If a girl recently asked for your number then you’re probably wondering why and what it might mean.

This post will help you understand why she asked for your number and why other girls might do it in the future.

So, what does it mean when a girl asks for your number? If she was showing other signs of attraction such as pupil dilation or holding eye contact with you then it would be likely that she did it due to being attracted to you. It could also be that she considers you a friend, she wants your help with something or she might actually have been rejecting you.

Since there are a number of reasons why a girl might ask for your number it is important to consider the context in which she asks for it and the body language that she shows.

By doing so you will be able to get a better understanding of why she would ask for your number of the way that she feels about you.

Reasons why a girl will ask for your number

Each of the different reasons why a girl will ask for your number will likely come with a number of clues in the way that she asks and the body language that she shows.

Below, I will mention a number of reasons why a girl will ask for your number and the signs that you can expect to see with them.

She likes you

If she was showing positive body language around you then it could be the case that she was asking for your number because of being attracted to you.

It would be more likely that she was asking for your number due to being attracted to you if she asked after having just met you or if she has not known you for very long.

If she has been your friend for a while then she could have asked for your number due to being attracted to you but it could also be that she considers you a friend.

If she did ask for your number because she is attracted to you then it would be likely that she would have shown signs of being attracted to you in her body language and behavior around you.

These signs could include things such as:

  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you
  • Having more dilated pupils when looking at you
  • Touching you a lot
  • Standing close to you when talking to you
  • Mirroring your own body language
  • Asking you the most questions when you’re in a group together
  • Keeping her focus on you when multiple people are talking
  • Flicking her hair to the side so that her neck is showing
  • Playing with her hair with her palms showing
  • Stroking her hair while talking to you
  • Pointing her feet at you
  • Touching your feet with her feet
  • Laughing and looking to see if you’re laughing as well
  • Watching you when you’re with other girls
  • Adjusting her appearance when she sees you

When thinking about whether or not she was showing signs of attraction it would be helpful to look for multiple signs of attraction. This is because she might have been showing one of the signs above for a number of different reasons. Whereas, if she was showing multiple signs of attraction then it would be more likely that she really was attracted to you.

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She was actually rejecting you

The reason that she asked for your number could actually be that she was doing it so that she could leave without having to directly reject you.

If that was the case then it would be likely that she would not have given you her number as well and if she did then it might not have been real.

It would also be likely that she would have been showing signs of not actually being interested in you when she asked for your number.

These signs could have included:

  • Looking away from you a lot
  • Pointing her feet away from you a lot
  • Fidgeting
  • Distancing herself from you
  • Crossing her arms
  • Smiling at the mouth but not beside the eyes as well
  • Giving reasons that she has to leave
  • Tapping her fingers and feet

She wants to work on something with you

If she asked for your number because you are working on something together then it would be likely that she did it specifically so that you could work on it more in the future.

It could be the case that she used it as an excuse to get your number because she actually likes you. In that case, it would be likely that she would have also shown signs of being attracted to you in her body language and behavior around you.

She wants your help with something

It might also be the case that she needed you to help you with something so she asked for your number so that she could contact you for that.

If that is why she did it then it would be likely that she would have mentioned it when she asked for your number and it would be likely that she would message you specifically about what she needs help with.

Again, if she used it as an excuse because she actually is attracted to you then it would be likely that she would have shown other signs of attraction around you.

She considers you a friend

If she has been your friend for a while then she might have asked for your number because she wants to talk to you more as a friend.

If she did ask for your number for that reason then it would be likely that she would show similar body language around you as she shows around her other friends. It would also be less likely that she would talk about sex-related topics with you such as if you have a girlfriend etc.

It might be the case that she does actually have a crush on you if she does then it would be likely that she would show signs of attraction around you that she doesn’t around her other friends.

Think about how she reacts to seeing you

When you’re trying to understand why she asked for your number it would be helpful to think about the way that she reacts to seeing you.

If she reacts to seeing you by noticeably changing her body language or behavior then it would be a sign that she has good or bad feelings about you that depends on the way that she changes it.

If she changes her body language in ways such as:

  • Smiling
  • Raising her eyebrows
  • Uncrossing her arms
  • Having more dilated pupils
  • Holding eye contact with you
  • Pointing her feet at you
  • Sitting more upright

Then it would be likely that she likes you and that she asked you for your number because she is attracted to you.

Whereas, if she reacts to seeing you by doing things such as:

  • Crossing her arms
  • Squinting
  • Pointing her feet away from you
  • Smiling only at the mouth
  • Standing or sitting further away from you

It would be more likely that she has negative feelings towards you.

Think about the situation that she asked for your number in

The situation in which she asked for your number would also be a useful thing to think about.

If she asked for your number when meeting you for the first time then it would be more likely that she asked for it because she is either attracted to you or she wanted to leave. It would be helpful to consider whether she was showing signs of attraction or if she was showing distancing behaviors when she asked.

If she asked for it at work or in school then it would be more likely that she either did it because she wants to work on something with you or because she was attracted to you. It would be helpful to consider the type of things that she messages you and the body language that she shows around you to get a better idea of why she did it.

Consider the way that she interacts with other people

It would also be helpful to compare the way that she interacts with you with how she interacts with other people.

If she shows the same body language and behavior around you as she shows around other people then it would be more likely that she asked for your number because she sees you as a friend.

Whereas, if she shows different body language around you then it would be more likely that she asked because she is attracted to you assuming that she showed that she was attracted in her body language.

Think about multiple aspects of her body language

When considering what her body language might have been suggesting it would be helpful to consider clusters of body language at a time.

This means that it’s important to look for multiple body language signs of the same thing. This is because she might have shown a single body language sign for a number of different reasons. Whereas, if she showed multiple body language signs that all suggest the same thing then it would be much more likely that she was showing them for that reason.

Related

What does it mean when a girl asks for your number but doesn’t call? It could be that she was asking because she wanted to leave without rejecting you. If that is why she did it then it would be likely that she would have shown negative body language when she asked. It could also be that she doesn’t know what to say, she has changed her mind since asking or she has been busy.

What does it mean when a girl asks for your number but doesn’t text you? It might be that she was actually rejecting you in which case she would likely have shown negative body language such as pointing her feet away from you. She might also have been busy, she might not know what to say or she might have changed her mind.

If you want to learn more about body language, a book I would recommend would be The Definitive Book of Body Language (on Amazon). It shows you how to interpret body language and understand people's true intentions.

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