Of course, someone just giving you the hairy eyeball might be interested…
or she might be trying to figure out why you remind her of that friend she hasn’t seen in years, especially if she’s got the “I’m trying to do do complex math” look instead of a smile.
She’ll be facing outwards towards the room, rather than facing the bar or her friends.
Her arms will be angled away from her torso; crossed arms are a defensive, closed-off signal that says “go away”.
Most of the time when we check someone out, we take around 3 or so seconds to examine their face.
If the person takes longer – four or five seconds, say – then that’s a pretty strong indicator that they’re interested in you; there’s something about you that fascinates them.
Of course, while there’re women who get flustered when they’re caught looking at people they’re interested in, there are also those who’re considerably more open about conveying their interest.
prefer to be the approached rather than the approacher.
Most people will tend to assume that the eye contact was accidental and move on.Sometimes she has enough courage in the moment to be overtly flirty but enough to pull the trigger herself.Other times it could be that she’s as nervous about rejection as men are and is willing to leave a little plausible deniability; if he doesn’t respond, it’s easier to play it off than a direct rejection.It’s the “look back” part that’s important; it’s a subtle and often flirty way of checking to see if you’re still interested.That smile is to let you know she’s pleased that you’re still checking her out and you should come over and start talking.
They may make a point of making eye-contact before looking around the room, then meeting your gaze again; a sign that they’ve checked out the competition and still prefer you.