It may surprise you how many people feel uncomfortable when they get complimented. It sounds counterintuitive as compliments are there to uplift someone, point out their best features and are overall a positive thing to say. But not everyone feels that they deserve to be praised, so they don’t really know how to react and just feel that the whole interaction is unnecessary.
But there are normal compliments such as pointing out beautiful shoes and there are compliments that can really take you a second to comprehend whether that wasn’t an insult. In this list you will find these kinds of compliments that are so specific or unusual that people really don’t know what to think of them. The thread was created by Redditor Smalie, who asked, “What’s the weirdest compliment you ever received?” and people had some really interesting ones to tell about.
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#1"you remind me of Kermit the frog. Not in looks, in vibes."
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#2A random woman outside a café beside a train station, as I get chased by a wasp:
"You smell very sweet and spicy, that's why he's chasing you. Its very nice!"
Thank you random lady, 2 years later and I'll never forget.
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#3I once had an old Hispanic lady that didn’t speak English who I didn’t know have someone she was with come over to me at a restaurant and ask if she could bless my eyes for me. She said she wanted to bless them so nothing would ever happen to them because she’d never seen anything like them.
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#4"your mind is like a kaleidoscope"
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#5I was admiringly told by a female anthropology professor in class that I have a “very robust cranium”.
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#6A girl in high school told me I have really pretty knees.
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#7‘You have juicy veins, I’d love to take blood from them’ from a friend who works in pathology.
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#8My wife- "You have a nice shaped skull"
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#9While doing CPR on an inmate, a nurse showed up to relieve me and before doing so said, “ you look like you’re good with your hands. How else do you use them?”
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#10From a coworker’s partner (a Japanese woman, speaking English): “You have a big eyelash. I am jealousy!”
As a man, I don’t get a lot of eyelash compliments.
Edit: This has been an eye-opener (pun intended). It’s also been cool to learn what is marking the lenses of my specs
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#11Me : Pulls down mask to drink water
Girl I work with : “You know most people take there mask down and they look worse you look good though”
Me : puzzled look on my face Thank you
Girl : Don’t worry I like girls
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#12I went to Mexico with a buddy about 10 years ago and we were drinking with a bunch of people. Well another group of people were standing near us and kept looking over and whispering to eachother, staring at us until finally a few of them approached us. The one guy looks at me and says "are your calves real?" I was like ughhhhh yeah.. they're real, he turns to his friends and yells "they're real!" They all proceed to walk over and talk to us. A group of maybe 10 people complimented me on my calves, it was very weird.
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#13I was told by a random lady walking past me in the mall that I had a really large, bright aura. I looked at her kinda confused and she just said she was gifted that way and to have a nice day and kept walking…
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#14‘Despite what everyone says about you, I still think you’re quite fun’
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#15You smell organic.
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#16someone called me submissive and breedable in a Tesco's
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#17I once got told "You are not *that* ugly" ... yeah, cheers, did a wonder for my self-esteem. Not.
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#18“Your ears look like tortellini … delicious”
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#19"I like how you look at me, like you are going to kill me" - my gf at the time.
In her defence my resting face does look kinda mean lol
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#20An older woman said I had nice skin (I'm a dude if it matters.) It came across as a "I'd like to wear it," but then later that evening I realized the party I was invited to was actually a sales pitch to join some pyramid scam to sell skin products. So it was less weird in retrospect, but clearly something had gone wrong.
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#21That I looked like I belonged on a shortbread tin.
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#22I had a girl tell me she’d like it if I got hit by a car so she could cradle my head and stroke my hair as I died.
Edit: wow, this blew up. A few follow-up details: I did not sleep with her - she was dating a friend at the time she said this. She was a cute redhead but very obviously crazy. She ended up banging most of the guys in the group but I had a girlfriend so stayed well out of it.
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#23“I like your little hat” - a girl working the Whole Foods Checkout. I was having a socially awkward day and she was a bit awkward too. I think she found something endearing in how I was being and felt compelled to say something nice to me. It was just a basic wool hat/beanie for winter, not even that little. I still appreciated it and she was kinda cute.
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#24I was late for school and decided not to shower so i could catch my bus in time. I arrive to school say hello to a girl I barely knew, she comes up to me smells my sweaty shirt and says "Dammn you smell really good". Yeah that was a creepy way to start the day.
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#25When I was 17 during my first day of work, said by a female coworker: You're so tall and skinny, you'd look great pregnant.
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#26That I’m vertically fat
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#27My eyes were brown like a really nice table
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#28My first child had been born a few weeks ago. I came back to work and one of the bosses said, "Oh, congratulations on your....on your news...yeah...good luck with that.":
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#29A drunk old sailor once told me the shape of the top of my upper lip was very nice. Very specific and very odd. He was nice though, gave me some (unsolicited but true) life advice as well.
#30that I looked Pre-Raphaelite
#31“You’ve got so much testosterone I could probably get pregnant sitting next to you.”- random girl back in college.
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#32You look like one of them creepy victorian dolls
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#33“I wish I didn’t have a cold, because I really want to smell you all over!”
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#34I was at a pool party in college and I saw two girls that looked like they were talking about me. I asked if I could help them in a flirty way and they straight up said “we just wanted to say you have really nice nipples”…I’m a guy
Sadly I didn’t get either of their numbers but at least now I know that I have nice nipples.
#35“Girl, you have some scary a** cat eyes!” but said it with a smile so I think it was a compliment?
#36You're prettier than your sister, you can come here and tan yourself in my balcony anytime you want. Naked, please. -The a**hole that my big sister used to date and now was trying to hang out with me. Fun fact: he was old enough to be my father, even my Grand father.
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#37"your eyes are so beautiful! I just want to scoop them out and replace them with my own"
I wear sunglasses everywhere now ?
#38"If I was 20 years younger, I wouldn't be able to keep my hands off you."
I was 12.
#39You’re looking slightly more normal today. What does that even mean? Am I not normal on the other days?
#40An ex once picked up my hand and told me I had “feminine, delicate wrists”
Also “you’re so… unique looking!” multiple times during my life. I am a white brunette lady, I am not unique looking, just not conventionally attractive.
#41I was told that I had a the healthiest a** the person speaking had ever seen on a white woman. And yes, I know what he meant by that. I have a big butt. And he meant it as a compliment.
#42The guys I sit with in class called me a dilf once
#43A customer said I was such a beautiful woman and that every time he saw me he wanted to go home and slap his wife.
#44I worked at a restaurant when I was 17 and a man came up to me and asked me if I could talk to this boy he had with him. He told me that the boy thought I was the most beautiful girl he’d ever seen and that I needed to talk to him because he was training for a boxing match and he needed to be free from distractions. In short, his logic was, I needed to go over and talk to the young man so that he wouldn’t be thinking about me during his boxing training. It was very strange.
#45“You look you’d be fun to take to Colorado” said the man to me, in a gas station. He liked my choice of beer. I’m just broke and PBR isn’t that bad
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#46"You're adorable, like someone with Down's Syndrome"
#47That I have a very swan-like voice. She didn’t actually know what swans sound like. She was complimenting me on how I said “your coffee will be ready over there” when we were both working at a coffee shop.
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#48Obligatory not me, but during a high school spring trip to NYC, someone told my classmate (in red top and pants) she looked like a sexy bottle of ketchup.
Secondly, while picking up after a city festival around 2 AM a guy came drunk out of a bar and yelled to the group of us "Hey trash girls, you can pick me up."
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#50In high school, some girls told me I had a cute walk. I had never thought about how I walked before but it really f****d me up for a while-- trying to make I maintained that "cuteness," whatever it was. And realizing that "oh, I could be minding my own business and someone still find me attractive... or unattractive."
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