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Women reveal the best compliment they've ever received from a date

So it's safe to say that when you tell your date with genuine sincerity that she's beautiful, gorgeous, funny, and quite simply the best company ever, you're not going to get a slap across the face.

However, the ladies of Reddit have spoken and you might be surprised to learn that when it comes to the best compliment they've ever received from a partner, the most obvious ones are nowhere to be seen.

In fact, what seems to tie all the best compliment stories together is the sentiment behind them - the idea that someone has really noticed something particular and special about you, and found a way to articulate it in a way that surprises and delights the receiver. It just goes to show that it really is the thought that counts...


1. NOTICING YOUR DATE AT HER NATURAL BEST

"I've got curly hair and only ever really get nice comments on it after I straighten it, which I hate doing because it's a pain and makes me feel like my natural hair is ugly. So nice comments about it when it's not straightened seriously make my day."


2. ACKNOWLEDGING THAT SHE'S DOING AN AMAZING JOB EVEN IF SHE DOESN'T THINK SO

"My husband tells me so often that I'm doing a really great job growing our baby. I'm uncomfortable like, 90% of the day but when he tells me I'm an awesome baby grower, it makes me feel like superwoman."


3. SAYING LOVELY THINGS WITHOUT HAVING AN AGENDA

"Once in a club, I was standing by the wall sober, kind of feeling shy, and a guy walking by just whispered 'I don't know if anyone has told you yet, but you look beautiful in that red dress' and walked away. I didn't even get a good look at him, it made me feel so good about myself because it was a genuine observation a stranger had made about me. That kind of thing is really sweet."

"I had a random guy in Memphis once stop me in the street to tell me I was the most gorgeous woman he'd ever seen. I blushed and mumbled 'thanks' and stammered, and he just smiled at me and kept on walking. I was a little dressed up, but nothing spectacular, and sure hadn't been fishing for compliments. But that really made my day, the more so because he didn't follow it up by asking for my number or anything. Just that. Awesome. Thanks, random dude."


4. SHOWING YOUR APPRECIATION FOR HOW SHE MAKES YOU FEEL

"One of my favorite moments with a friend is when we were leaving a party at the same time. We weren't really close friends, but he turned to me and told me that he liked talking to me because he felt like I understood what he was really trying to say when others didn't. My heart goes all tender when I think about it."

"'You make me come alive.' This is an actual compliment I received from my now-husband. Anything that makes you feel like you've had a real effect on the person or their life is nice."


5. SHOW THAT YOU REALLY LISTEN TO WHAT SHE HAS TO SAY

"I've gotten plenty of compliments on my appearance, but the compliment that I will always remember was: 'I like it when you talk. When you say something, it's always either really insightful or really funny.'I will always remember that."


6. LET HER KNOW JUST HOW MUCH SHE MAKES A DIFFERENCE

"A guy friend told me that no matter how bad he feels or how crappy his week has been, being around me made him a happier person. It was so touching, because I feel the same way about him."


7. REMEMBER YOU CAN BE COMPLIMENTARY WITHOUT ACTUALLY GIVING COMPLIMENTS...

"It's not really a compliment, but I love being teased playfully in a flirtatious way. I don't take compliments very well because I tend not to believe them (because I have low self esteem) so I prefer subtlety - like being able to tell someone thinks something good about you, rather than being told it.


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Author: Rebecca

Rebecca lives in London with her husband, daughter and dachshund. She hopes her dating blogs for Flame Introductions will inspire you to seek out the best London and UK locations for brilliant dates, and discover some tips along the way to help you find your perfect partner.

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