When a girl says Maybe when you ask them out, what does it mean?
Does "Maybe" mean she is considering it and is inclined to say "YES" but wants to think about it a bit?
Does "I don't know" basically mean she doesn't want to consider it and is basically saying "NO"?
In my specific example:
There's this girl, we give each other a lot of eye contact, she follows me when I talk, she bumped into me in the halls on campus today(Monday), and after we talked for a couple minutes and she was all smiles, I asked her if she would want to do something with me sometime.
She looked like she was about to say yes, then said maybe with a smile. I said, "think about it, I'll talk to you on Wednesday. "(I share a class with her then).
Ladies, what do you think? What does "Maybe" mean to you?
Vote A Maybe = YES (unless the guy does something that really blows it)
Vote B Maybe = I'd like to say yes, but I need to think about it
Vote C Maybe = Completely unsure 50/50 chance either way
Vote D Maybe = most likely NO, but I might change my mind
Vote E Maybe = NO (just trying to be nice about it)
A lot of girls say maybe so they don't seem desperate to go out. I actually have a friend who would never say yes right off the bat and just prefers to be coy from the beginning. If you are really honest with your interpretation of the eye contact and the big smiles from her, I think she really does want to go out with you. The Wednesday follow up may have already happened, but if not, be confident when you ask her again, as if you expect her to say yes. If she continues to say maybe, give her a big grin, compliment her frequently and never ask her out again. More than one maybe is just a game.
Bro, this is really simple. If a girl says "maybe", she's being playfully positive and saying "yes". All she wants to see is how you respond. If you go along with "maybe" and just take that as a yes, it demonstrates that you're confident enough to take a little chance and that you're bold enough to look past the surface level words and see what she's saying with her body language and smile. When you take it at face value like you did, she realizes you don't entirely "get it". Just think this way: If a girl is talking to you, she's probably got some level of interest. If she doesn't, girls generally avoid that guy like the plague.
And, if you really want to take it up to the next level, when she says something non-committal like "maybe", just be playful back in a really fun tone and say something like "Ok, well MAYBE I'll think about taking you out someplace fun then! " Just make sure you have a silly kinda smile on your face when you say it. It shows her that you're:
c. Not willing to take her crap, or you'll call her out on it at least
d. Someone she can be herself with
That will take you a lot farther than you could possibly ask for. Trust me.
It sounds like she wanted to say yes, but maybe she is trying to draw it out a little bit? Maybe she thought it would make her look too easy if she just agreed right away. If she was all smiles, don't be too freaked out though. Smiling is a good sign, so hopefully she will give you a yes next time you see her!
There are many different things that could be going on here. She may not be sure how she feels about you, and wants to think about it before she says yes to anything. Or, she may be nervous, and wants to figure out what to say to you. Or, she may not want to, and she's trying to spare your feelings.
But, it seems to me that she might be interested. Eye contact is huge. If she's giving you a lot of it, than she just might be interested.
What was her smile like? Was is genuine and confident, or was it nervous and hesitant? If her smile was the first kind, she may be sort of flirting with you. But if it was more like the second, she may not know how to say no to you. I've done that before, honestly. Not known what to say. But, in your case, I'd say she just needs to think about it.
So, let her think, and come Wednesday, you'll get your answer. I hope I was able to help you. Good luck to you!
I say maybe means a yes, but that you need to work for it a little more. Saying maybe means we're interested but you need to ask us again. Although there is the chance that maybe can mean no but we are trying to be nice about it. Those are my thoughts, hope that helps.
Dude she said it with a smile she is going to say yes. She purposefully bumps into you in the hall and listens to you. She really likes you she just wants time to think and if she says no its because she doesn't want to ruin the relationship
It sounds like she is trying to be sexy, like she's saying yes, just a tricky way so that you don't feel like you have her, she's playing the game of make him want what he can't have kind of deal, this way you want her more/try to get her more, she's playing hard to get to see if you're game enough for her, good luck, you can do it, if you are game lol
You can't just judge it by the words "maybe" and "I don't know" in general.
For THIS scenario though, I'm guessing she said maybe because she's a bit shy, she was a bit surprised, or this is one of her ways of flirting. If your exact words were, "Do you want to do something with me sometime? " she may have said maybe just because it wasn't a solid plan, and, in response, she didn't give a solid answer, not because she didn't want to but because that was in keeping with the conversation!
I think in your specific case, there is certainly some attraction. It depends on how you pull it off for things to develop further. However, in my opinion, in a general sense, maybe may mean all of the above.
That's one hell of a question my friend, I've always wondered that myself. It seems that it could either mean "Yes, but I'm playing hard to get" or "i don't know if I like you or not" or "No but I'll give you a faint glimmer of hope and pray you forget about it". Gah, why can't girls just think more like guys?