If a girl recently lied about having a boyfriend to 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 why she might have done it and why other girls might lie about having a boyfriend as well in the future.

So, why would a girl lie about having a boyfriend? It would likely mean that she is attracted to you especially if she only said it to you and she shows signs of attraction around you. She might also have liked someone else that was with you, she might not consider him her boyfriend or she might want to leave him.

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There are actually a number of different things to consider when trying to figure out why she lied about having a boyfriend. It would also help to consider the body language that she shows around you and the context of how she said it.

Why a girl would lie about having a boyfriend

Each of the different reasons why she might have lied about having a boyfriend will likely come with a number of clues in the way that she said it and the body language that she showed.

Below, I will mention a number of reasons why a girl will lie about having a boyfriend, the signs to look for and the things to consider.

She is attracted to you

The reason that she lied about having a boyfriend is likely to be that she is attracted to you.

This would be especially likely if she said it when it was only you with her and if she wanted to know whether or not you are single yourself.

If she was showing that she was attracted to you then it would be likely that she would show other signs of it, in her body language, around you as well such as:

  • Brushing her hair to the side when she sees you and when she is talking to you
  • Stroking her hair while talking to you
  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you
  • Touching you a lot
  • Standing closer to you than she does with other people
  • Having dilated pupils when looking at you (people’s pupils dilate when they are looking at someone they are attracted to)
  • Pointing her feet at you when she is around you (people often point their feet at people they are attracted to)
  • Getting anxious when you’re talking to other girls
  • Asking you the most questions
  • Adjusting her appearance when she sees you
  • Giggling a lot at the things you say

She is attracted to someone else

It could also have been the case that she lied about having a boyfriend because there was another guy around that she liked.

If this was the case then it would be less likely that she would show many signs of attraction around you, she would likely show them around him and she wouldn’t lie about having a boyfriend when he is not around.

She doesn’t consider him her boyfriend

It could be the case that she doesn’t think of him as her boyfriend.

If this is the case then it would be more likely that she would not have been hanging out with him for long, that she would also say that she is single to other people as well and that she would not do girlfriend like things with him such as holding hands with him etc.

She wants to leave her boyfriend

It might also be the case that she wants to leave her boyfriend.

If this is the case then she might complain about him at times and she might show signs of attraction around you if she is thinking of leaving him for you.

It would also be likely that she would show negative body language signs around him such as:

  • Squinting when she is looking at him
  • Crossing her arms when she is around him
  • Pointing her feet away from him
  • Avoiding talking to him
  • Distancing herself from him

Consider how she reacts to seeing you

When trying to figure out why she lied about having a boyfriend it would help to consider how she reacts to seeing you.

If she reacts to seeing you by noticeably changing her body language, in a positive way, then it would make it more likely that she is attracted to you.

This means that if she reacts to seeing you by doing things such as:

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

Then it would make it more likely that she lied about having a boyfriend because she was showing attracted to you.

Consider when and where she didn’t mention her boyfriend

It would also help to consider when and where she said it and if she said it when there were other people around.

If she lied about him when she was just with you then it would make it more likely that she did it due to being attracted to you.

If she said it when there were other guys around then she might have lied about him because she liked someone else. It would help to consider the body language that she shows around you compared to what she shows around them.

If she said it when her boyfriend was actually there then it could have been the case that she was trying to make him jealous or she was annoyed with him.

Consider multiple signs

When considering what her body language could have been showing it would help to consider multiple aspects of it at the same time.

A single body language sign can have multiple different possible meanings. Whereas, if she was showing multiple body language signs that all suggested the same thing then it would make it more likely that she was showing them for that reason.

Consider how she interacts with other people

It would also help to consider the way that she interacts with other people and how it compares her interactions with you.

If she also lies about having a boyfriend to other people and she shows the same body language around them as with you then it would make it more likely that she either doesn’t consider him her boyfriend or she is thinking of leaving him.

Whereas, if she only said it to you and she shows signs of attraction only around you then it would be more likely that she said it due to being attracted to 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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