If a girl that you’re interested in recently waved at you then you are probably wondering if it means that she likes you.

This post will help you understand why she might have waved at you and why other girls will do it in the future.

So, what does it mean when a girl waves at you? It could mean that she likes you if she only does it to you, she does it repeatedly and if she shows signs of attraction around you. She might also consider you a friend, do it to be polite or be mirroring your own behavior.

Since there are a number of reasons why a girl will wave at you it is important 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 would wave at you and the way she feels about you.

Reasons why a girl will wave at you

Each of the different reasons why a girl will wave at you will likely come with a number of clues in her body language and the way that she did it.

Below, I will mention a number of reasons why a girl will wave at you and the signs to expect to see with them.

She’s attracted to you

The reason that she waved at you might be that she is attracted to you.

This would be more likely if she did it after you caught her staring at you. However, if she did it when walking past you it could be that she was waving at you because she sees you around a lot.

If she did wave at you because she is attracted to you then it would be likely that she would also show signs of attraction in her body language and behavior.

These signs can include:

  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you
  • Pointing her feet in your direction
  • Showing her vulnerable areas such as the palms or neck
  • Flicking the hair to one side
  • Stroking her hair
  • Adjusting her appearance when she sees you
  • Sitting more upright when she notices you
  • Uncrossing her arms when she notices you
  • Having more dilated pupils when she is around you
  • Getting anxious when you’re with other girls
  • Staring at you then quickly looking away or smiling if you notice
  • Standing closer to you than she does with other people when talking to you
  • Touching you a lot

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She’s being polite

The reason that she waved at you could be that she was being polite.

If you see her around often then it would be likely that she waved at you because she was being polite unless she also shows numerous signs of attraction when she is around you.

If she was being polite then it would be likely that she would have shown neutral body language towards you and she would have continued with what she was doing when she did it.

It would be especially likely that she was being polite if she waved at you after you waved at her first.

She’s happy to see you

If you know her then the reason that she waved at you could be that she was happy to see you.

The reason that she was happy to see you could be that she is attracted to you in which case it would be likely that she would show signs of attraction when she is around you.

She might also have been happy to see you because she needed your help with something such as a school/work project. If she did ask for your help with something after waving at you then it would be likely that she did it because she wanted your help.

She is mirroring you

When a person is trying to fit in with a certain group of people he/she will begin to mirror their behavior.

If you both hang out with the same group of people and you have waved at her in a similar way in the pas then she might have waved at you because she was mirroring you.

Mirroring can also be a sign of attraction. If she was attracted to you then it would be likely that she would have shown other signs of being attracted to you in her body language around you.

If she was mirroring you then she might have mirrored you in other ways as well which could include:

  • Standing with a similar stance as you
  • Mirroring your facial gestures
  • Mirroring your hand gestures
  • Mirroring your smile

She is letting you know that she sees you

If she waved at you when she was with other people or while she was busy then the reason that she waved at you could be that she was letting you know that she saw you.

This would be more likely to be the reason if you know her and if she was in a situation where she couldn’t move.

She considers you a friend

The reason that she waved at you could be that she considers you a friend.

If that is why she waved at you then it would be likely that she would also wave at her other friends in a similar way. It would also be likely that she would show the same body language around them as she shows around you.

Consider how she reacts to seeing you

When trying to understand why she waved at you it would be helpful to consider the way that she reacts to seeing you.

If she reacts to seeing you by noticeable 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:

  • Sitting upright
  • Uncrossing her arms
  • Brushing her hair to the side
  • Having more dilated pupils
  • Raising her eyebrows
  • Smiling
  • Pointing her feet at you
  • Standing closer to you
  • Holding eye contact with you

Then it would be likely that she has positive feelings towards you and that she is attracted to you.

Whereas, if she reacts to seeing you by:

  • Crossing her arms
  • Squinting
  • Showing a false smile where she only smiles at the mouth
  • Tensing her lips
  • Distancing herself from you
  • Pointing her feet away from you

Then it would be likely that she did not want to see you and that she waved at you because she was being polite but she wanted you to leave.

Consider how she interacts with other people

When trying to understand the way that she feels about you it would be helpful to compare the way that she interacts with others with how she interacts with you.

If she tends to wave in a similar way to other people and she shows the same body language around them as she shows around you then it would be more likely that she waved due to being polite or because she sees you as a friend.

Whereas, if she changes her body language around you in a way that shows attraction then it would be more likely that she waved at you because of being attracted to you.

Look for multiple body language signs

When trying to make sense of what she is suggesting with her body language it is important to consider clusters of body language at the same time. This means that you should look for multiple body language signs that all suggest the same thing.

This is because she might show a single sign in her body language for a number of different reasons. This can make it difficult to understand why she is showing it.

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

Consider the situation that she waved to you in

It would also be useful to consider when and where she waved at you.

If she waved at you when you were at a party together then it would be more likely that she was doing it due to being attracted to you especially if she did it after you noticed her looking at you. However, she still might have done it for a different reason so it is important to consider the body language that she was showing.

If she waved at you when passing you then it would be more difficult to tell exactly why she did it but it would be more likely that she was being polite because she sees you often or because she considers you a friend. She still might have done it because she is attracted to you but you should consider the signs that she shows when she is around you.

Consider your relationship with her

The type of relationship that you have with her would also be a useful thing to consider.

If you had never met her before then it would be more likely that she was either doing it because she thought you were saying hi to her or because she was showing attraction to you. It would be necessary to consider the body language that she was showing to get a better idea.

Whereas, if you know her then it would be more likely that she was waving to you because she considers you a friend and she tends to wave to her friends. It would be necessary for you to consider whether or not she shows signs of attraction to you that she doesn’t show around her other friends to get a better idea of whether or not she did it because she is attracted to you.

Related

What does it mean when a girl waves at you and smiles? It could be that she is happy to see you because she considers you a friend in which case she would show positive body language to you and do it to her other friends as well. It could also be that she is attracted to you in which case she would likely show numerous signs of attraction to you.

What does it mean when a girl waves at you with her fingers? It could be that she is being polite, she considers you a friend and she always waves to her friends in that way, or that she is attracted to you. It would be necessary to consider the body language that she shows around you to get a better idea.

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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