Want to know how to tell if a girl is single without asking her directly?
Here are 15 ways you can find out if someone is single and available without having to ask them:
15 Ways How to Tell if a Girl Is Single Without Asking
1. Look up Her Social Media
You can find out a lot about someone by looking at their social media, especially whether or not they’re single or in a relationship.
It doesn’t need to feel stalkerish, look her up on social media if possible, and see what you can find.
She’ll either make her relationship status known or you’ll be able to tell by her recent pictures if she’s single or not!
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2. Ask Her Friends if She’s Single
If you know any of her friends, you could always try asking them if she’s single.
However, you should be aware that what you’re asking might get back to her and she’ll likely think you’re interested in her.
Not the worst thing in the world if you actually are interested in her!
3. Ask What She Does in The Evenings and Weekends
If you’re able to strike up a conversation with her there are loads of probing questions you can ask to determine if she’s single or not.
Try asking her about what she does in the evenings and weekends and this will give you a lot to work with.
She’ll either mention she has a partner or you’ll be able to build a picture for yourself.
4. Ask Her if She Can Recommend a Dating App
This is another question that will more than likely make her reveal if she’s single or not without having to ask her directly.
If she’s not single, she’ll likely say something like “I’m sorry, I don’t use dating apps” or “I don’t know, I’ve not used one in a long time.”
See what she says and take it from there.
5. Pay Attention if She Checks Other People Out
Not everyone who is single will be checking out everyone around them, but it’s still one of the signs to look for.
If you catch her looking at other people a lot, she’s likely single and open to meeting someone new.
6. Does She Hang out With Single Friends?
Single people are more likely to hang out with other singles, just as couples are more likely to hang out with other couples.
So if you see her spending time with people who are also single, it’s a good sign that she might be single too.
7. Is She a Bit Flirty?
Plenty of people in relationships flirt a little, and there is nothing wrong with that for the most part.
It’s something to pay attention to though, as she might be flirting because she’s single and looking to mingle.
8. What Is Her Body Language Saying?
Body language can tell you a lot about someone, and this includes whether or not they’re single.
If she’s avoiding eye contact, seems closed off, or is not really engaged in the conversation, she might be taken.
However, if she’s making eye contact, leaning in, and engaging with you and others, she might be interested and single.
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9. Ask Her What She Looks for In a Boyfriend
This is another question that will help you figure out if she’s single, as well as potentially make her reveal her relationship status.
If she’s taken, she’ll likely say something like “My boyfriend is what I look for!” or similar.
10. Flirt a Little with Her and Gauge Her Reaction
There are two potential benefits to flirting with a girl you like if you want to know if she’s single.
The first is that you should be able to tell by her reaction if she’s single, as well as if she likes you.
11. Is She On Her Phone a Lot?
OK, most people are on their phones all the time these days, but it’s still something that might help you tell if a girl is single.
If she’s always texting someone, I’d say it’s more likely that she’s taken,
I say this because the person we text most is our partner, so I’d suspect that she’s either in a relationship or talking to someone.
12. Ask Her About Fun Things to Do for Single People
This is another question that will indirectly reveal if she’s single.
If she has trouble thinking of fun things for single people to do, it might be because she doesn’t need to know as she’s taken.
On the other hand, if she can list plenty of things for single people to do and even says she does these things, she sounds single to me!
13. Find out More About Her Hobbies
This is another great question that will likely give you the answer you’re looking for without having to tackle the topic head-on.
Ask her what hobbies she has and see how she responds.
If she’s into couple things like going to the movies or out to eat, she might be taken.
However, if she’s into single things like hiking and staying in with a good book, she might be single.
14. Look for A Ring on Her Finger
I have to mention this as it’s one of the most obvious ways you can tell if someone is married or not.
The downside is that it doesn’t tell you if a girl is in a relationship or not, a ring on the finger just means she’s married.
15. Trust Your Gut Feeling! (No Guarantees)
If you can’t get close to a girl to ask questions, you might just have to trust your gut feeling on this one.
You’ll likely know deep down if a girl is single or not after you’ve seen her around a fair bit, even if you can’t put your finger on why.
Of course, there’s no guarantee that your gut will be right, but it’s worth considering!
If you want to know because you really like her, you’re better off asking her out and getting knocked back than not asking and wondering what may have been!
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Phil lives in England, UK, and has around 20 years experience as a professional life, career and executive coach. He started this blog to help others find and define their own self development journey. Blogging about a wide range of topics to help facilitate a better future.