It’s easy to underestimate the value of a compliment. Telling someone they look nice or that they are pleasant to be around may seem like a simple gesture, but it can make a world of a difference.
Women tend to be more prone to giving each other self-esteem boosts, but that doesn’t mean that men don’t appreciate the occasional acknowledgment or kind word.
Just take it from these men of Reddit who are sharing the best compliments they’ve ever received from a woman. Tbh, it’s pretty darn cute.
1. Aww, shucks.
A coworker who I would walk to the bus station with said “I feel safe with you” and as a big hairy dude with resting murder face and a deep voice, that was something absolutely new to me. It’s been 6 years and I still think about that compliment.
2. Ol’ blue eyes.
21 years old at the orthodontists getting a retainer fixed. Nurse who was probably only a few years older than me told me I had really nice blue eyes, while her fingers are all in my mouth. I’m gonna hold onto that one for awhile.
A girl I worked with said, “wow, you’re always so positive and optimistic. It’s really nice to work with someone like you”. It made my depressed ass happy and proud.
4. She was jealous of your hair. It’s definitely a compliment.
“Your hair has so much body today”
I don’t even know what that means but I know it’s good.
Once had a group of girls tell me I was charming.
Had another close friend that I gave a lot of shit say that I was very easy to talk to.
I’ve cherished both compliments.
“You have eyelashes that women will kill to have.”
So far, it’s the nicest compliment I’ve received from someone.
I don’t think I’ll ever forget it.
7. Whoa, that’s both wholesome and dirty at the same time.
There was a girl who had my name entered into her phone as “Mmmmmmmmm”
8. Ok, backhanded, but I’ll take it!
My closest friend and I have the kind of friendship where we just constantly insult each other. Like honestly she’s attractive. but I’d never say that to her face.
Once she just out of the blue said “dude honestly you’re not ugly at all”
Fucking made my day.
My girlfriend told me her friends all thought I was very attractive and in really good shape. As someone with self-esteem issues regarding my looks, that was the one compliment that cheers me up every time I think about it.
A complete stranger said “If I looked like you, I would be smiling all day long”
That one stuck with me, maybe because it’s the only time I’ve been complimented by a woman
The first time I had sex with this girl, we were both coming off a bit of a dry spell. Mid-coitus, she quite unexpectedly yelled out “you’re so much better than a vibrator!” We’re married now.
12. In fairness, she could have just been faking it, but we want to believe she wasn’t.
“How did you get so good in bed?” No matter how good you think you are as a guy it’s hard to know for sure so this one stroked my ego a bit.
I was paying for a pizza for supper and as the girl at the till was tallying the order she cut herself off mid-sentence to say “Wow your eyes are gorgeous!”
I turned redder than the tomato sauce.
I used to be a nude model for a life drawing class in college, and I was told that I have a “pretty” penis. Not impressive in size or girth or anything, but uniform and a nice ratio.
15. Life tip: Be so nice even your ex can’t say anything mean about you.
In a post-breakup argument with my ex, she said “I wish I could tell you you’re a bad person, but you’re not. You’re actually a really great person, but fuck you anyway.”
I was in college and walking between classes and decided to get a snack from a vending machine. The girl in front of me put her order in, but the item got stuck against the glass and apparently, she didn’t have anymore and was a tad upset.
I stepped up, ordered the item directly above her item, it vended correctly, and jarred her item loose in the process. She had a big beaming smile and said “My hero!”.
17. What a 6-pack.
I was outside kicking a soccer ball around with some friends. A girl I kind of knew walked by and stopped to watch for a while. I asked if she’d like to join and she said “oh, no, I hate soccer. I was just looking at your abs.”