If a girl recently called you pretty then you might be wondering why and what it might mean about the way that she feels about you.

In this post, I’ll show you why she might have called you pretty and why other girls might do the same in the future.

So, what does it mean when a girl calls you pretty? If she shows other signs of attraction in her body language then it would likely mean that she is attracted to you. It could also be that she says it to people naturally or that she was just saying it to be nice to you.

Since there are a number of reasons why a girl might call you pretty it would be helpful to consider the body language that she showed and the way that she said it.

By doing so you’ll be able to get a better understanding of why she would call you pretty and of the way that she feels about you.

Why a girl will call you pretty

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

Below, I will show you a number of reasons why a girl will call you pretty, the signs to look for and the things to consider.

She likes you

The reason that she called you pretty could be that she finds you attractive.

This would be more likely if she is a similar age as you, she only said it to you, she was showing positive body language around you that she doesn’t with other people and if she said it while you were alone together.

If she did call you pretty because she is attracted to you then it would be likely that she would show signs of attraction in her behavior and body language when she is 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
  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you
  • Touching you a lot
  • Paying more attention to you than she does to other people
  • Positioning herself to be nearer to you
  • Having dilated pupils when looking at you
  • Pointing her feet at you when she is near you
  • Brushing her hair to the side when she is around you
  • Stroking her hair while talking to you
  • Adjusting her appearance when she sees you
  • Touching your feet with her feet
  • Asking your friends about you
  • Laughing and looking at you
  • Laughing a lot at the things that you say

She wants to be more than just friends

If she has been your friend for a while then the reason that she called you pretty could be that she wants to be more than just friends.

If that is the case then it would be likely that she would show signs of attraction when she is around you that she doesn’t show with her other friends. It would be especially likely that she would play with her hair around you, make plans based on yours and that she would tend to pay the most attention to you.

She was being condescending

The reason that she called you pretty could be that she was being condescending.

This would be more likely if she called you pretty with a sarcastic tone, after you made a suggestion or when disagreeing with you.

If she was being condescending then she might have been condescending in other ways as well such as:

  • Smirking at you when you’re talking
  • Pointing her chin up and looking down at you
  • Making fun of your suggestions
  • Not including you in discussions

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 pretty to see if you would react positively or not. If it is why she called you pretty then it would be likely that she would show signs of attraction in her body language when she is around you.

She was trying to make you feel better

The reason that she called you pretty could be that she was trying to reassure you.

This would be more likely if she called you pretty when you were talking to her about something that made you feel sad or if you were showing sadness in your body language. It would also be likely that she would have done other things to reassure you such as to rub your back or to give you other comforting words.

She calls people pretty naturally

The reason that she called you pretty could be that it is something that she naturally says.

This would be more likely if she also calls other people pretty and if she shows the same body language around them as she does with you.

She might call people pretty naturally but also be attracted to you. If she is then it would be likely that she would show other signs of being attracted to you when she is around you.

She considers you a friend

Calling you pretty could be a sign that she considers you a friend.

This would be more likely if she called you pretty when you actually asked her what she thought of you. It would also be more likely if she also shows the same body language with you as she does when she is with her other friends and she doesn’t show signs of attraction.

Think about how well you know her

Thinking about the type of relationship that you have with her will likely help in figuring out why she called you pretty.

If she has been your friend for a while then it would be more likely that she was showing attraction to you, reassuring you or that she was showing that she considers you a friend. It would help to consider the timing of when she said it and if she shows signs of attraction around you that she doesn’t with other people.

If she was a girl that you didn’t know very well then it would be more likely that she was saying it naturally, because she was showing attraction or because she was being condescending. It would help to consider the body language that she showed and the tone that she said it with.

Consider when and where she called you pretty

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

If she called you pretty when you were alone together then it would make it more likely that she was showing attraction to you or that she was trying to reassure you. She still might have said it for a different reason so it would be helpful to consider the way she said it and the body language she was showing.

If she called you pretty when you were with other people then it would be more likely that she was being condescending, saying it naturally or that she was trying to be nice. But, she still might have been showing attraction to you depending on the way that she said it.

Think about how she reacts to seeing you

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

If she changes her body language, when she sees you, by doing things such as:

  • Adjusting her appearance
  • Holding eye contact
  • Pointing her feet at you
  • Standing or sitting more upright
  • Positioning herself to be nearer to you

Then it would be a sign that she is attracted to you and that she called you pretty because of it.

Think about how she interacts with other people

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

If she also calls other people similar things and she shows the same body language and behavior around them as she does with you then it would be more likely that she called you pretty naturally or because she was being nice.

Whereas, if she only said it to you and she shows different body language around you then it would make it more likely that she is attracted to you. That is assuming that she changes it in a way that shows attraction.

Look for a number of signs in her body language

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

A single body language sign can have multiple different meanings. This can make it difficult to understand why she might have shown it.

Whereas, if she was showing multiple body language signs of the same thing then it would be more likely that she was 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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