If a girl has been avoiding looking at 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 looking at you and why other girls might do the same in the future.

So, what does it mean when a girl avoids looking at you? It could mean that she has some social anxiety especially if she also does it around other people. She might also not be interested in you if she only does it with you and she shows distancing behaviors. Alternatively, she might be interested in you if she only does it with you and she shows signs of attraction.

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There are actually a number of reasons why a girl might avoid looking at you and there are a number of things that you can consider.

Why a girl will avoid looking at you

Each of the different reasons why she avoids looking at 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 looking at you, the signs to look for and the things to consider.

She is nervous

The reason that she does it could be that she has some social anxiety and she doesn’t want to draw too much attention to herself.

If this is the reason then it would be more likely that she would also avoid eye contact with other people and that she would show similar body language around you as she does with them. You might also find that she would be more willing to make eye contact with you when there are not so many other people around.

She is attracted to you

The reason that she avoids looking at you could be that she is attracted to you but she is nervous as well.

If this is the case then it would be more likely that she would only avoid eye contact with you and she would show different body language around you than she does with other people.

If she is attracted to you then she might also show signs of attraction, in her body language, when she is around you.

These signs could include:

  • Brushing her hair to the side when she is around you
  • Stroking her hair when talking to you
  • Standing closer to you than she does with other people
  • Glancing at you a lot
  • Laughing and looking at you
  • Giggling a lot at the things that you say
  • Pointing her feet at you (people point their feet at people that they are attracted to)
  • Asking your friends about you
  • Telling her friends about you

There are many more signs of attraction that she might show and I have written about many more of them here.

She is annoyed with you

The reason that she has been avoiding looking at you might be that she is annoyed with you.

This would be more likely if something happened, recently, that would cause her to be annoyed with you. It would also be more likely that she would only be avoiding eye contact with you.

She might also show other signs of being annoyed with you such as:

  • Tightening her lips when she sees you
  • Pointing her feet away from you
  • Standing further away from you
  • Squinting when she sees you
  • Tensing her jaw
  • Furrowing her eyebrows

She is not interested in you

The reason that she does it might be that she is not interested in you and she doesn’t want to draw attention from you.

This would be more likely if she only does it with you and she shows different body language around you than she does with other people.

If she does do it because she is not interested in you then she might show other signs of it by doing things such as:

  • Standing further away from you
  • Looking to her friends a lot when talking to you
  • Smiling only at the mouth
  • Giving you short answers
  • Pointing her feet away from you

Consider how she interacts with other people

When considering why she might avoid looking at you it would help to consider how she interacts with other people.

If she also avoids looking at other people and she shows similar body language around other people then it would be more likely that she does it due to having some social anxiety.

If she only does it with you then it would be more likely that she has good or bad feelings about you and it would help to consider the way that her body language is different around you.

Consider how she reacts to seeing you

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

If she noticeably changes her body language, when she sees you, 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:

  • Raising her eyebrows momentarily
  • Brushing her hair to the side
  • Adjusting her appearance
  • Positioning herself to be nearer to you
  • Pointing her feet at you
  • Adjusting her posture

Then it would make it more likely that she avoids looking at you because she is attracted to you but nervous.

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

  • Squinting
  • Facing away from you
  • Smiling only at the mouth
  • Tensing her lips
  • Distancing herself

Then it would make it more likely that she is not interested in you or she is annoyed with you.

Consider when and where she avoids looking at you

It would also help to consider whether or not she only does it at certain times and locations.

If she only avoids looking at you when certain people are around then it would make it more likely that she doesn’t want them to see her with you. This could be because her friends don’t like you, she doesn’t want them to see her showing attraction to other guys or because she is seeing someone else.

If she always avoids looking at you then it could be for any of the reasons discussed above and it would help to consider the other body language signs she shows, if she does it with other people and how she reacts to seeing you.

Consider multiple body language signs

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

This is because a single body language sign can have multiple different meanings. This makes single body language signs less reliable on their own.

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