If a certain girl stands close to you often 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 stand close to you and why other girls might do the same in the future.

So, what does it mean when a girl stands close to you? It could be a sign of attraction if she only does it with you and she shows other signs of attraction. She might also consider you a friend, feel threatened by someone else or she might have been feeling sad.

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There are actually a number of reasons why a girl might stand close to you and there are a number of things that you can consider to figure out why.

Why a girl will stand close to you

Each of the different reasons why a girl will stand close to 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 stand close to you, the signs to look for and the things to consider.

She is attracted to you

The reason that she stands close to you could be a sign that she is attracted to you.

This would be more likely if she stands closer to you than she does with other people and if she shows different body language around you compared to when she is with her other friends.

If she is attracted to you then it would be likely that she would show other signs of being attracted to you, when she is around you, such as:

  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you
  • Brushing her hair to the side when she sees you
  • Stroking her hair when talking to you
  • Touching you a lot
  • Adjusting her appearance when she sees you
  • Laughing and looking to see if you are as well
  • Giggling a lot at the things that you say
  • Having dilated pupils when looking at you (peoples pupils dilate when looking at someone that they are attracted to)
  • Pointing her feet at you when she is around you (people point their feet at people that they are attracted to)
  • Glancing at you a lot
  • Positioning herself to be nearer to you

There are many more signs of attraction that a girl might show around you and I have written about many more of them in another blog post here.

She considers you a friend

The reason that she stands close to you could be that she considers you a friend.

This would be more likely if she stands at a similar distance from her other friends and if she shows similar body language around them as she does with you.

If she does stand close to her other friends as well then it could still be the case that she is attracted to you. If she is then it would be likely that she would show signs of being attracted to you that she doesn’t around her other friends.

She feels threatened

It could be the case that she stands close to you because the environment makes her feel insecure. This could be because she has some social anxiety or because she feels threatened by certain other people that are around.

This would be more likely if she only stands close to you in certain situations and when certain people are around.

She is sad

The reason that she was standing close to you could be that she was feeling sad.

This would be more likely if she doesn’t normally stand so close to you and if she was talking to you about something that might make her feel sad.

She might also have been showing signs of being sad such as:

  • Having watery eyes
  • Talking with a flat speech tone
  • Drooping the shoulders
  • Feeling fatigued

Consider how she reacts to seeing you

When trying to figure out why she stands close to you it would help to consider the way that she reacts to seeing you.

If she noticeably changes her body language, when she sees you, then it would make it more likely that she does it due to having positive feelings about you.

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

  • Brushing her hair to the side
  • Raising her eyebrows and smiling
  • Adjusting her appearance
  • Seeking to make eye contact
  • Pointing her feet at you
  • Adjusting her posture

Then it would make it more likely that she stands close to you because she is attracted to you.

Consider when and where she stands close to you

It would also help to consider when and where she does it.

If she only does it when certain people are around then it would suggest that she feels threatened by them or she does it due to having some social anxiety.

If she always seems to stand close to you then it would make it more likely that she either considers you a friend or she is attracted to you. It would help to consider the other body language signs she shows around you and how they differ to when she is around her other friends.

Consider how she interacts with other people

It would also help to compare the way that she interacts with you with how she interacts with her other friends.

If she also stands close to her other friends then it would make it more likely that she does it with you because she considers you a friend.

If she only does it with you then it would make it more likely that she stands close to you because she is attracted to you.

Consider multiple aspects of her body language

When considering what her body language could be suggesting it would help to consider multiple signs at the same time.

People will often show single body language signs for multiple different reasons. This can make single body language signs less reliable on their own.

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

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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