Have you ever wanted to be more than friends with someone but weren’t sure if they were interested in you as well? We’ve all been there.
Women flirt a lot more subtly than men, so it can be difficult to know when she’s flirting with you or just being friendly. Here are some things to look out for.
Beware of mixed signals
If you’re dealing with someone who sends mixed signals, it can be difficult to know where the relationship stands. People can send mixed signals at any stage in the relationship, and it is usually caused by insecurity and/or fear of intimacy.
It’s also possible that they are unsure of their own feelings and are simply testing the waters. This may cause them to be affectionate and flirtatious but avoid any discussion of a serious relationship.
If she’s talking about her interest in other men, avoiding touching, and putting you in the “friend zone,” it is probably time to walk away. These behaviors are not healthy for a relationship, regardless of how long you’ve been dating. The best way to resolve these issues is through direct communication and seeking advice.
She’s trying to take you away from the group
If she goes out of her way to be in your personal space – accidentally brushing against you, dancing in your peripheral vision, or even just standing too close while everyone else is ordering crudites – it’s probably not because she’s just being polite. This is a clear sign that she’s into you, and she wants to spend more time with you one-on-one.
She’ll talk to you about her friends, work, hobbies, and other random things. She may also joke around and compliment you on a regular basis to keep you interested in her.
She’ll invite you to social gatherings and other group activities that she knows her friends will attend. This is a sign that she wants to get to know you better and build a closer bond.
She’s trying to keep the conversation going
If she’s hanging out with her girl gang and you pop up, she might feel obligated to be nice and talk to you. This is because she knows her friends like you and she doesn’t want to hurt their feelings.
She might give one or two word answers to your questions and stall the conversation. She may try to change the subject by talking about her adventures or something exciting.
She may mention her past boyfriends in a lighthearted way or make naughty jokes about them to keep the conversation going. She may also look intently at you and nudge you in a playful way. This is a sign she’s trying to flirt with you. She enjoys your company and wants to spend more time with you.
She’s trying to get your attention
Depending on the situation, she may tease you subtly by touching your arm while you’re talking, back up into you accidentally, or sit closer to you than necessary. These are little things that might not be obvious, but that can start to make you feel a bit uncomfortable if they are done repeatedly.
She may even touch you intentionally to send signals that she’s interested in you. This could be in the form of headbutts, hugs, soft punches, adjusting your clothing or hair, piggy backs and even grabbing or pulling you.
She might also talk to you about other guys she likes or her frustrations with them if she’s trying to get your attention. If this is happening, she’s probably headed straight for the friend zone.
She’s trying to touch you
Some women have a hard time keeping their hands to themselves and will touch you in various ways including tapping your arm, grabbing your hand, squeezing your bicep or simply backing up into your personal space. Unless she does this to everyone, it’s generally considered a sign of interest.
For example, she may laugh at a joke you make (that wasn’t even all that funny) and nudge you playfully with her finger. Or, she may linger in your personal space and touch your arm with her fingertips while listening intently to your story.
She might also find excuses to touch you like removing a speck of dust from your face or adjusting your hair or clothing. These gestures are definitely flirty. She might just be trying to test your reaction.