Men often misinterpret friendliness for sexual interest. Never make that mistake again by learning how to read a woman's signals.
Step 1: Make eye contact Make eye contact. Most likely, she'll immediately look away. But if she returns the gaze within 45 seconds, she's interested.
Step 2: Know how to read her body language. Lip-licking, hair-twirling and tossing, head-tilting, and leg-crossing and uncrossing are all signs that she's into you. If she brushes up against you, she's really into you.
TIP: Stroking a cylindrical object could be a subconscious sign of sexual interest on a woman's part.
Step 3: Listen to her Listen to what she's saying -- and not saying. If she's letting you blather on, with just the occasional nod, you're more likely boring her than enchanting her. But if she's asking a lot of questions, you know she's probably into you.
Step 4: Try to make her laugh Try to make her laugh. There's often a positive correlation between how much a woman laughs and how interested she is in the man who's making her giggle.
Step 5: She drops hints Mention a hobby or interest. If she says she loves it too, or that she'd like to try it, she's probably hinting that she'd welcome an invitation to do the activity together.
Step 6: Try this test Try this final test to know for sure: when she says something flirtatious, kick your response up a notch. If she backs down, she was probably just flirting for fun. But if she continues to raise the stakes, congratulations -- she's into you!
FACT: A woman is likely to find a man more attractive if she sees other women smiling at him, according to one study.