What ever happened to a compliment just being a compliment?  

Rookie025 55M
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8/11/2005 1:43 pm

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What ever happened to a compliment just being a compliment?


I posted this article some time ago, before the day of blogs, and I thought I would post it again here as I am curious to hear your comments.

It seems to me that we take ourselves too seriously these days. As a gentleman with manners and good intentions, I like to give woman compliments as I see them. Things like “you have beautiful eyes” or “you have a great smile” or “you look fantastic in that outfit” or even “I like your cologne and you smell great”. I think we often take things too seriously. Its is kind of like when you are in an elevator with a woman that smells great; I think it is nice to compliment her, after all, isn’t that why people wear cologne, for others to enjoy the way they smell? These are often meant simply as compliments and with no hidden agenda, but it
often seems that when I compliment a woman in this manner, she looks at me like I am a stalker. I know it must be somewhat in the delivery; however, I am an educated man, I speak well, and I do not think that I look or act like pervert. So, can a man compliment a woman with out her feeling like her space has been invaded?
Do these compliments offend woman? Are they too personal? In today’s world, are compliments seen as too sexist? What do you women think, should we remaining gentleman continue to compliment you as we see appropriate, or should we only compliment women know? I say “ladies, if you would like to be treated well and spoken to with respect, you should encourage those who compliment you and chastise those who treat you poorly”. After all, most men are creates of habit… sooner or later we will learn.
As a man, feel free to compliment me any time you would like; I appreciate the compliments.

redmustang91 57M  
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8/11/2005 2:10 pm

Well women get hit on all the time, so they are not used to a compliment just being a nice thing to say. Try saying compliments to really old or ugly women and you will get a better reception!


rm_Never911 59M
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8/12/2005 2:13 pm

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