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Women can be hard to read. But this doesn’t mean that they’re not giving off signals.

In fact, most of the time, they’re giving off plenty of signals, it’s just that we may not be picking up on them. 

The thing is, even if we’re good at concealing our true intentions, we’re terrible at controlling our body language because it comes from our subconscious. And a girl who secretly likes you will give herself away through her body language. 

So, if you’re trying to figure out if that special someone is into you or not, pay attention to this article. They may just give you the answers you’re looking for. 

We’re going to explore 9 hidden ways to tell if a girl secretly likes you. These signs may seem small and insignificant, but they can be powerful indicators of someone’s true feelings. 

1. She is very protective of you

A girl may become very protective of the guy she likes and this can manifest in a few different ways. For example, she may become more defensive of him if she feels like someone is talking negatively about him or if she feels like someone is trying to hurt him in some way. 

She may also become more protective of him emotionally, making sure that he is okay and supporting him through any struggles that he may be going through. Or just by being more attentive to his needs and wants. 

For example, she may make sure that he has everything he needs and that he is comfortable. She may also be more willing to listen to him and offer him advice when he needs it. 

This can come across as being very caring and supportive, which can be a big turn-on for a guy. Another way that a girl may become more protective of a guy she likes is by being more assertive in her actions and words. 

For example, she may speak up more if she feels like someone is treating him unfairly or if she feels like someone is trying to take advantage of him. She may also be more willing to stand up for him in social situations or public. 

[Also read: 10 Obvious Signs a Woman Wants You to Notice Her]

2. Special attention or treatment

7 Hidden Signs a Girl Secretly Likes You

First of all, she’ll probably make an effort to be around you as much as possible. Whether it’s in class, at work, or social events, she’ll try to be in the same vicinity as you. 

And she’ll make sure to engage in conversation and laugh at your jokes whenever she’s around you.

She might also go out of her way to do little things for you, like bringing a cup of coffee or offering to help you with a project. These small gestures are her way of showing that she cares and wants to be there for you. 

When a girl secretly likes a guy, she will often give him special attention. This can take on many different forms, but it all boils down to her trying to make sure he knows she’s interested. Basically, she does things for you that she’ll normally not do for anyone else.

3. Finding common ground

Finding common ground is a subtle yet powerful sign that a girl secretly likes a guy. It’s a way for her to connect with you on a deeper level and show that she’s genuinely interested in who you are as a person.

Let’s say you mention that you enjoy playing basketball on the weekends. If she starts talking about how much she loves playing basketball too, it’s a sign that she’s trying to bond with you over something you both enjoy.

Well, some girls may probably lie about liking what a guy likes to seek out common ground with the guy they like. I’m not in support of lying or deception, but it’s actually a sign that they like the guy and an effort to make the guy like them back.

Overall, finding common ground is a sign that a girl secretly likes a guy because it demonstrates that she’s paying attention to his interests, trying to connect with him, and building a deeper connection with him. 

[Related: 7 Sure Signs A Girl Likes You But Is Hiding It]

4. Self-consciousness 

Self-consciousness can be a tricky thing to read, but when it comes to a girl liking a guy, it can be one of the biggest signs. Think about it this way, when you’re around someone you’re interested in, you naturally want to put your best foot forward. 

You want to make sure they see you in the best light possible, and that means paying a little extra attention to how you come across. For example, let’s say there’s a girl in your class who you’ve had your eye on for a while. 

You notice that whenever you’re around her, she starts fidgeting with her hair, or playing with her clothes. She might even start to blush or stammer when you talk to her. These are all classic signs of self-consciousness, and they’re a big indication that she likes you.

Another way to tell if a girl is self-conscious around you is to pay attention to how she interacts with other people. If she’s always relaxed and at ease with everyone else, but suddenly gets shy and nervous around you, that’s a pretty good sign that she’s into you.

So, next time you’re with that girl you think may like you, pay attention to how she acts around you. If she’s self-conscious, it’s a sure sign that she’s secretly crushing on you. But don’t just jump to conclusions, watch out for other signs too.

5. Getting involved with you on social media

Hidden Signs a Girl Secretly Likes You

When it comes to dating, social media can be a tricky thing. On one hand, it can be a great way to connect with someone you’re interested in. But on the other hand, it can also be a minefield of misinterpretations and mixed signals. 

So, how do you know if a girl is into you when she gets involved with you on social media? Well, one of the biggest signs is that she’s always the first one to like or comment on your posts. 

If she’s always the first one to react to your posts, it’s a pretty good indication that she’s paying attention to what you’re doing online. This is especially true if she’s not usually the first one to react to other people’s posts.

She might also go ahead to post more pictures of herself or share more personal information on her profile. This could be a sign that she wants you to see more of her and get to know her better. 

She might also start to follow you more closely on other social media platforms, or even start to message you directly more frequently and tag you on posts. But why choose social media?

Well, for one, social media allows for a level of anonymity and distance that can make it easier for a girl to express her feelings without having to do it in person, especially if she’s a shy type. 

It also allows her to gauge his interest in her without having to be too forward. But perhaps the most telling sign that a girl likes you is if she starts to make an effort to connect with you in real life. 

If she starts to suggest meeting up for coffee or hanging out, it’s a pretty good indication that she’s interested in you. And if she’s always looking for ways to spend more time with you, it’s a sure sign that she secretly likes you.

[Interesting: 8 Signs Your Female Neighbor Likes You]

6. Becoming more talkative or animated

Have you ever noticed a girl who seems to suddenly become more talkative or animated around a certain guy? When a girl likes a guy, she naturally wants to make a good impression and show off her best self. 

This can show in her becoming more talkative and animated. She may start to laugh more, use more expressive hand gestures, and speak in a more lively tone of voice. 

All of these things are ways for her to try and capture his attention and show him that she’s a fun and interesting person. In fact, we all do this unconsciously sometimes. 

When we like someone, we tend to become more nervous and excited around them, which can make us start doing things differently, such as talking more or becoming more animated in our body language.

For example, a girl who is usually shy and reserved around others may suddenly become more talkative and outgoing around a guy she likes. 

She may start to tell him more about herself, ask him more questions, and even laugh more than usual just to make a good impression. 

Similarly, a girl who is usually more reserved in her body language may start to become more animated around a guy she likes. She may start to fidget more, play with her hair, or make more expressive gestures. 

This is a sign that she is trying to show him that she is interested in him and that she is excited to be around him.

7. Dressing to impress

A girl taking the time and effort to put together a great outfit and looking her best for a particular person is a sign that she’s thinking about that person and wants to make a good impression.

She wants to stand out from the crowd, all in the hopes of catching his eye.

It’s also a way for her to express her personality and show off her unique style. She may choose bold colors or a daring outfit to show that she’s confident and outgoing, or she may opt for a more subtle look to show that she’s shy and reserved.

But it’s not just about the clothes themselves – it’s also about the way she wears them.

She’ll make sure her hair is styled just right, her makeup is flawless, her shoes on point and her smell magnificent. It’s all part of her overall strategy to grab the guy’s attention.

So, if you notice a girl dressing to impress you, it could be a cue she’s sending you. And if you’re into her too, it’s time to take the hint and make your move.

[Also read: 10 Signs She Is Sexually Attracted to You]

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8. Leaving her comfort zone 

When a girl leaves her comfort zone, it’s a sign that she’s ready to take a chance on a guy and see where things go.

For instance, a shy and usually reserved girl starts to open up, and being more outgoing around a guy could be a sign that she’s interested in him. She’s leaving her comfort zone of being reserved and putting herself out there to see if he’s interested in her too. 

Similarly, if a girl is known to be independent and doesn’t like to rely on others, and starts to accept a guy’s offer to help her with little tasks like carrying her heavy bag or assisting with work, it’s a sign that she’s starting to develop feelings for him. 

She’s leaving her comfort zone of independence and starting to trust him. Another way a girl might leave her comfort zone is by taking a physical risk. 

For example, if a girl is afraid of heights but agrees to go on a roller coaster with a guy, it’s a sign that she’s willing to take a physical risk for him. She’s leaving her comfort zone of not wanting to do something that scares her because she trusts him enough and wants to be close to him.

9. Gives you a nickname

Giving someone a nickname is a way of showing familiarity. This is a small, but a significant gesture that she can use to indicate her feelings.

Think about it like this: if a girl is just casually talking to a guy, she’s likely to call him by his first name or perhaps a more formal title, like “Mr.” But if she starts calling him by a nickname, it’s a sign that she’s trying to build a more personal connection with him. 

She’s trying to make him feel special and unique, and that’s usually a good indication that she has feelings for him. 

The nickname itself can also be a clue. If it’s something playful or affectionate, like “sweetie” or “babe,” it’s a sign that she’s feeling flirty and playful with him. On the other hand, if it’s something more lighthearted and friendly, like “buddy” or “pal,” it might mean that she sees him more as a friend for now.


It’s an exciting feeling to know that someone is interested in you. But with that excitement also comes a bit of uncertainty and nerves. So, here are a few pieces of advice to help you navigate this new development.

When you find out that a girl likes you, it’s important to be yourself, take it slow, pay attention to the small things, and be open and honest with her. 

These tips will help you navigate this new development and give you a chance to build a strong and healthy relationship. Keep in mind, the most important thing is to be true to yourself and enjoy the journey of getting to know each other.

[Also read: 15 Cute Things to Say to Your Crush]

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Anita Oge

Meet Anita, a relationship writer with a passion for helping people navigate the complexities of love and dating. With a background in information science, she has a wealth of knowledge and insight to share. Her writing is sure to leave you feeling empowered and inspired.

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