In general, girls looking at boys but not smiling is generally a ‘shy person’ body language, often relating to a harmless flirtatious attitude.
The level of staring can go from glances to a major gaze-holding contest. But before you cross the line from flirty to creepy, the thing to consider is who you are and where you are.
If you are in high school, college, or in a workplace, and the girl is a friend or colleague, then it may be a sign of attraction towards you.
You may hold your gaze and glance at her. If she responds and looks at you repeatedly you may approach her.
If you are in a workplace and it is a woman, then it may be more of a neutral or negative reason.
When a woman makes eye contact with you but does not smile exudes confidence and dominance.
Unlike young girls, they do not shy away from smiling.
If she looks at you but doesn’t smile, and continues watching consciously, she is probably upset with you or may have heard something about you.
The right way to approach a girl
If you want to know more or want to speak to her, you can find a mutual friend to ask about her.
Going over and saying a casual, “Hi” works too.
Keep the interaction minimal.
Pave the way for a conversation but always leave the ball in her court.
In that way, you give her the freedom to talk to you if she wants but you do not creep her out.
2) Body Language of the Person
Observe the different signs of her body language.
A positive or neutral body language includes the following;
Open body posture and upright sitting position
Relaxed arms and receptive facial expressions
Open palms or tilting the head in a relaxed manner: These are generally signing when a person is deep in thoughts. This might mean a neutral body language. She may be immersed in thoughts and not really looking at you.
Twisting the hair: this is generally a sign of flirting, and definitely a positive hint. Girls enjoy this as it helps to get the attention of the person they are observing.
Crossed Legs: This body language can be tricky. If the girl is a mature woman, she may do it out of habit or as to appear confident. In that case, it is a sign of neutral body language. But for younger teens and tweens, this might be a sign of disinterest.
Looking down while walking: A sign of feeling intimidated or hesitant is when a girl looks down as she passes you. This is more of a positive body language. Generally, it is noticed in young girls when they find boys good-looking.