“What Is The Weirdest Compliment You’ve Ever Received?”: 116 Answers Shared By The KristenBellTattoos.com Community

Say what you want, but the skill of complimenting someone is a very subtle one.

Some praises are like magic wands that always work. For example, “Talking to you is like a breath of fresh air!” or simply, “Wow, you look beautiful,” or “You tell the craziest jokes.”

However, there are plenty of people in the world who choose to stray from the traditional path of praise in favor of something more original, peculiarly specific, or downright bizarre, leaving their unfortunate targets to wonder whether they should be flattered, irritated, confused, deeply amused, or perhaps, all of the above.

I asked the KristenBellTattoos.com community to share the weirdest compliments they ever received, and truth to be told, the responses did not disappoint.

“You’re the first woman I know that looks better naked than clothed.”

Like okay, are you praising my body or dissing my clothes?

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“What Is The Weirdest Compliment You’ve Ever Received?”: 116 Answers Shared By The Bored Panda Community I was in a Barnes and Noble once and a woman told me that she liked my aura. Apparently, it was very bright and positive so it was a nice compliment.

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“What Is The Weirdest Compliment You’ve Ever Received?”: 116 Answers Shared By The Bored Panda Community “I hate pretty girls. They think they can get what they want with their looks. That’s why I like you.”

… so I’m not pretty. Ok.

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“What Is The Weirdest Compliment You’ve Ever Received?”: 116 Answers Shared By The Bored Panda Community “You are pretty for a black girl.”

Umm eww.

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“What Is The Weirdest Compliment You’ve Ever Received?”: 116 Answers Shared By The Bored Panda Community “Nice muscles… for a girl,” a football player at my school said this to me, roughly 10 seconds before I almost broke his arm in an arm wrestle.

Never mess with a swimmer. Or a girl. Or a girl that swims. I guarantee that you will be injured either mentally, physically, or both.

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“What Is The Weirdest Compliment You’ve Ever Received?”: 116 Answers Shared By The Bored Panda Community A woman once said to me with exaggerated enthusiasm, “Oh, I just love the way you apply your makeup! It looks so natural – especially your blush! And I know what I’m talking about because I used to sell makeup.”

I replied, “I’m not wearing any blush. That’s just a mild case of rosacea.”

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“What Is The Weirdest Compliment You’ve Ever Received?”: 116 Answers Shared By The Bored Panda Community Once my crush’s mom complimented me on my socks in front of my crush and then she told him to look at my socks and I felt plain awkward.

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“What Is The Weirdest Compliment You’ve Ever Received?”: 116 Answers Shared By The Bored Panda Community “You have eyes like a cow. Jersey cow. Jerseys are pretty foxy for cows.” Stop digging laddie.

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“What Is The Weirdest Compliment You’ve Ever Received?”: 116 Answers Shared By The Bored Panda Community “You’re so tall & pretty! Are you a stripper?” – Some Random Lady at Walmart. And she was completely serious as she offered me a job at the local strip club after I responded “No.”

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“What Is The Weirdest Compliment You’ve Ever Received?”: 116 Answers Shared By The Bored Panda Community Random man at a shopping center, back when I was a teenager, “It’s not right for a girl to be tall, dark, and handsome!”

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“What Is The Weirdest Compliment You’ve Ever Received?”: 116 Answers Shared By The Bored Panda Community Them: Wow! You’re weird!

Me: thank you!

Them: *Awkwardly turns around*

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“What Is The Weirdest Compliment You’ve Ever Received?”: 116 Answers Shared By The Bored Panda Community My friend told me I was an off-brand Energizer Bunny.

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“What Is The Weirdest Compliment You’ve Ever Received?”: 116 Answers Shared By The Bored Panda Community You are really smart for a woman.

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“What Is The Weirdest Compliment You’ve Ever Received?”: 116 Answers Shared By The Bored Panda Community “You look like you can kill someone with your calves.” I have pretty muscular legs.

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“What Is The Weirdest Compliment You’ve Ever Received?”: 116 Answers Shared By The Bored Panda Community I wore a new t-shirt with a purple cat on it to college. Us students from different classes got squeezed together into one room for a lecture on internships.

In the middle of the lecture, in the center of the room, and with every student’s full attention, our teacher suddenly falls silent. He peers over the rim of his glasses, at my shirt.

“…Nice pussy.”

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“What Is The Weirdest Compliment You’ve Ever Received?”: 116 Answers Shared By The Bored Panda Community “You have really nice veins.”

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“What Is The Weirdest Compliment You’ve Ever Received?”: 116 Answers Shared By The Bored Panda Community Following a routine colonoscopy, my gastro doctor said I have a “perfect colon.” I said, “Thank you!”

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“What Is The Weirdest Compliment You’ve Ever Received?”: 116 Answers Shared By The Bored Panda Community You’re more beautiful than a new set of snow tires! (I’m from northern Minnesota.)

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“What Is The Weirdest Compliment You’ve Ever Received?”: 116 Answers Shared By The Bored Panda Community When I was pregnant a coworker told me I looked like Mother Earth. He meant it as a compliment.

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“What Is The Weirdest Compliment You’ve Ever Received?”: 116 Answers Shared By The Bored Panda Community “You’re so pretty, except you’re fat. At least your face is pretty.”

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“What Is The Weirdest Compliment You’ve Ever Received?”: 116 Answers Shared By The Bored Panda Community Not even sure if this was a compliment, but someone once told me, I’d be useful in an apocalypse.

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“What Is The Weirdest Compliment You’ve Ever Received?”: 116 Answers Shared By The Bored Panda Community “I love your new glasses. They make you look smart.”

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“What Is The Weirdest Compliment You’ve Ever Received?”: 116 Answers Shared By The Bored Panda Community “Your voice is much bigger than your body.” Still not 100% sure it was a compliment. Low key bothers me occasionally.

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“What Is The Weirdest Compliment You’ve Ever Received?”: 116 Answers Shared By The Bored Panda Community A lot of people praise my eyelashes. I am a man, and the only thing I know about my eyelashes is that I have them…One woman told me that when I die, I could donate them to her and she’d get them made up as false lashes. Not creepy at all!

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“What Is The Weirdest Compliment You’ve Ever Received?”: 116 Answers Shared By The Bored Panda Community “If you were a superhero, you’d be Deadpool.” Still don’t know how to take it, DP is a bad @ss, but that skin condition…

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“What Is The Weirdest Compliment You’ve Ever Received?”: 116 Answers Shared By The Bored Panda Community “Your hair is beautiful. I’d like to ask you out but I would want to control your hair. I’d want to be your hair master.”

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“What Is The Weirdest Compliment You’ve Ever Received?”: 116 Answers Shared By The Bored Panda Community “You ar not as ugly as most gingers and lucky you ‘re a woman, and you only have freckles on your face….”

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“What Is The Weirdest Compliment You’ve Ever Received?”: 116 Answers Shared By The Bored Panda Community “You’ve got nice legs, for a fat person.”

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“What Is The Weirdest Compliment You’ve Ever Received?”: 116 Answers Shared By The Bored Panda Community “Your scleras are so white, you must be very healthy!”

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“What Is The Weirdest Compliment You’ve Ever Received?”: 116 Answers Shared By The Bored Panda Community “You look like a beautiful vampire.” (I have very pale skin)

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This was a compliment I received on the “About Me” section on a dating website:

“I really like your syntax.”

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“You smell… *Long sniff* Like champagne and roses.” I still do not know what that means.

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“Wow! You look really good in clothes!”

This was said in front of my new husband. He was a customer of mine, I’m an automobile mechanic and he had never seen me in anything except uniforms before.

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The PA at my doctor’s office always tells me I have beautiful eardrums during my annual visit. One time she even told another doctor to look at them. The other doctor was also impressed.

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I have twice visited places I once worked at and have been told that “it is a lot less weird around here since you left.”

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Friend said that I have a beautiful neck and asked if she could stroke/touch it?

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“You have such a Roman nose” let’s just be honest… it’s just a big f*@#ing nose

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My endodontist told me, while I was being prepped for oral surgery, I had “nice, long roots.” Thanks?

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1. “Usually, I don’t like people like you but you are cool though.”

2. “You’re so different than I imagined.”

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Dang you’re so purty,one of them big ol’ healthy gals.

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My ex grandmother in law told me I was bigger than I looked, while out shopping with me getting clothes. It was over 20 years ago! I’ve never forgotten that!

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My friend told me I was “Strange, Unusual and very truthful with what I say.”

She was being nice and said she liked having someone who was different and can trust when they say something.

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You are better at sports than other Indian girls.
Like wtf

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“You’re not as gay as I pictured in my head.”
Ugh. Which is why I usually don’t tell anyone

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That I remind them of canned beans. I don’t even know how to respond to that.

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You’re the prettiest person I’ve seen in a wheelchair. Seriously? Just because I get around differently than most people by using a wheelchair doesn’t mean I need to be reminded about it constantly. My wheelchair and disability doesn’t define who I am, I am so much more.

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An old family friend once said to me: “I see you took my advice and didn’t lose any weight since I last saw you!”

I replied back: “I see you took my advice and got older!”

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“Your bones are so pronounced!” – the dental hygienist as she had her fingers in my mouth and feeling my gums.

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When I was 17 a friend of mine said:”I wish I was as good in putting people off as you are.”

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An older female colleague introduced me to my new (very) senior boss (already high in his 80s): “Sir, have you met Yoga Kitty, she is from our new plant…” His response: “Yes, I already noticed her – she’s the one with the nice breasts!” Hmm, thanks… I guess?

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My friend to this one good looking but snotty girl who had a bit of acne: “Your face is as smooth as a baby’s bottom….with diaper rash.” I thought that was a bit much though.

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You’re strong for a girl. (Most Christian, sexist, and stupid guy I’ve ever met.)

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“You smell different when you’re awake.”

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Hey you’re just a normal guy, I didn’t expect that.

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I’ve been told I have nice ear canals by my doctor at least twice in my life

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“I like your big bird shoes!”- a random person at harps,
I was wearing yellow converse. and I have small feet.

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“Hmmm… Maybe your taste in music isn’t so terrible, after all.”
(From a good friend upon learning I enjoyed listening to bands like The Granberries and not just Victorian light operas)

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At the gym: “You could balance a Buick on your butt!”
While getting a massage: “You have very elegant toes.”

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“You look more human than usual”
For context, I have a severe iron deficiency that makes my skin deathly pale and that day I was wearing foundation darker than my skin color

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I shaved my head and people keep telling me I have a nice round head… which is understandable I guess but also its very strange

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Was on a 5 hour flight from Hong Kong. I sat next to an elderly lady who was flying alone. We started a conversation and she seemed nice. Then she said:

“You’re very pretty, but you’re fat.”

I just smiled uncomfortably, put on my headphones and watched movies for the rest of the flight.

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A girl once told me she liked my accent.

I didn’t have a different accent from her I just can’t talk right.

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“You’re not as dumb as you look.” I assume it was a quotation from something on TV.

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when I was like 4-5, I was looking at the toys in Target and some woman passes, runs her hand along my ponytail, saying “I love your hair!!”

it was strange, but it was funny :]

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Someone said to me I was odd. This was most likely because I told them I was learning Ancient Greek.
Σ’αγαπώ

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I was eating lunch at my high school a while back and someone who I’d never really talked to came up to me and said ‘You’re long.’ There were many moments of awkward silence before he just spun around and walked off.

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“You’re hotter than the Florida sun… at night… in the middle of winter…”
“Maybe not ALL Christian’s are bad…”
“You’re pretty tall for a short person!”
“You’re the smartest woman I’ve ever met!”(I got a 32% on the math test before this)
“Dang you look so smart with your glasses on! Still ugly, but smart!”

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Apparently I have a cute sneeze. Thanks?

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Try to think of anything said about you as a compliment. Because it might be meant as one, and even if it isn’t it will make you much more happy to think that is is.

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Being told, “You’re so goofy and silly, how are you still single?” I don’t think goofy is a plus for most high school boys but oh well.

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I was told by several family members that I am their favorite bc I don’t tell people what they want to hear, but I’m blunt and severely honest. Even when they don’t want to hear it and they get mad at me or hate me for it, they appreciate that I tell them what they need to hear instead of placating them.

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Someone told me I have a voice like HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey. I don’t….I think I don’t.

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my grandmother thought I was wearing makeup, I have never ever in my life worn makeup. she also said that my eyebrows were something people strive for, my eyebrows are very bushy, and she thought I was wearing lipstick.

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When I was 12. We all got matching long-johns for Christmas with those funny button down drop-drawers in the back. I thought it would be fun to, well, try it out. Unbuttoned them, did my business, and made my way to the fireplace for Christmas Eve pictures. “HEY Mikey!” my sister shouted after the picture. “Nice Caboose!”

…. oh boy. It seems I forgot to button up my drawers and my butt was indeed hanging out!

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“How come a beautiful girl like you could have hurt herself like that?”

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This random girl that I didn’t even know walked up and started playing with my hair (at the time it was medium length, mid-way between my shoulders and ears. It’s curly, sometimes it would look like I used a curling iron on it.)
Her: Huh, your hair is super pretty!
Me: uh…………. thanks?
Her: *STILL PLAYING WITH IT* do you use a curling iron?
Me: no… I just brush it when I get up….
Her: huh…. *plays with it more then walks away*
Me:……….?????

We were in gym. In middle school. I didn’t even know her name.

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My friend was over one time and out of no wear just touches my cheek and says ” you have a very soft face.” Still don’t know how I feel about that

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Working as a golf caddy and an old man who I wasn’t even caddying for gave me a dollar tip for “being pretty.” I’m one dollar pretty!

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When I lived in Copenhagen I was told by a classmate’s mom that I behaved like a girl from way out in the countryside. The word in Danish that she used is not usually used in a positive way (“bondsk”). I know she meant it in a nice way but it still felt weird.

I have given many guys the compliment that they have a handsome/amazing nose. I’m a nasophiliac and I notice noses. Lol. I’m sure almost all of them found it weird.

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I got complimented on my saliva production once at the dentist.

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[When I was 12 my dad and sister said] ▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎
That i was weird/unique because 12 year olds should not like to clean, or love looking at cleaning products to test…. :>

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Oh yeah, and this one- “your butt sure looks good naked, not flat like it looks in jeans”

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A new student assistant, who I had not yet met, sidled up to me and said, ” I bet you were a Pagan.” As well as being the Graduation Supervisor, I also taught Humanities and Fine Arts. Every semester I showed The Holy Grail before teaching the Dark and Middle Ages. She and I became very close.

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“you look like the undertaker from Black Butler. But like, with the hair and stuff, y’know?”

So i look like a like a creepy guy with bangs and a corpse fetish? Thanks. If they hadn’t of added the last part i would of felt great.

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Really annoying back handed compliment – I was at a specialist Dentist having a painful procedure and I had a mouth full of instruments. The Dentist told his Assistant ‘she is such a beautiful woman when she smiles’ I felt upset that he would talk over me like I wasn’t there, and did he expect me to smile under the circumstances. Not Professional at all.

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More like what I say to some of my clients (I’m a tattooist). Sometimes their skin is just soooo satisfying to tattoo that I drop “Ohhh, you have such nice skin” and it really comes off like I might throw them in a well Buffalo Bill style.

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Sitting in a bathroom stall at a convenience store, a woman says”Ma’am I love your piercings, did they hurt?” Um, thanks, yes, please excuse the toilet flushing.

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“You have teeth/look like a bunny!”
One of my friends in 5th grade called me that because I have an overbite and she thought it was cute ig

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Coworker asked my age, I reluctantly said “30” and she said “Oh! That’s ok, you would never know it” for context she was 27 and all my other coworkers low 20s. I’m like……ok?????

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stranger on a bus told me (in a complimentary way) that my ears are really small?

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“You’re…pale and interesting.”

From my Gran, who loves but doesn’t like me.

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I was walking to work one day and passed by this older couple. We exchanged good mornings with each other. Then, out the blue, the lady says “Mmm, I bet you smell good too!” I just do that WTF in my head and smile, and say, “uhh, yeah. Showered and everything.”

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A female friend was told by a guy she had been dating, “You’re the marrying kind.” No more dates for Mr. Smooth.

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I’ve been complemented on three things in my life.
Once I’ve been told I have nice hair (normal)
Several times I’ve been told I have nice arms. (I’m rather muscular)
But the one I get the most, probably over thirty times, is that I have nice eyebrows. (Oddly enough)

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My first office job, at a car lot, I was getting stuff out of supply closet, the boss says, I’ll bet you look pretty nice naked. A very sexist place, way before any movement calling him out. The sales guys would have me page Mr. Hunt. Paging Mike Hunt!

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Ya know, in your own way, you’re kind of pretty.

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My love for you is like a cumquat.

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I like your butt. ( I was in front of my mom, dad, sister, and niece!)

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We don’t think of you as a girl. Or as a guy. You’re neuter.

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I have “child bearing hips”.

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You don’t look Mexican.

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I saw a woman I know and said “oh Helen, you look so beautiful today “. She replied well you’re pretty, but just on the inside. I about choked on my coffee.

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“Omg your voice is so adorable!”
and “aww you have such a cute voice!
I have a squeaky voice for a boy which is really embarrassing 😖

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A friend once told me I have cute toe fingers. 😅

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“hey girl, I like the way you move” -old man in NYC who stared at me for like 15 minutes

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I had someone tell me once that I “could wear things that would make other people look hideous”. Thanks, I think?

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“You used to have such nice legs when you were skinny”.

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“my cousins are weird, and when I told them about you, they felt better àbout themselves.” Not really a compliment but at least I’m making someone feel better lol

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Someone told my friend he was “soft”.

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You’re a really good singer. You should join our punk rock band…(in high school).

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MIL: Wow! Is your hair growing?
Me: Usually
Husband: literal LOL
MIL: meant as compliment!
???

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I was a bartender and invited to a wedding reception of the daughter of a customer with whom I was friends. It was a rather upscale occasion and I was nicely dressed. A few of my bar customers were also there. One man who was a steady customer and friendly did not even say hello to me. I felt totally ignored. We were all seated at a long table and suddenly from out of nowhere he shouted….”Hi Betty! I didn’t recognize you with clothes on!”

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A dentist once told me i had a “beautiful bite”.

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I am trans and genderfluid, and I finally got my mom to let get my haircut.
She told me that I had such a feminine face I didn’t look anything like a boy even with my hair cut.
My brother told me I had an “aunt” haircut (my sister is pregnant)
My sister told me I looked like Audrey Hepburn.
And the entire time my grandma was here she kept telling me what a pretty girl I was and how my dad would be chasing away boys when I’m older.

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“Tú tiene uvas grandes”

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A few weeks ago I was at Kroger with my 4 year old. An older lady commented on how cute she was & I thanked her. She then told me she loved my hair color (I’m a natural redhead). I thanked her again and said “it’s always been like this.” Her next comment completely threw me off. She said “well you paid for it.” I must have momentarily made a face because she then said “oh is it natural?” Well obviously.

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