If you identify with the latter—us too. For some, it might suggest a sparkling personality, and for others, it might mean a beaming gap-toothed smile. I wish I could explain myself. Anyway, a couple of years ago I was on a date at a magical little place in Santa Monica with a guy I had only seen once or twice prior. I was not only touched that he noticed that small flash of insecurity but that he somehow understood when and why I did it in the first place. And then, bless his heart, he went and appreciated it.
The 11 Best Compliments for a Girl
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In social settings, compliments work as a subtle form of cognitive training — when we compliment the qualities and actions we like in other people, we train ourselves to focus on the good in the world around us. In fact, according to University of Zurich researcher Christoph Korn, receiving a compliment lights up the same two neurological reward centers that light up during an orgasm. However, there is a caveat — a bad compliment can make you come across as annoying, insensitive, or even downright creepy. How do you craft the perfect compliment for a woman that shows your appreciation without crossing into creep territory?
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Flattery will get you everywhere. But when it comes to your relationship, it's only partially true. Compliments that are hollow will fall on deaf ears. Or, worse, will backfire. But if you deliver the right compliment—and you mean it—it will do wonders for your relationship.
It feels great to receive a compliment. Research shows getting a sincere compliment gives us the same positive boost as receiving cash. The health and happiness benefits of the compliment giver are also well-documented. The more you compliment, the better you feel. Here are a hundred ready-made compliments to try out for yourself.