Signs she wants to be more than friends
If you spend time with a woman you’re romantically interested in, you may be wondering, “Is she flirting with me or just being friendly?”
You’re likely trying everything to avoid the friend zone, from deciphering her eye contact and body language to fielding advice from your guy friends to figure out whether she is interested in you as well.
You may have even looked up advice from a dating coach or relationship expert to help pick up on subtle flirting cues she might be showing you, like playing with her hair or touching your arm.
If you can relate to this scenario, we know that you’re here because you’re still lacking clarity. Without clarity, determining your next move can feel challenging.
Happily, we’re here to help! Today we’re going to break down seven signs that can help you answer the question, “Is she flirting with me or just being friendly?”
The prerequisite to a romantic connection is confidence
Even the dictionary can’t quite decide what flirting is:
“to behave amorously without serious intent” … OR … “to show superficial or casual interest or liking”
So which is it? Something amorous, or something casual?
The honest answer is that it’s more of a spectrum of romantic connection from casual to serious.
Now, let’s dive in!
7 signs that she’s flirting, not just being friendly
For those times when you’re wondering, “Is she flirting or just being friendly?”, use these seven signs to answer that question for yourself!
1. She wants you to know that she’s single.
This can be a subtle, indirect mention of her relationship status or something more obvious. So pay attention!
Bonus: If she asks whether or not you’re single, that’s a big clue she’s interested.
2. She’s asking you more thoughtful questions.
If it feels like you’ve ventured out of small talk territory, you can take a sigh of relief for two reasons!
First of all, you’re in a more comfortable area with conversations that are more your speed: thoughtful, intentional, and personal.
Secondly, a woman who wants to know about your hobbies, lifestyle, interests, and beliefs is a woman who’s very curious about who you are… likely because you’ve caught her attention.
3. Her countenance or demeanor changes when you’re around.
Compare how she interacts with others to how she relates to you. Do you get any special treatment like a bigger smile, more laughs, or more frequent compliments?
These are all ways that women show their romantic inclinations!
4. She’s very attentive when you’re talking.
If a woman is genuinely hanging on every word you say instead of simply asking you questions, this bodes well in your evaluation of her flirtatious intentions.
Her engaging presence may come with follow-up questions, genuine emotional reactions to what you say, and overall eagerness for the conversation to continue.
5. She asks for your help or opinion.
We flirt with people we’re attracted to, and it’s the people we’re attracted to that we long to be around most.
So if she seems to be looking for ways to make you feel needed, for example by asking for your help with moving, picking a TV show to watch, or deciding what to do about a family conflict, take those asks as a good sign if she wants your input.
6. She goes out of her way to talk to you.
Whether she leaves the people she’s standing with to come greet you, or her effort to connect with you beyond a simple “How’s it going?” gives her away, do your best to recognize the moment for what it is: an opportunity to form a deeper connection.
Why? She’s likely flirting with you!
7. Her body language reveals that she’s into you.
Leaning in, brushing your arm, mirroring your actions, angling her feet toward you… these behaviors all convey attraction.
If you find that a more intense level of warmth radiates from her as she chats with you, trust your instincts… she’s not just being nice!
Keep in mind that a “yes” to one of these signs alone may not reflect the truth. Instead, reflect on all of these signs in context with each other for the most clarity!
More personalized help to answer the question “Is she flirting with me or just being friendly?”
To feel even more prepared, get some 1:1 help from an established expert who can help you figure out what step to take next. For that, keep reading!
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