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How to Tell If a Girl Doesn’t Like You: 25 Signs She’s Rejected You

You like her. But is she interested in being more than friends with you? Here’s how to tell if a girl doesn’t like you, and it’s time you back away.

how to tell if a girl doesn't like you

The two of you spend time together, you talk, and you feel like you’re actually starting to fall for her. But does she feel the same way about you? Or perhaps, you’re getting mixed signals and a girl is blowing hot and cold? Nevertheless, knowing how to tell if a girl doesn’t like you is actually pretty simple. Unless she’s playing you, the signs would be big and bold, if only you choose to see and recognize them!

And we’ll get to that here. There are lots of ways to know if a girl likes you, and the signs are almost endless! The problem is most guys don’t focus on the counter signs to know if a girl doesn’t like them!

[Read: How to tell if a girl is flirting back with you – 18 telltale signs to know for sure]

Men have a tendency to think that women are mysterious creatures. But the truth is that women are pretty predictable by nature.

Once you figure out how women think and what motivates them, you have the key to unlocking the female species.

How to tell if a girl doesn’t like you – The easiest ways to read her mind

You can continue to tell yourself a good story. Or overlook the behaviors saying “go away” if you want. But, if you want to know how to tell if a girl doesn’t like you, you need to take a good look at the signs below, and accept them for what it is.

[Read: Is she playing hard to get? All the signs she just wants you to go away]

1. She doesn’t text you back

Women are communicative. If someone texts a girl, and she likes you, chances are, she’s going to reply you. And soon!

If a girl isn’t returning your text messages, don’t believe her when she says she forgot to get back to you, or that she has been really busy lately.

If she isn’t answering your text messages, that is a sure-fire sign that she just isn’t that into you. After all, even girls who are trying to play hard to get will answer, it may just take a while.

[Read: 12 important rules to text a girl so you don’t creep her out]

2. She is always busy

Sure, she may be busy. All of us are now and then. But if a girl likes a guy, she’ll put him as a priority in her life.

If she is constantly telling you that she can’t possibly get together because she is so busy, then you may want to consider that she is making up excuses because she doesn’t want to see you. This is a classic sign to watch out for when learning how to tell if a girl doesn’t like you.

3. She doesn’t show up to the same old places

Has she stopped visiting the places you frequently *accidentally on purpose* run into her? Then chances are good that she is avoiding you. If she isn’t going to the places that you used to hang out at, that is a big tip for how to tell if a girl doesn’t like you.

[Read: Are you boring her? 20 clear signs she’s not interested]

4. She leaves when you show up

This is a tough sign to accept, and an insulting one too. So if you do see this, take it in your stride and give her a lot *a lot* of space!

If you walk into an establishment and she can’t get out the door quickly enough, she is trying her hardest to ignore and avoid you. A woman will avoid you only if she is convinced you can’t take no for an answer. So, take the hint. And grow up. [Read: Why do people hate you? 15 things you’re probably doing all the time]

5. She tries to tell you all her bad qualities

Often, if a girl doesn’t like a guy, she will point out all the things that are wrong with her. She will downplay all her good qualities and make sure to highlight that she doesn’t ever sleep late, she smokes, and that she isn’t a good girlfriend material.

Pointing out all her faults is a way to tell you that you should find someone who is better suited for you, or that she is just not into you.

6. She avoids being alone with you

This is a huge tip for figuring out how to tell if a girl doesn’t like you. If she always says things like “I’ll meet you there,” or if she never wants to hang out alone with you or at your house, then she probably doesn’t like you.

A girl who is nice and likes you, but not in a romantic way, doesn’t want to hurt your feelings.

So, she isn’t going to be blunt. Not wanting to be alone with you is just a sign that she doesn’t want to give you the wrong impression.

7. She doesn’t do anything special when meeting you

She may be interested in being your friend, but not your girlfriend. If she makes no effort to dress up or put makeup on when you go out together, then likely you have hit the “friend zone” and she isn’t interested in you in “that way.”

If she is way too casual when you see her without putting any effort into getting together, you are probably not on the same “interest level,” which is a very important tip for how to tell if a girl doesn’t like you.

[Read: 18 clear signs you’re in a girl’s friend zone]

8. She is always talking up other girls

If a girl is interested in you, then she wants all of your attention and gets jealous when you talk about other girls.

But if she is totally on board with you talking about other girls in your life, friends or otherwise, and even encourages you, then she is probably not into you in a romantic way.

9. She always brings someone else with her

If every time you meet out, she is always accompanied by another friend, then that is a huge sign that she isn’t into you. Girls bring along friends to create a buffer.

It makes no difference if it is a guy or girl, a single friend or a group. If she is always bringing along a companion, then she is avoiding any serious talk with you. And avoiding any romantic attachment to you as well! [Read: The very big signs you need to back off right now when you’re pursuing a girl]

10. She won’t introduce you to her friends and family

A girl who is interested in a guy can’t wait to show them off to her family and friends.

Albeit, she is not going to want to introduce you to Mom and Dad right up front *most likely because she is embarrassed by them or doesn’t want to pressure you*.

But, if you are ready to make your appearance and she can’t seem to take you anywhere, or she picks places to meet that are off the beaten path, then she is probably trying to avoid contact with others in her life.

Although this may be a sign that she wants you alone, it is probably a signal for how to tell if a girl doesn’t like you. [Read: 20 signs the girl you like is just leading you on and taking you nowhere]

11. She doesn’t flirt with or touch you

Not every girl is touchy-feely, but if it has been a while and she still doesn’t flirt with you or touch you in any way, then she probably thinks you are nothing more than a friend.

If she can be around you without wanting to reach out and touch you, then there is little chance that she is interested in you.

No one wants to admit when someone isn’t into them. But don’t make the girl come right out and say it. There are signs all around that she isn’t into you, and you shouldn’t ignore them. Instead, embrace them. No matter how much you like her, if she just isn’t into you, there is someone out there better who will be.

12. She flirts with other guys around you

Okay, not only does she avoid flirting with you or flirting back when you try to get flirty with her, she actually flirts with other guys when you’re around.

Now, there is a very small possibility that she may be flirting with other guys to get a reaction out of you. *petty, but yes, some girls will do that just to see if you can get jealous!*

But almost always, if a girl is flirting with another guy completely oblivious to your presence, chances are, the girl doesn’t like you back. [Read: 30 wicked ways a girl may use jealousy to get you to like her more]

13. She talks about other guys she likes

Here’s another surefire sign if you’re wondering how to tell if a girl doesn’t like you. She talks about other guys she’s interested in, or finds cute, with you. She may ask you for help, advice, or worse, even an introduction to another guy.

14. She may be rude to you

Now, this is something a girl may do if she’s had enough of you trying to hit on her. Every time you try to flirt with her, or try to touch her discreetly, does she become unnatural quiet or does she excuse herself to get out of your personal zone?

Does she snub you when you flirt with her? These are all very discreet but strong signs a girl doesn’t like you back.

15. She isn’t nice to you

Okay, she may compliment you *as a friend* or talk normally. But you never see her go overboard with her compliments or gestures, for you.

It’s almost like she can’t see the effort you’ve made for her, or even notice that you’ve done something different to impress her. [Read: 15 blunt signs she wants you to leave her alone and has zero interest]

16. She always steps out of your personal space

This is a huge sign a girl doesn’t like you! Every time the two are you are forced into a tight space, either in an elevator, or forced to sit next to each other among a group of friends, does she find someone else to talk to? Or does she just any excuse she can to get out of your personal space?

If she does, you’re deep into the red zone. And it’s time for you to completely back away for good. She doesn’t like you. She almost hates you and is on the verge of labeling you a creep! [Read: The 10 types of creepy guys all girls avoid no matter what]

17. You’re the one making all the effort

Okay, so maybe there are a few girls who expect guys to make all the effort. But that’s very, very rare.

If the girl you like isn’t shy, and she’s literally not texting you first, making plans with you, or even interested in keeping a conversation going, take the hint.

18. She pretends like she has no idea you like her

Perhaps, she already knows very well that you like her, and she’s actively trying to pretend she can’t see it.

Maybe she values you as a friend. Or maybe she doesn’t wait to make things awkward between you two. Whatever the reason, if you’ve been trying to flirt up a storm and she still ignores your intentions, stop it. And back away. If she were interested, you’d know by now!

19. She’s uncomfortable around you

This sucks, big time! If a girl constantly fiddles or her phone, or looks around hopefully for someone else to join the conversation, you’re in a bad place. And it’s definitely a very big sign to know how to tell if a girl doesn’t like you.

Excuse yourself if you can, or just give her some space to breathe, so she doesn’t start hating your presence! [Read: The right way to talk to a girl – All the secrets to smooth talk and impress girls]

20. Her conversations are dry

Whether it’s on text or in person, does she normally respond with one-word answers? If a girl actively tries to create a boring situation every time she’s around you, you need to accept that she isn’t into you.

After all, why would a girl appear so uninterested if she’s actually interested in a guy?

21. Her body language is off

If a girl likes you, there are some very obvious body language cues she gives away. But if she doesn’t like you, she’ll avoid eye contact, avoid looking toward you for too long, and appear closed off around you. [Read: 15 body language cues girls give away if they like you]

22. She doesn’t get personal with you

She isn’t interested in getting to know more about you. She doesn’t ask about your friends or your family. And she doesn’t seem interested even when you talk about yourself.

It’s a low blow, but it’s one you have to accept and move on before you get left behind with a broken heart.

23. She’s not excited to see you

Maybe she’s happy to see you, if she’s a good friend of yours. But do you see her eyes light up with excitement when she sees you? If a girl is even remotely interested in a guy, she’d be excited to see him *it’s almost involuntary!*.

[Read: Here’s how girls ignore guys who try to flirt or hit on them]

24. She ignores you on social media

Does she totally ignore your social media posts by not commenting or even liking them? If a girl is even slightly interested in you, she’d try to show her approval by liking almost all of your posts or even commenting on a few of them with random emojis.

But if this girl doesn’t like you, she would probably scroll past your post without a care in the world. *ouch*

[Read: The psychology of ignoring someone – Why we do it]

25. She tells you directly

This is as good *or bad* as it gets. You probably asked her out, or you tried flirting with her. And she told you directly that she isn’t interested in you.

Remember, no means no. She read your feelings, and she turned you down. Stop pursuing someone who clearly isn’t into you. There is plenty of fish in the sea, so go about there and find someone else who’s interested in you.

If a girl requests you to back off or tells you she doesn’t like you pursuing her, this is the end, really.

[Read: The 18 qualities of a great guy that sets him apart from lesser men]

Now that you know the signs and have understood how to tell if a girl doesn’t like you, keep your eyes and ears open. Because sticking around and pursuing a girl who doesn’t like you will only make her feel repulsed by you!

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Vinod Srinivas Serai
Vin Serai
Vin Serai is the founder of LovePanky.com, and has delved deep into the working of love and relationships for almost two decades. Having dipped his feet in almo...