15 Telltale Signs She Is Developing Feelings For You

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Have you ever wondered if a girl you like is developing feelings for you too? If you are looking to start a relationship with her, you want to know if she is truly interested in you. You may find it difficult to figure out her feelings for you because some signs are not easy to detect unless you pay close attention to them. Here are some signs she is developing feelings for you.

15 Signs She Is Developing Feelings For You

Interpret these subtle cues during your interactions with her to know if she likes you.

1. She smiles at you

You can tell she’s happy around you when she enjoys your company. One of the telltale signs she is developing feelings for you is when she smiles and responds to your smile rather shyly. For example, if she blushes, it could indicate that she is pleased to be around you and enjoys conversing with you.

2. She touches you

At every opportunity, she makes excuses to touch you. For example, when she links her arms with yours, gently touches your leg when you sit, or even touches your head—these could be signs to get closer to you. Likewise, you can tell she is interested in you when she holds your arm while walking, looks at you longingly, or touches your arm while laughing at a joke you shared.

3. She is first to respond

You often get texts from her first, even if it takes you days to reply. The desire to talk to you could drive her to put aside her expectations to start a conversation with you. While she is the one who initiates conversations, she also responds to your texts quickly and rarely gives you anything more than a one-word reply. She may also use a lot of smile or heart emojis, memes, and GIFs while texting.

4. She acts nervous

If she is interested in you romantically, she may have butterflies in her stomach. You may see her act nervously, such as playing with her fingers or running her fingers through her hair, also a sign of flirting. If you notice her being jittery around you, even shaking slightly, or having trouble making eye contact, she probably has intense feelings for you. If she appears nervous in front of you but calm and relaxed elsewhere, it could be a sign of attraction and that she is concerned about what you think of her.

5. She orbits your social media

If she is developing feelings for you, she may be curious about what you’re doing in life, whether you’re in a relationship or single. One way she would want to know about you is by orbiting your social media accounts, including Instagram and Facebook. This could indicate that she wishes to stay in touch. When you upload photos of you walking the dog or of a vacation, she is usually the first to like and comment on them.

6. She has open body language

One of the telltale signs that a girl is developing feelings for you is when she uses open body language and closes the gap between you. She may, for example, briefly flicker her eyelids at you with a slight downward flip of her head, stand taller, draw her stomach in, and her shoulders back. Likewise, she may stroke and twirl her hair with her fingers and bite her lips.

7. She keeps the conversation going

When she sees you, she will seize the opportunity to speak with you and figure out how to join in on your conversations. One of the signs that a girl is developing feelings for you is when she brings up topics that will pique your interest. She could go out of her way to keep the conversation going and establish a rapport with you.

8. She discusses plans

She tells you about her future hopes, plans, and dreams. She wants you to get to know her. If she likes you and sees you as an important part of her future, she may even confide in you about her problems. Although she may not mention weddings or children, she may indicate going on a trip together or celebrating future holidays and events.

9. She introduces you to her family

One of the signs that she is developing feelings for you is when she introduces you to her family and friends. If she invites you to her family gatherings, she’s probably thinking about a future with you. On the other hand, she will be looking forward to meeting your family and friends. Therefore, she might want to give you her best self when you introduce her to your family and make every effort to mingle with them.

10. She wants to be around you

How much time she wants to spend with you is one of the most telling signs of how much she is interested in you. If your girl doesn’t need an excuse to be around you and spends all of her time with you, it means she likes you. While she may prefer “alone time” with you, she may be more than willing to accompany you and your friends to parties. On the other hand, if you talk to other girls, she might become envious.

11. She asks personal questions

She may ask various personal questions, ranging from the superficial to the more thoughtful and deeper type. She bombards you with random questions, such as the name of your dog, the type of girl you prefer to date, what you like to do on weekends, and what you’re passionate about. She could also inquire about your romantic life and reveal details about her own.

12. She is vulnerable around you

If she is willing to confide in you by sharing her personal issues or emotions, even if they are difficult, it is a sign that she trusts you. When a girl opens up to you and starts sharing her secrets, fears, hopes, and deepest thoughts with you, it means she has reached a certain level of intimacy with you.

13. She mirrors your body language

You may notice that she mimics your actions or body language to form a bond with you or feel more aligned with you. For example, she may hold her coffee mug similarly to you, and if you lean forward, she may also lean forward, or she may use the same phrases as you, or she may even mimic your texting style. If you notice any of these signs, she might have started to connect with you.

14. She compliments you

Does she seek out more possibilities to compliment you? She may compliment your new clothes, shoes, hairstyle, or jacket. Her compliments may go beyond your physical appearance. When she compliments your intelligence, generosity, or sincerity, she shows how much she values and understands the real you.

15. She listens to you

When she is developing feelings for you, she listens to you intently without interrupting. When she recalls specifics about you, your life, and your interests, it shows she has paid attention to what you say. For example, if she recalls specifics from previous conversations, such as your favorite music band or football team, you can tell she’s paying attention and appreciates what you say. It’s a telltale sign that she is developing feelings for you if she’s actively listening and asking follow-up questions.

Knowing how to tell if a girl has feelings for you isn’t always as simple as you’d like. If you’re having trouble reading a girl or figuring out how to tell if she likes you, but if you notice a few of these signs, it can help you read between the lines and determine if she’s developing feelings for you and navigating the dating game with ease.

Key Pointers

  • Smiling at you, touching you, or wanting to be around you are some signs showing her interest in you.
  • Her open body language, nervous actions, and personal questions will help you know her feelings.
  • She finds all possibilities to complement you.

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John Kenny

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