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What Does It Mean When A Guy Compliments You?


Getting compliments is awesome. It makes you feel really good, right? It’s an even better feeling when a cute guy does it! Compliments are generally given in a good manner. There is usually no negative connotation that comes along with them. To help you get an idea why he is complimenting you, you have to think about the context the complement was given to you in. What were you doing? How long have you known one another? What’s the relationship between the two of you?

There’s a few different reasons a man compliments a woman. Read on to find out what they are!

Your Looks:

Compliments are often based on someone’s appearance in one way or another.

“I like your dress.”

“Your smile is so beautiful!”

“Wow you look amazing today!”

When these come from a guy, it usually gives away that he likes you as more than just a friend. Compliments on your looks are an indication that he finds you very attractive and he wants to let you know it.

He will generally give make these nice comments when he is trying to raise your self-esteem in an effort to flirt with you.

A man will spend a lot of time flattering a women when he is romantically or sexually interested in her. His goal is to get you to let your guard down and warm up to him. By constantly complimenting you, he’s flirting with you to do so.

Your Hard Work:

Did he give you a standing ovation for something you did that was work related? If so, he may just really be impressed by the job that you have done. This type of compliment typically comes from someone that you work with. It could come from your boss or just a co-worker. Either way there is not usually any romantic meaning behind these kinds of comments. He could be trying to boost your motivation when he tells you that he thinks you did a great job. It could also mean that he is being a good friend and trying to support you.

What’s a better way for you to keep working hard than by showing his happiness with what you have done so far?

Your Talent:

Whether you are an aspiring actor or an artist, you will find people constantly showing you support in your efforts. Someone who compliments your talent may truly be astonished by how good it is. They could also just be trying to inspire you to continue working on your talents. This just means that the guy who gave you the compliment is a great friend. He is going to stand behind you as you get better and better, egging you on to help you succeed.

Your Attitude:

When a man starts complimenting on your attitude, it might mean that prior to this you had a pretty crappy attitude. He is letting you know that he appreciates the change in tones. This could come from a friend, a co-worker or a lover and it usually means the same thing no matter which one it is who says it. You might have offended them with a sour attitude before, but now that you have made the effort to change it, they are going to let you know it pleases them. That way you will be more inclined to keep up the good attitude with them. If they do not tell you that they recognize the good behavior, you may resort back to having a poor demeanor.

A Favor:

Once in awhile you might find a man complimenting you simply because you did something as a favor to them. You may have successfully completed the favor wonderfully and they want you to know that they are impressed by it. He might assume that if he shows you how happy he is with it that you will be more likely to do another favor for him in the future.

Your Kissing/Hugging/Any Physical Interaction:

Was the compliment one of a more physical manner? Did he like the way you kissed him or held his hand? These types of comments are usually given when a guy likes a girl a lot. He won’t go out of his way to flatter you on this subject unless he has interest in continuing the physical intimacy with you in the future. He knows that when he starts complimenting you on this kind of thing that he is ultimately raising your confidence as well as making it known he likes you. We can’t be sure if he does this because he is just lusting for you or if he actually loves/likes you.

A Hard Task:

He might just be trying to show you he is going to stand by your side no matter what you take on. This means that whenever you do something extremely difficult, especially something you didn’t think you could do, he will be there complimenting you. Say you ran a 5k, he will compliment you on your hard effort for completing it! These types of self-esteem boosters can come with friendship, but are more commonly done when a man has feelings for the woman.