If a girl has been ignoring you then you’re probably wondering why and what it might mean.

This post will help you understand why she might be ignoring you and why other girls might ignore you in the future.

So, what does it mean when a girl ignores you? It could be a sign that she is annoyed with you or she is not interested in you especially if she only does it to you. She might also just be in a bad mood, doing it on purpose or she might think that you do not like her.

Since there are a number of reasons why she might ignore you it is important to consider the context of how she does it and the body language that she shows around you.

By doing so you will be able to get a better idea of why she would ignore you and the way that she feels about you.

Reasons why a girl will ignore you

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

Below, I will mention a number of reasons why a girl will ignore you and the body language signs to expect to see with them.

She is attracted to you

The reason that she ignored you could actually be that she is attracted to you.

Ignoring you can be a sign of attraction because it implies that she might not want you to know about it, she might be doing it to get you to become more attached to her, she might not be sure whether or not you are attracted to her so she wants to see your response or she might do it because she wants you to be the one to take the lead.

If she does ignore you because 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:

  • Brushing her hair to the side when she sees you
  • Pointing her feet at you
  • Sitting more upright when she sees you
  • Staring at you then quickly looking away when you notice
  • Playing with her hair with her palms facing you
  • Giggling with her friends when looking in your direction
  • Watching you when you’re with other women
  • Asking your friends about you
  • Telling her friends about you
  • Mirroring your body language
  • Uncrossing her arms when she sees you
  • Adjusting her appearance when she sees you
  • Laughing and looking to see if you’re laughing too
  • Standing closer to you when talking to you than she does with other people
  • Having more dilated pupils when she sees you
  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you
  • Touching you a lot

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She is annoyed with you

The reason that she has been ignoring you could be that she is annoyed with you.

This would be more likely if she started to do it after you had an argument together, after you did something that she doesn’t like or if she thinks that you did.

If she is ignoring you because she is annoyed with you then it would be likely that she would show other signs of being annoyed with you in her behavior and body language when around you.

These signs could include:

  • Squinting when looking at you
  • Crossing her arms when she sees you
  • Distancing herself from you
  • Pointing her feet away from you
  • Giving you short answers
  • Accusing you of things
  • Having tight lips when you’re talking
  • Tightening her eyebrows together when looking at you
  • Avoiding eye contact with you

She is seeing someone else

The reason that she has been ignoring you could be that she is seeing someone else.

If that is the case then it would be more likely that she would have started to ignore you more suddenly despite you not having done something that would annoy her.

It would also be likely that she would try to avoid you and that she would show signs of being anxious if she is around both you and the other person that she is seeing.

She isn’t interested in you anymore

It could also be the case that she was initially interested in you but her interest has begun to go away.

If this is the case then it would be likely that she would have shown signs of being attracted to you during the early stages of when you met her. However, it would also be likely that she would have begun to show signs of attraction around you less and less and that she would have begun to show distancing behaviors such as avoiding you or pointing the feet away from you more frequently.

If it is the case that she has been ignoring you because she isn’t interested in you anymore then it might also have come suddenly after interacting with her one time. It could be that you did something that she didn’t like or that you said something that she didn’t like. So, it would be helpful to consider what happened the last time that you saw her before she started to ignore you.

You have been too eager

The reason that she started to ignore you could be that you came on too strong.

Many girls will lose interest in a man if he shows too much interest during the early stages. If you were texting her a lot more than she was texting you or you were showing a lot more interest in her than she was showing in you just before she started to ignore you then it would be likely that she has lost interest in you because of that.

If that is why she has been ignoring you then it would be likely that she would also show distancing behaviors around you which could include:

  • Avoiding you
  • Giving you short answers
  • Ignoring your texts
  • Pointing her feet away from you
  • Smiling only at the mouth
  • Glancing towards the exit when talking to you
  • Showing more interest in her friends
  • Crossing her arms

She thinks that you don’t like her

The reason that she has been ignoring you might actually be that she doesn’t think that you like her.

This could be the case if she was initially showing interest in you which could have been verbally or just in her body language but you either didn’t pick up on the signs or you came across as uninterested. The signs that she might have shown you would likely include many of those mentioned in the first section about attraction such as playing with her hair or touching you a lot.

It could also be the reason if you were showing negative signs to her which could include squinting, having a more aggressive tone or staring at her while tensing the jaw.

She’s in a bad mood

If she only ignored you on one occassion then the reason that she did it could be that she was just in a bad mood that day.

If that was the case then it would be likely that she would have been acting in a similar way with her other friends. It might also be the case that something had recently happened that might have caused her to be in a bad mood and that she would have shown signs of it such as being irritable, talking less and redness of the face.

She doesn’t like the people that you hang out with

It could actually be the case that it wasn’t actually you that she was ignoring and that it was your friends that she had a problem with.

If that is the case then it would be likely that she wouldn’t ignore you when you’re alone with her or when you’re with her around different people. She might also ask you questions about your friends that hint at her not liking them.

You read her signals wrong in the first place

It could be the case that she wasn’t actually ignoring you but that she wasn’t as interested in you as you thought she was in the first place.

If that is the case then it would be likely that she would have been being polite to you when she first met you but that she is not talking to you now because she doesn’t really feel like you’re one of her friends.

Consider what happened at around the same time that she started to ignore you

When trying to understand why she is ignoring you it would be helpful to consider what happened at around the time that she started to ignore you.

If she had been hanging out with other guys a lot at that time and she started to show less of an interest in you then it would be more likely that she started to ignore you because of seeing someone else.

If you had recently had an argument at around that time then it would be more likely that she is either annoyed with you or she thinks that you are annoyed with her.

If you had been texting her a lot and you had been the one asking all of the questions at around that time then it would be likely that you were being too interested and it put her off.

Consider the way that she reacts to seeing you

When trying to understand the way that she feels about you and why she ignores you it would be helpful to consider the way that she reacts to seeing you.

If she noticeably changes her body language upon seeing you then it would be likely that she has good or bad feelings about you that depends on the way that she changes it.

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

  • Brushing her hair to the side
  • Raising her eyebrows
  • Smiling
  • Adjusting her appearance
  • Having more dilated pupils
  • Pointing her feet at you
  • Sitting more upright
  • Uncrossing her arms
  • Holding eye contact with you

Then it would be likely that she has positive feelings towards you and it would be more likely that she ignored you on purpose, because she was in a bad mood or because of your friends.

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

  • Squinting at you
  • Crossing her arms
  • Tensing her jaw
  • Pointing her feet away from you
  • Tightening her lips
  • Avoiding eye contact
  • Only smiling at the mouth

Then it would be more likely that she was ignoring you because she isn’t interested in you anymore, she was annoyed with you, she was seeing someone else or because you were too eager and it put her off.

Think about how she interacts with other people

It would also be helpful to compare the way that she interacts with other people with the way that she interacts with you.

If she also ignored other people and she showed the same body language around them as she showed around you then it would be more likely that she was doing it because she was in a bad mood.

Whereas, if she was talking to other people normally and she showed different body language around them then it would be more likely that she was specifically ignoring you for reasons such as not being interested anymore or being annoyed with you.

Look for multiple signs in her body language

When considering what she might be showing in her body language it is important to consider clusters of body language.

This means that you should look for multiple body language signs that all suggest the same thing.

This is because she could be showing a single body language sign for many different reasons making it difficult to accurately tell the exact reason.

Whereas, if she shows multiple body language signs of the same thing then it would be more likely that she is showing them for that exact reason.

Think about the type of relationship that you have with her

It would also be useful to consider the type of relationship that you have with her.

If you have been friends with her for a while then it would be more likely that she was ignoring you because she was in a bad mood. However, it could also be that she was annoyed with you or that she was seeing a different guy.

If she is someone that you had only just met then it would be more likely that she either was not interested in the first place, you came across as too forward, or she might have been in a bad mood that day. It could be that she was doing it on purpose. It would help to consider whether or not she was showing lots of signs of a certain thing in her body language.

Think about when and where she ignores you

The timing and location of when she ignored you would also be helpful to consider.

If she only ignores you sometimes then it could be that she doesn’t like some of the people that you hang out with.

If she has been ignoring you a lot recently in various situations then it would be more likely that she has a problem with you specifically and it would help to consider what happened when she started to ignore you.

Related content

What does it mean when a girl ignores you on purpose? If she does it on purpose then it could be the case that she is attracted to you and she doesn’t want to come across as being too interested. If that is the case then it would be likely that she would show signs of attraction in her body language. It could also be that she is annoyed with you or she isn’t interested in you anymore.

What does it mean when a girl ignores you for no reason? It could be the case that she was in a bad mood. It could also be that you came across as being too interested and it put her off.

What does it means when a girl ignores you around her friends? It could be the case that she does not want to seem to be too interested when her friends are around. It might also be a sign that she is seeing someone else and that she doesn’t want her friends to know that she is seeing you as well.

What does it mean when a girl ignores you but likes you? It could be that she is doing it on purpose in which case she would likely show signs of attraction in her body language when around you. It could also be that she doesn’t want certain people to know that she likes you if she only ignores you at certain times.

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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