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I Just Got A Compliment From A Complete Stranger

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 73 People

    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    One time last year I was at a club dancing with a hot guy... We started making out... Then he went up my skirt and rubbed my panties for a while. Then slipped them off the the side...
    princessalicia princessalicia 22-25, F Dec 12

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    My grandmother gave me a lot of spankings when I was naughty while growing up. They were all over her knee with my pants down and to tingled at the start then got warmer and...
    BettyV2 BettyV2 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    he came up to me in Spencer's and he liked my hair and we talked all about hair bleach and hair dyes and **** like that and I told him I liked his snakebites and then we talked...
    lisastarrfish lisastarrfish 13-15, F Nov 21

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    I miss my old best friend. I haven't talked to her in four years :*( i just realised. I remember saying to her that I would never ever forget her when I left and I am so ashamed to...
    Ashlynthepanda Ashlynthepanda 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    Stupid *** school suspended me for 3days 😒
    hahauivcnhd hahauivcnhd 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    WARNING: this is VERY long. During school and hanging out with friends, I can be the most talkative and cheerful person to be around. And that's what hides the truth back at home...
    vintagechick14 vintagechick14 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    Whenever people compliment me on, well, anything really. I'm left surprised, and kind of confused. I guess it's because I don't expect to many compliments to come my way. I expect...
    DeathstalkerScorpion DeathstalkerScorpion 22-25, M Nov 24

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    I'm glad today that I was able to get an opportunity to rest. It wasn't enough time, but it was a little more than it usually is. My sisters got back from school today also. It...
    princmos princmos 22-25 Nov 25

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    Inertia - The reluctance of an object to start moving or to stop once it is in motion dependant on its mass. The guns were heavy, especially the launchers and minigun. Today was I...
    TetraZL TetraZL 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    ... I had recently gotten a haircut and then had it fixed. After I had gotten it fixed to how I liked it better my son would come home from school and say "your hair is hideous...
    Orangerocket Orangerocket 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm a failure I fail everything failed at keeping syl failed at school failed at life failed at helping my friens live happily ever after failed at finding a ride for my other...
    matrixwolf matrixwolf 16-17, M 4 hrs ago

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    So every day i drive from school to home with same bus. But one day i noticed there was sooo cute stranger with whom i fell in love at first sight about month ago in bus. I was...
    VeryCherry7 VeryCherry7 26-30, F Dec 2

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    I give compliments all the time to people that I think deserve them. Everyday I compliment my gf about something. She almost never compliments me willing. I always have to infer...
    Deuz Deuz 18-21, M Dec 8

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    The number of dinners I've had without my husband are very few in the last 7 years. I've always made a point to wait to eat for him. This last month though, his table manners...
    FreyjaInBattle FreyjaInBattle 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 3

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    I want to be more appreciative of them. They are rarely motivated by bad intentions. It seems some people have a war on compliments as though its a dirty word. I did, i guess...
    ThePinkPowerRanger ThePinkPowerRanger 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 10

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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 Nov 21

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    I'm twenty years old and me and my boyfriend have been together since I was fifteen and he was seventeen. He spanks me quite a lot, but only if I really deserve it. I have been...
    girl40001 girl40001 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 7

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    My friends had a meeting earlier for their trip next month and they invited me to join them. I had nothing to do in the morning so I went with them to their meeting. They had a...
    Sasori08 Sasori08 22-25, F Nov 22

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    I met him in summer 2009 at a swimming pool.. Should I curse the day I'd met him or be grateful for it? A lot of coincidences have happened between us where we walked past each...
    sweetna sweetna 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    Hello. This is my first time posting here on EP. Forgive me in advance for the bad writing (English is not my mother tongue) and thank you for those who took the time to read this...
    introvertjohn introvertjohn 18-21 1 Response Dec 9

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    It hasn't been very long, but it is no less painful. I've stuck with them through alcoholism and domestic violence. I remember mom's black eye, my sprained wrist and staying in a...
    troubledwater1 troubledwater1 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I always get complimented on my eyes and lips. I don't know why.
    nathanlee143 nathanlee143 16-17, T 2 Responses Nov 22

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    Seriously, this. I was raised to be as Machiavellian as possible, to respect those around me and to remain virtuous, even in the face of dire injustice. I don't believe in empty...
    PatrickMoosePants PatrickMoosePants 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 23

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    Whatever compliments I receive, I will never feel like it cuz I know I am not, it's not . The words are just there to keep the conversations going and for the sake of having...
    dakilangdreamer dakilangdreamer 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    it was 6 years ago when i first met him in the church, and i just like him from 1st time. He's in the music team. We met almost every sunday, but I still didn't know his name. Then...
    nls92 nls92 22-25, F Nov 23

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    where do guys get the idea it's ok to call total strangers "babe" or "hun" or any other term of endearment? That's an instant block from me.
    snowangelashleyv2 snowangelashleyv2 18-21, F 27 Responses Dec 2

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    I love getting compliments, but I'm horrible at accepting them. I have to debate them, to deflunk them. Like, someone said something to me today that touched me, it touched me...
    shadow2233 shadow2233 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    Yes I do but I love giving compliments it makes me feel good inside everyone's special (:
    yeahis18 yeahis18 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    I don't get complimented often so when I do it feels nice :) Idk it is a small boost to my esteem to know that people like things about me.
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 7

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    Compliments are nice. Definitely a self esteem boost too
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Dec 8

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    I do love a compliment. Definitely brings up the self esteem when it does happen
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Dec 9

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    HI, im looking for a girl / lady from the East Mids to meet this evening, right now, for some quick stranger fun. I'll pick you up or meet you somewhere. Im a good looking decent...
    MIdlandsguy MIdlandsguy 31-35, M Dec 12

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    HI, im looking for a girl / lady from the East Mids to meet this evening, right now, for some quick stranger fun. I'll pick you up or meet you somewhere. Im a good looking decent...
    MIdlandsguy MIdlandsguy 31-35, M Dec 12

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    I like compliments as much as the next person. But I don't appreciate when people are sleezy about it. keep it classy.
    dreamingoptimist dreamingoptimist 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    How I got it doesn't really matter, but I do want to talk about the realities of my life after my conviction. Disclaimer: I take full responsibility for my actions. I am stating...
    Kml658 Kml658 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Yeah I don't like it, I don't find it sexist I just think it's a bit personal for a stranger to call me that, babe is the worst!
    claireblack claireblack 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 25

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    I absolutely adored Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. I made sure to watch it every freaking Thursday. I loved Alice, Cyrus, Jafar, The Red Queen, The Knave, and the Jabberwocky...
    KeithPrice94 KeithPrice94 18-21, M Nov 30

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    Today was my birthday. My section leader for marching messaged me and said,"You look beautiful btw." That was the best present i received today. I've been given so much love today...
    Dapperness Dapperness 18-21, F Dec 4

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    I was in a public restroom and a man walked in about 15-16 he was really cute and we kept making eye contact I then walked to a sink and he followed but this time rubbing himself...
    anonymous691581 anonymous691581 13-15, T 2 Responses Dec 7

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