If a girl with a boyfriend has been staring at you 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 stare at you and why other girls might do it as well in the future.

So, what does it mean if a girl with a boyfriend stares at you? It could be that she is attracted to you if she only does it to you and she shows other signs of attraction around you. She might also think you are looking at her, do it naturally, be annoyed with you or she might have just been looking in your direction.

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There are actually a number of reasons why a girl might stare at you even though she has a boyfriend and there are a number of things to consider.

Why a girl with a boyfriend will stare at you

Each of the different reasons why a girl with a boyfriend will stare at you will likely come with a number of clues in the way that she does it and in the body language that she shows.

Below, I will mention a number of reasons why a girl with a boyfriend will stare at you, the signs to look for and the things to consider.

She is attracted to you

The reason that she does it could be that she is attracted to you.

This would be more likely if she has stared at you multiple times, she only seems to do it to you and if she seems to change her body language when you are around.

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

Brushing her hair to the side when she is near you or when you notice her

  • Adjusting her appearance when she notices you
  • Glancing at you and quickly looking away if you notice
  • Watching you when you are with other girls
  • Positioning herself to be closer to you
  • Pointing her feet at you (people point their feet at people that they are attracted to)
  • Laughing and looking to see if you are also laughing
  • Giggling with her friends when she sees you

There are many more signs of attraction that a girl might show you especially if you also talk to her. I have written about many of them in this blog post.

She does it naturally

It might be the case that she has a habit of staring at people.

If this is the case then it would be likely that she would also stare at other people and that she would show similar body language around them as she does around 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 still show some signs of attraction around you as mentioned above.

She thinks that you are looking at her

The reason that she stares at you could be that she thinks that you are staring at her.

This would be more likely if she started doing it after she noticed you looking at her yourself.

If she does do it because she thinks you’re staring at her then she might show anxious body language by doing things such as:

  • Pointing the feet away from you
  • Standing further away from you
  • Rubbing the face, arms or neck
  • Fidgeting

She was just looking in your direction

It could be the case that she was just looking in your direction.

If this was the case then it would be more likely that you would only have noticed her staring at you once, her body language would likely have seemed neutral and she wouldn’t have reacted when you noticed her since she wasn’t actually looking at you.

She is annoyed with you

If you know her then it might be the case that she was doing it because she was annoyed with you.

This would be more likely if she started staring at you after something happened that would have caused her to be annoyed with you.

If she was annoyed with you then she might have shown signs of it by doing things such as:

  • Squinting at you
  • Tightening her lips when looking at you
  • Tensing her jaw
  • Furrowing her eyebrows

Consider how she reacts to seeing you

When trying to figure out why she was staring at you and how she feels about you it would help to consider the way that she reacts to seeing you.

If she reacts to seeing you by noticeably changing her body language then it would make it more likely that 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
  • Adjusting her appearance
  • Seeking to make eye contact
  • Moving closer to you
  • Facing towards you

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

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

  • Facing away from you
  • Squinting at you
  • Tensing her lips
  • Only smiling at the mouth if you smile at her

Then it would be more likely that she has negative feelings towards you.

Consider when and where she does it

It would also help to consider when and where she stares at you.

If she doesn’t stare at you when her boyfriend is with her but she does when he is not then it would make it more likely that she does it because she is attracted to you.

Whereas, if she does stare at you when her boyfriend is around then it would make one of the other reasons mentioned above more likely. It would help to consider the way that she reacts to seeing you and the body language she shows around you.

Consider how she interacts with other people

It would also help to compare the body language that she shows around you with the body language that she shows around other people.

If she shows the same body language around other people as she does when she is around you then it would make it more likely that she stares at you because she has a habit of staring.

Whereas, if she stares only at you and she shows different body language around you then it would make it more likely that she either is attracted to you, annoyed with you or that she thinks that you are staring at her.

Look for a number of body language clues

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

This is because a single body language sign can have many different meanings. This makes body language signs unreliable when they are shown in isolation.

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 specific 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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