My dearest male readers, the wait is over: you can now figure out if she’s into you! You patiently sat by while I helped the ladies figure out when a guy likes them (or doesn’t). Now, I’m here to help your love lives!
1. She doesn’t text you back (or texts you back many hours later)
Listen, we live in the world of instant communication – she has the ability to text you back, not to mention that if a girl likes you, she’ll actually find excuses to text you. So if you’re getting super delayed responses every single time? Hit the road, Jack.
2. She introduces you as her friend
Here is the appropriate introduction if a girl likes you but isn’t sure if you’re really together: “This is Jack.” This is the introduction a girl gives if she doesn’t like you: “This is my friend, Jack.” See the difference? Yes, it’s intentional.
3. She makes up excuses about not hanging out
Okay, she was busy this weekend. And Wednesday night at dinner. And Friday lunch. And next weekend. And then…stop. No one is that busy; it’s about priorities. And I’m sorry to say, you’re not one of them.
4. She responds with one-word answers
When a girl likes you, she wants to talk to you and keep the conversation going. One-word answers like “yes,” “no,” “lol,” and “ok” don’t do that, whether you’re texting or talking in person.
5. She flirts with your friends more than she flirts with you
A little casual banter with one of your boys? Fine. Flat out ignoring you for an entire night because she’s so focused on him? Not fine.
6. She won’t kiss you
Oh, my God, never date a girl who won’t kiss you! If you’ve gone on multiple dates and she still turns her face away, it’s not nerves: she’s not attracted to you. Why would you want to be with someone who doesn’t want to kiss you? And you can forget about ever getting anything more. Fun times.
7. She puts her hands in her pockets
Yes, it’s cold out. Yes, she did see you start to reach for her hand. No, she’s not into you.
8. She never dresses up to come see you
I’m not saying she needs to look ready for the runway every time you guys hang out (way too high maintenance, anyway), but if she’s always wearing sweats, has her hair in a knot and doesn’t put on makeup when you’re first hanging out? She doesn’t care what you think of her.
9. She talks about other guys
This is extremely conditional. If she vaguely mentions another guy, she could be trying to make you jealous and gauge your interest. But if she’s getting super detailed and giving you a play-by-play of their last interaction/conversation/date? Nope. Not interested.
10. She says, “But I don’t want to ruin our friendship.”
As if a person even has the ability to ignore romantic feelings for someone and still be real friends. Just not possible.
Stay tuned for Part 2 of “She’s Just Not That Into You,” coming next week!
About the Author (Author Profile)Born a Jersey girl but polished as a Southern lady in Charleston, South Carolina, Amanda is an English major in CAS (class of 2015). A voracious writer and reader, she hopes to break into the publishing business one day. Amanda loves/obsesses over chocolate, her hair and shopping (so please don't ask her to go to Newbury Street -- it could be bad). When not in class or eating, Amanda can usually be found in The Howard Thurman Center "studying," so feel free to pop in, say hello and join the party.
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