33 Clear Signs She Is Developing Feelings For You (2024)

Do you have a female friend who you think is starting to develop feelings for you? Do you want to learn the signs she is developing feelings for you?

If so, you’re in the right place. This guide lists 33 of the most telling signs that a girl likes you as more than a friend.

In my role as a life coach, I am often helping clients better understand themselves and those around them. 

That’s why I’m excited to share this guide with you. 

So, let’s dive in.  

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How Do You Know If Someone Is Developing Feelings For You?

The more of these signs you notice when this girl is around you, the more likely that she’s developing feelings for you. 

Signs A Female Friend Is Developing Feelings

1. She Is Acting Differently

If you notice something different about her behavior over a sustained period of time, she’s either developing feelings or you’ve upset her. If she is still being relatively friendly, it’s probably the former.

2. She’s More Touchy-Feely

Physical touch is one of the more obvious signs of a girl developing romantic feelings. If she is touching you more often, you can take that as an indicator of romantic interest.

3. Open Body Language

Open body language can be a sign of basic rapport, but it can mean more too. Does she remain open when you enter her personal space, or does she close off? The former could be a good sign of attraction.

4. You See It In Her Eyes

The spark of attraction in one’s eyes is impossible to hide. It’s difficult to explain, but you’ll notice it when you see it. So, get in the habit of maintaining good eye contact. 

5. She Is More Nervous Around You

Have you noticed that this girl feels awkward around you a lot more? When a girl or a guy develops romantic feelings for someone, they become more conscious of their behavior around that person. This can make them nervous to do the right thing all the time.

6. She Always Looks Her Best 

If a girl likes you, you’ll notice that she’ll dress well and genuinely look her best around you. That’s one of the clearer signs that she is developing strong feelings for you.

7. She Texts First

It’s rare for a girl to text a guy first, unless she really likes him. If a girl sends you a cute text message or several cute texts per week, she’s thinking of you a lot and most likely she’s interested in meeting for a date.  

8. She Engages With Your Social Media Often

If you start to receive more likes and comments from a specific girl on your social media, this could be another sign she is highly attracted to you.

9. She Values Your Opinion

If a girl starts asking your opinion about things like her appearance or her life choices, that’s another telltale sign of interest.

10. She Tries To Impress You

Does it seem like she is making decisions just to impress you? It’s rare a girl would do this for just a friend.  

11. Playful Teasing

If a girl makes playful jabs at you, don’t get it twisted. She’s flirting. This is part of the dance between masculine and feminine.  

12. She Always Wants To Take Pictures Together

If she posts them on social media, that’s an even bigger sign of interest. It means she wants to show the world that you’re hanging out together.

13. Deep Conversations

Does she steer the conversation to ask you a lot more personal questions? If a girl suddenly wants to know these in-depth things about your past relationships and your personal life, she could be weighing you up for a potential relationship with her. 

Signs She Is Developing Feelings
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14. She Does You Favors

A girl developing feelings for a guy will usually oblige to help him out with something, if it means spending time together. Even small gestures can mean a lot in this context. 

15. She Is Always In A Good Mood Around You 

Girls are always at their most pleasant when talking to their crushes. 

16. She Stands Near You 

If a girl always stands near you in group setting and gives you her undivided attention, that’s another clear sign that she may like you as more than a friend

17. Her Close Friends Are Gossiping About You 

If a girl has a crush on you, there’s a great chance all her friends know about it. Often, she won’t even have to talk to them about it. Her female friends will find it easier to notice the signs she is developing feelings for someone. 

18. She Knows Every Detail About You

If a girl pays attention and remembers all the little things about your life, that could be a good indicator that she is developing romantic feelings. 

19. She Sends You Pictures Of Herself

The sexier the photos, the more sure you can be that she’s developing feelings for you.  

20. She Acts Differently Compared To Her Other Friends

This is a surefire sign that she sees you as something different to a friend. 

21. She Kisses You

Of all the signs she is developing feelings, this is one of the most obvious. You don’t have to be a relationship expert to realize that!

Signs She Is Dropping Hints

22. Compliments

Friends compliment friends. But if she’s giving you excessive compliments about your appearance, that’s a sign she wants to be more than friends. 

23. She Tries To Get One-On-One Time

If you’re going to the coffee shop, does she offer to join you? If you organize a trip, is she the first person to agree to come? Does she always want to do the same things as you? 

If she is always trying to spend time alone with you, it’s time to get the hint. She has feelings for you.

24. She Complains How There’s No Good Guys To Date 

If you two are regularly talking about how other guys are trash, that’s another sign she has feelings for you. Bonus points if she asks why more guys can’t be like you.

25. She Complains She Has No-One To Go With To Some Event 

Guess what? She wants you to invite her

26. She Asks If You Like Anyone

When she asks if there are other girls you find attractive, she’s usually fishing to see if you’re available for a relationship.

27. She Asks If You Have A Girlfriend

The easiest way to discover if you’re available for a relationship is to ask if you’re already in one!

28. Dirty Dancing

The dancefloor is the easiest place to spot the body language signs of attraction. How much physical contact does she initiate when you’re dancing together? The more you break the physical barrier, the more likely she’s into you.

29. She Fishes For Compliments

This is a subtle way that women will try to find out if you like them. 

Signs She Is Denying Her Feelings

30. She Becomes More Avoidant

Shy girls will spend less time around their crush, because they’re nervous about do not looking their best or doing something embarassing around them.

31. She Makes Push/Pull Statements

“We’d make a cute couple, but it would never work between us.”

“You have a great smile, but you drive me crazy.”

If a girl is making these types of statements while you’re talking, she likes you. This is a form of flirting. Essentially, she is trying to gauge your interest in her without going too far and potentially embarrassing herself. 

32. She Voices Her Regrets

If she said or did something that revealed her real feelings, she might backtrack and say she regrets it. Again, this is often a way to protect her ego if she feels she went too far without you reciprocating it enough. 

33. She Makes Comments About Your Friendship

Does she make comments about how you’re such great friends and how she doesn’t want to break that?

This can be confusing, because sometimes girls are serious when they start this conversation.

On the other hand, she could be trying to talk herself out of something she really wants. 

If she’s talking about this topic, she has at least considered whether you should be in a relationship. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Let’s round off this guide with the answers to some frequently asked questions about the most obvious signs she is developing feelings for you.

Why Don’t Girls Just Ask Out Their Crushes? 

In a perfect world, a girl would share her true feelings and ask if you feel the same way. Some girls will do this!

However, most girls won’t admit when they’ve developed feelings for someone. Many girls believe men should always make the first move. Some are too shy and nervous to initiate a first date and potentially be rejected. 

That’s why they tend to show their interest in subtle ways and hope that men pick up on these little things they do. These mind games are frustrating for men, but sadly they’re part of life.  

How Long Does It Take For A Girl To Have Feelings?

There is no defined amount of time. Some girls might start developing intense feelings within moments of meeting you. Others might only start developing strong feelings as they get to know you over time. 

How Do You Tell If A Girl Is Scared Of Her Feelings For You?

The signs she’s denying her feelings (listed above) are good indicators that she is scared of her feelings for you. Often, these fears occur because a girl is scared of ruining the friendship she has with you. 

What’s The Best Way To Tell If A Girl Is Developing Romantic Feelings For You?

The best way is to ask her out on a date! Many girls are traditional and believe it’s the man’s job to make the first move. Some will continue to hide their feelings until you begin to show signs you’re interested in them.

So, rather than wait until you’re sure she is interested, the best thing you can do is shoot your shot now!

Any Questions?

Thanks for reading my list of signs she is developing feelings for you.

If you’d like to ask a question about what happens when a girl starts developing feelings or add some other signs to my list, feel free to leave a comment below. 

I’d like to keep talking about this topic, so I’ll do my best to reply to as many comments as possible. 

It would be great to hear from you. 

About The Author

Bijan Kholghi is a certified life coach with the Milton Erickson Institute Heidelberg (Germany). He helps clients and couples reach breakthroughs in their lives by changing subconscious patterns. His solution-oriented approach is based on Systemic- and Hypnotherapy.