If you recently noticed a girl staring at you from a distance then you’re probably wondering why she was doing it.

This post will help you understand she might have been staring at you from a distance and why other girls might do it as well in the future.

So, what does it mean when a girl stares at you from a distance? If she shows other signs of attraction and she quickly looks away or smiles when you notice her staring then it would be likely that she is attracted to you. She could also stare because she’s annoyed with you, someone told her about you, she was thinking, she thought you were looking at her or she was looking in your direction but not at you.

Since there are a number of reasons why a girl might stare at you from a distance it is important to think about the context in which she does it and the body language that she shows.

By doing so you will be able to get a better understanding of when she would stare at you from a distance and the way that she feels about you.

Reasons why a girl will stare at you from a distance

Each of the different reasons why a girl will stare at you from a distance 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 stare at you from a distance and the signs that you can expect to see with them.

She is attracted to you

If she smiled or quickly looked away when you noticed her staring at you, she was showing positive body language towards you and if she did it repeatedly then it would be likely that she was staring at you because she was attracted to you.

If she also flicked her hair to the side so that you could see her neck when looking at you then it would also make it more likely that she was showing attraction. This is because showing vulnerable areas such as the neck or palms is often a sign of attraction from a woman.

Additionally, if she also pointed her feet towards you and she was giggling when looking at you with her friends then it would also make it more likely that she was showing attraction to you.

If she was attracted to you then it would also be likely that she would also show other signs of attraction in addition to those mentioned above such as:

  • Having more dilated pupils when looking at you
  • Watching you when you’re with other women
  • Positioning herself to be near you
  • Laughing and looking to see if you are also laughing
  • Asking your friends about you
  • Adjusting her appearance when she sees you
  • Sitting more upright when she sees you
  • Uncrossing her arms when she sees you

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She is annoyed with you

If you know her then the reason that she stared at you could be that she was annoyed with you.

This would be more likely if you had recently had an argument with her, done something that she didn’t like or she might think that you did something that she doesn’t like.

If she did stare at you because she was annoyed with you then it would also be likely that she would have shown other signs of being annoyed such as:

  • Squinting when looking at you
  • Furrowing her eyebrows when looking at you
  • Crossing her arms when looking at you
  • Tightening her lips
  • Tensing her jaw
  • Pointing her feet away from you
  • Giving you short answers

She was thinking

It might be the case that she wasn’t actually staring at you. Instead, she might have been thinking and looking in your direction when she was doing it.

If that was the case then it would be less likely that she would have reacted by looking away or smiling when you noticed since she wasn’t actually looking at you.

If she was looking in your direction because she was thinking then it would be less likely that she would have shown signs of attraction in her body language. It would also be less likely that she would have looked at you repeatedly.

Someone told her something about you

The reason that she was staring at you could be that someone told her something about you.

This would be more likely if she was staring at you while she was with other people that you know and if they were looking at you as well.

It would be likely that she would have quickly looked away when you noticed but it would be less likely that she would have shown other signs of attraction when doing it.

She thought that you were looking at her

The reason that she was staring at you could be that she thought that you were staring at her.

This would be more likely to be the reason if you had been staring at her or if you had been looking in her direction a lot.

If she did think that you were staring at her then it would be likely that she would have shown some signs of anxiousness such as:

  • Rubbing her arms, face, legs or neck
  • Tapping her feet
  • Pointing her feet away from you
  • Having tight lips
  • Fidgeting
  • Crossing her arms

She was looking at something else in your direction

The reason that she was staring at you could actually be that she was staring in your direction but not directly at you.

If that is what she was doing then it would be less likely that she would have reacted when you noticed since she wasn’t actually looking at you.

It would also be likely that she would not have shown signs of attraction or of being annoyed when looking at you unless she was looking at someone near you that she was attracted to or annoyed with.

Consider how she reacted when you noticed her staring at you

When trying to understand why she was staring at you from a distance it would be helpful to consider the way that she reacted when you noticed her staring at you.

If she quickly looked away or she smiled when you noticed then it would be much more likely that she was attracted to you. This would be especially likely if she also showed other signs of attraction such as brushing her hair to the side or adjusting her appearance. It could also be that she thought that you were staring at her.

If she didn’t react when you noticed her staring at you then it would be more likely that she was looking in your direction either because she was thinking or because she was looking at someone near you.

Consider the way that she reacts to seeing you

It would also be helpful to consider the way that she reacts when she sees you when trying to understand why she was staring at you from a distance.

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

  • Smiling
  • Raising her eyebrows
  • Having more dilated pupils
  • Pointing her feet at you
  • Brushing her hair to the side
  • Uncrossing her arms
  • Adjusting her appearance

Then it would be more likely that she was staring at you because she is attracted to you.

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

  • Crossing her arms
  • Squinting
  • Pointing her feet away from you
  • Tensing her jaw
  • Tightening her lips
  • Having more constricted pupils

Then it would be more likely that she stared at you because she was annoyed with you.

Consider the type of relationship that you have with her

It would also be useful to think about the type of relationship that you have with her.

If it was a girl that you had never met before then it would be more likely that she either did it due to being attracted to you, her friends told her about you, she thought that you were looking at her or she was just looking in your direction. It would help to consider the type of body language that she was showing.

If it was a girl that you know then it would be helpful to consider recent events that have happened with her. If you both recently had an argument then she might think that you’re annoyed with her or she could be annoyed with you. It could be that she is attracted to you and it would help to consider how she interacts with you when she is with you.

Think about her normal behavior

Comparing the way that she interacts with other people with how she interacts with you would likely help in understanding the way that she feels about you and why she stared at you from a distance.

If she also tends to stare at other people and she shows the same body language around other people as she shows around you then it would be more likely that she naturally stares at people or that she wasn’t really staring at you.

Whereas, if she only seems to do it to you and she changes her body language around you then it would be more likely that she was showing attraction to you providing that she showed other signs of attraction as well.

Related

What does it mean when a girl stares at you from a distance and smiles? It would be likely that she was showing attraction to you especially if she also brushed her hair to the side and pointed her feet at you. It could also be the case that she was being friendly.

What does it mean when a girl stares at you from a distance but doesn’t smile? It could be that she was not actually staring at you and she was just looking in your direction. She might also have been annoyed with you or she might have thought that you were staring at her. It could be the case that she was attracted to you if she also showed other signs of attraction.

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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