If a girl recently called you her friend then you might be wondering why and what that means about the way that she feels about you.

This post will help you understand why she would call you friend and why other girls might call you friend in the future.

So, what does it mean when a girl calls you friend? If she says it directly to you then it could be that she is trying to show you that she only considers you a friend. If she introduces you to others as her friend then it wouldn’t mean much. It could be that she did because she likes you if she also shows signs of being attracted to you when she is around you.

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Since there are actually a number of reasons why a girl might call you friend it is important to consider the context of how she did it and the body language that she showed.

By considering those things you’ll be able to get a better understanding of why she would call you friend and of the way that she feels about you.

Why a girl will call you friend

Each of the different reasons why a girl will call you friend will likely come with a number of clues in the way that she says it and in the body language that she shows.

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

She likes you

It could be the case that she is actually attracted to you.

If she called you friend when introducing you to other people then she would likely have said it because it was the most natural thing to call you. This would even be the case if she is attracted to you.

If she directly said that you’re her friend when she wasn’t introducing you to other people then it could still be the case that she is attracted to you. She might have been trying to say it as a compliment or she could also consider you a friend in addition to being attracted to you.

If she is attracted to you then it would be likely that she would show signs of being attracted to you in her body language and behavior when she is around you.

These signs could include:

  • Mirroring your own body language
  • Holding prolonged eye contact
  • Having dilated pupils when looking at you
  • Standing closer to you, when talking to you, than she does with her other friend’s
  • Touching you a lot
  • Giving you a lot of attention
  • Brushing her hair to the side when she is around you
  • Stroking her hair while talking to you
  • Tilting her head while talking to you
  • Pointing her feet at you when you’re in the same area as her
  • Touching your feet with her feet
  • Adjusting her appearance when she sees you
  • Laughing and looking to see if you’re also laughing
  • Laughing a lot at the things that you say
  • Asking your friends about you
  • Positioning herself to be nearer to you

She considers you a friend

The reason that she called you her friend could be that she was showing that she is not attracted to you and that she was showing that she just considers you a friend.

This would be more likely if she doesn’t show many signs of attraction around you, she said it directly to you and she shows the same body language with you as she does with her other friends.

She wanted to see your reaction

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

This could have caused her to call you her friend to see if you would react positively or negatively. If she did then it would be likely that she would show signs of attraction in her body language when she’s with you.

She says it naturally

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

This would be more likely if she also called other people friend.

If she does call people her friend naturally then she may or may not also be attracted to you it would be helpful to consider the body language that she shows around you.

Consider your relationship with her

The type of relationship that you have with her would be a useful thing to consider when trying to understand why she called you friend.

If she has been your friend for a while then it would be more likely that she was showing that she considers you a friend. She could still be attracted to you and it would be more likely if she shows signs of attraction around you that she doesn’t with her other friends.

If she was a girl that you didn’t know very well then she could have been showing that she isn’t attracted to you, she might have said it naturally or she might even have been saying it to see how you would react. It would help to consider the body language she was showing and if she said similar things to other people.

Consider when and where she called you friend

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

If she called you friend when she was alone with you then it would be more likely that she was showing that she considers you a friend and that she is not attracted to you. Although, she might have said it to see how you would react.

If she said it when you were with other people then it would be more likely that she said it because she felt like it was the most natural way to describe you. It could also be that she is attracted to you but she didn’t want to show it.

Think about the way that she reacts to seeing you

Considering the way that she reacts to seeing you would likely be helpful in understanding why she called you friend.

If she reacts to seeing you by noticeably changing her body language then it would be more likely that she has feelings for you.

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

  • Sitting and standing more upright
  • Adjusting her appearance
  • Holding eye contact
  • Brushing her hair to the side
  • Positioning herself to be nearer to you

Then it would be more likely that she is attracted to you.

Think about how she interacts with other people

Comparing the way that she interacts with you with how she interacts with other people will likely help you in understanding why she called you friend.

If she shows the same body language around you as she does with her other friend’s then it would make it more likely that she was showing that she considers you a friend.

Whereas, if she shows different body language when she’s with you then it would be more likely that she is attracted to you if she changes it in a way that suggests attraction.

Look for multiple signs in her body language

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

She could have been showing a single body language sign for many different reasons which can make it difficult to understand what it could have meant.

Whereas, if she was showing a cluster of signs that all suggest the same thing, such as attraction, then it would be more likely that she was showing them for that reason.

Related

What does it mean when a girl calls you her best friend? It would be more likely that she was showing that she considers you a friend. That is unless she shows signs of attraction around you or if she said it when she was introducing you to people.

What does it mean when a girl says you’re a good friend? It would likely be that she was showing that she considers you a friend. She still might be attracted to you but it would be necessary to see multiple signs of attraction to be sure.

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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