How Do You Know If A Woman Likes You

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How Do You Know If a Woman Likes You? (Senior Dating Advice)

April Braswell

Written by: April Braswell

April Braswell

April Braswell is a senior dating expert, dating coach and professional dating profile writer. She leads dating, relationship and communication skills workshops throughout California. You can sign up for her ezine at and get a free gift ecourse when you do.

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Remember back in high school when you had a crush on a girl and wanted to know if she liked you back? What was the method you used to discover the answer to this great mystery? Like most high schoolers, you were probably too scared to be upfront and just ask her how she felt, so, more than likely, you sat on the sidelines waiting for a clear sign or hoped she would tell you herself.

That tactic didn’t really work back then, and it’s not going to work now. If you’re a senior man wondering whether that senior woman you’re hoping to date really likes you, here are some ways to find out.

1. She’s Always Laughing When She’s Around You

When polled

, women said they find men who make them laugh attractive. So, if you start to notice that a woman is always smiling and laughing around you, feel encouraged. She just might like you!

2. She Makes Flirty Eye Contact With You

Follow her eyes and how she looks at you. Have you noticed that she makes eye contact with you, but then she quickly looks away? When a woman is interested in a man, she watches his eyes and makes eye contact. If it were a business setting, and she was indifferent to your charms, she would simply retain uncaring eye contact with you.

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A woman who’s interested in you often can’t stop looking into your eyes with fascination.

However, when she’s attracted to you, and there’s that initial uncertainty about mutual attraction, she’s nervous to maintain that kind of eye contact with you. Her slight nervousness is an indicator that she’s attracted to you.

3. She Touches Her Hair and Face a Lot When She’s Around You

An unmistakable gesture that a woman likes you is that she spruces up and touches her face and hair or bites her lips, drawing your attention to her.

You can learn more about reading body language here.

4. She Seems Captivated When You Speak

Is she actively interested in you, your thoughts, and pastimes? A woman who likes you will listen to your stories with entranced interest. She will ask you deep questions about yourself and your pursuits, and she’ll listen to your answers.

If she’s interested in you, she will want to get to know you better each time that you’re together.

5. She Looks at Your Dating Profile Often

Different senior dating sites have different features. However, most have some way of letting you know who has viewed your profile. One of the ways a woman will indicate that she likes you is by looking at your dating profile a lot.

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If a woman views your dating profile a lot, she may want you to make the first move.

If you notice that she’s viewed your profile several times a day, that is a sign that she likes you. Send her a message and break the ice.

6. She Sends Virtual Winks and Likes

Senior dating sites (and some social media sites) provide other ways for women to show interest besides viewing your profile. Those flirtatious gestures come in the form of virtual winks, likes, gifts, etc. If a woman does any of this to you online, it’s a sign that she likes you.

You may be wondering why on earth she is doing that. Many women still want the man make the first overt move. She’s being feminine and a little flirtatious. She metaphorically just dropped her handkerchief in front of you. Pick it up by sending her a cute message: “I saw your wink and read your profile. I really enjoy going to jazz concerts, too. What’s your favorite band?”

7. She Gushes About How Fun Your Interests Sound

A woman who’s interested in you will happily listen to stories about your hobbies and how you spend your weeknights and weekends.

Sure, she may be making polite conversation. However, if she responds to your stories and says anything that suggests that you include her in the future, she’s hinting for you to ask her out on a date.

8. She Sits Facing You and Leans In

Another way a woman can show that she likes you is with an open body posture.

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Open body language is always a good sign.

Does she generally face you with an open manner of sitting or standing? By this, I mean her upper body, shoulders, and chest are directed toward you, and she leans into you. This behavior indicates that she may want you as a potential suitor.

If her upper body, shoulders, and chest are constantly turned slightly away from you, she may be subconsciously signaling that she’s not interested.

9. She Constantly Touches You on the Arm, Shoulder, Etc.

Another sign that a woman likes you is that she will touch you in casual and appropriate ways. A woman who is not interested in you will usually only shake your hand or pat you on the back.

If you notice that she lightly touches your forearm, shoulder, and/or hand a lot for emphasis during conversation, you can be certain that she likes you. Her making physical contact with you repeatedly is a solid indicator of attraction and romantic interest.

10. You Feel a Spark, and You Think She Did, Too

Let’s say you’re attending senior dance classes and mingling with a number of great women. Then, one day during the breaks between dances, you’re casually having a conversation with a woman about your work, and suddenly she responds with interest and shares what she does with you.

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Sometimes you can feel the electricity between you two, and she can, too.

You literally only have minutes during this break in the dancing, and you just felt it, didn’t you? That spark beyond physical chemistry. That magic zing that means you two possibly share something at the soul level.

Now is the time to give her your business card and/or phone number, and maybe ask for her information as well.

11. She Gives You Her Phone Number

A woman who flirts with you, expresses interest in you, AND gives you her phone number to get to know you better and spend more time together is a woman who likes you. It’s as simple as that!

12. She Says So!

Many women, especially in midlife, are very confident and don’t like to wait on the sidelines for the man to make the first move. They like to be upfront and put matters into their own hands by saying exactly how they feel.

So, the most obvious way to know if a woman likes you is if she comes right out and says it. For example, she may say after a first date: “Derek, thank you for a lovely evening. The restaurant you picked was just great. I’d enjoy seeing you again.”

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Some women like to say exactly how they feel when it comes to dating.

That’s all. Tell her how you feel, and ask her out for a second date — because smart, flirty, stylish senior women are definitely being asked out by other suitors. You don’t want to miss out!

There’s No 100% Guarantee, But Keep Your Eyes Peeled

Sadly, there’s no 100% guaranteed way to know that a senior woman likes you and will say yes to dates with you. The best you can do is spend time with her, tell her how you feel, and ask her how she feels. Good luck!

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