As a man, you may not know when a woman wants your attention. Is she playing hard to get or really isn’t interested? Whether you are interested in a woman and want to know if she likes you back, or are just clueless, you’ll want to know the signs a woman wants your attention.
Does she want you to flirt with her playfully or pay attention to something important she wants to share? Is your girlfriend silently begging for you to pay attention to her? Is a stranger across the bar sending you signals?
How can you tell when a woman wants your attention?
With all the women making the first move when dating, it is still nice to have a man notice you. Women want you to realize they are there and approach them.
[Read: How to read a girl’s mixed signals and interpret them]
Men don’t always know if a woman is smiling at them to be friendly or if she is instigating a flirtation. But, why do women send signals instead of saying outright that they are interested? Well, women do a lot of prep work to get a man’s attention. The least a man could do is approach her.
To prepare for a night out, women may do their hair, makeup, get a new outfit, wear uncomfortable shoes, and more. If a woman is stepping out with the intention of meeting a man, you need to understand that she’d probably prep for a man’s gaze. They hope for his attention. [Read: 12 fastest signs to know if she wants your attention and plans to get intimate with you]
It doesn’t boost her confidence or let her know you’re truly interested if she is the one approaching you. That is why she sends subtle signs she wants your attention.
She is hoping that her signs will be enough to hook you and draw you in. When she doesn’t have to be crystal clear with her intent, it shows you are observant. You are willing to take a risk to come and talk to her.
What she wants is for you to let go of the fear of rejection. Go for it because she is worth it.
[Read: Should you ask her out? 30 ways she’s saying she wants you to]
You don’t want to miss out on a potentially great thing because you couldn’t tell if she wanted your attention or not. The thing is, if a woman wants your attention there will be signs. Subtle or not, they’ll be there. All you have to do is know where to look to read the signs a woman wants your attention.
#1 She’s always nearby. A woman who is showing signs that she wants your attention will always be within your grasp. She will sit closer to you at the bar, make a point to walk by your desk at work, even if it’s out of her way.
She will be sure to be in your sightline at parties or somewhere you can easily find her. If she wants your attention, even the most subtle sign will be within your sight.
#2 She shows interest in your hobbies. If she never seems interested in baseball until she realized you were a fan, she’s trying to find common ground with you. She may want you to think she shares a hobby with you, so you have an easy in to talk to her. [Read: 15 body language clues a girl just can’t hide if she likes you]
#3 She makes eye contact. You may think eye contact is just a normal human trait, but when you are talking to someone platonically, you don’t look into their eyes for more than a second or two. When you are romantically interested in someone and want their undivided attention, you linger on eye contact. [Read: 15 signs to recognize a thirsty girl who wants to get naughty with you]
#4 She smiles sincerely from across the room. This is one of the most subtle signs a woman wants your attention, but it is also very common. You need good intuition to be sure about this though. Not every across-the-room smile means she wants your attention.
A fake or forced smile could be due to awkwardness because you made involuntary eye contact. But, a sincere or mildly embarrassed smile with a touch of blushing probably means she wants your attention. [Read: How to tell if a woman is checking you out]
#5 She changes her look. If you notice she always has her hair done or is wearing a new perfume around you, she may be begging for a compliment. She may be making these small changes to her appearance so you take note and say something.
One compliment can lead to a first date invite. She is sending you signs to make that ask. [Read: Is she playing mind games with you? How to know what she’s playing at]
#6 She playfully touches you. Women do not touch men the same way men touch women. When a man must get past a woman, he tends to touch the small of her back or move her out of the way. He might brush her hair out of her face or guide her out of his way with a touch at the waist.
These are things many men do to all sorts of women whether he knows them or not. Women do not do things like this without intent. Women will only brush your arm or playfully slap your shoulder when they want you to read into it. If your hair is messed up they won’t fix it themselves without a meaning behind it. [Read: She rejected you buy still acts interested? How to read her mind]
#7 She’s active on your social media. A woman who wants you to reach out to you will make herself available and stay at the forefront of your mind. Not only will she hang around physically, but digitally as well.
She will be sure to like your latest photos. She may send you memes or comment on your posts. But she might not make it clear she is romantically interested but will show subtle signs she is there.
#8 She remembers details about you. Did you quickly mention in passing that you were trying a new restaurant this weekend or going to visit your great aunt? She pays attention to those details. And she will remember those small things you said that most people would forget. She will ask you on Monday how your family is or how that new restaurant was. She will remember where your hometown is and that you said you like her hair down. [Read: 15 easy secrets to be Mr. Irresistible and make girls chase you]
#9 She asks you for help. Women are very capable of most things. And women often don’t like to ask for help, especially from men and especially in the workplace. But, if she asks for your help at work, she may just want to spend more time with you. Then, she can send off more signals that she wants your attention.
If you realize she is asking for your help with something she is easily able to do herself, save yourselves some time. Ask her out so she can get her work done alone more efficiently.
#10 She opens up to you. Although women are stereotypically believed to be emotional and share too much that isn’t exactly true. Many women won’t share their personal lives with just anyone.
So, if she is confiding in you about her family or her past, it may be because she wants you to listen and interact with her more closely and intimately. [Read: The ultimate covert signs to know if a girl is really into you]
#11 She asks about you. A woman giving you signs that she wants your attention will not only share about herself but ask about you. She will want to get to know you better. She wants you to open up and feel comfortable with her. That way you will seek her out more often.
[Read: The signs she is hiding her feelings for you even though she likes you]
Sure, women can be mysterious creatures, but they are also artful. So, always keep an eye out for the signs a woman wants your attention.
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