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

In this post, I will help you understand why she might have given you her number and why other girls might give you their numbers in the future.

So, what does it mean when a girl gives you her number? It would likely mean that she was attracted to you especially if she asked you and she also showed body language signs of attraction. She might also have done it as a way of rejecting you if she showed distancing behaviors in her body language. She could also have done it because she considers you a friend or she wanted to contact you about helping her with something.

Since there are a number of different reasons why a girl might give you her number it is important to consider the context of how she gave you it and the body language that she showed.

Why a girl will give you her number

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

Below, I will show you a number of reasons why a girl will give you her number and the signs to expect to see with them.

She is attracted to you

The reason that she gave you her number could be that she was attracted to you and she was hoping to meet you again in the future.

This would be more likely if she asked for your number as well, if she has been replying to your texts and if she is the one that suggested giving you her number.

It would also be likely that she gave you her number if she was showing signs of being attracted to you when she gave you her number and when she is around you in general.

Some of the signs of attraction that she could have shown could include:

  • Flicking her hair to the sider when she sees you and when you are talking to her
  • Stroking her hair while she is talking to you
  • Touching you a lot while she is with you and touching you more than she touches other people
  • Mirroring your own body language
  • Standing closer to you than she does with other people when talking to you
  • Adjusting her appearance when she sees you
  • Pointing her feet at you
  • Touching your feet with hers
  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you
  • Having dilated pupils when she is around you
  • Watching you when you’re with other women
  • Laughing and looking to see if you are as well
  • Tilting her head to the side when talking to you
  • Talking to you with a higher-pitched voice than she does with other people
  • Showing her vulnerable areas such as the neck or palms a lot around you
  • Asking you more questions that she does to other people
  • Keeping her focus on you when multiple people are talking

If she only shows one body language sign of attraction then it would be less reliable since single body language signs can often have multiple different meanings. Whereas, if she shows multiple body language signs of attraction then it would be more likely that she really is attracted to you.

She wants something from you

The reason that she gave you her number could be that she wanted to get something from you.

This would be more likely if she tends to ask for things from you when she is around you and if she only seems to talk to you when she needs your help with something. It would also be more likely if she also wanted your number.

If she did give you her number because she wanted something from you then it would be less likely that she would have shown signs of attraction when she gave it to you.

It might also be the case that she would have shown some signs of being dishonest.

These signs could have included:

  • Only smiling at the mouth
  • Covering the mouth a lot
  • Blinking more frequently
  • Covering her eyes by blocking them or blinking for longer
  • Coughing a lot
  • Playing with her hair without showing many other signs of attraction

She considers you a friend

The reason that she gave you her number could be that she considers you a friend.

If she did then it would be likely that she has been your friend for a while and she would likely show similar body language around you as she shows around her other friends.

It would also be likely that she would show positive body language signs around you such as smiling, raising her eyebrows, uncrossing her arms and showing you her palms. But, she would be less likely to show signs of attraction such as holding prolonged eye contact, touching you more than others and flicking her hair to the side.

She was rejecting you

The reason that she gave you her number could be that she was actually rejecting you.

This would be more likely if she didn’t text you back, if you were the one that asked for her number but she was hesitant and if she suggested that you give her yours instead.

If she did give you her number because she was actually rejecting you it would be likely that she would have shown distancing behaviors and signs of anxiousness.

These signs could have included:

  • Pointing her feet away from you
  • Looking away from you a lot
  • Giving you short answers
  • Not asking you questions
  • Having tight lips
  • Tapping her fingers and feet
  • Rubbing her arms, face, neck or legs
  • Only smiling at the mouth
  • Crossing her arms

It would also be likely that she would not have been showing many signs of attraction around you.

Consider when and where she gave you her number

The timing and location of when she gave you her number would also be a useful thing to consider.

If she gave you her number when you were at a party together then it would be more likely that she either did it due to being attracted to you or because she was doing it as a way of rejecting you. It would help to consider whether she was showing positive or negative body language around you.

If she gave you it at work or school then it would be more likely that she did it because she wanted your help with something or because she wanted to work with you on something. However, it could still be the case that she gave you it because of being attracted to you or because she was politely rejecting you. It would help to consider if she suggested giving it to you and the type of body language that she shows around you.

Consider who asked who

When trying to understand why she gave you her number it would help to consider who asked who.

If she was the one that suggested giving you her number and she asked for yours then it would be more likely that she either did it because of being attracted to you or because she wanted something from you.

Whereas, if you were the one that asked then it would be more likely that she was being polite. However, she might have given you it because she is attracted to you and it would help to consider if she was showing signs of attraction or she was trying to distance herself from you.

Think about how she interacts with other people

When trying to understand why she gave you her number it would help to compare the way that she interacts with you with the way that she interacts with other people.

If she interacts with you in the same way that she interacts with her friends and she shows the same body language around you then it would be more likely that she gave you her number because she considers you a friend.

Whereas, if she shows different body language and behavior around you than she does around other people then it would be more likely that she was attracted to you or she is actually uncomfortable around you. It would help to consider whether she shows positive or negative body language.

Think about the way that she reacts to seeing you

When trying to understand why she gave you her number 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 be likely that she has good or bad feelings about you depending on how she changes it.

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

  • Flicking her hair to the side so that you can see her neck
  • Pointing her feet at you
  • Uncrossing her arms
  • Smiling
  • Raising her eyebrows
  • Having more dilated pupils
  • Adjusting her appearance

Then it would be more likely that she is attracted to you and that she gave you her number because she is attracted to you.

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

  • Squinting
  • Pointing her feet away from you
  • Crossing her arms
  • Tensing her jaw
  • Furrowing her eyebrows
  • Only smiling at the mouth
  • Avoiding eye contact
  • Distancing herself from you

Then it would be a lot more likely that she gave you her number because she was actually rejecting you.

Think about your relationship with her

It would also 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 gave you her number because she considers you a friend or because she wanted something from you.

Whereas, if you were just meeting her for the first time then it would be more likely that she was either trying to get away politely or she was attracted to you and she wanted to meet again. As mentioned already, it would help to consider whether or not she was showing body language signs of attraction or of distancing herself.

Related

What does it mean when a girl gives you her number without asking? It would likely mean that she was attracted to you especially if she was showing signs of attraction in her body language. However, she might also have given it to you because she was she wanted to leave and she was actually rejecting you if she showed body language signs of distancing herself.

What does it mean when a girl gives you her number but doesn’t respond? It would likely mean that she gave it to you because she was actually rejecting you and she wanted to leave. However, it could be the case that she didn’t see your text or she accidentally gave you the wrong number.

What does it mean when a girl gives you her number and doesn’t text you back? It likely means that she wasn’t actually attracted to you and she gave it to you so that she could leave politely. It could also be the case that she was attracted to you when she gave you it but her feelings have changed since.

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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