Wondering if a woman likes you is normal to think about when you’re on a date with a girl you’re really attracted to. But dating doesn’t have to be a mystery — in fact, there are a lot of physical signs a woman is interested in you that you may be missing.
The law of attraction is a funny thing: you really like this girl, but you’re not sure how she feels about you. Men often find it hard to know when a woman is attracted to them, and they also consider women to be complex creatures.
But if you’re paying attention, the easiest way to know if she’s into you is by watching her body language.
So, if she’s interested, she will let you know in this way. Of course, don’t try to seek out anything that isn’t there, especially a sexual encounter.
Of course, the easiest and only guaranteed way to know if a woman is interested is to ask her.
However, sometimes it’s not that simple. If so, there are other signs to look for to figure out if she’s attracted to you.
10 Physical Signs a Woman is Interested in You, According to Female Body Language
1. She touches you a lot.
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Lightly touching is a strong sign that a woman likes you, and it’s one of the female body language signs of attraction. The more she moves closer to you and looks for ways to touch you, the more she’s flirting with you.
When you’re in a conversation and she lightly taps her hand on your shoulder or chest, it’s a possible indicator that she’s interested. If her touches are more intimate, this might mean she’s very interested in you, and it may be a request to get closer or be more intimate.
2. She mirrors your movements.
Copying the movement of a person you like without you realizing it, is natural. This is because you’re subconsciously trying to connect with that person without having any physical contact. In fact, studies have found that mirroring indicates an attraction to someone.
Here’s a simple way to test if she will mirror your movement: When you’re on a date, pick up your drink and take a sip, or shift your position and lean to the side. If she follows and she does the same, it means she may be unconsciously mirroring your body movements as a way of showing interest.
3. She tilts her head while looking at you.
Tilting her head during a conversation is a sign that she’s engaging with you. According to a study on nonverbal body language cues, the tilt of a head indicates interest in someone.
If you see her tilt her head to the side during your conversation, she wants to learn and absorb what you’re saying. You could try changing the topic, but if she’s still tilting her head, it’s a great sign.
4. She constantly ‘fixes’ her hair, makeup, or clothing.
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She’s constantly preening herself in front of you either by fixing her hair, adjusting her clothes, or retouching her makeup. This is probably because she’s nervous about how she looks and wants to appear more attractive.
Preening is something seen in the animal kingdom, where birds, in particular, meticulously groom their feathers to be more “attractive” to potential mates. In humans, this subconscious motion means women do it without realizing it when they’re attracted to a man.
5. She returns your physical touches.
A way to test if she really likes you is to see how she reacts when you touch her. Try lightly touching her arm or shoulder when you’re talking to her. If she touches you back, that’s great!
If she backs away when you touch her, she might feel uncomfortable. It could also mean she just wants to be friends, or she doesn’t see herself with you.
6. She stares or looks over at you a lot.
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She’s looking at you, and you notice her, then she looks away. It may mean she’s attracted to you, but she doesn’t want you to know yet.
Alternatively, some women maintain eye contact with someone they’re attracted to and don’t shy away. But if you pay attention to her pupils and they dilate, it means she likes what she sees.
7. She blushes around you.
A woman blushes when her adrenaline is triggered with extreme emotion and blood is brought closer to the skin. The extreme emotion may be because of embarrassment, stress, or even because she’s attracted to someone.
When she’s attracted to you, she will blush and her body temperature might rise. She can’t fake it, either, because blushing is autonomic. You could compliment her and see if she blushes; when she does, it’s a great way to tell that she’s into you.
8. She moves into your personal space.
A strong sign that a woman likes you is when she moves close to you. If she wants to be in close proximity to you, it can indicate her interest. This includes leaning in to whisper, moving her chair closer to yours, or wanting to stand as near you as possible.
Studies have even shown that getting close to a person like this indicates interest or attraction, so consider it a positive sign if she does this.
9. She smiles a lot.
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If she smiles a lot when you’re around, especially when you’re speaking, it means that you make her feel good.
Not only that, but smiling actually makes people more attractive, meaning she wants you to see her as such.
There’s a huge difference between a forced smile and a genuine smile, however, so keep that in mind.
10. She points her feet towards you.
Keep an eye on where her feet are positioned. The gesture of a woman’s feet is the most powerful form of body language. This is because you aren’t conscious of what your feet are doing; therefore, it shows open body language.
When a woman is pointing both feet towards you, it means she’s attracted and fully engaged. It’s also a sign that she’s relaxed and comfortable around you when her feet are farther away from her body and closer to yours.
However, she may not be interested when she’s pointing her feet elsewhere or away from you, or when she crosses her feet or legs.
11. She initiates eye contact… often.
Eye contact is one of the most common body language signs of attraction.
She’ll engage it a lot but won’t be able to hold it for long. She may glance to the side or look down once you’ve made eye contact for a brief moment. This is a sure-fire sign she is into you.
12. She bites her lip.
Lip biting is something women do when they are really feeling you. And ever since “50 Shades of Grey” came out, everyone is making lip-biting the newest attraction tool.
When a woman bites her lip she does it intentionally; she does it to get noticed. She wants you to see that she is into you.
13. She nods her head.
Nodding her head when you speak to her is her way of showing you she is listening. That means you have her full attention.
Nodding her head also encourages you to continue speaking, meaning more of your attention on her.
If she blushes, that’s a bonus.
14. She leans towards you.
Another thing that tells you a woman is into you is if she leans towards you when you are in her presence.
If you are talking to her and she continues to get closer to you, there’s a pretty good sign she wants you.
15. She touches herself.
No, not like that…
She’ll start things on her like her neck, face, or lips. This is a way to get you to notice her.
She also may be doing these things because she is nervous around you. If a woman is nervous, she will typically fidget. She’s nervous because she likes you and finds you attractive. You set her on edge.
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