If a girl recently complimented 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 have complimented you and why other girls might do the same in the future.

So, what does it mean when a girl compliments you? It could mean that she is attracted to you if she only does it to you and she shows other signs of attraction around you. She might also consider you a friend, think that you’re feeling sad or want something from you.

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There are actually a number of reasons why a girl will compliment you and there are a number of things to consider when trying to figure out exactly why she did it.

Why a girl will compliment you

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

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

She is attracted to you

One reason that she might have complimented you is that she is attracted to you.

This would be more likely if she complimented you on something related to your appearance, if she has complimented you multiple times in the past, if she only does it to you and if she interacts with you in a different way to how she does with her other friends.

If she didn’t compliment you on something related to your appearance then it could still be the case that she is attracted to you especially if she only does it to you and she compliments you often.

If she is attracted to you then she would likely show signs of attraction, when she is around you, such as:

  • Holding prolonged eye contact
  • Brushing her hair to the side when she sees you
  • Standing closer to you than she does with other people
  • Touching you a lot
  • Stroking her hair when talking to you
  • Laughing and looking to see if you are also laughing
  • Adjusting her appearance when she sees you
  • Giggling a lot at the things that you say
  • Talking to you at a different pitch than she does with other people
  • Having dilated pupils when looking at you (peoples pupils dilate when looking at someone that they are attracted to)
  • Pointing her feet at you when she is around you (people point their feet toward people that they are attracted to)

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

She considers you a friend

The reason that she complimented you could be that she considers you a friend.

This would be more likely if she also compliments her friends often and if she shows similar body language around them as she does with you.

If she does compliment her friends a lot then it could still be the case that she is attracted to you. If she is then she would likely show some signs of attraction that she doesn’t around her other friends.

She thought you seemed sad

She might have complimented you because she thought that you were upset.

If this was the case then it would be more likely that you were talking to her about something that made you feel sad or if you were showing signs of being sad. It would also be more likely if she only did it then and she doesn’t compliment you at other times as well.

She wants something from you

It could be the case that she complimented you because she wanted something from you.

This would be more likely if she asked you to do something for her or to give her something shortly after she complimented you. It would also be more likely if she only seems to compliment you and to show other positive body language signs when she wants something from you.

Consider whether or not she also compliments her other friends

When trying to figure out why she complimented you it would help to consider whether or not she also compliments her other friends in a similar way.

If she does then it would not be a strong sign of attraction or anything other than that she considers you a friend.

If she does not tend to compliment her other friends a lot then it would make it more likely that she is attracted to you. It would also help to consider in what way she compliments you and the body language she shows around you.

Consider how her body language is different around you

It would also help to compare the way that she interacts with you compared to when she is with her other friends.

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

If she shows different body language signs around you compared to when she is with other people then it would make it more likely that she is attracted to you.

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 is attracted to you.

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

  • Adjusting her appearance
  • Brushing her hair to the side
  • Pointing her feet at you
  • Adjusting her posture
  • Raising her eyebrows and smiling

Then it would make it more likely that she complimented you due to being attracted to you.

Look for a number of body language signs

When trying to figure out 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 can have multiple possible meanings making them unreliable on their own.

Whereas, it would be more likely that she would show multiple body language signs that all suggest the same thing 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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