If a girl recently stared at you from the corner of her eye 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 looked at you from the corner of her eye and why other girls might do the same in the future.

So, what does it mean when a girl stares at you from the corner of her eye? If she just did it once it would likely not mean anything. It could be a sign that she likes you if she does it multiple times, she only does it to you and if she shows other signs of attraction around you.

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Since there are actually a number of reasons why a girl will stare at you from the corner of her eye it would help to consider the context of how she did it and the body language she shows around you.

Why a girl will stare at you from the corner of her eye

Each of the different reasons why she stared at you from the corner of her eye will likely come with a number of clues in the way that she did it and the body language she showed.

Below, I will mention a number of reasons why a girl will stare at you from the corner of her eye, the signs to look for and the things to consider.

She likes you

The reason that she stared at you from the corner of her eye could be that she likes you.

This would be more likely if she did it multiple times, if she only did it to you, if she quickly looked away or smiled when you noticed and if she did it before you started looking at her.

If she was staring at you from the corner of her eye because she likes you then it would be likely that she would show signs of attraction around you that she doesn’t with other people.

These signs could include:

  • Brushing her hair to the side
  • Pointing her feet at you
  • Having dilated pupils when looking at you
  • Adjusting her appearance when she sees you
  • Positioning herself to be nearer to you
  • Laughing and looking to see if you are also laughing
  • Sitting more upright and uncrossing her arms when she sees you

She thinks that you’re looking at her

The reason that she was looking at you from the corner of her eye could have been that she thought that you were looking at her.

This would be more likely if she did it when you were looking at her yourself and if she only looked at you.

She would also be less likely to have shown signs of attraction and she might have shown signs of being slightly unsure such as:

  • Rubbing the face, arms, neck or legs
  • Tapping the fingers and feet
  • Distancing herself from you
  • Crossing her arms
  • Pointing her feet away from you

She’s doing it naturally

People will often quickly look at people from the corners of their eyes to see if they are a threat or to see if they are approaching them. This could be why she looked at you from the corner of her eye.

This would be more likely if she just did it when she initially saw you, while you were walking towards her or if she only did it once.

Consider the way that she reacts to seeing you

When trying to understand why she stared at you from the corner of her eye it would help to consider how she reacts to seeing you.

If she reacts to seeing you by noticeably changing her body language then it would be more likely that she stared because she has good or bad feelings about you.

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

  • Brushing her hair to the side
  • Sitting or standing more upright and uncrossing her arms
  • Adjusting her appearance
  • Pointing her feet at you
  • Positioning herself to be nearer to you

Then it would make it more likely that she stared at you from the corner of her eye because she likes you.

Consider how she interacts with other people

When trying to understand why she stared at you from the corner of her eye it would help to compare the way that she interacts around you with how she interacts with other people.

If she also tends to look at other people from the corner of her eye and her body language is the same around other people as it is when she is around you then it would be more likely that she did it naturally.

If she only did it to you multiple times and she shows signs of attraction around you that she doesn’t with other people then it would be more likely that she was showing attraction to you.

Look for a number of clues in her body language

When trying to understand what her body language could have been suggesting it would be helpful to consider multiple signs in her body language at the same time.

Single body language signs will often have multiple possible meanings. This makes body language signs on their own unreliable.

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

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What does it mean when a girl looks at you from the side of her eye? It would likely be the case that she just did it naturally because she noticed you or she wanted to see what you were doing. She could have been doing it because she likes you which would be more likely if she did it multiple times and if she showed other 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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