You probably have someone specific in mind if youre asking, How do I know if a girl likes me?
She seems to like having you around, and you want to know whether she likes you that way.
It would sure help if you knew the signs she secretly likes you.
Maybe shes not ready to tell you how she feels.
But if you have feelings for her, and shes showing the signs described in this post, you have reason to hope.
Read on to learn more about these signs, as well as the reasons she may be hiding what she feels.
How to Know if a Girl Likes You But is Hiding It
No matter how inconspicuous she thinks shes being, there are ways to tell if a girl is hiding she has a crush on you.
What you learn in this post isnt about shaming her for that.
She may have good reasons for keeping a lid on her feelings for you.
- Shes already in a relationship and isnt sure whom she wants to be with.
- She knows what she feels for you but doesnt want you to know just yet.
- Shes ashamed of her feelings for you but cant help showing them sometimes.
- She doesnt know how you feel about her and isnt ready to show her cards yet.
Knowing about her feelings can make it a lot easier for you to share yours. Knowing the truth can also help you decide whether to go for it or back off.
25 Signs a Girl Likes You But is Trying Not to Show It
Look through these signs shes developing feelings for you, and be honest about whether youre seeing them. If youre looking for signs shes not into you, consider the flipside of each of these.
1. Her friends know how she feels about you.
If her friends know about you because she keeps bringing up your name in conversations with them, they know youre on her mind. As far as they can tell, you never leave it. Every topic leads to you.
They might not like it (or you), but they see how hard shes crushing on you. And because they care about her, they may take an interest in vetting you for her sake.
2. She knows things about you you havent told her.
If she starts dropping bits of knowledge about you that you havent shared with her, thats another sign shes interested in you. Otherwise, why would she bother doing research?
Shes learned about your secret addiction to animé, along with your strong opinions regarding certain ships in your favorite series. And you know youve never mentioned it.
She knows things. And youre wondering if you have any secrets left.
3. She takes an interest in things you like.
She wants to have more in common with you. So, shell want you to see her taking an interest in something you care about, whether thats a fandom of yours, a passion for cooking, or a human rights cause you support.
If she cares enough to show an interest in things you love, thats a strong sign she likes you and isnt 100% opposed to your figuring that out.
4. She shares personal information with you.
She talks to you about her plans, her dreams, or her struggles, because she wants you to have a more important place in her life. She might also tell you things about herself to put your interest in her to the test.
If you reciprocate by letting her see more of your true self, shell know you care enough about her to open up and that you trust her.
5. She lets you know when shes free.
If she lets you know when shes available during the day for chats, hangouts, etc. thats a good sign she likes you and wants to spend more time with you.
Shes also giving you information about her daily life so you know whats important to her. Its another way to let you in.
If you do the same for her, shell see that you care enough to make yourself available to her, too.
6. She invites you to hang out one-on-one.
If she invites you to hang out with her and no one else, shes either got something important to tell you, or she just wants you all to herself. Or both.
So, unless youre getting the strong vibe that shes about to friendzone you, this is a strong sign she likes you and wants to spend more time in your company.
This is true especially if shes showing other signs on this list.
7. She randomly sends pictures from her phone.
How great is it when someone youre interested in sends you a picture out of the blue?
Whatever the reason, she took the picture and thought of you. She included you in that moment, even though you couldnt be there to enjoy it with her.
Because whether shes ready to admit it or not, she wants you to be a bigger part of her day-to-day life.
8. She draws you into long conversations.
You might start with small talk (Howd the day go? or Hows work?), but before long, youre in a long conversation with her about something that matters to you both.
You transition with ease from one topic to another, losing track of time as the hours slip by.
Whats more, you both look forward to these conversations, and its obvious.
9. She laughs at your jokes.
Even when you know its not funny, she laughs. Something about the way you said it caught her off guard, and you get to hear an actual belly laugh.
One day, shell groan at one of your jokes, but not today. Chalk it up to happy brain chemicals. When youre in love, jokes are funnier even bad ones. Its science.
10. Shes curious about (and even jealous of) other girls around you.
If she acts jealous toward other girls around you, thats another sign that she likes you and wants you all to herself. She might also ask you about other girls shes seen you with to see if you have a favorite.
If you do, and she regards the other woman with an unfriendly eye, or if she tries to prove shes better for you, you can be sure of her interest.
11. She teases the idea of being a couple.
Heres how she might do that:
- Tease you for acting like youre her boyfriend
- Joke about the two of you actually being a couple (Crazy, right?)
- Openly explore the idea while gauging your reaction
That last one might sound like What if questions or Picture this scenarios. She wants to get you thinking, How great would it be if we were a couple.
12. She asks around to find out whether you have a girlfriend.
A girl whos crushing on you will want to know if youre already in a relationship, so shell ask around (discreetly or not) to get that information.
So, if you hear shes been asking about your relationship status or asking about your social media presence so she can follow you, shes definitely interested.
Or she might just ask you directly, as if she were asking a random, innocuous question.
13. She drops hints about her availability.
Next up is her willingness to drop hints about the fact that shes not in a relationship (Hint, hint!), and shes open to exploring what you have together, if youre equally inclined.
How might she let you know?
- By mentioning her ex.
- By talking about how fun it was to just hang with her girlfriends on Valentines Day.
- By trying to connect with you on social media, so youll see her relationship status.
14. Shes eager to hear from you every day.
Maybe she sends you texts throughout the day to see how youre doing, to let you know how her day is going, or to see what your plans are.
And when you do respond, shes always so happy to connect with you.
Whether you talk over the phone, text each other, or meet in person, shes never too busy to spend time with you.
15. She gives you her full attention when youre together.
Think of the things you do when were talking to someone but youre not really engaged:
- Looking at your phone
- Checking the clock
- Typing or jotting things down
If shes into you, chances are she wont be doing any of this while shes talking to you. When youre around, everything else fades into the background.
Youre all she sees and hears. And she hopes you feel the same about her.
16. She lingers around you for a chance to talk.
If she doesnt get to hang out with you one-on-one, she might linger around you, waiting for a chance to talk. She might start frequenting certain places, so she can run into you.
And when she does, shell be in no hurry to say goodbye. In her mind, theres no guarantee shell see you later if she cant make a lasting impression in the time shes got.
17. Shes always smiling at you.
Even when shes stressed or feeling down, she always has a smile for you.
And if she holds your face in her mind, shell probably take a deep breath or sigh every time she sees your smile. It lights her up inside.
Just seeing you floods her with happy brain chemicals and renews her energy. Youre what she looks forward to most in the world.
18. She likes touching you.
She looks for opportunities to touch you:
- Hugging you to say hello and goodbye
- Touching your arms, hands, or shoulders
- Grabbing hold of you during scary moments
Of course, if you tell her you dont want to be touched, shell honor that and keep her hands to herself. But ask her for a hug, and shes all in.
19. She includes you in her plans.
When shes making plans for future events or for the weekend, she includes you, because she wants you to be involved. She wants you to be a fixture in her life.
So, if shes planning to attend a wedding, shell ask you to be her plus one. And if shes planning some fun for the weekend, shell invite you to join her.
Shell also hope you do the same for her.
20. She blushes when you pay her a compliment.
When you pay her a compliment, she blushes, acting a bit bashful (maybe) but pleased. If shes not used to getting compliments, she might show her pleasure in less obvious ways.
But even if she cant accept the compliment, shell probably still show you she appreciates it. On the other hand, if she doesnt want a compliment from you, shell either ignore it or dismiss it outright.
21. She pays you compliments and notices things others miss.
If she likes you, shes more likely to pay you compliments. When she sees you, shell probably compliment something about your appearance (You look good! or I love that shirt on you).
Shell pay attention to things others dont notice and mention them when she talks about you. Shell want you to know shes paying attention and she likes what she sees.
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22. She posts pics of you on social media.
If shes posting pics of you on her social media timeline, shes sending a clear message that you matter to her.
If shes posting pics of the two of you together, she already sees you as a couple, unless something in her post description makes it clear your relationship is strictly platonic (e.g., #LoveHimLikeABrother or #RandomDudeWhoLikesMe).
23. She puts extra effort into looking good.
A girl who likes you will want to look her best when youre around. So, shell put more time and attention into her hair, her clothes, her make-up, and how she presents herself.
Whatever she does differently, the goal is to be more attractive to you, as well as to feel more confident when shes around you. Youre the reason shes stepping up her game.
24. She says yes when you ask her to hang out with you.
If you ask a girl who likes you to hang out, shell probably say yes especially if she has you all to herself.
But if the best she can get right now is to hang out with you and some other friends of ours, shell take it.
If she wants to, but cant, shell ask for a raincheck. Translation: I would if I could. Here are some good times for me.
25. She shows you sides of herself others dont get to see.
A girl who likes you will let you see more of who she is. At some point, when she knows she likes you and wants to see whether youre on the same page, shell be real with you about how she feels.
But until then, shell show you things other people dont get to see. Shell draw you more deeply into her world, so you can see what your life might be like if you were a couple.
Do you think she likes you?
Now that you know the top 25 signs a girl likes you but is trying not to make it obvious, which have you seen already? And what have you been doing to show you like her?
If youre playing it cool while you pick up these signs in the girl you like, its time to take some risks and be real with her about where you want the relationship to go.
If youre not as into her as shes into you, its only right to let her know. And if youre both smitten with each other, why not be honest about that, so you can enjoy more of each others company?
Act as if youre both worth the risk.