We women all love receiving sincere compliments â?? as long as they’re genuine, they can make us feel great and brighten up our day. Men like compliments too, so here are a few tips on how best to compliment an interesting stranger that youâ??ve just met.
Compliments are all about the other person
Focus on them indirectly, for example, say “You look fabulous in that sweater!” rather than “I like how that sweater looks on you”. If you want to really make him feel good, try saying, “You make that sweater look good”.
Never make fake compliments
Compliment him the way you would want him to compliment you â?? youâ??d probably hate to know it was faked. Find something that you really like about him â?? don’t say just anything. If you can’t find anything to compliment him on, itâ??s better to simply say nothing.
Make eye contact and smile at him!
Show that you are confident in yourself by making eye contact and smiling. Just seeing you smile will be a compliment in itself. As long as itâ??s not a fake smile, it will make him feel good about himself.
Note an article of his outfit that catches your eye
Mention something that you find interesting or original about his outfit. It could be a watch, sunglasses or maybe an unusual pair of shoes. Also, instead of general remarks like “that’s a nice shirt,” say “you look great in that shirt” â?? it’s more personal without being too familiar.
Keep your appreciation of his body parts to yourself
It is inappropriate to compliment someone youâ??ve just met on their body parts. Rather say: “You have a really great positive attitude” or â??I like your interesting outlook on lifeâ?. Better still is “Your cheerful personality brings out the smiles in everyone around you”.
Don’t ramble on
Keep your compliments short and precise. Speak in a friendly, animated voice. If you sound boring and emotionless when complimenting him, he will simply get bored and walk away.
Try complimenting him indirectly by agreeing with his good taste
If you genuinely agree with his good taste in food, clothing, etc., then say so. This will make him feel confident in his personal taste without possibly embarrassing him with a direct compliment.
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