If a girl has been avoiding eye contact with you then you might be wondering why and what it might mean about the way that she feels about you.

This post will show you a number of reasons why she might be avoiding eye contact with you and why other girls might do the same in the future.

So, what does it mean when a girl avoids eye contact with you? It would likely be a sign that she is nervous especially if she also does it with other people. If she only does it with you and she shows other distancing signs it would be more likely she is not interested in you. Whereas, if she shows signs of attraction and only does it with you it would be more likely that she is attracted to you.

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There are actually a number of reasons why a girl might avoid eye contact with you and there are a number of things to consider why trying to figure out the exact reason.

Why a girl will avoid eye contact with you

Each of the different reasons why a girl will avoid eye contact with you will likely come with a number of clues in the way that she does it and the body language that she shows.

Below, I will mention a number of reasons why a girl will avoid eye contact with you, the signs to look for and the things to consider.

She is nervous

The reason that she avoids eye contact with you could be that she has some social anxiety and she doesn’t want to draw too much attention to herself.

If this is the case then it would be likely that she would also avoid eye contact with other people as well and she might be more responsive to you when there are not many other people around.

If she does do it because she is nervous then it would be likely that she would show other signs of being nervous as well such as:

  • Rubbing the face, arms and neck a lot
  • Fidgeting
  • Making the body appear small
  • Speaking softly
  • Laughing a lot
  • Having a dry mouth
  • Wringing the hands
  • Tapping the fingers or feet

She is not interested in you

Avoiding eye contact with you could be a sign that she is not interested in you.

If she is not interested in you then it would be more likely that she would only avoid eye contact with you and she would show different body language around you compared to with other people.

If she is not interested in you then she might show other distancing behaviors as well such as:

  • Pointing her feet away from you
  • Looking to her friends a lot when talking to you
  • Only smiling at the mouth
  • Squinting
  • Furrowing her eyebrows
  • Having tight lips
  • Looking away a lot when she is talking to you
  • Giving you short answers

She is interested in you

Alternatively, avoiding eye contact with you could be a sign that she is nervous because she is attracted to you.

If this is the case then it would be likely that she would show other signs of being nervous around you, she would only do it to you and her body language would be different around you compared to when she is with other people.

She would also likely show other signs of attraction around you such as:

  • Brushing her hair to the side when she is around you
  • Stroking her hair when talking to you
  • Pointing her feet at you (people point their feet at people that they are attracted to)
  • Laughing and looking to see if you are also laughing
  • Giggling a lot around you
  • Adjusting her appearance when she sees you
  • Glancing at you a lot

There are many more signs of attraction that a girl might show you and I have written about many more of them in this blog post.

She is annoyed with you

The reason that she was avoiding eye contact with you could be that she was annoyed with you.

This would be more likely if she doesn’t normally avoid eye contact with you and if she started doing it after something happened that would cause her to be annoyed with you.

If she was annoyed with you then she might have shown other signs of being annoyed with you by doing things such as:

  • Squinting at you
  • Tensing her lips
  • Tensing her jaw
  • Pointing her feet away from you
  • Furrowing her eyebrows
  • Responding to you with a sharper tone than normal

Consider how she interacts with other people

When considering why she was avoiding eye contact with you it would help to consider the way that she interacts with other people.

If she also avoids eye contact with other people and she shows the same body language around you as with them then it would be more likely that she was doing it due to being nervous.

If she shows different body language around you and she only avoids eye contact with you then it would be more likely that she has good or bad feelings about you depending on how her body language changes around you.

Consider when and where she was avoiding eye contact

It would also help to consider the location and timing of how she avoided eye contact with you.

If she only seems to be avoiding eye contact when certain people are around then it might be the case that she doesn’t want them to see her with you.

If she always seems to avoid eye contact with you and even when she is alone with you then it would be more likely that she is either attracted to you or she is not interested in you. It would help to consider if she shows signs of attraction or if she shows distancing behaviors.

Consider how she reacts to seeing you

It would also help to consider the way that she reacts to seeing you.

If she reacts to seeing you by noticeably changing her body language then it would make it more likely that she has good or bad feelings about you.

If she reacts to seeing you by doing things such as:

  • Brushing her hair to the side
  • Adjusting her appearance
  • Pointing her feet at you
  • Adjusting her posture
  • Moving closer to you

Then it would be more likely that she avoids eye contact because she is attracted to you but nervous.

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

  • Squinting
  • Pointing her feet away from you
  • Only smiling at the mouth
  • Moving further away from you
  • Tightening the lips

Then it would be more likely that she does it because she is not interested in you.

Consider multiple body language signs

When considering what her body language might be suggesting it would help to consider multiple signs at the same time.

This is because a single body language sign will often have multiple possible meanings. This will make single body language signs unreliable on their own.

Whereas, if she shows multiple body language signs that all suggest the same thing then it would make it more likely that she is showing them for that exact reason.

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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