The dynamics of a friendship between a man and a woman can change over the years. This change can cause us to wonder if our female friends are playing the role of a friend with more enthusiasm than necessary or if something else is going on with them.
If you’ve fallen in love with your friend and don’t want to misinterpret her actions, don’t worry. We’ve made a list to help you recognize signs she likes you more than a friend. Let’s dig in.
Signs She Likes You More than a Friend
1. She Starts a Conversation More Often Than Before
Most women, especially if they’re reserved, rarely strike up random conversations all the time. If she starts up conversations with you regularly and puts in her best effort to make the conversation stick, it’s a sign she likes you more than a friend. Pay attention if she’s always calling, texting, or trying to talk to you, even when she has nothing important to say.
These efforts could also mean she’s just comfortable with you. So, rather than use this sign as a standalone, watch out for other signs on this list for more accuracy.
2. Her Mood Changes at the Sight of You with Another Girl
Does her mood change when you get cozy with another woman? Does she act up when she spots you giving attention to another woman but never accepts it when you point it out to her?
The thing is, friends are usually protective when they feel someone is not good enough for their friends. However, it’s a sign she likes you more than a friend if you notice her mood changes and she becomes territorial every time you focus on another woman. This sign is also visible when she discourages you when you try to make new friends who are female.
3. She Goes the Extra Mile for You
You can walk a mile for a friend, but the moment you walk the extra mile for someone, that person becomes more than a friend. On that note, start taking notes of how she treats other friends and how she treats you.
Does she give you preferential treatment? If she is always willing to do more for you than she does for her other friends, then it’s a sign she likes you more than a friend.
4. She Smiles When She Sees You
Does she suddenly start glowing in your presence? There is a distinctive smile on our faces when we sight someone we like.
This sign can be harder to spot because she might wipe it off once she notices you’re about to look in her direction, but she can’t always hold back, especially when she might have missed you a lot.
5. She Focuses on You in a Crowded Place
When in a crowd, you can’t get lost because she always finds you. Also, she pays more attention to what you say during group conversations.
For instance, I was discussing with my male best friend and a female friend sometime back, but I noticed how my female friend paid more attention to what my bestie was saying. At first, I thought it was because my bestie was making salient points. However, when someone else joined the conversation with a better point, I realized she wasn’t paying close attention to us because she liked my bestie more.
6. She Seizes Every Opportunity to be Close to You
It’s normal and can be said to be random when a woman coincidentally finds her way close to you a few times. But if she shows up where you’re frequently, she likes you.
Additionally, she would always prefer to sit close to you or feel sad when she gets separated from you. Although this can feel like stalking, especially when she decides to join groups or show up at events you’re at, it’s one of the signs she likes you more than a friend.
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7. She Flirts with You
Although some people are naturally flirty or only get flirty when they want something from you, it is easy to know when a woman likes you more than a friend. How? Pay attention when she suddenly starts to give you more compliments, comes up with cute nicknames, playful hits on you constantly, or makes flirtatious comments.
If she only wants something from you, it would be a onetime act and would usually end with her making the request.
8. She Blushes when You Compliment Her
Everything is magnified for her when it comes from you. She might brush off a simple compliment from another man but would dwell on it for days when you say similar words.
If in doubt about the effect your compliments have on her, pay close attention to how she reacts to a compliment from friends and match it with her reaction to yours.
9. She is Protective of You
Not only will she jump to your aid when you’re in trouble, but she will also fight for you in her way whenever the need arises. She is always looking out for the best things and would ensure you’re not being taken advantage of by anybody (including other friends).
10. She Cares About Your Opinion a lot
Another sign she likes you more than a friend is when she starts to ask for your opinion and follows through with only what you have suggested in a time of indecision.
Although other friends might give their opinion, she would prefer to go with only yours and would also have a mood switch when you don’t offer your opinion when she asks.
11. She Takes a Keen Interest in the Things You Love
Of all the signs she likes you more than a friend, this is the most difficult to spot because even best friends take a keen interest in the things you love.
However, when you have something you’re passionate about, friends tend to admire it from a distance or even think it’s silly. But when a woman loves you more than a friend, she begins to pick interest in your passion and start trying to see them in the same light as you.
12. She Laughs at all Your Jokes
Laughing at all your jokes is one of the most common signs she likes you more than a friend and likely the easiest to notice. Friends don’t laugh at all our jokes and, sometimes, call us out on the tasteless ones, but this is not the case with a woman who likes you more than a friend.
To her, you’re a comedian. She’ll laugh at every joke you tell, even when nobody is laughing. If the joke is tasteless, she tends to say something humorous to stop the embarrassment you might feel. Also, making her laugh becomes easier.
13. She Remembers Every Conversation
When we like someone, we remember everything they say to us because we give them our undivided attention. Although friends can pay close attention to what you’re saying, one of the signs she secretly likes you more than a friend is paying attention at all times even when she has a lot going on for her.
In most cases, she remembers every detail and can give a detailed account of everything you said to her, even on bad days.
14. She pays Attention to Your Socials
Does it seem like she is always too fast to tag you on relationship pages or romantic memes on social media? Is she suddenly liking and commenting on old posts? There are chances she likes you.
Friends indeed engage with your post on social media. However, if your female friend starts engaging with very old content on your page, it indicates she wants to be more than a friend and is only trying to know more about you and your past.
Also Read: How to Reconnect with an Old Crush
15. She Compliments You More Often
One of the signs a female friend likes you more than a friend is in how they pay you a compliment. While your friends will casually talk about the new shirt that suits you, a woman interested in you will talk more about the shirt. She could say how beautiful your shirt is and how it compliments your skin color or eyes.
Additionally, a woman who likes you more than a friend will notice every slight change in hairstyle, accessories, perfumes, or outfit and will constantly mention it.
Although most of the signs a female friend likes you more than a friend can be confusing, paying close attention and crossing out these signs will help you make the first move.
Keep in mind that asking a friend out might seem awkward at first, but over time, as you begin to impress her, you’ll both appreciate the love you’ve built from friendship.
On the other hand, it’s okay if the signs indicate she doesn’t like you more than a friend. You should continue to be a great friend because great friendships are as fulfilling as romantic relationships.