I’m not a monster, so I love a good compliment from time to time. Something like “I love your Instagram!” or “Your hair looks great today!” or ” Why do you hate boys so much?” always makes me feel good, and it is nice to hear every once in awhile. But, on occasion, there will be a compliment thrown my way that is either A) offensive or B) unwanted and gross. And, often, they are from men. Sorry, males. I’m not trying to be a boy hater, but a lot of boys don’t know how to compliment a girl. Or, they think that what they are saying is a compliment, but it’s actually either super offensive or just disgusting. But, they make for some good stories.
I recently found this hilarious/sad Reddit thread that asked the question: “Ladies, what is a compliment men give that you don’t like?” It is mostly a collection of girls saying all of the weird AF things guys tell them. But there are also some disgusting and awful comments that are, unfortunately, thrown around a lot. Odds are good that even you have heard one or two of these comments before. So, try and take comfort in the fact that it isn’t happening to just you. Take a look at these (unfortunately) relatable “compliments” that girls have received. And don’t be afraid to tell boys to shut up if they ever say anything that makes you feel uncomfortable. You don’t need that!!!
The Innocent-Turned-Sexual Complimentaheelam said, "One time a guy in high school said he liked my smile and wanted to cum on my dimples. It was the first time we had met." Okay, but WHY do people do this? They lure you in with a seemingly innocent compliment about your smile, then go right for the nasty sex stuff. Ugh. Image Source: Pretty Little Liars
"You Sure Are (Adjective) For A (Noun)" ComplimentClearingpuppy said, "Any compliment that follows the 'you sure are x for a y.' Such as, 'you sure are pretty for a woman your age.' Or 'you sure are smart for a girl.' Just bad form all around." Why can't older women be pretty? Why can't girls be smart? WHY? Image Source: Seinfeld
The Outwardly Racist Complimentoffensiveminds said, "I think the best one recently is, 'Oh, you don't look like you're Mexican.' You're so pretty for being Mexican.' Like what???? Am I supposed to have sombrero and mustache, orrrrrr???" Okay, this is so bad, I don't even know what to say. Image Source: Orange Is The New Black
The Behind The Times Complimentwssw23 said, "'You'd make great wifey material' said by a guy who has never even met you." Who says that they want to be your wife, anyway? What does wife material mean? Are we living in the 1950s? So many questions. Image Source: Game Of Thrones
The "You Look Pretty When You're Blind" Complimentroughlythreepoint14 said, "'You look pretty without glasses.' I appreciate being called pretty but I need my glasses to see." Also, I'm sure she looks pretty either way, so don't comment on what girls look like when they take off their glasses, makeup, jewelry, etc. It's just not fair. Image Source: New Girl
The Invalidating Your Feelings Complimentsydneyunderfoot said, " 'You look really cute when you're mad.' Okay... I feel neither complimented nor less mad." Stop invalidating women for being mad! That's not helpful, and, surprise! It will just make them more mad. Image Source: New Girl
The Weirdly Possessive Complimentvulnerablehuman said, "I don't know if it's meant as a compliment, but when a man calls me a 'good girl'" Okay, I get it if you want to call our dog that. But not a real human girl. Please. Image Source: The OC
The Classic Smile CommentSeemone said, "I was at the ER last year because of intense stomach pain, so I obviously looked upset. Some weird old man walked by me and told me to smile. I literally could not stand up because I was in so much pain. I wish I could've made myself puke on him." Not sure why men have such an intense obsession with getting girls to smile. What is that going to do for them? Image Source: Broad City
That One Guy Who Thinks He Is Better Than The Entire Internetcutiepanzer said, "One dude was like 'you're really pretty and you're wasting your time at your computer, go out with me, you have to have some fun in life.' First of all, nobody is wasting their time at a computer. Second of all, the internet is so much better than dating IMO. Image Source: One Tree Hill
The "Why Are You Single" Complimentnanna_mouse said, "'How are you still single???' I understand the implication that I am very desirable, at least in their eyes. But they make it sound like it's totally not up to me." Newsflash: some girls LIKE being single! Shocking, I know. But just because a girl might be single does not mean she wants to be with anyone. Let her live! Image Source: Gossip Girl
The Special Snowflake ComplimentLesser said, "'You're not like other girls.' What does that even mean? Have you meet the over 3 billion women in the world?" I will never understand anybody who says this. There are so many girls in the world. Do men just think...we are all the same? Image Source: Don't Trust The B In Apartment 23
What is the most awful compliment you’ve ever gotten? Tell us in the comments!