How To Tell If She’s Into You
Is she interested in you? Or is she just keeping you around long enough to pony up for another round? Use these tips to make sure she’s worth your while.
By Robin Hilmantel
Making a move on a woman is never easy. It gets even more difficult once you realize that the woman you swore was giving you the candy eye was actually giving you the stink eye. But if it makes you feel any better, your misinterpretation is pretty common among guys. A bunch of studies show that men tend to overestimate how appealing women find them. The latest research reveals that dorky, less attractive guys are the most disillusioned — the hotter they think a woman is, the more overly optimistic they are at gauging her interest level.
I can’t say I’m surprised. A few months ago I was at a wedding and a dude asked if I was single … despite having spent the last few hours joking around with my serious boyfriend. Now I’m the first to admit that women can be tricky to read, but you can’t assume that every girl who gives you the time of day also wants to give you her number. To help you avoid any confusion and potential embarrassment in the future, use these tests to decode the subtle signs that will save you from humiliation.
PAY ATTENTION TO HER LAUGH
It’s a good sign if she’s laughing at your knock-knock jokes, but women also know that men like to feel funny. So if you pull out a few goofy Chris Pratt lines from Parks and Recreation, she’ll probably chuckle. But that doesn’t mean it’s legit. To figure out if it’s a phony, check out her eyes. They’ll crinkle at the corners if it’s a genuine smile. If she’s just humoring you, they’ll look like they’ve been botoxed. And if you see her smirk, drop what you’re doing and migrate elsewhere. A smirk shows contempt and nonverbally tells you she thinks you’re a peon.