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I Just Got A Compliment From A Complete Stranger

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 73 People

    "You're Beautiful!"

    Back in 2008 when I lived in New York me, my sister and our friend went to a store to go shopping. It was a sunny windy day. I didn't feel pretty or comfortable at all. I just felt so dull, irritated and dry all the same time because my hair is all over the place. The sun is hot...
    happydia happydia 16-17, F Feb 7, 2012

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    Compliment

    Sometime last week, this guy told someone I am pretty.  When I was told, I felt my face warming up and becoming red.  It felt nice receiving such a positive comment for a change but I believe this guy needs glasses, lol ;)  I once was beautiful inside & outside and now I...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Dec 7, 2010

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    Unexpected Compliment

    I was buying lunch at the store today. I'd been feeling sort of gloomy all day so far, and the day didn't show any signs of getting better. The cashier, out of the blue, just said "You look nice today" It isn't much of a compliment, I know, but it brightened up the...
    lodewyk lodewyk 18-21 1 Response Dec 1, 2009

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    It Was Nice:)

    Around 8 in the morning, I was waiting for the bus to take me to work and feeling like crap (just because). Traffic was slow, and then some guy yells out his car window, "You have really nice eyes". Totally caught me off guard :)
    Vancity89 Vancity89 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 2, 2009

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    I Like Complimenting Others And Some Days It Comes Back

    One day last week a girl in the elevator with me was wearing some great shoes, so I said, "Hey, those are great shoes."  The next day she said hi in the coffee line-up and we started talking. So I told someone else I liked her necklace and she told me her daughter...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 10 Responses Dec 2, 2009

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    This Made My Day :)

    I was walking in a baby store with Addy in my arms, and was looking at cribs. A clerk about, forty or fifty came up and asked if I needed any help. Him: Hello, there. Can I help you? Me: Hi, well I'm trying to find a cheap crib, I have a tight buget. Him: (gets teary eyed) Come...
    Supermommy101 Supermommy101 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 30, 2011

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    The city I live in is friendly,

    full of bars, full of cafes (with good coffee :P), and above all full of foreigners.It seems that for every new local I meet, I at least meet one european and one canadian :PSo getting compliments or conversations from complete strangers is actually not that unsual, and on top...
    xavis xavis 26-30, M Dec 30, 2013

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    Who doesn't love compliments?! I love giving them too! Even to strangers. Makes everyone feel good! :)
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    The year was 2014 (no way! cx [but just in case this is read later on in time]) I was that typical human who almost never talked to anyone in class, outside of trivialities and...
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    I just flat out don't like compliments. I will think you are a lying creep. Compliments make me uncomfortable it's a nice gesture and all but no.
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    It's weird taking compliments like "you're cute/attractive" or most positive things towards me BUT If you say you trust and/or respect me, I take them compliments and I love them...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I feel that it's one of my moral obligations to be kind to strangers. I feel that it's just plain out stupid for people to be rude or mean to strangers. Although I've had many...
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