If someone send you a compliment...

  • monstapex

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    Jan 04, 2010 7:01 AM GMT
    Do you send a reply back to the or ignore it?
  • drypin

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    Jan 04, 2010 8:53 AM GMT
    Well, if I recognize it as a compliment, I always reply.
    When I get that "impersonal" automatic message that someone has hotlisted me or buddylisted me, I send back a reply to the culprit.
    If, however, I get an email that says one word like "interested?" from someone with no pics and little info in their profile - snooze - I drag it into the trash can. A compliment not worth the 5 bytes of virtual space it took up.
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    Jan 04, 2010 9:01 AM GMT
    sometimes I do ,sometimes I don't
  • Glorfindel

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    Jan 04, 2010 1:25 PM GMT
    I always try to reply even if it's just to say thank you for the compliment. I'm horrible at taking compliments in person, so I'm trying to work on that online. haha
  • jessetriguy

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    Jan 04, 2010 2:25 PM GMT
    I always take the time to at least say Thank You
  • Celticmusl

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    Jan 04, 2010 2:32 PM GMT
    I'm not trying to be mean when I say this, but if the member that sent the message doesn't have a picture or no information in their profile, I usually don't send a reply. It just creeps me out a little....like it was system generated or something, like there isn't a real person there.
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    Jan 04, 2010 2:44 PM GMT
    Celticmusl saidI'm not trying to be mean when I say this, but if the member that sent the message doesn't have a picture or no information in their profile, I usually don't send a reply. It just creeps me out a little....like it was system generated or something, like there isn't a real person there.



    Yea, it's true. And they usually give NO information about themselves. Not worth a reply.

    But... if somebody with a profile/pics emails you a compliment, not asking anything in return, what possible reason could you have for not at least replying with a "thank you?"

  • Celticmusl

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    Jan 04, 2010 2:47 PM GMT
    djdorchester2 said
    Celticmusl saidI'm not trying to be mean when I say this, but if the member that sent the message doesn't have a picture or no information in their profile, I usually don't send a reply. It just creeps me out a little....like it was system generated or something, like there isn't a real person there.



    Yea, it's true. And they usually give NO information about themselves. Not worth a reply.

    But... if somebody with a profile/pics emails you a compliment, not asking anything in return, what possible reason could you have for not at least replying with a "thank you?"



    Exactly, it's a good way to start a conversation.
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    Jan 04, 2010 2:53 PM GMT
    For me it depends on the compliment. I've gotten things ranging frm nice biceps, cool hat and then something stupid like I love the color of your mocha skin in which I didn't and won't reply. lking back now it's kinda funny but weird
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    Jan 04, 2010 3:33 PM GMT
    I always reply back, and thank them its polite... The freaky ones, and I've gotten a few of those.. I ignore.
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    Jan 04, 2010 3:38 PM GMT
    I'm with most above. I say thanks . . . as long as they have a profile of sorts. It's just weird replying to nothing.
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    Jan 04, 2010 3:38 PM GMT
    I always reply back. I always appreciate a compliment and never take things for granted. It means somebody saw something in your profile or pcture that they like and that's a good thing.

    But when I get the infrequent "HI, your hot, please unlock generic mail, I usually ignore

    I send compliments too, but I don't expect a reply. It just feels good to tell someone that you like or admire something about them.
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    Jan 04, 2010 3:39 PM GMT
    monstapex saidDo you send a reply back to the or ignore it?

    I usually reply back, unless I think he's hitting on me. I'm old, undesirable and monogamous, so I get suspicious real quick of unwanted advances.

    But believe it or not, I do get a surprising number of RJ "fan letters" about my thread posts, along with some hate mail, and I try to answer them all, even the nasty ones. Just not the romantic come-ons, which would be a waste of time for both of us.
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    Jan 04, 2010 7:49 PM GMT
    It depends on the compliment. If it's seemingly innocent yet a bit naughty, not crossing the line to creepiness, I at least say "Thank you." icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 04, 2010 7:49 PM GMT
    If they have a picture, and its more than just "hot pics, can I see more?" I'll reply with at least a thank you. No pic though, no reply.
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    Jan 04, 2010 7:55 PM GMT
    If someone takes the time to actually write to me, I think it is only polite to do likewise. Even if it is to say I'm not interested.

    Hot or Buddy Listing, I will say thank you to on occasion if it's someone who has been brave enough to offer self disclosure on their profile, or obviously if they are someone I've engaged with in a forum thread.

    I don't Hot or Buddy List many guys, but if I do it's not contingent upon them replying and not a solicitation for anything.
  • DCEric

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    Jan 04, 2010 7:57 PM GMT
    always reply back.... though I rarely get that kind of mail.
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    Jan 04, 2010 8:04 PM GMT
    I always reply even if he creeps me out. haha
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    Jan 04, 2010 8:08 PM GMT
    Glorfindel saidI always try to reply even if it's just to say thank you for the compliment. I'm horrible at taking compliments in person, so I'm trying to work on that online. haha


    100% this. If I get any kind of compliment in person, I turn red as christmas and there's no hiding my discomfort. I have truly tried using the online medium as a means to at least reciprocate (when applicable) and say thank you...even if I'm blushing to high heaven when I type it.
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    Jan 04, 2010 8:09 PM GMT
    if u want his peen all over ur face then yes i would reply
  • riepenac

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    Jan 04, 2010 8:44 PM GMT
    I always reply with a thank you, it may take me a while, but I think that it is rude not to. If a person takes the time, so should I, even if it is just a generic "buddy list" or "hot list." As far as the no pic/no profile, they still get a response, yes I will put more effort into a response if there is at least some info, but I also understand why some people want to be completely discrete. I have not been elected to be the judge and/or jury for someone else's life choices.
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    Jan 04, 2010 8:46 PM GMT
    I say thank you for any mail of a complementary nature. But I would appreciate it much more if there is a proper profile pic with it, showing the face, not just a decapitated torso or no pic at all.
  • michaeltex

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    Jan 04, 2010 8:47 PM GMT
    Reply
  • JockChefJim

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    Jan 04, 2010 8:49 PM GMT
    I enjoy a good ego strke as much as the next guy, I usually try to say thank you. If they are looking to chat more after that I will leave it up to then to guide the conversations though.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jan 04, 2010 8:49 PM GMT
    Always show some respect by replying back and saying thank you. Is that asking too much?