It’s a fantastic feeling when a guy compliments you on your clothes, or someone acknowledges the effort you put into looking good. In the 70s and 90s, men assumed women looked good mainly to impress them, but that's wrong. Coronavirus lockdown came as a sign to prove that whether or not we women go out to meet men, we look nice, primarily for ourselves.
Now, every man is aware we do not depend on an opinion from them to justify how we look. Pay attention to a man's behavior after paying you a compliment to see where he's heading. If his behavior pattern automatically changes to comfort after you reply to him, he aims at something more (probably flirtatious).
Your appearance says a lot about you, and it gives you confidence depending on how inclined you are to fashion. However, there's no way a person is flirting with you that you won't realize. Except he's a rookie doing it all wrong. It's normal to wonder what he means when he notices how you look and says, you look good.
You're not weird at all, and we've all been there. It's worse when you think he is attractive as well. I've shared seven possible meanings to a good comment from a man about your outfit.
7 Possible Meanings When A Guy Compliments Your Clothes
1. He's flirting
Most times, you can smell this from a distance, even before he starts doing it. Some women have mastered the art of anticipating what comes after a man says her gown is beautiful. It's up to you to encourage him to flirt with you. If not, say “Thank you” to the kind man and move on.
It's more like a conversation starter of he's flirting with you. He would go ahead to say something else or pull a conversation out of the way you look. Flirting can be exciting if you know your boundaries.
2. He's trying to get you
Men are aware that this is one of the easiest ways to get ladies' attention. It put them in a position to be conversational. Plus, telling a girl her dress looks nice makes it less awkward that he starred at your figure, or you in particular. If you're honest, you'd agree that this is an ice breaker that makes you smile almost every time.
Picking up a lady is not as easy as it sounds or looks sometimes. These men pull out a lot of courage to do that, and saying your outfit is beautiful could just be to get you to notice he's noticing you. Watch for the signs your appearance brings.
3. It's about your body
This is almost always true, although a lot of women overlook these reasons. It's plausible that he was staring at a part of your body, and you caught his eye, and it forced him to compliment your outfit.
Has it ever felt like someone is looking at your outfit, but it seems as though they can see everything else you have underneath? It happens! Men have the impurest thoughts in a split second, and they cover it up with the way you look . It's a good cover, but it gets blown after the first two conversations.
4. He's hiding something
..Or he doesn't have anything else to say to you. These types are worse for both the giver and the receiver. It's dropped in an awkward conversation or situation. This would leave you confused for about a second before you tell him, “Thank you.”
Guys, drop this at the moment you least expect to distract you from something happening or pull you out of awkward silence. These are signs to keep a close eye on him.
5. He likes you
Yep! This happens too. He's possibly one of those guys that secretly admire you but can't come straight with it. Especially if it's your coworker paying you these compliments every day at work, it's part of the signs. Maybe it's a stranger who just likes the way you look and hopes you both can be friends more. A lot of things spring from good compliments.
6. It’s a sign that he recognizes the outfits
In this day and age of social media, it's possible he has seen the outfit before. Maybe that man has seen that dress somewhere on Instagram before, and now you're wearing it. It could also be that he wants his partner to wear such an outfit.
Compliments to a person who looks good come easy. I bet if you see something you like you would say it looks good as well. If your fashion is high class, it could be about him digging your style and recognizes your designers as well.
7. It's a mere compliment
Let me be honest. Sometimes, it has nothing to do with you but the outfit, and you may already be love stuck checking the web about what it means. It's worse when his only thoughts were possibly about how he can get the clothing for his partner because some real gentlemen do that a lot.
Stop wasting big time looking for the meaning behind meanings; it's just something he said passively and has also forgotten.
It’s probably a sign that he likes you. Saying, “Your dress is beautiful” is one of the easiest ways to get a lady's attention. This compliment is also very flirtatious. He's probably looking at your curves through the outfit while his mind is in motion.
There's a chance it had nothing to do with you and everything to do with the dress. Perhaps it looks familiar, or he'd like his partner to put on the same thing. You never know what it is with these guys, but most times, he's attracted to you. However, the complement is used as a good conversation starter.
Yes, it's sometimes used to break the ice between two people who've been admiring each other. Some guys also hide behind compliments when they cannot connect with you at the spot or over the phone.
If he says you look “sexy,” it's almost glaring that he's aiming at something more. If his behavior towards you changes after he compliments your dress, like him getting comfortable enough to strike a conversation, then there's an attraction.
It's a nice gesture to say thank you to anyone who admits your fashion style. Plus, it says a lot about your personality when you dress well. Suitable clothing can attract the best of men to you. However, I know they say “Dress how you want to be addressed,” but I believe they're merely requesting you dress for the occasion.
Every woman, at some point in her life, would experience a situation like this. It's essential to learn the right response to it. Saying lots of “Thank you,” or ‘‘I like your pants’’ while looking into his eyes, always does the trick with guys.
From is body language. As I said, if it's more than a mere comment, he would get comfortable after your response. If anyone is interested in you he would move to you and strike a conversation after.
If he's too shy to do so, you can still tell from eye contact. I especially love it when a guy can't take his eyes off me after dropping a pleasant compliment. He's also not just being nice if he's asking for your number. If you're interested, let him have it. You never know what can grow from there.
To blow his head off, say something about his haircut. Your opinion on such an issue is top-notch. Think about how it makes you feel when a man says your hair looks beautiful. Men feel twice as better when you give a reasonable opinion about their looks.
Believe me; he's going to keep that barber for a long time. Especially when he can see that you mean it. Other good things to compliment are his shoes, pants, haircut, smile, and his entire outfit, etc.
I hope this article has opened your mind to the signs of a compliment from a guy about the way you look. It's not a sign of outright love. So, don't fall for that trap. Most times, it's flirtatious, but then you know all that from the points above. Remember to say “thank you” each time the effort you put into looking good is appreciated.
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As hopeless romantic I struggled tremendously in my love life. After many years of searching, trial & error, and countless failed relationships, I finally found my Mr. Right. It wasn't an easy road, but one that has taught me an incredible amount about the workings of relationships between men and women, and this is what I hope to share through my writing on this blog.