Is it weird to compliment a guy?

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    Jul 27, 2011 6:46 PM GMT
    ...be it in the gym or online. If there's something about them physically that you admire is it okay to say something or is it better to keep quiet?

    How would you feel if you got compliments on some part of your body [G rated]

    I mean in non salacious way only. Not being hit on or lusted after.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Jul 27, 2011 7:05 PM GMT
    no it's not.
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    Jul 28, 2011 12:41 AM GMT
    I'm much more comfy complimenting a man over a woman. Women can be some devious bitches if they think you're hitting on them. Men just say thanks...and smile...and exchange numbers...and...
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    Jul 28, 2011 12:54 AM GMT
    Na I always compliment guys at the gym if they have something on, or a muscle thats well defined, or a tattoo I like.

    The weirdest compliment - or rather statement - was "Your giraffe tattoo reminds me of my ex, she loved giraffes to, why do you like them"


    You could of just asked "why do you like giraffes", no need to bring your ex into it haha! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Jul 28, 2011 12:56 AM GMT
    I don't think it's weird, but some guys don't know how to take a compliment.
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    Jul 28, 2011 12:59 AM GMT
    Nothing wrong with it at all so long as you don't make it all creepy.

    I compliment guys all the time at the gym and online. "Hey there buddy. Nice form" or 'Nice arms, legs, back, chest, body, etc..." They usually reply with a "Thanks" and the the day goes on.

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    Jul 28, 2011 1:00 AM GMT
    No nothing wrong with it at all, I hate getting compliments.
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    Jul 28, 2011 1:01 AM GMT
    No
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    Jul 28, 2011 1:31 AM GMT
    unfounded7 saidI don't think it's weird, but some guys don't know how to take a compliment.


    This... compliments make me uncomfortable no matter who it's from, but thats my problem not yours. Theres nothing weird about complimenting someone.
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    Jul 28, 2011 1:32 AM GMT
    kdsbil saidIs it weird to compliment a guy?
    ...be it in the gym or online. If there's something about them physically that you admire is it okay to say something or is it better to keep quiet?

    How would you feel if you got compliments on some part of your body [G rated]

    I mean in non salacious way only. Not being hit on or lusted after.


    Why suggest it be considered weird? Isn't it a legitimate option if you want to attempt starting a conversation which might develop into more?
    It's nice to get compliments (about a body part too). It's up to you to guide the conversation. If you're being hit on it's also up to you to guide that to where you want it (him) to go.
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    Jul 28, 2011 1:40 AM GMT
    I go to a straight gym, so it's always tricky to compliment a guy about the way he looks. I usually just compliment based on strength: "Those 225s you were doing for 25 reps a set...that was awesome." It's pretty hard to be offended by that. And of course the guy that's doing that is built like a brick....icon_razz.gif
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    Jul 28, 2011 1:47 AM GMT
    I compliment people all the time, guys too. Why not? Just admiring. I like compliments and take them with ease and a thank you.
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    Jul 28, 2011 1:56 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidI do compliment guys now and then but I don't use it as a way to come on to a guy. Unfortunately this is how so many people interpret human interaction.

    Sad but true. Compliments make some people uncomfortable because we all tend to see everything through a sexual lens.
    But compliments that aren't come-ons are a nice way to acknowledge excellence - and also a way to have them explain whatever workout technique produced the results you complimented them on.
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    Jul 28, 2011 2:02 AM GMT
    The dudes at the gym compliment each other's bodies all the time... And yeah, they're as straight and pretty as an arrow!

    Oh shut up, arrows are pretty!