If a girl recently mentioned her boyfriend, while speaking to you, then you might be wondering why and what it might mean about the way that she feels about you.

This post will show you a number of reasons why she might have mentioned her boyfriend and why other girls might do it as well in the future.

So, what does it mean when a girl mentions her boyfriend? It would often be a sign that she is not attracted to the person she’s with especially if she shows negative body language towards him. She might also say it because she is attracted to the person but she doesn’t want to cheat. It could also be the case that she mentions him a lot naturally with everyone.

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Since there are a number of reasons why a girl might mention that she has a boyfriend it would be helpful to consider the context of how she does it and the body language that she shows around you.

Why a girl will mention her boyfriend

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

Below, I will mention a number of reasons why a girl will mention her boyfriend, the signs to look for and the things to consider.

She is not attracted to you

The reason that she might have mentioned having a boyfriend could be that she is not attracted to you.

This would be more likely if she did it when you trying to show that you liked her, if she specifically said it to you and not more generally to the rest of the group and if she was also being unresponsive to you.

If she did say that she had a boyfriend because she didn’t like you then it would be likely that she would have shown other negative signs in her body language.

These signs could have included:

  • Pointing her feet away from you
  • Squinting at you
  • Having tight lips while you were talking
  • Giving you short answers
  • Not asking you any questions
  • Distancing herself from you
  • Laughing only at the mouth
  • Avoiding eye contact

She is attracted to you

It could be the case that she is actually attracted to you but she is mentioning her boyfriend to see how you react, because she doesn’t want to cheat or because she does but she doesn’t want to feel guilty about it.

If she did then it would be likely that she would show signs of attraction, in her body language, when she is around you.

These signs could include:

  • Brushing her hair to the side
  • Stroking her hair while talking to you
  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you
  • Having dilated pupils when looking at you
  • Touching you a lot
  • Standing closer to you than she does with other people
  • Pointing her feet at you
  • Laughing and looking to see if you’re laughing
  • Giggling a lot at the things you say
  • Tilting her head while talking to you

She mentions him naturally

It could be the case that she has a habit of mentioning her boyfriend a lot naturally perhaps because she wants to seem more popular or maybe for a different reason.

If she does, then it would be likely that she would also say it when she is with other people and she would likely say it to other people as well. It would also be likely that she would show the same body language around them as she does with you and that she wouldn’t show signs of attraction unless she is also attracted to you.

She didn’t like someone that you were with

The reason that she said it could have been that she didn’t like someone that you were with.

If that was the case then it would be likely that she would show negative body language when you are both with the person and that her body language would change when the person is not around.

Consider how she reacts to seeing you

Considering the way that she reacts to seeing you could help in understanding why she said that she had a boyfriend.

If she reacts to seeing you by noticeably changing her body language then it would be more 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:

  • Brushing her hair to the side
  • Sitting or standing more upright
  • Adjusting her appearance
  • Positioning herself to be nearer to you
  • Holding eye contact with you

Then it would be more likely that she is actually attracted to you.

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

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

Then it would be more likely that she doesn’t like you.

Think about how she interacts with other people

Comparing the way that she interacts with you with how she interacts with other people could also help in understanding why she mentioned her boyfriend.

If she also mentions him a lot when she is around other people and she shows the same body language with them then it would be more likely that she mentions him naturally.

Whereas, if she only does it to you and she shows different body language around you then it would be more likely that she is either attracted to you or she doesn’t like you. It would help to consider how she changes her body language.

Consider when and where she said it

The timing and location of when and where she mentioned her boyfriend could also be a useful thing to consider.

If she did it while you were alone together then it would be more likely that she either was not attracted to you or that she was and she didn’t want to cheat or she didn’t want to feel guilty.

Whereas, if she said it while you were around other people then she could have said it for any of the reasons mentioned above. However, it would make it more likely that she said it naturally.

Look for multiple signs in her body language

When considering what her body language was suggesting it would be helpful to consider multiple aspects of it at the same time.

Single body language signs will often have multiple different meanings making them unreliable on their own.

Whereas, it would be more likely that multiple body language signs that all suggest the same thing would be there for that specific reason.

Related

Why would a girl flirt then mention her boyfriend? It could be the case that she is attracted to you but she doesn’t want to cheat on him. She might intend to cheat on him but not want to feel guilty about it. Alternatively, she might not have actually been flirting and she might have just been being friendly.

Is mentioning her boyfriend a rejection? Not necessarily, she might mention him because she doesn’t want to feel guilty if something happens. If it wasn’t a rejection then it would be likely that she would show signs of attraction around 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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