When A Guy Compliments Your Looks And Way Of Dressing [Answered]

Megha Chanda
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The positive effects of random compliments you receive are more than what you can ever imagine. They increase your confidence, they boost your soul and they leave an impression on the mind of whoever complimented you.

There’s no feeling quite like the confident glow you feel when you know you’re looking great! Many factors go into your overall style, but none of these mean anything unless you have confidence in yourself. Feeling good about how you look is important in life. 

Compliments from men make us happy. There is something special about getting a compliment and therefore you should never become nervous if someone compliments you.

At some point in your life, a guy will probably compliment you on your appearance or something about the way you look. Here's what it means:

When a guy compliments your looks and way of dressing, this sort of compliment is usually followed by a quick introduction so he can find out your name and maybe get a phone number from you if he’s brave enough. If not, he may try to start a conversation using other approaches. He is trying to hit on you. Your looks and your dress have gotten his attention. If he compliments you, there is a good chance he will want to get to know you better. He wants to put himself in an environment where he can start some sort of conversation with you.

Still, there are times when you get complimented on your looks and way of dressing, and it’s flattering. But what does it mean? It’s pleasing; that is for sure. So if you’re wondering what it means when a guy compliments your looks and way of dressing, here’s how I look at them:

Compliments Are Ice-Breaker

Ok, you know that guy who just told you that you look beautiful tonight? Well, the reason behind it is that he is flirting with you. He’s just trying to strike a conversation while flirting.

You guys should know that when a guy compliments your looks and way of dressing, he is just trying to break the ice and is into you most of the time. It's more like a conversation starter. He would go ahead to say something else or pull a conversation out of the way you look, what you are wearing etc. 

This can be a tricky thing to deal with because while politeness dictates that you should say thanks when someone flirts with you, reciprocating his flirting might lead to uncomfortable situations for you. Many relationships fail because people don't know how to handle the unpredictability of flirtation.

While you should always be graceful when accepting compliments, it's also not a crime to send subtle hints to the flirting man meaning he shouldn't flirt any further.

He Is Getting Flirty

Yes, you can smell if he’s flirting with you before he even opens his mouth. 

Firstly, look out for the kind of compliment he bestows on you. The way a man compliments you speak a lot about his interest in you. It can be anything from the way you dress, the way you do your hair, the way you walk, or even that pout that he loves to admire. 

Every compliment matters because it’s either a direct indication of his interest in you or a way for him to get one step closer to getting an opportunity to let you know how he feels about you.

The art of flirting is very addictive. You need to draw the line so you’d know what makes you excited.

He Is Interested In You

When a guy compliments you on your appearance it is generally an indication that he is interested in you. It's easy to think of compliments as meaningless flattery. But they're one of the most efficient ways to establish trust and develop an intimate connection with someone else. 

The only problem is it only works if both parties believe that the compliment is sincere. Otherwise, you'll just come across as insincere or manipulative.

Pro Tip: However, there are some cases where the compliment is not genuine. 

For example, some men compliment a girl on her looks or a nice outfit to make her feel special and gain more female attention, this way of flirting is known as “tactical flirting”.

Compliments Can Be Cover Ups Too

Some people genuinely want to get to know you, but for the most part, it is about your body. It doesn't mean you have to feel lousy about it. The thing with most men is that their thoughts are impure, and it's just unfortunate that the only method they have of being nice is by complimenting your looks.

There are some genuine guys out there, but if you're one of those women who are used to innocent compliments, this might be hard to swallow. You don't need to buy what they are selling, but instead of arguing with them, just acknowledge it and move on.

Pro Tip: Guys who choose to be polite about your appearance to get your attention are generally not good choices for a long-term relationship.

He Acknowledges Your Style

When a man compliments your style, he is acknowledging that you are putting in the extra effort to look good. There’s an obvious attraction to the high-fashion sophistication of your chic style. Your exquisite attention to detail is very attractive. 

A man complimenting you for your look or your style sends a clear message that he admires the way you dress. It shows that he is not only interested in your beauty but recognizes your choice of clothing. His admiration may not be apparent with most women but can be seen with his selection of women to date or approach.

If you’re looking for a man that compliments your style, then pour into this zone and know that you deserve it!

It’s Just A Compliment

Ladies, come out of your overthinking bubble for a second and stop looking out for hidden agenda behind a simple compliment.

To be honest, it is part of human nature to give a compliment about the good looks of someone.

It could mean also that he sees an improvement from before and would like to tell you, to make you feel better. Or maybe because you make him feel a special feeling, that he has not felt for a while, or that he could feel more.

It is always a nice feeling when someone takes the time to compliment you and to be honest, we women really appreciate it. Even if someone just tells you that you look pretty or that you have a great outfit on, the compliment is important and makes us feel good about ourselves. We all love knowing that there is something special about us.

How To Respond, If A Guy Compliments You?

This guide focuses on most of the social responses that a woman can give when she receives a compliment from a man. Some of you may feel that these responses are not your style or most natural, but I encourage you to try them all! Sometimes what you think you prefer might be different from what is most socially accepted.

“Thank you for the compliment, it's nice to hear. You sound like someone who knows what is hot in fashion.” If you are interested in attracting a guy’s attention, one of the best ways to do it is to give subtle compliments in response to his compliments.

“Honest people are rare now. But when they do come along, it's good to know where to find them.” A hearty reply to a compliment will not only make the conversation easy to flow but also tell him that you are someone with a strong sense of humor.

“I have to spread absolute beauty around me wherever I go.” When a guy compliments you they expect you to respond. It is a test of your character. This reply will surely let him know that you are a connoisseur of grace.

Compliments from guys aren’t necessarily a bad thing, but when it comes from someone you don’t want to continue talking with, it can be a tricky situation. You shouldn’t be rude, but you shouldn’t encourage him either.


What does it mean when a guy only compliments your looks?

When a guy always compliments your looks rather than your personality, it means he’s shallow. When a guy is only after someone he finds physically attractive, it’s usually because the guy only cares about the way a girl looks. After all, if beauty fades, what do you think will make your relationship last? 

Can compliment be flirtatious?

Compliments can be flirtatious, but not necessarily. Compliments have to be sincere, they have to be just for the person they are being given to. It is they that feel good. Insincere compliments are better described as flaunting or showing off what you have to offer by putting down someone else. A compliment is about the person receiving it, and how it makes them feel.

Why compliments are important in a relationship?

Most people in relationships agree that the most satisfying way to help their partners feel better about themselves is when they receive a compliment from you. Compliments from within a relationship are memorable experiences that stay with us long after they’ve been given. They have a powerful impact on us--if they come from someone we trust and love!  


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