If a girl recently held your gaze 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 hold your gaze and why other girls might do it as well in the future.

So, what does it mean when a woman holds your gaze? It could be a sign that she is attracted to you especially if she only does it with you and if she shows other signs of attraction. She might also be annoyed with you or she might do it with most people naturally.

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Since there are a number of reasons why she might hold your gaze it would help to consider the context of how she did it and the body language that she was showing.

Why a girl will hold your gaze

Each of the different reasons wy a girl will hold your gaze will likely come with a number of clues in the way that she does it and the body language that she shows.

In the following sections, I will mention a number of reasons why a girl will hold your gaze, the signs to look for and the things to consider.

She is attracted to you

When two people are developing feelings for each other they will begin to hold each other’s gaze for longer than normal. The Reason that she held your gaze could be that she is developing feelings for you.

This would be more likely if she only does it with you and if she doesn’t have any reason to be annoyed with you.

It would also be more likely if her pupils are dilated when she looks at you since people’s eyes will also dilate when they are looking at someone that they are attracted to.

If she does hold your gaze because she is attracted to you then she would also likely show other signs of attraction around you that she doesn’t with other people.

These signs could include:

  • Brushing her hair to the side
  • Stroking her hair while talking to you
  • Touching you a lot
  • Standing closer to you than she does with other people
  • Asking you the most questions and giving you the most attention
  • Laughing and looking to see if you are also laughing
  • Giggling a lot at the things that you say
  • Pointing her feet at you
  • Talking to you with a higher pitch than she does with other people
  • Tilting her head while talking to you
  • Adjusting her appearance when she sees you
  • Her friends ask you about what you think of her

She is annoyed with you

The reason that she was holding your gaze could have been that she was annoyed with you.

This would be more likely if she held your gaze after arguing with you or after you had done something that might have annoyed her.

If she was holding your gaze because she was annoyed with you then it would be likely that she would have shown other signs of being annoyed with you as well.

These signs could have included:

  • Squinting at you
  • Tensing her jaw
  • Tightening her lips
  • Crossing her arms
  • Pointing her feet away from you
  • Distancing herself from you
  • Giving you short answers

She does it naturally

It could be the case that she held your gaze because she does it with most people naturally.

This would be more likely if she also holds other people’s gazes when she is around you, if she didn’t have dilated pupils when she did it with you and if she shows similar body language around other people as with you.

If she does do it naturally 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 other signs of attraction around you.

She was mirroring you

When people are trying to fit in with a certain group of people they will subconsciously mirror the body language of other people in the group.

The reason that she held your gaze could have been that she was mirroring you if you were also holding her gaze.

Mirroring can also be a sign of attraction. If she was mirroring you due to being attracted to you then it would be likely that she would show signs of attraction around you.

If she was mirroring you then she might have mirrored you in other ways as well by doing things such as:

  • Smiling like you
  • Showing the same facial gestures
  • Showing the same hand gestures
  • Standing with the same stance as you

Consider the way that she reacts to seeing you

When trying to understand why she held your gaze it would help to consider how she reacts to seeing you.

If she reacts to seeing you by changing her body language then it would be more likely that she held your gaze due to being attracted to you or being annoyed with you.

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

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

Then it would be more likely that she held your gaze 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
  • No longer smiling
  • Tightening her lips

Then it would be more likely that she held your gaze because she was annoyed with you.

Think about how she interacts with other people

When trying to understand why she held your gaze it would help to consider how she interacts with other people.

If she also gazes at other people and she shows the same body language around them as with you then it would be more likely that she did it with you naturally.

Whereas, if she only does it with you and she shows different body language around you then it would be more likely that she has good or bad feelings about you depending on how it is different.

Consider when and where she held your gaze

Considering when and where she held your gaze could also help.

If she did it while she was alone with you then it would be more likely that she was showing attraction to you. However, she could still have been doing it for a different reason so it would help to consider the other body language signs that she was showing.

If she held your gaze while you were around other people then it would increase the chances that she was doing it naturally. However, she could have been doing it for another reason. It would help to consider if she did it with other people as well and if her body language was different with you.

Look for a cluster of signs

When considering what her body language was showing it would help to look for a cluster of signs that all suggest the same thing.

She could have been showing a single body language sign for a number of different reasons. This makes body language signs unreliable on their own.

Whereas, it would be more likely that she would have been showing a cluster of body language signs that all suggest the same thing 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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