If a girl that likes you has been ignoring 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 be doing it and why other girls might ignore you despite liking you as well in the future.

So, why would a girl that likes you ignore you? One possible reason is that you have been too forward with her and it has caused her to lose interest in you. She might also be shy, not want to seem to be too interested, not want to get rejected, want you to make the first move or think that you don’t like her.

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Since there are a number of reasons why she might ignore you despite liking you it would be helpful to consider the body language she shows around you and the context of how she ignores you.

Why a girl will ignore you despite liking you

Each of the different reasons why a girl will ignore you even though she likes 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 that likes you might ignore you, the signs to look for and the things to consider.

She thinks that you act like you do with all women

The reason that she ignores you could be that she feels like you don’t really care about her personality and that you act that way with all girls.

This would be more likely if you tend to show a lot of interest in her when you are around her and if you also tend to flirt with other girls when you are around her.

She is shy

It could be the case that she does want to talk to you but she is too shy to start a conversation with you.

In this case, it would be likely that she would show become more responsive to you if you start a conversation with her.

It would also be likely that she would show signs of being nervous when she is around you and when she is around other people.

These signs could include:

  • Struggling to maintain eye contact
  • Laughing a lot at the mouth but not with the eyes
  • Making the body appear small
  • Rubbing the face, arms, neck or legs a lot
  • Being quieter when she is in a group

She doesn’t want to seem to be too interested

It could be the case that she is interested in you but she doesn’t want it to seem like she is overly interested in you.

The reason that she might not want to seem too interested in you could be that she doesn’t want to cause you to lose attraction for her.

It could also be that she doesn’t want to seem like she is overly interested when she is with her friends because she doesn’t want to look like she is “easy” in front of them. If that is the case then she would likely be more responsive to you when she is alone with you.

She thinks that you don’t like her

It could be the case that she ignores you despite liking you because she thinks that you do not like her.

This would be more likely if she hasn’t spoken to you before or if you have not shown any interest in her, in the past, yourself.

If this is the case then she might begin to show more interest in you after you start showing interest in her.

She doesn’t want to get rejected

The reason that she ignores you could be that she doesn’t want to be rejected.

This would be more likely if she hasn’t spoken with you before and if you haven’t shown interest in her yourself.

In this case, it would be likely that she would show signs of being attracted when she is around you that are mentioned below.

You’re being too forward

It could be the case that you have been showing too much interest in her and it has caused her to lose attraction to you.

When guys show a lot of interest in a girl early on when getting to know her it will often result in her losing attraction for him. This is could be because she would prefer to be the one chasing, she feels like he acts that way with everyone and it feels like he doesn’t care about her personality.

She doesn’t like your personality

The reason that she ignores you even though she likes you could be that she doesn’t like your personality.

This would be more likely if her personality is very different to yours, if you have argued with her in the past or if you do not get on well with her friends.

It would also be likely that she would have initially shown interest in you but that she would have begun to lose interest in you over time.

She is not actually attracted to you

It could be the case that you read her signals wrong in the first place and she wasn’t actually interested in you. She might have been showing positive body language towards you to be polite.

If she was interested in you then she would likely have been showing signs of it in her body language such as:

  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you
  • Having dilated pupils when looking at you
  • Stroking her hair while talking to you
  • Pointing her feet at you when she is around you
  • Touching you a lot
  • Standing closer to you than she does with other people
  • Brushing her hair to the side when she is around you
  • Laughing and looking to see if you are also laughing
  • Adjusting her appearance when she sees you

If she wasn’t interested in you then she might also have been showing it in her body language by doing things such as:

  • Squinting at you
  • Avoiding eye contact with you
  • Crossing her arms when she sees you
  • Distancing herself from you
  • Giving you short answers and not asking you any questions
  • Having tight lips while you’re talking

Consider how she reacts to seeing you

Considering the way that she reacts to seeing you could help in figuring out why she ignores you despite liking you.

If she reacts to seeing you by noticeably changing her behavior and body language, in a way that shows attraction or disinterest, then it would be more likely that she has good or bad feelings about you.

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

  • Adjusting her appearance
  • Brushing her hair to the side
  • Pointing her feet at you
  • Positioning herself to be nearer to you
  • Sitting or standing with a straighter posture and uncrossing her arms

Then it would be more likely that she does actually like you and that she ignores you due to being shy, wanting you to make the first move or because she doesn’t want to seem too interested.

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

  • Avoiding eye contact
  • Crossing her arms
  • Squinting at you
  • Tensing her jaw
  • Pointing her feet away from you

Then it would be more likely that she isn’t actually interested in you.

Consider how she interacts with other people

It would also be helpful to compare the way that she interacts with you with how she interacts with other people.

If she also was acting the same way with other people but she tends to show signs of interest around you that she doesn’t with other people then it could be the case that she was just in a bad mood at the time.

Whereas, if she tends to only ignore you and her body language is less positive around you compared to when she is with other people then it would be more likely that she isn’t actually interested in you.

Consider when and where she ignores you

It would also help to consider the timing and location of when and where she ignored you.

If she did it while you were around other people then it would be more likely that she didn’t want to seem too interested or possibly that she is also seeing another guy that you were with. It would help to consider whether or not she shows interest in you when she is alone with you and how her body language is with you compared to when she’s with other people.

If she did it when you were alone with her it would be more likely that she wasn’t interested in you or that you were showing too much interest in her.

Consider multiple aspects of her body language

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

The reason being that she could have been showing a single sign of interest or disinterest for a number of different reasons. This can make single body language signs unreliable on their own.

Whereas, if she was showing a cluster of body language signs that all suggested the same meaning then it would be more likely that she was actually 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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