If a girl recently called you cute then you’re probably wondering why and what it might mean about the way that she feels about you.

This post will help you understand why she might have called you cute and why other girls might call you cute as well in the future.

So, what does it mean when a girl calls you cute? It will often mean that she has a crush on you especially if she only says it to you and she shows signs of attraction when she’s with you. If she also says it to other people then it would be more likely that she calls people cute naturally.

There are actually a number of reasons why a girl will call you cute so it is important to consider the way that she called you cute and the body language that she showed.

Why a girl will call you cute

Each of the different reasons why a girl will call you cute will likely come with a number of clues in her body language and in the way that she calls you cute.

In the following sections, I’ll show you a number of reasons why a girl might call you cute, the signs to look for a and the things to consider.

She is attracted to you

The reason that she called you cute could be that she is attracted to you.

This would be more likely if she is around the same age as you, only called you cute and if she showed positive body language signs around you that she doesn’t around her other friends.

If she did call you cute because she is attracted to you then it would be likely that she would show signs of attraction in her body language and behavior around you.

These signs could include things such as:

  • Mirroring your own body language
  • Standing closer to you, when talking to you, than she does with other people
  • Adjusting her appearance when she sees you
  • Pointing her feet at you when you are around her
  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you
  • Having dilated pupils when looking at you
  • Touching your feet with her feet
  • Touching you a lot and more than her other friend’s
  • Asking you more questions that she does to her other friend’s
  • Brushing her hair to the side when she is around you
  • Stroking her hair while talking to you
  • Laughing and looking to see if you are also laughing
  • Laughing a lot at what you have to say
  • Tilting her head while talking to you
  • Showing her neck and palms a lot
  • Glancing at you a lot and quickly looking away or smiling when you notice
  • Making plans based on yours and asking about your plans
  • Asking your friends about you

She wants to be more than just friends

If she has been your friend for a while then it could be the case that calling you cute is a sign that she wants to be more than just friends with you.

This would be more likely if she only calls you cute and not her other friends and if she shows signs of attraction around you that she doesn’t with her other friends.

It would be especially likely that she would do things such as hold prolonged eye contact with you, brush her hair to the side or stroke it while with you and that she would tend to touch you more than other people.

She was referring to your personality

Sometimes people will call people cute when they are referring to their personalities. The reason that she called you cute could be that she meant you have an adorable personality.

If that was the case then it would be likely that she would show positive body language signs when she is around you but she would be less likely to show signs of attraction unless she’s also attracted to you.

She was being condescending

It could be the case that she called you cute because she was being condescending.

This would be more likely if she said it with a sarcastic tone or if she said it after you made a suggestion.

If she was being condescending then it would be likely that she would have shown other signs of being condescending such as:

  • Pointing her chin up and looking down at you
  • Smirking at you
  • Having tight lips when you’re talking
  • Crossing her arms when you’re talking
  • Not taking what you have to say seriously
  • Not including you in discussions

She wanted to see your reaction

It could be the case that she is attracted to you but she wasn’t sure whether or not you were attracted to her.

This could have caused her to call you cute to see if you would react positively or negatively. This would be more likely if she also shows signs of attraction when she is around you. Since she isn’t sure of the way that you feel about her it could also be the case that she would show signs of being nervous around you as well.

She wanted to make you feel better

The reason that she called you cute could be that she was trying to make you feel better.

This would be more likely if you were sad at the time or something happened that would make you feel sad. It would also be likely that you would have shown signs of being sad such as watery eyes, inhaling through the nose quickly, slouching, flat speech tone and being more quiet than usual.

Unless she also says it naturally or she is attracted to you it would also be likely that she would only have called you cute then and not at other times as well.

She normally calls people cute

It could be the case that she calls people cute naturally.

This would be more likely if she also called other people cute and if she shows the same body language around other people as she does around you.

It could be the case that she does call people cute naturally but she is also attracted to you. If that is the case then it would be likely that she would show signs of attraction to you when she is around you.

She called you cute as a power-play

The reason that she called you cute could be that she did it as a power-play.

This would be more likely if she did it in a more formal environment, she was telling you to do something, she said it in front of colleagues and if she has some kind of status over you.

If she did call you cute as a power-play then it would be likely that she would show other signs of it in her body language and behavior such as:

  • Touching you a lot
  • Having tight lips when you’re talking
  • Telling you to do things
  • Standing in your personal space
  • Crossing her arms when you’re talking
  • Squinting when looking at you
  • Putting her arms and legs on things that are yours
  • Holding eye contact for longer than usual
  • Tensing her jaw when looking at you
  • Furrowing her eyebrows when looking at you

Consider the type of relationship that you have with her

When trying to understand why she called you cute it would be helpful to consider the type of relationship that you have with her.

If she has been your friend for a while then it would be more likely that she was referring to your personality, showing that she is attracted to you or that she says it naturally. It would be helpful to consider whether or not she also calls her other friend’s cute, if she shows different body language around you than she does with them and if she shows signs of attraction around you.

If it was a girl that you hadn’t met before then it would be more likely that she called you cute because she says it naturally, she found you attractive or because she was actually being slightly condescending. It would be helpful to consider the type of body language that she was showing and whether or not she said similar things to other people.

Think about how she interacts with other people

When trying to understand why she called you cute it would be helpful to compare the way that she interacts with other people with how she interacts with you.

If she also calls other people cute and she behaves similarly and shows the same body language with other people then it would be more likely that she just calls people cute naturally.

If she only seems to call you cute and she does show different body language and change her behavior around you then it would be much more likely that she was showing attraction to you.

Consider how she reacts to seeing you

Considering the way that she reacts to seeing you will likely help you a lot in determining why she called you cute.

If she reacts to seeing you by noticeably changing her body language and behavior then it would be much more likely that she called you cute for a good or bad reason.

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

  • Raising her eyebrows and smiling
  • Holding eye contact
  • Having more dilated pupils
  • Pointing her feet at you
  • Adjusting her appearance
  • Brushing her hair to the side

Then it would be much more likely that she would call you cute due to being attracted to you.

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

  • Crossing her arms
  • Squinting
  • Tightening her lips
  • Furrowing her eyebrows
  • Tensing her jaw

Then it would be more likely that she was being condescending or doing it as a power-play when she called you cute.

Think about when and where she called you cute

The timing and location of when she called you cute would also be a useful thing to consider.

If she called you cute when you were both alone together then it would make it more likely that she was showing attraction to you or that she was trying to reassure you.

If she called you cute when you were with other people then it would make it more likely that she was being condescending or doing it as a power-play. However, she would still be likely to have called you cute for a different reason such as that she was showing that she is attracted to you, she says it naturally or that she was referring to your personality.

Look at multiple aspects of her body language

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

This is because she could have been showing a single body language for multiple different reasons. This can make it difficult to understand what a single body language sign might be showing.

But, if she were to show a cluster of body language signs that all suggest the same thing then it would be more likely that she was showing them for that specific reason.

Related

What does it mean when a girl calls you cute a lot? It could be the case that she says it naturally if she calls other people cute as well. She could be showing that she likes you if she only says it to you and she shows body language signs of attraction around you.

What does it mean when a girl calls you cute but she has a boyfriend? She might say it naturally especially if she also calls other people cute as well. She might be showing that she is attracted to you if she only says it to you and she shows attraction in her body language.

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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