Body language is a nonverbal way we communicate our feelings and intentions. A special someone could try and drop hints or small indications that they are interested, like brushing your shoulder or patting you on the back. But what if her body language indicates something different? You don’t want to risk embarrassment by misreading body signals and jumping to the wrong conclusion, now do you? If only there was a simple way to know what your special someone is trying to say through physical touch! Touch is the most intimate form of communication and can come in many forms. When a woman touches you, she is comfortable enough to make a certain amount of physical contact, indicating that she likes you. You may ask yourself, “But does she like me as a friend, or is she really into me.” The best way to figure it out is by analyzing the person and your relationship with them.
Touches your Shoulders
It is very easy to misinterpret a simple touch on the shoulder. It can mean a lot of things. She might be comforting you because you seem distressed and wants to assure you that you are okay or going to do well, or maybe she is just letting you know she is there to support you. The best way to tell if she likes you is by reading her face and body language. How close is she to you? If she has wide eyes and raised eyebrows and seems to be biting her lips, she may be indicating she wants you to take the next step. If you are still unsure whether that’s where things are going, lean in closer to her face. And if she reverts, she isn’t comfortable, but if she holds her place, it may be safe to assume she is interested.
Rubbing your Back
Back rubs signify compassion and support, which may not always be romantic. If a woman rubs your back while keeping a slight distance, it means she is simply trying to support you and showing you she has your back. She might be into you if she wanders her hands towards your lower back or gets closer to you.
Putting her Arm around your Arm
Girls tend to lock arms with anyone they feel close to; it indicates a sense of closeness, even if it is as “a friend.” So how do you know she’s not being friendly? When locking arms, people keep a distance to respect other people’s boundaries. So if she is pulling your arm too close to her body or using her other arm to lock or touch your shoulder, it could be a sign that she wants to be closer to you. Watch for her voice tone and eyes. If her eyes wander around while talking to you in this position, she is just being friendly and comfortable. But if her eyes are on you and her voice has slightly changed to softer than usual, she might want something more.
Holding your Hand
When two people hold hands while walking, they mean it more romantically. Unless you are family, then holding hands would be platonic. If the girl you like takes the initiative to hold hands, she isn’t hesitating to hide the fact that she’s serious with you. If her hands are loose, she still might be too shy, but she’s still trying to make an effort in your relationship.
Playing with your Hair
Unless it’s your hairdresser, If a girl touches your hair, it not only means she’s into you, but it can also mean she’s trying to get with you. Her intent may even be sexual. But before you jump to conclusions, let’s also look into the situation here. A quick brushing of your hair might also indicate that she is just being playful.
When her Arm is around your waist
Again, this either means she’s just buddies with you or has romantic feelings for you. If she is being friendly, she has her arms around her waist because she just feels comfortable with you. But if her body is leaning on you and holding your waist tightly, she may have feelings for you.
Hitting your Arm
This can appear playful or flirtatious, but you must read the room. Did you do anything to upset her? If she’s cheerful and laughing at something, take it as a good sign. If she’s blushing or trying to get your attention, it’s likely because she likes you.
Touches your Face
People don’t usually go about touching other people’s faces casually. She is most likely being very upfront about her feelings towards you and is ensuring that you know that she likes you. If she gently places her hands on your cheeks, she admires your face. If her fingers are stroking your cheeks softly, she might be trying to make things work out for the long term.
And if you feel like you are still confused about your situation, just be upfront and ask her what she thinks of the relationship. And Always ask for consent when moving forward with physical touch; verbal communication goes a long way in clearing doubts or speculations. It is better to be sure about where you stand.