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

This post will help you understand why she might have kept poking you and why other girls might do it as well in the future.

So, what does it mean when a girl keeps poking you? If she showed other signs of attraction and she did it when she was alone with you then it would be likely that she was showing attraction to you. It could also be that she was trying to get your attention, that she was emphasizing a point or that she was being friendly.

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

Why a girl will keep poking you

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

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

She likes you

The reason that she kept poking you could be that she was attracted to you.

When a girl touches a guy a lot it is often a sign of attraction. It would be more likely that she kept poking you due to attraction if she was only doing it to you and she was doing more when you were alone together.

If she was poking you a lot in front of other people then it could still be the case that she was attracted to you depending on the body language that she was showing.

If she was poking you due to attraction then it would be likely that she would show other signs of being attracted to you in her body language.

These signs could include:

  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you
  • Having dilated pupils when looking at you
  • Pointing her feet at you even when you are to the side
  • Touching your feet with her feet
  • Standing closer to you than she does with other people
  • Asking you more questions than other people in the group
  • Laughing and looking to see if you are also laughing
  • Telling her friends about you
  • Mirroring your own body language
  • Adjusting her appearance when she sees you
  • Laughing a lot at the things you say
  • Staring at you then smiling or quickly looking away when you notice
  • Brushing her hair to the side when she sees you
  • Stroking her hair while talking to you
  • Tilting her head while talking to you

She wants your attention

The reason that she kept poking you could be that she was just trying to get your attention.

This would be more likely if she was poking you while you were not paying attention to her, if she stopped poking you when you paid attention to her and if she immediately asked or told you something when you did.

It could also be the case that she was trying to get your attention but that she was attracted to you as well. In this case, it would be likely that she would have shown signs of attraction in her body language when doing so.

She was trying to emphasize what she was saying

The reason that she was poking you could be that she was trying to emphasize what she was saying.

This would be more likely if she only did it while she was speaking, if she was talking to you about something that made her feel emotional and if she showed other signs of emphasizing what she was saying.

These signs could include:

  • Rushing over to talk to you
  • Having wide-open eyes while talking to you
  • Leaning in at you when talking to you
  • Having her mouth open when waiting to see your reply
  • Talking to you more quickly and loudly than normal

She wanted to see how you would react

It could be the case that she was attracted to you but she was unsure of whether or not you are attracted to her.

If that was the case then she might have poked you to see if you would react positively. It would also be likely that she would have been showing signs of attraction around you when doing it.

She considers you a friend

It could be the case that she considers you a friend and she was poking you because she was being playful.

If that was the case then it would be likely that she would also tend to touch her other friends in similar ways and she would show the same body language around them as she does with you.

Consider when and where she poked you

When trying to understand why she kept poking you it would be helpful to consider the timing and location of when she did it.

If she kept poking you while you were alone together and she was showing signs of attraction around you then it would be more likely that she was showing attraction to you.

Whereas, if she was poking you while you were with other people then it could be the case that she was doing it for any of the reasons mentioned above. It would be necessary to consider the body language that she was showing, if she stopped when you paid attention to her and if she was doing it with other people as well.

Think about what she does when she sees you

It would also be helpful to consider the way that she reacts when she sees you when trying to understand why she kept poking you.

If she changes her behavior and body language noticeably when she sees you then it would be likely that she has feelings for you depending on how she reacts.

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

  • Raising her eyebrows and smiling
  • Pointing her feet at you
  • Holding eye contact
  • Having more dilated pupils
  • Adjusting her appearance
  • Brushing her hair to the side

Think about the way that she interacts with other people

When considering why she kept poking you it would be helpful to compare the way that she behaves around other people with how she behaves with you.

If she also tends to touch other people a lot and she shows the same body language around them as she does around you then it would be more likely that she was doing it naturally.

Whereas, if she tends not to touch other people a lot and she does change her body language when she is around you then it would be more likely that she was showing attraction. That is assuming that she showed signs of attraction in the way that she changed it.

Look at a number of signs

When considering what the body language that she was showing you might have meant it would be helpful to consider multiple aspects of her body language at the same time.

This is because a single sign, in her body language, could have had multiple different meanings making it difficult to tell why she was showing it.

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

Related

What does it mean if a girl keeps poking your nose? It could mean that she was showing attraction to you. This would be more likely if she only touched you and she was showing other signs of attraction. It could also be the case that she was being friendly.

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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