What does it mean When a girl calls you love?

by Daniel Conn
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When a girl calls you love, it’s the highest compliment she can give. It means she trusts you with her heart and believes you’re worthy of her love. She really cares about you and wants things to work out between the two of you. It’s a sign that she’s serious about you and wants to take things to the next level.

It’s a decision she makes with her head and her heart, and it’s not one she takes lightly. So, if a girl calls you love, cherish it. It’s a gift from her that should be treasured. If you’re not ready for that, it’s important to let her know, so you don’t lead her on.

What does it mean when a girl calls you love?

When a girl calls you “love,” it means she cares for you deeply and wants a committed relationship with you. She likely sees you as her soulmate and is ready to make a lifetime of beautiful memories with you.

It could mean a lot of things. It could be a sign of affection, admiration, or simply a friendly gesture. If you’re not sure what she means, it’s best to ask her directly. However, in most cases, it’s a positive sign that she cares about you.

Let’s discuss them in brief:

She cares for you deeply and wants a committed relationship with you

When a girl calls you love, she is expressing her deep care for you and her desire for a committed relationship. This term of endearment is often used to express affection and can be used as a sign of love and commitment.

This is usually accompanied by a desire for a committed, long-term relationship.

She is serious about you and wants to take things to the next level

If a girl calls you “love,” it’s usually a sign that she’s serious about you and wants to take things to the next level. 

Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule, but in general, this is a good indicator that she’s interested in something more than just a casual fling.

It is simply a friendly gesture.

When a girl calls you love, it is usually just a friendly gesture and not meant to be taken literally. This is a cultural difference that you may encounter when talking to people from different backgrounds. 

In some cases, people may use this term of endearment without actually being in love with the person they are talking to. So, if a girl calls you love, don’t be too alarmed; it’s probably just a way of showing that she likes you as a friend.

Sign of affection or admiration

When a girl calls you “love,” it is usually a sign of affection or admiration. This term of endearment is often used to express positive feelings towards someone and is generally seen as a sign of affection.

While it can be used simply as a term of endearment, it can also indicate deeper feelings of love and admiration.

Getting Mixed Signals? Here’s What To Look Out For When A Girl Calls You Love 

There are a whole lot of things to take into consideration in order to narrow down what she may or may not have intended by this comment, such as the following:

Her Reaction When She Sees You 

You may not be able to discern from the initial comment what her intentions were.

But next time you see him, analyze her reaction when she sees you! 

This can be a great clue as to her physical or emotional feelings towards you. Watch for a widening smile, focused gaze upon you, and dilated pupils. 

Compare The Way She Acts Around Other People and Women

You might still be lost as to the meaning of her comment without knowing exactly how she acts around other people and men. 

Keep a watchful eye over her interactions with others, being mindful of the body language signs and how they differ between her interactions with you and with others. 

Just make sure to not get caught out- she may likely get entirely put off if she or others suspect that you are watching her every move.

Subtlety is key! You could enlist a trusted friend to do some of the work for you. 

Time and Place 

Who was in earshot when this comment was made? 

If it was said directly in front of a group of friends for all to hear, it may be likely that she doesn’t mean much by it. 

If she did mean something by it, she wouldn’t be so open with her feelings!

If she waited for a moment of one-on-one time to say this in private, then this timing was probably calculated: She wanted to gauge your reaction, without the embarrassment of others overhearing. 

Body Language 

Body language is your greatest framework through which to analyze a scenario like this. 

Consider how the following key aspects of body language were at play when she called you love. 

These are the things to note…

Eyes are the windows to the soul (and maybe the heart). 

Pupils dilate at the sight of someone you are attracted to. Eye contact is the best form of silent and subtle flirting, and is the most easy to spot body language signal of a crush. 

What were her eyes doing when she dropped the comment?

Posture is corrected around a crush so as to appear physically fitter and attractive. 

Said guy might uncross her arms or legs, straighten her back, and lift her shoulders. 

When she called you love, think: Was she postured like the hunchback of Notre-Dame? Or was she more…Renaissance sculpture-esque? 

All of these details matter!

The mouth does more than just talk. 

If she starts to smile and laugh more than usual as you come near him, it may be that she’s trying to give off a certain impression with the intention of attracting you.

A smiling, laughing, joking person is generally more attractive than a sulking skulker. 

People also try to make their lips look appealing around people they are attracted to. Watch out for him subtly licking her lips so as to make them appear wet and luscious. 

Physical contact is a clear sign of attraction and desire. 

If this guy is always close to you, especially within a group setting, it is very likely that she has a special attraction towards you. 

If she comes in for lots of hugs, grazes past you accidentally, or playfully nudges you, then these are all sure signs that she would like to see more of you. 

How exactly was she positioned at the moment in question? If it involved any of these physical cues, then it is more than likely she meant to signal her attraction for you! 

How can you respond when a girl calls you love?

When a girl calls you “love,” it can be difficult to know how to respond. You may feel flattered but also a bit awkward. If you don’t know the girl well, you may be wondering if she’s just being friendly or if she likes you. If you’re interested in her, you may want to respond in a way that shows you’re interested, too. 

You can say, “I love you too,” “Thank you for saying that,” or simply smile and say nothing. It all depends on your relationship with the girl and how you feel about her.

But if you’re not interested, you may want to be careful not to lead her on. Saying nothing can be the safest option. If you’re not sure how you feel, you can always just say “Thank you” and leave it at that.

Let’s explore more about it:

Simply smile and say nothing if you are interested in her

When a girl calls you love, you can respond in a number of ways. If you’re interested in her, you might simply smile and say nothing. This could be interpreted as a way of showing your interest and letting her know that you’re open to further communication. 

This is a way of showing her that you are interested in her and that you appreciate her calling you love.

A compliment or a playful teasing remark

One option is to give her a compliment in return. This will let her know that you appreciate the sentiment and are perhaps even flattered by it. Another option is to make a playful teasing remark in response. 

This can let her know that you’re not taking the term too seriously but that you still find it endearing. Either way, responding in some way is a good way to show that you’re listening and that you care about what she has to say.

Politely decline her advances.

When a girl calls you “love,” she is generally expressing her affection for you. While it is flattering, you may not feel the same way about her. In this case, it is best to politely decline her advances. If you’re not interested in her, you could politely decline her advances and let her know that you’re not interested. 

Thank her for her kind words but explain that you do not reciprocate her feelings. This will hopefully dissuade her from continuing to pursue you. If she does not take the hint, however, you may need to be more direct in your rejection.

Regardless of how you respond, it’s important to be respectful and considerate of her feelings.

The Bottom Line:

The best thing you can do when a girl calls you love is to simply thank her for the compliment. You might also want to return the sentiment by telling her that you love her too. If you’re not ready to say those words yet, you can simply tell her that you care about her a lot. 

Whatever you do, make sure you don’t take the compliment for granted it’s a nice thing for someone to say, and it deserves to be appreciated.

About the author

Daniel Conn

Daniel has more than 7 years of experience working as a relationship and dating coach. He has helped hundreds of people find love and fix the problems in their relationships.