Flirting sign 2: Closeness
Is your crush suddenly standing closer than six feet away from you? Unless you’re in an extremely crowded space where people aren’t respecting social distancing, this could be a sign that they’re into you. Remember, though, we’re entitled to our own safe space, so backing away in a non-conspicuous way is fine. Moonwalking is not one of those ways. Go grab some snacks nearby instead or greet a hopefully non-imaginary friend before returning to your conversation.
Flirting sign 3: The chat
Though most human communication is non-verbal, listening to what she’s saying is still important. Are they asking lots of questions about you? Dropping the girlfriend word casually into the conversation? This at least indicates an interest in you as a person, and the gf bomb is a sure sign that things are getting personal. Both personal questions and compliments can be interpreted as flirting signs from a woman, but that’s more likely to be the case if they’re both in the mix.
What are female signs of flirting when there is no physical context, then? Check the chat over text. Sometimes a cute gif will do the job, at least as an ice breaker (everyone loves a waving bear, right?). Seriously, though: if they’re interested, they’ll keep the conversation going. If you are, it’s a good idea to do the same, unless you want the connection to fizzle out like a sad, low-quality birthday candle.
If you think you’re picking up on signs she’s flirting with you, you have two options: if you’re just not that into them, you may want to create some polite distance between the two of you. Let the sad candle burn out. But if you want to know more, you could try flirting back using the same techniques she seems to be using (maybe don’t flick your hair, though, unless you’re Jonathan van Ness).