21 Telltale Signs A Married Woman Likes You

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It can be flattering if you are receiving attention from a married woman. But how do you know if she is liking you more than as a friend? She could be smiling at you or seeking your help often. Though it seems appealing initially, it can be unsettling to proceed. Also, if a woman is sending mixed signals it can be perplexing to ascertain whether she is looking for a platonic friend, or a romantic relationship.

We can help you figure out her intentions with our post that shares signs a married woman is interested in you or she likes you. Read through this post to understand her better.

21 Signs A Married Woman Likes You

Some women may not be upfront about their feelings for a person. But from the signs below, you can surmise if a woman likes you.

1. She is around you

If you notice a married woman always being around you, she probably likes you. Perhaps, you make her feel comfortable or happy, and she enjoys your company and wants to spend as much time with you as possible.

2. She steals glances at you

Women will not generally stare at men if they are not interested in them. If she has been watching you more than someone normally would, it suggests she is interested in you. Why else would her gaze be drawn to you so frequently?

3. She seeks your help

A woman interested in you will find ways to communicate with you. She will seek your guidance or assistance in even minor matters and then lavishly praise you once her work is completed to boost your ego and get into your good graces.

4. She exhibits specific body language

Touching her neck, playing with her hair, and biting her lips are a few of the many signs a married woman who likes you would show. She may not express it directly, but her nonverbal cues may indicate how she feels.

5. She often makes light physical contact

how to know if a married woman likes you more than a friend

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A married woman interested in you will sit close to you. When she speaks to you, she might put her hand softly on your thigh and even punch you playfully. If she is bold, she could hug you a little longer than usual to show her interest in you.

6. She makes intense eye contact

Direct eye contact can also indicate that a woman has feelings for you. Keep observing her sight to know how she is looking at you, and you can figure out her feelings.

7. She shows interest in your personal life

Does she enquire about your romantic love life regularly? Know that it’s not out of idle curiosity but rather a genuine desire to learn more about you. She’s curious about the women in your life to see if you would be interested in her in the future.

8. She avoids mentioning her personal life

She asks you many details about your family and friends, but she keeps a tight lip when you ask about her personal life. She stops discussing her husband or children in particular. If you persist, she gives you clues about the unhappiness in her marriage and how she feels neglected and unloved.

9. She acts grumpy when you are with other women

She might even disrespect women who talk to you

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It is not uncommon for women to be possessive of the men they like. When she sees you with other women, if she likes you, she would be irritated. She might even disrespect women who talk to you or express interest in you.

10. She laughs hard at every joke

You may enjoy entertaining others with your funny take on life’s situations. You realize, though, that you can’t be funny all of the time. A woman who is interested in you would laugh at even the most inane of your lines. Does she guffaw at every ostensibly funny line you’ve said as if you’re the funniest guy on the planet? This is her way of showing her interest.

11. She flirts with you

If the married woman is bold, she will flirt with you openly. She might show regret for not meeting you before her marriage. She does this to gauge your reaction and determine if you are comfortable with the idea of spending time with her.

12. She texts you often

You might have friends who text you at 2 a.m., but when a married woman does so, it means she has been thinking about you all night.

13. She is different with you

She will smile when she speaks to you

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Pay attention to how she acts when she isn’t conscious that you are watching her. Is it any different from how she acts around you? She will talk and behave differently with you if she likes you. Her voice will change, and she will smile when she speaks to you.

14. She shows extra concern for you

When you fall sick, you will notice that she feels overly concerned. She may send you medicines and food to ensure that you recover quickly. And she might provide you with fresh food for your good health even when you are not sick.

15. She shows no inhibitions in her chats

She has no qualms about sharing her personal information with you. She could send suggestive messages, dirty jokes, and messages that a married woman would never send to a stranger. Clearly, she is interested in you.

16. She may try to seduce you

If this woman has developed a strong attraction to you, she might try to seduce you by touching you more often and even massaging you. When she’s with you, she could dress provocatively and look at you seductively, hoping you’ll get the hint.

17. She insists on spending time alone with you

She shares her plans with you first

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You may be a part of a group, but she still shares her plans with you first. And her preparations for an outing are solely for the two of you. If she insists on spending time alone with you, it is a clear sign of her interest.

18. She feels nervous around you

She gets perplexed and perturbed in your presence. For example, she can drop items she’s holding or lose track of what she’s doing. This could be because being close to you makes her feel nervous.

19. She notices little things about you

When a woman likes someone, she will notice the slightest changes in them. If you use a new cologne, she might notice right away. She will not fail to compliment you when you wear a new shirt.

20. She mirrors you

Even though you’re out at a party, the woman in question will sometimes mimic your actions. She will do the same if you reach for a glass of water. If you rest your elbows on the table, she will do the same. It demonstrates how closely she pays attention to you.

21. She says she misses you

She spends more time with you than anyone else

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If a married woman says she misses you, it means she values you highly and wants to spend more time with you than anyone else. This is more than a sign; it’s an outright declaration of a woman’s feelings for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What attracts a married woman to another man?

When a woman is unhappy in her marriage, she may get attracted to a man who makes her feel happy and content. She may get attracted to a man in search of intimacy and attention that she doesn’t get from her husband. When a woman feels unappreciated and neglected, she leans on to a man who makes her feel valued and loved.

2. What should I do if I love a married woman?

Falling in love with a married woman isn’t wrong. However, you need to understand the consequences it can have for you and the woman you love. If a married woman is unhappy and discontent with her marriage and planning to call it quits, your love for her can give her the strength to stay determined. However, if she is happily in love with her husband, you should reason with your feelings for her and try to move on.

3. What are the signs a married woman wants you to make a move?

When a married woman wants you to make a move, she openly hits on you. She takes an interest in your life and shares the issues in her married life. She compares you with her husband and compliments you for everything. Her behavior shows signs of jealousy when she sees you with other women and looks for excuses to spend more time with you.

A married woman may hesitate to approach the man she likes, but she will not abandon her efforts. It’s easy to feel swayed when so much love is lavished upon you, but note that the consequences can be quite extreme. The thrill of an extramarital affair is not worth the pain and suffering it causes to those involved. This is a delicate situation in which you need to behave carefully and consciously. Being caught in a love triangle can have devastating effects.

Key Pointers

  • When a married woman likes you, she may be honest about it or express herself through a few signs.
  • Her body language, glances, or making conversation may indicate her interest and admiration for you.
  • Considering she’s married, and any progress may lead to an extramarital affair, you should be careful with your actions.

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Ratika Pai

Ratika has experience writing in various fields including finance, education, lifestyle, and entertainment. After her masters degree in Commerce, she acquired a PG Diploma in Communication and Journalism from Mumbai University. She is inquisitive about human relationships and likes to study people and how they manage their relationships, during her freetime. At MomJunction, Ratika writes insightful and informative articles on... more

Sharon Gilchrest O’Neill

(Ed.S., LMFT)
Sharon Gilchrest O'Neill is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and family business consultant, who has earlier been a graduate instructor/advisor, an organizational learning consultant, and hospice volunteer. With experience working in the private as well as corporate setting, Sharon helps her clients think creatively and build upon their strengths. Previously, she trained Russian psychiatrists in Moscow in the skills... more