Female Body Language: 28 Signs She Might Be Interested In You

If you are apprehensive about asking a woman about her feelings, learning to recognize female body language signs of attraction might be helpful.

Often, men are hesitant to ask a woman out because of the fear of rejection—they think that one wrong move or one misinterpreted word may jeopardize their relationship.

So, if you are at a loss for words when it comes to expressing your feelings, this post might be helpful to you. It will empower you to recognize female body language and help you read if a woman is interested in you.

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Female Body Language: 28 Signs She Might Be Interested In You

When a female is attracted to someone, it is most likely to reflect in her body language. Here are certain gestures and physical signs indicating she is interested in you.

1. She feels nervous around you

If you are not her boss or someone of authority and she still feels nervous around you, it could signify that she likes you. When a lady has a crush on someone, she tends to be unusually shy or anxious around them. Her hands tremble, speech falter, or she may fumble too much when you are around her.

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She will be more conscious of what she says because she doesn’t want to do anything that will make you go far away.

2. She blushes when around you

A female blushes for various reasons and one of the reasons is when she is excited. If your girl of interest goes red seeing you or steals coy glances, there is a high chance that she feels an intense attraction for you. To try it out, say something nice to her and notice her reaction. If she blushes uncontrollably, then it is likely that she feels something for you.

3. She speaks differently around you

A woman who likes you would want to have your attention. And when you are surrounded by people, one way to get your attention is by speaking loudly. So notice that whenever you are around her, she may or may not directly look at you, but she will speak louder than usual to stand out from the crowd so that you notice her.

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She may also lower her voice when she’s near to you in an attempt to sound seductive or attractive.

4. She is always around you

Have you ever noticed how you ‘coincidently’ end up next to her at a social event or become partners in group events? Perhaps, this supposed coincidence is planned by those who know she has feelings for you. Maybe your friends know, and they helped her. It is an old trick of getting close to your crus. If it has been happening too many times, know that she likes you.

5. She pays keen attention to what you say

She pays keen attention to what you say

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She may be in a group or a crowded place. If she likes you, she will pick a spot where she can hear you speak. Even if she is behind you, her ears will catch what you are speaking. She may be talking to someone else, but her attention will be on you.

6. She makes intense eye contact with you

In a room full of people, if a woman has eyes on you, it indicates her attraction towards you. When you lock eyes with her and her gaze intensifies, then she is interested in you. A female maintains eye contact for long with only the one she likes. And if she looks deep into your eyes without averting her gaze, then she is trying to make a connection with you.

According to Courtney Ryan, a youtuber, when a girl is genuinely interested in a guy, she will establish deep eye contact. “Eye contact is a huge one. Anytime I’m really into a guy, and they are talking to me, I give them all my attention and all my focus. I’m looking into their eyes, staring into their soul, hoping that they think I’ve the prettiest eyes in the world and not deflecting my gaze onto anything else. So if a girl likes you, she’s going to be looking at you, she is going to be paying attention to you and you are going to feel like it’s only you in the room (i),” she says.

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If she smiles at you along with eye contact, it can be an invitation for you to approach her and introduce yourself.

7. She makes casual physical contact

A woman makes physical contact only with the one she likes. So, if she is interested in you, she will make physical contact, such as touching your arm and giving you a casual hug. Such gestures show she is comfortable with you and likes you. She may be inviting you to approach her or make the first move.

8. She clears out physical barriers

Suppose you are standing and talking to her from behind a desk. She will walk around the desk and come closer to talk to you. She clears the path between you and her, so you both can comfortably talk. She wants her connection to be unobstructed.

9. She approves of your touch

Women are sensitive to touch. So, if you playfully punch her arm and she does not react to it or laughs or giggles, it indicates that she doesn’t mind your touch. But if she recoils at the slightest of physical contact, then she is uncomfortable with you. You may slightly touch her hand to see her reaction. However, ensure your touch is not inappropriate.

10. She carries herself gracefully

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When a woman wants to attract someone, her body language changes accordingly. She may act sultry. She stands erect, pushes her shoulders back, and squeezes her stomach in to look appealing. Notice how her posture changes when she knows you are looking at her and compare it with the way she carries herself when she is around others. If there is a difference, then know that she wants your attention.

11. She keeps fixing her appearance

She puts on a lip gloss every time she interacts with you. Note that whenever you are around, she quickly fixes her hair and makeup. That means she likes you and wants to look perfect in front of you.

12. She keeps you within her peripheral vision

The lady who likes you will not let you go out of her sight. She may not look at you directly but will keep you in her peripheral vision. Try to move here and there to see if her eyes look for you. This way, you can be sure of her interest in you.

13. She points her feet in your direction

We seldom pay attention to where our feet point when talking to someone. But when a woman is interested in you, her feet will be pointed towards you. She may not even be aware of it. So, pay attention to her feet the next time you are talking to her.

14. She leans in closer to you

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Leaning in close to you when talking is a good sign of how she feels about you. It shows she doesn’t mind you getting into her personal space. If she adjusts her seat closer to you or moves beside you, it indicates her interest in you.

15. She mirrors your actions

Mirroring is a major sign of liking someone. If a girl likes you, she may mimic your actions and gestures or repeat phrases you use the most. For example, do you find her standing like you, keeping her hand on her hip as you do, and even reaching out for something the same time as you? Such gestures reflect that her eyes are on you, and she is subconsciously imitating you.

16. She looks relaxed around you

When a lady looks relaxed with you, it does not necessarily mean she likes you. However, it means she is comfortable with you. To check, look for subtle signs such as smiling, giggling, and laughing, maintaining decent eye contact, and asking questions to keep the interaction in flow.

17. She speaks with her expression

Facial expressions can tell you a lot about what is on a woman’s mind. Her admiration looks clear in her eyes, and she emits an inviting gaze. A light smile on her lips tells you how much she enjoys being with you. Her pupils dilate because she is excited to give you company.

18. She plays with her hair

Flipping hair or hair twirling is a common gesture to grab someone’s attention. If the girl you are interested in often flips her hair or plays with her hair when she is with you, she is being flirtatious and is likely that she wants to attract you. It is also a sign of flirting.

19. She flaunts her jewelry

When a woman wants to look attractive to you, she will adorn herself with the best accessories she has. She will play with her jewelry and put in an effort to grab your attention. It indicates that she is comfortable with you and wants you to notice the changes in her style.

20. She exposes her palm and inner wrists

She exposes her palm and inner wrists

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Exposing open palm or inner wrists indicates comfort and trust. If your woman often has her palms open or wrists exposed when talking to you, it means she trusts you. It shows that you are in her good books and she likes you. However, it may not necessarily mean romantically.

21. She tilts her head while talking to you

A woman tilts her head when she wants to hear you over others. Head-tilting is a sign that she wants to know you. Note that whenever you speak to her, she will keep nodding as a sign of attention. She might even tilt her chin to make herself look more attractive to you.

22. She hugs you

If a girl holds onto you longer than usual, it means she does not want to let you go. She likes you and is conveying the same through her hug. When she’s hugging you, do not squeeze her. Instead, check if she whispers something to you. If she does, know that she is flirting with you.

23. She is conscious of her looks

When a woman is interested in you and wants you to notice her, she will be conscious of her looks. She will be tucking her hair behind her ears, constantly checking her outfit, and looking at herself in the mirror. Also, you may notice a shy smile on her face—that is most likely because she wants to look cute and attractive to you.

24. She keeps looking at you

Do you find her stealing glances at you even when you aren’t looking at her? It means she is checking on you and observing your gestures. This sign lets you know that she is interested in you.

25. She maintains physical proximity

She maintains physical proximity

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A woman comes closer to you and prefers to sit beside you only when she likes you. She enters your personal space because she feels comfortable with you and wants to know you better.

26. She holds your hand

Holding a hand is a sign of affection. So, if she holds your hand (often as a reflex) while walking or crossing the road, it may indicate that she likes you.

27. She licks her lips

If she licks her lips or bites them with a seductive look in her eyes, it is a sure shot sign that she is interested in knowing you well. This sign often points to sexual attraction.

28. She raises her eyebrow while greeting you

It is a natural instinct to raise your eyebrows when you see something you like. If your girl does that, she is undoubtedly excited to see you.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are some things to look for in a woman’s eye contact that might indicate attraction?

Several things to look for in a woman’s eye contact may indicate attraction, including prolonged eye contact, dilation of the pupils, and frequent glances in your direction. If a woman is interested in you, she may also look down and back up at you or play with her hair while making eye contact. She may also keep batting her eyelashes to appear cute.

2. How can we differentiate between friendly body language and romantic body language from a woman?

Some familiar romantic body language cues include sustained eye contact, light touching or lingering touches, leaning in towards the person, and facing their body towards them. On the other hand, friendly body language cues can include smiling, relaxed and open body language, and occasional touching, such as a pat on the back or a handshake.

3. How can a man use his body language to attract a woman?

Consistent eye contact, a strong posture, standing firmly with legs hip-width apart, and not fidgeting are crucial ways to attract a lady. You must also show genuine interest in what the woman says and listen attentively. Walk confidently toward her but don’t get so near that she feels uncomfortable.

4. Can you feel when the attraction is mutual?

Mimicking the other person’s behavior, taking every chance to start a conversation, and desiring close physical proximity are top indicators of mutual attraction. Other subtle signs include nonverbal cues like holding eye contact for a very long time, nodding while the other person is speaking, smiling, and even laughing when they speak something mildly funny. A curiosity about knowing each other is also a good indicator of mutual attraction.

Men are often curious to understand the signs that a woman is interested in them. Learning how to read a woman’s body language may help you understand her feelings. However, each woman is unique; hence, all women don’t show the same signs. Nevertheless, if your crush blushes around you, makes constant eye contact, prefers to be around you all the time, or makes occasional physical contact with you, it may indicate she is interested in you. Therefore, try to have a meaningful conversation with her to confirm her feelings for you.

Infographic: Some More Signs Which Indicate That She Is Interested In You

Even if she does not say it out loud, it can be very evident from her body language and activities that she likes you. We have prepared this infographic with more information to help you understand the signs better. So, do give it a read and also save it so that you may refer to it at later times.

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Key Pointers

  • An interested woman may be nervous or constantly blush when with you.
  • You can notice that she’s interested when she disregards physical barriers or casually touches you.
  • Her body points at you. She may lean in closer or direct her feet towards you.
  • She flaunts her best self around you through her clothes, jewelry, or graceful actions.
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Discover how to know a woman is attracted to you in this video that explains the 6 body language signs that a woman portrays when she is seriously eyeing you.

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Shreshtha Dhar

Shreshtha DharM.A, M.Phil

Shreshtha Dhar is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with a professional experience of around seven years. Presently, she operates her private practice, Thought Craft, based out of Kolkata. She has special interest in the emotional and behavioral issues of both children and adults. Shreshtha has previously worked as a lecturer, published various research papers and contributed to magazines. She provides long...read full bio