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by | September 21st, 2021


These are the best compliments you can say to a woman to generate a positive feeling.

If you're wondering how to talk to a girl you like, trust me, this list is for you. I've written many blogs about how to approach a girl, so I know all the right things to say to your crush to get her to like you.

Let's dive right in!

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17 Best Compliments For All

Here are some great things to say to anyone in your life that you are grateful for.

Maybe you want to let your girl know she's incredible. Perhaps you're driven to uplift, support, and inspire your students, clients, or the players you coach. Maybe you want to let a total stranger know that they matter. Just because. If you've ever asked yourself, "what are some good compliments?" then you're in the right place.

Here are the 17 best compliments:

1. I bet you make babies smile.

This is one of the most awesome compliments you can give someone. You recognize the positivity that shines out of her. I mean, haven't you ever made a child smile? It's the best feeling ever.

2. You have impeccable manners.

Good manners are the ultimate form of courtesy and consideration of others. A simple compliment like this will tell her that you notice what she's doing, that she's caught your attention.

3. You've got all the right moves!

This is a great all-around affirmation, and it can cover anything from steps taken in a procedure to dance steps. When you praise how she moves, it will make her feel nice things inside that would probably make her think of you the next time she dances.

4. Your kindness is a balm to all who encounter it.

We totally encourage you to embrace your poetic side, especially in texts and writing. Saying this to her won't only make her smile, but it will also let her know that her kindness caught your attention.

5. You're even more beautiful on the inside than you are on the outside.

This is a great compliment to give to a girl. It will have a positive impact on her self-esteem. When many of us fear being seen only for what's on the surface, it is precious to let others know that you perceive what may go unspoken and unseen by others.

6. When you're not afraid to be yourself is when you're most incredible.

It helps when we all encourage each other to be our honest, authentic selves. Fear and insecurity can cloud any endeavor, and we can all benefit from affirming each other that we are enough. And when you use an adjective like "incredible," it will definitely bring a smile to her face.

7. If you were a box of crayons, you'd be the giant name-brand one with the built-in sharpener.

Try on some metaphorical humor to express your compliment words and produce a smile. Is it corny? Yes. But, when your main goal is to make her feel good, being corny doesn't have to be a bad thing, as long as you achieve the goal.

8. In high school, I bet you were voted "most likely to keep being awesome."

That's a funny all-around good compliment that says: "You're great now, and I bet you've been great since forever." It may even bring back a good memory from when she was a student. So either way, it will make her smile.

9. Babies and small animals probably love you.

The thing about babies and small animals is that they are symbolic of raw honesty and ultimate truth. When you bet that these tiny living things are drawn to her, it means her personality exudes sunshine. And everyone, especially babies and tiny animals, loves sunshine.

10. If cartoon bluebirds were real, a couple of 'em would be sitting on your shoulders singing right now.

The image of having birds on her shoulders, all shiny and cute, means that she's the leading lady in a light and fun animated movie. And you know what it means when they start singing, right? It means something good is about to happen.

11. You're more fun than a ball pit filled with candy.

Ball pits, candy, and Disney World are universal metaphors for fun and unfettered happiness. To compare her to these super fun things means that you enjoy her company a lot. Saying these to her also means that you like having her around because she's a lot of fun.

12. You always know how to find that silver lining.

Idioms for positivity never fail to add color and creativity to your words. There are very few people who can find positivity even in the darkest times. Finding someone who can make a bad thing good - that's perfection.

13. You're more fun than bubble wrap.

Metaphors as compliments are great for adding character to your compliment words. What other metaphors for fun can you think of? Waterslides? Ziplines? Ice cream cones? Whatever that may be, a good compliment giver can make the best metaphors work.

14. You have the courage of your convictions.

We love this one because it recognizes the value in another's honesty, authenticity, and integrity. Speaking our truth is hard. It will always be. We can all use all the support and encouragement we can get to keep being strong in our beliefs no matter how vulnerable we may feel when we fight for them, especially in the face of opposition.

15. You give the best hugs.

A release of oxytocins is not all that makes hugs good. When you're hugging the right person, it makes you feel warm and calm. When you tell her that she gives the best hugs, not only will you have given a sign that you like her, but you will also have given her a signal to hug you more often.

16. Your ability to recall random factoids at just the right times is impressive.

Everyone has a skill that may seem uninteresting to other people, but to the right person, that may very well be what impresses them and gets their attention. Recalling random factoids may be a nerdy thing to do, but when you point it out, she'll appreciate that her so-called nerdy skill is something that impressed you.

17. You have the best laugh.

Laughing is the simplest and most natural thing someone can do. Because of that, we often don't notice if there's anything different with our laugh. So when you say that she has the best laugh, it means you notice something different about it, that normally you wouldn't with other people.

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15 Best Lines To Say To Compliment Girls

Letting your girl know you love her in every way imaginable is key to keeping your relationship dynamic and evolving. Compliments for girls can begin quite simply. To tell her she's beautiful is a no-brainer.

However, you'll want to level up as far as how you See her not just from your body, mind, and heart, but from the depths of your soul. Even the atheists out there who may or may not believe in "the soul" per se can benefit from creating good praises (or an Italian complimento) from the deepest place possible because this isn't at all just about affirming the other person in question or putting you in good favor with them.

In expanding the ways you appreciate and express your gratitude for a loved one, you are expanding the depth of your own self-awareness of what you find worthy and valuable. The more positivity you exude, the more positivity will find you.

Here are 15 sweet compliments to say to a girl:

18. You're that "Nothing" when people ask me what I'm thinking about.

We all say "nothing" when we really mean we are intently focused on that someone in our lives whose presence sometimes feels too vast for words. Sometimes, they never even really leave your mind. Thinking about them is a consistent process in your brain.

19. You're a gift to those around you.

What a great noun to assign to someone you like, right? A gift. A present! You love not only what she offers you but what she offers others. You are unselfish in your appreciation of her presence.

20. You’re perceptive.

You're letting her know that you know that she reads between the lines and that there are lines of communication between you two that are hidden from the world. Complimenting a woman's intelligence is always a good idea.

21. You're a brilliant listener.

Listening is highly underrated in this day and age. Few people actually listen with total presence. Let her know how much you appreciate her talent for this lost art. Add the word brilliant to let her know you know she's critically thinking about what she receives.

22. You are very good at seeing the best in people, even when everyone else sees the worst.

One who can turn water into wine and rocks into gold when everyone else is complaining about scarcity is a gift to the world indeed. This is a supportive thing to hear from another; remembering where this streak of compassion was seen can fuel a challenging day.

23. If I threw something at you with no warning, I bet you'd catch it.

You're saying that you see that she has the flexibility and ability to handle anything the world might throw at her. You're telling her that she can do a good job, no matter what crazy or bad thing is handed to you.

24. You embody all the best qualities of each Hogwarts house, rolled into one.

Although this may sound like just a cute, nerdy Potter reference, this one is actually quite powerful: You're saying she's a perfect balance of yin and yang, capable of deep empathy across any spectrum.

25. Talking to you is so refreshing. I'm happy that we can communicate like this all the time.

You're specifically saying that you appreciate the openness of communication that the two of you have established. You're letting her know you feel supported in your connection and encourage the same.

26. That is an excellent choice. I'm glad you picked that.

Actively supporting your girl's choices and other things she has active control over can go a lot further than complimenting static qualities like her height or eye color. Plus, when you compliment her taste, it implies that you would choose the same if you were to pick.

27. There's just something about you...

There comes a point where our love, appreciation, and gratitude for our partners become totally intangible and bigger than what fits into words. In these cases, it's the tone of your voice that conveys the fullness of your heart.

28. Talking to you is like a breath of fresh air.

I know we all have people in our lives that we'd like to stop talking to. They're overly annoying and talkative that sometimes you'd like them just to shut their mouths. But, when you find a girl who makes talking easy and light, it feels like everything fits. You won't even notice the time passing when the two of you get into a great topic.

29. You are a ray of sunshine on a rainy day.

Have you ever had one of those days when nothing seems to go your way? If you have, I know you look for something that can lift your spirits just a little. She has also felt this way a least once in her life, so when you tell her that she's something you're looking for when you're having a bad day, she'll know that you value her a lot.

30. I bet you sweat glitter.

There are a lot of ways to compliment someone. When you run out of kind words, you can try the funny route. I know it's a little weird, but when she laughs from this, she's going to remember this line for a long time.

31. Has anyone ever told you that you have great posture?

Everyone knows that the world holds women to a higher standard. They always have to look their best, do their best in all aspects of their lives and still show up to everything and give 100%. When you make comments about something she's expected to have, but she never really notices, you're in for a great smile.

18 Best Words of Appreciation For Men

Cultivating our relationships with our brothers is just as important as our family members, romantic partners, and work associates. Knowing how to give compliments for men is vital. Sometimes really letting our guy friends know we appreciate them is the most difficult challenge of all!

Here are 18 compliments for guys:

32. You always know when to lend a hand.

It takes insight to know when and how to step in and when to stand back and let others have their turn. Not only are you expressing thanks for the help, you recognize another man's intuition.

33. I appreciate your trust.

Trust is difficult. It is rare. It should be recognized and cherished wherever it is had. I'm sure she knows how important it is to trust and be trusted. So when you say something like this to her, it tells her that she is appreciated and valued.

34. You've got a killer work ethic.

Sometimes, when you have low self-esteem and feel down about yourself, you need someone to give you a good compliment. These words go a long way in a world where proactivity, ambition, and diligence are some of the most coveted qualities.

35. I love your ideas.

It's a liberating self-exercise to let a peer know there's something about them you absolutely love. Great ideas are universally awesome. Let him know you love what he's bringing to the table. This tells him that he's shared an idea that stood out, that it made you point it out.

36. Thank you for being so flexible.

Flexibility is an underrated value that really needs to be more widely recognized! Flexibility is all about being adaptable. Adaptability shows balance and empathy. When you let him know that you appreciate the way he adjusts for you, it will make him feel like his efforts are recognized and valued.

37. You really know how to treat a woman.

You are openly admiring your comrade's ability to communicate effectively with the finer sex. You recognize him as the epitome of the cisgender masculine ideal.

38. You look really good in that suit.

As a society, we've got to eradicate the idea that men can't take just as much benefit and pleasure in cultivating a sense of style as women do. A fashionably confident man is eye candy for everyone. Let your brothers know that their efforts are both appreciated and inspiring.

39. Your outlook on life is amazing.

This is another powerful one. You recognize the entirety of your friend's mindset and the diligence and self-care required to maintain such positivity in the face of challenges.

40. You're an awesome friend.

You can never go wrong with thanking you for the high quality of the friendship he offers you.

41. You were cool way before hipsters were cool.

Only American English would have a word like "hipsters" in its dictionary. So when you compare him to something as cool as being a hipster, it's a great thing to hear.

42. Everyone gets knocked down sometimes, but you always get back up and keep going.

His resilience is inspiring, and it encourages you to approach your life in the same way. When you compliment him about this, it conveys that you're impressed that he has this ability.

43. There's ordinary, and then there's you.

He's extraordinary, and you're not afraid to say it, except that it sounds cooler this way – like it could have been a jest, which honors your familiarity.

44. Being around you is like a happy little vacation.

There aren't many people you can be around and feel so comfortable with. When you say that he's one of those people, he'll know that you feel good around him.

45. I always enjoy talking to you because you are such a great listener.

You can also take this opportunity to ask him if his parents taught him to be like this when he was a kid. You don't only make him feel good, but you also get to know him a little better.

46. You always have the best ideas.

Everyone has different assets, but when you compliment him on his ideas, it tells him that you value his intelligence and his uniqueness.

47. You're always learning new things and trying to better yourself, which is awesome.

Being a better person means constantly trying to improve and grow in different ways. He'll feel appreciated when you point out his effort to be better.

49. Somehow you make time stop and fly all at the same time.

Stop, fly, delay, and stretch... when you say he can do any verb that you can associate with time, it just means that you think nothing else matters when you're together.

14 Best Funny Regards To Heighten Any Relationship

Creativity and humor heighten any friendship or relationship. Depending on our level of self-confidence as teens, some of us don't fully come into our unique sense of humor until later in life.

Funny compliments can be great for establishing connections with others. They make others want more of you. Their positive responses to your humor can really bolster your social confidence.

Here are the 14 best funny compliments:

50. Even if you were cloned, you'd still be one of a kind. And the better-looking one.

Not only are you unique, but you're also the most special of the unique.

51. Your face makes other people ugly.

You're so good-looking that nobody else can be gorgeous so long as you are.

52. If it were legal to marry food, I would still choose you over pizza.

The idea of standing at the altar with a slice of pizza carries this one far.

53. You are more unique and wonderful than the smell of a new book.

The smell of industrial ink on fresh paper is a gloriously nerdy euphemism for awesome.

54. Looking like a complete idiot with you is really fun.

You're so amazing that it almost makes me feel insecure, except that I'm so busy having a blast with you.

55. You're one of my favorite drunken karaoke partners.

I can be myself around you, and I love that you feel like you can be yourself around me.

56. You know, you're almost as wonderful as pizza. Almost.

There's nothing more loving than a compliment disguised as a non-compliment because it affirms two levels of communication between you where you can say one thing and mean another.

57. You're like the human form of sweatpants… because I'm so comfortable with you.

There's not a more accurate metaphor for comfortable than sweatpants.

58. Luckily, you're not a drug because I would be a nasty addict, and you'd have to pay for rehab.

Jokingly making non-literal demands of your loved one is another way to deepen a connection.

59. You're better than a triple-scoop ice cream cone. With sprinkles.

Ice cream really is a top-tier dessert, isn't it? Top that with sprinkles, and you've got yourself a tasty treat after a wonderful meal. What's better than that? Maybe you!

60. If someone based an Internet meme on you, it would have impeccable grammar.

I don't know what it is with having perfect grammar that turns on a lot of people. Maybe it's the intelligence and attention to detail that stimulate them.

61. You're all that and a super-size bag of chips.

Coming home to a TV, comfortable couch and a super-size bag of chips after a long day is just what you need to recharge. Find somebody who can be that for you.

62. You could totally survive a zombie apocalypse.

With all these new movies about the apocalypse and the end of the world, you'd think that we all could survive it if it happened.

63. You're even better than a unicorn because you're real.

Mythical creatures are all well and good, but they're imaginary. Spending time with that someone you like is still better than your fantasies.

64. I bet you do the crossword puzzle in ink.

Crosswords really are a measure of intelligence and confidence, right? Doing them in ink means that you're unafraid of mistakes and confident that you are correct.

Downloadable and Printable List of Compliments

Here is a downloadable and printable jpg/pdf list of compliments (right click the image and select Save Image As...):

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have any more concerns about the best compliments to give that someone you like? Check out these frequently asked questions to clear some things up.

Is complimenting your partner important in a relationship?

The short answer is, they are. When you compliment your partner, it makes them feel recognized and appreciated. That's what you need to maintain a good relationship.

Why do some people reject praise?

People feel self-conscious when someone notices them, so sometimes they reject compliments to take the attention off of them.

When do I know that my words of admiration don't creep a girl out?

You'll see it in her reaction. If she looks uncomfortable at all, then you'll know you didn't do it right. Just don't be creepy, dude. You'll get the hang of it.

Do girls like to receive constant compliments?

Some girls like it, but the general rule is to balance it out. If you want to keep her interested, you can compliment her often but keep it unique and personal.

How do I assure her that my admiration is genuine?

The best and most genuine words of admiration are the ones that are personal and meaningful. She'll know it's genuine if it fits her personality.

A friend of mine is dating a British guy, and he called her "chicken" one day. Is it a compliment or a respectful word?

Chicken means afraid. Don't use it unless you want to insult her.

How To Give Compliments

Alright, guys, you've got to really listen carefully now. It's very important that you know how to use our compliment lists correctly.

Here is how to give compliments:

1. Nobody likes fake people

You can give all the praises in the world, but if they're not given with honesty and sincerity, your efforts can really backfire and put you in a really negative light. It must come from the heart. You've got to mean them, and genuinely wish good vibes and encouraging thoughts.

2. Think about the kind of relationship

Sometimes you'll need to think about the kind of relationship you have with that someone you're complimenting. Like your work colleagues might be more comfortable receiving praises about their professional performance than their appearance or personal lives. However, if you've hung out a couple of times outside of work, more personal appreciation might be just fine.

3. Create a positive social atmosphere

One powerful way to create an especially positive social atmosphere is to compliment a person while addressing others whom he or she respects.

Example: You, Sophie, and Adam are gathered for a chat by the water cooler. You turn to Adam and tell him that "Sophie is one of the most tenacious, hardworking people you know, and anyone would be lucky to work with her."

Then turn to Sophie and thank her for being such an inspiring colleague. Boom! Sophie feels seen and appreciated by not only you but Adam and anyone else within earshot.

More Ways To To Get The Girl

Learning how to deeply connect to women is a powerful rite of passage for every man. To fit traditionally masculine social ideals, many of us had to give up the softer side of ourselves early on. Courtship reawakens it. Learning how to be balanced, confident men through dating, romance, long-term partnerships, and marriages is the ultimate journey in personal development.

  1. Learning how to compliment a girl will take your verbal confidence to new heights.
  2. When you're dating, you'll want to make the best of every opportunity: Learning how to talk to girls in any situation will be key.
  3. In addition to this list, you'll want to use your words to stay connected to her: Knowing some sweet things to say to a girl can definitely improve the quality of your connection.

In Conclusion

Now, you know the best compliments to say to her.

You won't need to wonder how to approach a girl or how to talk to a girl you like because, with these praises and words of admiration, you'll be ready with all the things to say.

Just relax and take deep breaths before you approach her. She'll appreciate your effort to make her smile with any compliments you can find here.

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