4. I Almost Didn't Recognize You!

If you're flirting with someone you used to know, you might be amazed at how different he or she looks.

That's fine!

If, however, the person in question used to be overweight, have problems with acne, or other so-called “deficiencies,” phrasing your compliment this way is kind of insulting.2

It's like saying, “Wow, you don't look like a trainwreck now!” Instead, tell the person how great he or she looks and leave it at that.

How Are You Not in a Relationship?

Comments:

Susan elfman
Eight is just, no. That shouldn't be on the list. Its NOT even close to a complement.
KiKi
I effing love Call of Duty! #BlackOpsII
Justme
Omg I just used number 5 today :S my coworker is truly an awesome guy, he's looking to be in a relationship, but it's just not happening for some reason. I honestly don't know why he's still single, there was no backhandedness or malice in my comment. Thank goodness, he knew it as well.
Zee H
#8 yep I have heard that one. Plain rude.
Danielle
Omg I do #10 to my guy best friend!
Meisha Jackson
#8!! I hear that all the time! And when people say it to me, I ask them "is it impossible for a black girl to be pretty? You think I'm some rare breed?" Lol I hate that with a passion
Kabob
Amen to #8 haha. Not that this has happened to me... But it's just wrong. I always feel a little funny when people comment on my looks related to my ethnicity
Cassieculbreth
#5 happens to me all the time. Even my friends with boyfriends say this and everyone really 😠
Tia1217
#8 has happened to me more times than I'd like to even think about and seriously it is so rude like for real!!! You're beautiful for a black girl... Omg
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