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5 Hidden Signs She Secretly Likes You

Sophie Simons
February 25, 2024

It’s curious why people decide to keep a growing attraction secret. That’s true when girls like guys and vice versa. Love can be genuinely complicated, with each person fearing revealing their vulnerability unless there’s assurance that the feelings will be reciprocated. 

If rejected, the letdown can be traumatizing. However, even more devastating is when the two of you are good friends. There’s the potential of losing that relationship altogether when the other person doesn’t feel the same way.

Hiding behind a layer of mystery and subtlety lets the girl leave hints for her intended that can be picked up and responded to or ignored but with no hurt involved. One way to give away your interest is through body language. 

Sometimes, ladies are completely unaware they’re giving off flirty vibes, but it’s important when you’re the recipient to pay attention, especially if these feelings are mutual. You don’t want to miss a chance when there are true feelings between you. Let’s review some of the signs that the girl secretly likes you.

What Signs Will Reveal She Secretly Likes You?

Love can be complex, with many people, both female and male, hiding their true feelings from each other to protect themselves. No one wants to deal with the possibility of rejection after revealing their innermost vulnerabilities and secrets to someone who doesn’t reciprocate their feelings. That trauma can follow someone to their next relationship.

It’s also difficult to develop feelings for a close friend, knowing you could lose that relationship if the other person doesn’t share your romantic interest. Unfortunately, while trying to keep this attraction under wraps, body language is screaming your secret to the world. It’s only a matter of whether the intended will pick up the vibes and respond or pretend not to see.

1. Social networks

With the many ways to let people know whether you’re involved in a relationship, it’s easy for her to subtly show her status or make a post to show that she’s available. Her only conundrum from that point has been trying to figure out the best way to learn your status, especially if your network is vague.

It’s too forward for her to ask, especially if she’s being secretive. The ideal method would be to start a discussion on dating to get your take on the scene. If she begins to complain about how difficult dating has become or the lack of good people available, it’s a sign that she’s trying to find out where you stand.

If you’re interested, it’s the perfect time to let her know you’re single and ask her out. You want to avoid continuing the same game she’s playing. The ball is in your court.

2. The girls around you stir her curiosity

Her curiosity is piqued by the many girls in your social circle. While these might be friends, she wouldn’t know because she doesn’t know how to just come out and ask without being obvious about her true feelings. You can sense her uneasiness when you’re with your crowd, making you wonder if there’s something she’s not sharing. 

She’s probably wondering which could be a girlfriend or someone you might be interested in. She probably watches intently, paying close attention when you’re with these friends to see if you’re drawn to anyone in particular. Since she can’t ask you directly, she might subtly ask the girls about the nature of their friendship with you.

She could say something simply like, “The two of you look great together” or “How long have you known each other?” to gain more insight.

3. She stays well-groomed in your presence

When people find someone attractive, they want to look good when they’re with that person. For guys, this means standing up a little taller and brushing their hair back. Girls are relatively the same when they find a guy interesting. Generally, she’ll try to fix her hair and adjust her clothes. Many will do this without even consciously thinking about it.

It’s a natural instinct when they’re in the presence of someone they find attractive. She’ll also stand straighter as she walks past with her head held higher, shoulder back and one foot in front of the others with a little sway in her step for a little sex appeal. She wants to stand out, so you take notice as she goes by.

Her objective is that possibly, one of these times, you’ll stop her and initiate a conversation or maybe ask her out.

4. Your body language is an attraction

You might not be aware that you also put out body language. Many guys believe they’re open and communicative, but that’s not entirely true. Most men keep their feelings and emotions tucked neatly inside. In order for a woman to know what’s going on in your mind, she has to read the signs.

When a girl is interested in you, she will respond to your body language even if you haven’t deciphered her body language yet.

5. She stares when you’re not looking

If you feel like you’re being watched, you probably are. When you scan the area, you catch her locking eyes with you each time, but she instantly turns away, looking almost shy, embarrassed that she was caught. She didn’t anticipate you noticing her look. If she’s sneaking glances or long stares, she’s interested.

Final Thought

When you recognize the signals, should you jump at the chance to take the girl out on a whirlwind date, sweep her off her feet, and dazzle her with your charm? Not necessarily. It’s suggested that if you seem too eager when she’s dropping hints at her attraction towards you, it will come off as overly eager and diminish the attraction.

Some women prefer men who play it cool while still showing interest. You can pull away without rejecting someone, only a little to avoid overzealousness. When someone has a fear of loss, they’ll want it that much more. Many “nice guys” have turned into mere friends because they got it wrong. You don’t want to be “friend-zoned.” 

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Sophie Simons

Sophie Simons

Sophie Simons is a leading psychologist with a passion for enriching relationships. Through empathetic counseling and insightful guidance, she empowers couples and individuals to foster deeper connections, resolve conflicts, and create lasting harmony. Sophie's expertise in relationship advice has touched countless lives, making her a trusted source for building fulfilling partnerships.

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