Girls aren’t as mysterious to understand as a lot of guys might think. Still, if you’re confused about some of the things that girls do, you’re probably not alone. If you hang out with a certain girl and she kisses you on the cheek, you might be confused as to what it means. Does she like you? Is she just being friendly?
What could it mean when she kisses you on the cheek? Girls are much more tactile and effusive with their affection than guys are. It could mean any number of things. Depending on whether or not you’re into her, they could be good or a little disappointing!
1. She likes you
Girls are much more affectionate than guys are, as a general rule. They don’t have any problem distributing hugs and touching casually. When a girl kisses you on the cheek, it could be a sign that she likes you as more than a friend. It’s not quite a kiss on the mouth, but it’s still in the same general area. She may be trying to work up the nerve to kiss you, or she may be trying to hint that she wants you to kiss her! Either way, a kiss on the cheek could be a sign that a girl likes you as more than a friend, and is trying to let you know.
2. She likes you … but just as a friend
A bad thing about girls being more affectionate than guys, is that they’re also affectionate with their friends. When a girl kisses you on the cheek, she may be trying to tell you that she likes you … or she may just like you as a friend. After all, a kiss on the cheek is rather chaste. If she wanted to kiss you on the mouth, she might have just done so. But, she ended up kissing you on the cheek. If you’re not sure whether or not she actually likes you, or just likes you as a friend, you might want to try dropping some hints and see what she says.
3. She sees you as a sibling
If you like this girl, then this one will probably be a tough pill to swallow. But, if she kisses you on the cheek it could be a sign that she sees you as an older or younger sibling. She might not be interested in you at all. However, this type of relationship is deeper than friendship, too. A kiss on the cheek is both platonic and familial. She probably kisses her own siblings and parents on the cheek as well. It’s probably a sign that she sees you as one of her own family members. That might not be good if you like her, but it means that she really cares about you.
4. It’s cultural
Plenty of cultures kiss people on the cheek as greetings. If you know that she’s from one of those places, or has family, her kiss on the cheek might just be her way of saying hello or goodbye. It may not mean much at all. If you don’t know much about her, you might want to start getting to know her. Hang out with her in a group setting and see if she kisses people on the cheeks as a greeting, or if it’s just you. If it’s a universal thing for her, the kiss on the cheek probably doesn’t mean much.
5. She’s just being nice
Sometimes, a kiss on the cheek doesn’t mean anything deep. She may not be trying to deter you from liking her, but she may also not mean anything special. Sometimes, when a girl kisses you on the cheek, she’s just being nice. If you want to know more about why she’s doing it, it’s always a good idea to ask. It may feel awkward at first, but it’s better knowing than wondering! Plus, if you know for sure, there’s no way that you can accidentally make a fool of yourself by asking her out when she was just being nice.
Guys usually aren’t the type to kiss each other on the cheek just to be nice, or as a form of greeting. So, when girls kiss a guy on the cheek, they’re often left wondering what it means. As you can see, getting a kiss on the cheek can mean any number of things. Context is pretty important, too!
If she seems like she’s really into you, a kiss on the cheek can be an invitation for a more romantic type of a kiss. Or, if she’s just your pal, a kiss on the cheek can mean she’s just being nice, or that she sees you as a sibling. Whatever the reason, you may never know unless you ask her!