Mr. Handsome

8 Compliments Guys Actually Want to Hear From Girls

Pin it

Outdoor close-up photo of young couple seated in grassy field.

It turns out compliments that don’t come from mom or other female relatives are something of a rarity for guys, according to the men of internet hive mind Reddit. No matter how many ladies appear to be chasing after handsome, bearded, great-smelling, compassionate, manliest dudes,  it seems guys don’t actually get told they’re handsome, have great facial hair, smell fantastic, and so on nearly enough times.

So when this Redditor asked guys what compliments they want to hear from girls, naturally the list went on for awhile. Here’s a short list of some nice things guys would like to hear from ladies:

That they smell real nice.

Screen Shot 2014-01-29 at 5.32.52 PM

That they’re going to save the world.

Screen Shot 2014-01-29 at 5.35.24 PM

That they make you laugh (with them, not at them.)

Screen Shot 2014-01-29 at 6.16.42 PM

That the facial hair they obsess over is flawless. Bonus points if you’re another bearded man yourself, in which case the rest of this post is probably not relevant:

Screen Shot 2014-01-29 at 5.42.37 PM

That their manly manliness overwhelms you, like this:

Screen Shot 2014-01-29 at 5.39.16 PM

Or this:

Screen Shot 2014-01-29 at 5.37.55 PM

Really, you can pretty much tell them anything ever and call it a win.

Screen Shot 2014-01-29 at 5.36.49 PM

Like just telling them they’re cute.

Screen Shot 2014-01-29 at 5.33.53 PM

Or maybe don’t tell them they’re cute. Anything but cute.

Screen Shot 2014-01-29 at 5.45.14 PM

Try handsome. No one strikes out with handsome, not even moms.

Screen Shot 2014-01-29 at 6.23.52 PM