If a girl recently kissed you on the cheek then you are probably 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 kissed your cheek and why other girls might kiss your cheek as well.

So, what does it mean when a girl kisses your cheek? If she only kissed your cheek and she showed body language signs of attraction then it would be likely that she was showing that she likes you. However, she could also have been doing it to be polite, because she was trying to reassure you or because she was showing that she appreciated your help.

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Since there are a number of reasons why a girl might kiss you on the cheek it is important to consider the way that she did it and the body language that she showed.

Why a Girl will kiss your cheek

Each of the different reasons why a girl will kiss your cheek will likely come with a number of clues in her body language and the way that she kisses it.

In the sections below, I’ll show you a number of reasons why a girl will kiss your cheek and the signs to look for with them.

She is attracted to you

The reason that she kissed you on the cheek could be that she was showing that she likes you.

This would be more likely if she only kissed your cheek, she showed positive body language signs around you and if she did it when hugging you tightly.

If she did kiss you on the cheek because she likes you then it would be likely that she would show that she likes you in a number of other ways as well.

Examples could include:

  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you
  • Touching you more than she touches her other friend’s
  • Having dilated pupils when looking at you
  • Pointing her feet at you even if you are to her side
  • Standing closer to you when talking to you than she does with other people
  • Adjusting her appearance when she notices you
  • Brushing her hair to one side when she notices you
  • Stroking her hair when talking to you
  • Tilting her head when talking to you
  • Sitting or standing more upright when she notices you
  • Mirroring your body language
  • Watching you when you are with other girls
  • Laughing and looking to see if you’re laughing
  • Touching your feet with her feet

She considers you a friend (she was showing that she appreciates your help)

The reason that she kissed you on the cheek could be that she was showing that she considers you to be a friend.

This would be more likely if she also kisses her other friend’s on the cheeks and if she shows the same body language around her friend’s as she shows around you.

If she kissed you on the cheek after you helped her with something then it could also be that she was showing that she appreciated your help. However, if she kisses your cheek at other times as well then this would be less likely.

If she does consider you a friend then it would be likely that she would show positive body language around you such as smiling, raising her eyebrows and showing an interest in you. But, she would be less likely to show signs of attraction such as flicking her hair to the side, holding prolonged eye contact and adjusting her appearance when she sees you.

It is cultural

In some cultures, it is normal to kiss on the cheek when saying hello or goodbye.

If she did kiss you on the cheek when saying hello or goodbye then it would be more likely that she was being polite especially if she did it with other people as well.

With that being said, it could still be the case that she did it because she likes you. This is why it would help to consider the body language that she was showing.

She’s trying to reassure you

If you were sad at the time then she might have kissed you on the cheek because she was trying to reassure you.

This would be more likely if she kissed your cheek when you were feeling sad, when you were talking to her about something that made you sad or when you were showing signs of being sad. She might also have done other things to reassure you such as rubbing your hand or your back and saying words of reassurance.

It would also be the case that she would only have kissed you on the cheek then and not at other times as well.

Consider whether or not she kisses her other friend’s cheeks

When trying to understand why she kissed you on the cheek it would help to consider whether or not she does it with her other friends as well.

If she kisses her other friend’s cheeks then it would be less likely that she kissed yours due to attraction unless she was also showing body language signs of attraction around you that she doesn’t show around others.

Whereas, if she only seems to kiss you on the cheek then it would be more likely that she did it due to attraction.

Think about when and where she kissed your cheek

When trying to understand why she kissed you on the cheek it would also be helpful to consider the timing and location of when she did it.

If she kissed you on the cheek when you were both alone together then it would make it more likely that she either did it to reassure you or because she was showing attraction.

If she kissed you on the cheek around her other friends then it would be more likely that she was showing that she considers you to be a friend. Although, she still might have done it to show that she is attracted to you. If she is then it would be likely that she would show signs of attraction around you that she normally doesn’t around with people.

Think about how she reacts to seeing you

It would also be helpful to consider the way that she reacts to seeing you when trying to figure out why she kissed you on the cheek.

If she changes her body language when she notices you then it would be a strong sign that she has feelings for you. That is assuming that she changes it in a positive way that suggests attraction.

This means that if she reacts to seeing you in ways such as:

  • Raising her eyebrows and smiling
  • Adjusting the way that she looks
  • Pointing her feet at you
  • Flicking her hair to the side so that you can see her neck
  • Having more dilated pupils
  • Holding eye contact with you

Consider the type of relationship that you have with her

The type of relationship that you have with her could also impact the possible reasons that she kissed you on the cheek.

If you have been friends with her for a while then it would be more likely that she kissed you on the cheek as a friend. That is unless she only does it with you and she shows signs of attraction around you.

If you hadn’t known her for long then it would be more likely that she kissed you on the cheek because she was either being polite or she was showing attraction to you.

Related

When a girl kisses a guy on the cheek what does it mean? It could mean that she is attracted to him especially if she shows signs of attraction in her body language around him and she only kissed his cheek. It could also be that she was being polite, she considers him a friend, she was reassuring him or showing that she appreciated him.

Why would a girl kiss you on the cheek goodbye? It could be that she was being polite and this would be more likely if she also did it with other people too. If she only kissed your cheek and she was showing signs of attraction around you then it would be more likely that she was showing that she likes you.

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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