The dating and hookup scene can already be fairly difficult to navigate when you’re easily able to tell when the women you’re trying to hook up with are even interested in you. However, for guys that aren’t that good at reading women or are just new to the dating scene after a long dry spell, it can be even more difficult to understand when women are interested and when they want nothing to do with you. It can make the entire process of trying to hook up more harrowing than it needs to be, and you don’t want to waste your time pursuing a woman that isn’t interested in you at all. If you don’t want to worry about that any longer, then we have some tips for you that will help you be able to identify disinterested women much more easily. This way, you don’t have to worry about pursuing the wrong women anymore. Here’s what you need to know:

1. She Looks Away Frequently

She's Not Into You... Time To Move On

She’s Not Into You… Time To Move On

Body language is extremely important, and that’s one of the main things we will be discussing. If you are trying to hook up with a woman in a bar or club – or anywhere, really – then you need to pay close attention to how she reacts to your presence. If the woman you’re trying to hook up with spends more time looking away and looking at her surroundings than looking at you, then this is usually a fairly early warning sign. An interested woman will look at you frequently in order to show her interest. A disinterested woman is going to be too occupied with looking around at other people and maybe even other guys.

2. She Doesn’t Make Much Eye Contact

Avoiding Eye Contact Is Not A Good Sign

Avoiding Eye Contact Is Not A Good Sign

Similar to women that are looking around frequently, a woman who fails to make eye contact probably isn’t just shy. Even shy women will make eye contact with the guys they’re interested in. if she spends most of her time glancing off to the side of you, then that is usually a very blatant sign of her disinterest. Keep an eye on where her eyes go – that will usually tell you if she is interested in you or not.

3. She Crosses Her Arms

Crossed Arms Is Another Bad Sign

Crossed Arms Is Another Bad Sign

Body language really is important, and if the woman you’re chatting up looks closed off, it could easily be a sign of disinterest. Crossed arms are not a good sign, as it shows that she is closing herself off, in a way. This is usually a strong indication of disinterest or even discomfort, so you should keep an eye out for this sort of body language. You want to pursue women with open body language, as that means they will be more receptive to your advances.

4. She’s Keeping Her Friends Nearby

Just like guys have wingmen, women often rove around bars and clubs in packs for protection. If the woman you’re chatting with seems to be keeping her friends oddly close, that’s usually not a good sign for your future with her. She may be uncomfortable with you or just not want to talk to you, and she’s trying to get her friends to serve as her wing women and get her out of the situation. This is unfortunate, but it’s more unfortunate to waste time on a woman that isn’t interested in you at all. Keep your eye out and see if she’s keeping her friends oddly close or seems to be unwilling to go somewhere more private with you, as this could be a sign of her disinterest.

5. She Takes a Long Time to Text You Back

Does She Keep You Waiting For An Answer?

Does She Keep You Waiting For An Answer?

If you’ve already secured her number, you might think that you have it in the bag. However, there are still some signs that a woman isn’t interested in you. She may have given you her number just to get you off of her back, so don’t count yourself too lucky. If she takes forever to get back to your text messages and it doesn’t seem to be because she’s busy, then she may not be interested in you at all. She may simply be trying to get you to take the hint and leave her alone. We know that a straightforward rejection would be much easier for everyone involved, but sometimes women just don’t want to have to say that they’re not interested. Keep an eye out for how long it takes her to respond to you.