If a girl recently kissed you on the hand then you might be wondering why and what it means about the way that she feels about you.

In this post, I’ll show you why she might have kissed your hand and what it means if other girls kiss your hand in the future.

So, what does it mean when a girl kisses your hand? It could be the case that she was showing attraction to you which would be more likely if you were alone with her and she was showing other body language signs of attraction. She might also have been being friendly if she did it to her other friends as well.

Since there are actually a number of reasons why she might have kissed you on the hand it would be helpful to consider the context of how she did it and the body language that she showed.

By doing so you will be able to get a better understanding of why she kissed you on the hand and how she feels about you.

Why a girl will kiss your hand

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

Below, I’ll show you a number of reasons why a girl will kiss your hand, the signs to look for and the things to consider.

She is attracted to you

The reason that she kissed your hand could be that she was showing that she is attracted to you.

This would be more likely if she only kissed your hand, she did it when she was alone with you and if she did it when she wasn’t greeting you or when saying goodbye.

If she was showing that she is attracted to you then it would be likely that she would show it in other ways as well.

She could show attraction around you in ways such as:

  • Mirroring your own body language
  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you
  • Touching you more than she touches her other friends
  • Having dilated pupils when looking at you
  • Pointing her feet at you when she is around you
  • Touching your feet with her feet
  • Asking you the most questions when you’re in a group together
  • Watching you when you are with other girls
  • Adjusting her appearance when she sees you
  • Flicking her hair to the side when she sees you
  • Stroking her hair while talking to you
  • Laughing and looking to see if you’re laughing
  • Laughing a lot at what you say

She considers you a friend

The reason that she kissed you on the hand could be that she was showing that she feels comfortable around you as a friend.

This would be more likely if she also kissed her other friends on the hand or if she does similar things with them. It would also be likely that she would show the same body language and behavior around them as she does around you.

She was trying to reassure you

If you were sad at the time then she might have kissed you on the hand in an attempt to reassure you.

This would be more likely if you were talking to her about something that made you feel sad and if you were showing signs of being sad. It would also be likely that she would have done other things to reassure you such as to rub your back or your arms.

She was trying to be romantic

Kissing the hand can be seen as a romantic gesture and the reason that she kissed you on the hand could be that she was trying to be romantic.

This would be more likely if she did it when greeting you or when parting with you.

It would also be a strong sign of attraction and it would be likely that she would show other signs of attraction in her body language and behavior when she is around you.

She was trying to show that she cares about you

The reason that she kissed you on the hand could be that she was trying to show that she cares about you.

This would be more likely if she has been your girlfriend for a while.

It could also be the case that she did it because she cares about you if she has been your friend for a while. However, it would be more likely that she was showing attraction especially if she showed it in her body language and she only does it with you.

Consider when and where she kissed your hand

It would be helpful to consider the timing and location of when she kissed your hand when trying to understand why she did it.

If she kissed you on the hand when you were alone together then it would be more likely that she was either trying to reassure you or she was showing that she is attracted to you. If you were not sad at the time then it would be most likely that she was showing attraction and you should consider the other body language signs that she was showing.

If she kissed your hand when you were both with other people then it could be the case that she was being friendly if she also did similar things with her other friends. However, if she only did it to you then it would be more likely that she was showing attraction to you.

Think about the way that she reacts to seeing you

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

If she noticeably changes her body language, when she sees you, then it would be likely that she has feelings for you.

This means that if you notice that she tends to react to seeing you by doing things such as:

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

Then it would be more likely that she kissed your hand because she was showing attraction to you.

Consider the way that she interacts with other people

Another useful thing would be to compare the way that she interacts with other people with how she interacts with you.

If she also tends to do similar things with her other friends and she shows the same body language around them as she shows around you then it would be more likely that she did it because she was being friendly.

Whereas, if she only does things like that with you and she changes her body language around you then it would be more likely that she was showing attraction to you.

Look for multiple signs in her body language

When considering what her body language could have been suggesting it would be helpful to consider multiple aspects of it at a time.

If she only showed one body language sign of attraction then it would not be very reliable. This is because single body language signs can have multiple different meanings.

Whereas, if she showed a cluster of body language signs that all suggested that she was attracted to you then it would be a lot more likely that she really is.

Think about the type of relationship that you have with her

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

If you haven’t known her for long then it would be more likely that she was showing attraction. However, it could be the case that she had an overly friendly personality if she also did it with other people.

If she has been your friend for a while then it could be the case that she was showing that she is actually attracted to you. This would be more likely if she acts differently when she is with you and if she doesn’t do similar things with her other friends. However, she might also have been showing that she cares about you if she wasn’t showing other signs of attraction.

Related

What does it mean when a girl kisses your hand while holding it? It could be the case that she was trying to be romantic if she did it when greeting you or when she was parting with you. She might also have been showing attraction to you, trying to reassure you or she might have been being overly friendly if she also did it with other people.

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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