I've just been noticing lately that a lot of older people (40s and up), both male and female, have been commenting on how pretty they think I am and whatnot...yet, people closer to my age (early 20s) tend to not say anything along those lines. They say they like my hair, or they like my clothes, things along those lines. Is that just another way of saying someone's beautiful or pretty...?
Does this happen to anyone else? Why do you think this is?
Thanks for the input!
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Younger guys are more likely to be potential dates/partners, so they're less likely to risk being so obvious about how they feel about you, while older guys (probably) have no shot, so there's no risk in them telling it like it is.
There's some of that with women too, but also women, especially younger women, tend to be more fashion-conscious and "all about" the details, and less about the "big picture".
Anyway, I think you might be reading too much into this. Here's what you should know, if you haven't figured it out already: anytime a guy is giving you extra attention, you can assume that he thinks you are pretty and finds you attractive. That doesn't mean he wants a relationship or anything, but he definitely is attracted to you and finds you to be pretty and sexy. Many guys won't come out and say it because they don't want to overplay their hand, but the attention alone gives it away.3