If a girl has been hiding her feelings for you then you might be wondering why. This post will help you understand why she might be hiding her feelings for you and why other girls might do the same in the future.

So, why would a girl hide her feelings for you? It would likely be that she either doesn’t want to rush into a relationship, she wants you to be the one to show interest or that she isn’t sure that you are interested in her. She might also not actually be interested in you or she might not be looking for a relationship.

There are many different things that you should consider when trying to figure out why a girl would hide her feelings for you and there are many possible reasons why she might do it.

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Why a girl would hide her feelings for you

Each of the different reasons why a girl would hide her feelings for you will likely come with a number of clues in the way that she does it and in the body language that she shows around you.

Below, I will mention a number of reasons why a girl will hide her feelings for you, the signs to look for and the things to consider.

She has rushed into a relationship too soon in the past

The reason that she hides her feelings for you could be that she rushed into a relationship in the past and it didn’t go well for her. It could be the case that she is hiding her feelings for you because she doesn’t want to make that same mistake again.

If this is the case then it would be likely that she would show signs of attraction around you (mentioned below). However, she would likely be less open to making any commitments with you.

She doesn’t want a relationship

It could be the case that she is hiding her feelings from you because she doesn’t want a relationship.

This would be more likely if she also mentions that she is not looking for one when she is around you and if she acts in a similar way around other guys as well.

If it is the case that she doesn’t want a relationship then she would likely be less willing to go out with you or with other guys but she would still likely show signs of attraction around you if she is attracted to you.

She isn’t actually attracted to you

It could be the case that she isn’t actually hiding her feelings for you and she is actually not attracted to you.

It could also be the case that she was attracted to you but she has since lost interest. If that is the case then it would be likely that she would initially have been showing signs of interest around you but that she would have stopped showing them more recently.

In both cases, it would be unlikely that she would show many signs of attraction around you. Signs of attraction could include things such as:

  • Brushing her hair to the side when she sees you and when talking to you
  • Touching you a lot
  • Standing closer to you than she does with other people
  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you
  • Adjusting her appearance when she sees you
  • Pointing her feet at you
  • Having dilated pupils when looking at you
  • Asking you the most questions
  • Glancing at you a lot
  • Getting anxious when you are around other girls

It could also be the case that she would show signs of disinterest around you such as:

  • Crossing her arms when she sees you
  • Squinting at you
  • Standing further away from you than she does with other people
  • Avoiding talking to you
  • Giving you short answers

She wants you to be the one to show interest

Many girls do not want to be the ones to show interest first and it could be the case that she wants you to be the one to make the first move.

This would be more likely if she shows signs of attraction around you and if you have not shown any interest in her yet.

Another likely possibility is that she is not sure whether or not you are interested in her and she doesn’t want to show interest in you out of fear of rejection. Again, this would be more likely if you haven’t shown any interest in her yourself.

She naturally acts reserved

The reason that she is hiding her feelings for you could be that she acts that way naturally.

If this is the case then it would be more likely that she would act reserved around other people as well. It would also be likely that she would show signs of attraction around you and that she would be open to going out with you if you were to show interest unless she isn’t actually interested in you.

Consider how she reacts to seeing you

When trying to figure out why she hides her feelings for you it would be helpful to consider how she reacts when seeing you.

If she reacts to seeing you by changing her body language in a noticeable way then it would be more likely that she has good or bad feelings about you.

If she reacts to seeing you by showing signs such as:

  • Adjusting her appearance
  • Uncrossing her arms
  • Sitting more upright
  • Raising her eyebrows and smiling
  • Holding eye contact with you
  • Positioning herself to be nearer to you

Then it would make it more likely that she is attracted to you and that she hides her feelings because she either doesn’t think that you like her, she wants you to show interest or she isn’t looking for a relationship.

Consider how she interacts with other people

It would also help to consider how she interacts with other people as well.

If she also acts the same way around other people then it would make it more likely that she acts that way naturally and it might be the case that she isn’t actually attracted to you. It would help to consider whether or not she shows many signs of attraction around you.

If she only acts that way around you then it would make it more likely that she does have feelings for you but she either wants you to show interest, she doesn’t think that you are interested in her or she is not looking for a relationship.

Look for multiple signs in her body language

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

It could be the case that she would show a single body language sign for a number of different reasons. This can make single body language signs unreliable on their own.

Whereas, if she were to show multiple body language signs that all suggest the same thing then it would be more likely that she is showing them 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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