she sets her bag out of the way, she might like you.

She Tilts Her Head When You Talk

When women tilt their head while listening to you talk, it does two things. First, it indicates a genuine interest in what you are saying. Second, it's a way of presenting her neck and inadvertently exposes pheromones. If a girl tilts her head while you're talking to her, it's a good sign she likes you.

She Remembers Something You Said Long Ago

If a girl brings up a phrase or comment you said a long time ago, it's a sign that she's paying close attention to you. The fact that she still remembers something you said that you may not remember saying tells you that she finds you memorable. Unless she's bringing up something really negative or bad that you said in the past, her memory of that moment indicates she's interested in you.

She Lets You Cut in Line

No one likes waiting in line, so when a girl lets you cut in the lunch line or go ahead of her in some other queue, it's a good sign she's interested. Not only is she making herself wait longer, she might be angering the people behind her by letting you cut and she's getting you close to her. This indicator is most obvious when she lets you cut, but no one else.

She Offers You the Last of Something

Whether it's her last piece of paper, her last piece of gum, or that last French fry from her lunch, when a girl gives aways the last of something to you it means you're special. If you asked for the item and she obliges, that doesn't necessarily indicate interest, but if she offers it up without any prompting from you, she might like you.

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She Responds Quickly

Whether you're asking a question in person or by text, if a girl responds immediately she's probably interested in you. Most people are good about responding to questions fairly quickly, but everyone has faster response times reserved for the most important people in their lives. If she doesn't leave you hanging for more than a couple seconds, chances are she's got you on the mind already and she's trying to make a great impression.

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She Asks About Your Plans

When a girl inquires about what you're doing this weekend, what your plans are after college, or any other plans you might have, she's showing interest in you and seeing if there's a place for her to fit into your plans. If this inquiry is part of a group conversation where she's asking everyone the same question, it doesn't carry the same meaning.

She Makes Eye Contact Whenever Possible

Eye contact is one of the best ways to tell if a girl is interested in you. If a girl looks at you in the eye a lot more than other people do, she more than likely likes you. If she makes it a point to lock eyes with you every time you pass by in the hallway, it could be a sign she's hoping you're noticing her.

She Avoids Eye Contact

If you find that a girl is avoiding eye contact with you, it might mean that she likes you too. When she avoids your gaze and has a smile or blushes, this is a sure sign she likes you and is too shy to show it. Girls respond to the guys they like in different ways. Learning how to understand these differences will help you figure out if a girl likes you. In general, if eye contact seems to be too much in one way or the other (either too much eye contact or too much avoided eye contact), it may be a sign that you have an interested female.

She's Obviously Flirting With You

Flirting is a clear and obvious sign that a girl is interested in a guy. Unfortunately, not all females flirt the same way. For some, smiling and batting of her eyes can be flirting. For others, mimicking a man's body language and playing with their own hair is flirting. In general, touching (such as brushing one's arm) or laughing at jokes that may not be funny are signs of flirting. If she's treating you with more attention or in a nicer way than you see here treating others, she's probably flirting with you.

She Changes Her Body Language

When a girl likes a guy, sometimes her body language will change in unexpected ways. For example, she may become more nervous in her gestures. Nervous gestures include excessively playing with her hair, fidgeting or biting on her nails. She may also begin to become large in her movements. If the girl you are trying to figure out does not usually talk with her hands but suddenly does around you, she may like you. Any changes in body actions can be a sign of interest.

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She Asks About Other Girls

As a general rule, if the girl asks you about what type of girls you like, she likes you. When a girl likes a guy, she wants to know what her chances are and how she stacks up against other girls. If you mention a date with a girl and she immediately tells you something negative about that girl, you can assume there might be some interest. Another clear sign is if a girl begins to ask you what your type is. This is especially obvious if she begins to slowly change into that type (for example, if you say you like brunettes and she dyes her hair that color).

She Asks You for Help

When a girl likes a guy, she is more prone to ask for his help. Everything from having a situation she needs advice on to opening up a package are cues she is sending. If she asks for your help more often than not, she may like you. It's not always easy to answer how to tell if a girl likes you, but it may not be easy for her to tell you how she is feeling, either.

The Surefire Way to Know if a Girl Likes You

There is only one way that is surefire to know if a girl likes you or has a crush on you: ask. The worst thing that can happen is she says no; at least then you will know for certain.

19 Ways to Tell a Girl Is Interested in You