Now, I know that different girls react to different things in different ways and that there are certain things you should say to "girlfriends" girl "friends" and random women; I get that and that's all but fine and dandy. But when I say a girl looks "great", does she assume I'm saying she's cute, hot, sexy, pretty, gorgeous, beautiful. I just told this girl that I think may like me that she looks "great" and she said "awe" but I really want to know what might be going through her mind.
The reason I told her she looked "great" instead of something like pretty or cute is because I didn't want to use the "wrong" word and offend her.
Best answer goes to the person who can honestly explain to me how this girl saw this as. COMPLETE HONESTY
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No offense to any of the previous answerers, but I love compliments! Who doesn't? It makes you feel appreciated. Not to mention when a guy says it, it's flattering..regardless of whether or not you're attracted to him.
I don't have a problem with the word "great." If a guy said "wow you look great" I wouldn't analyze it and think, "what did he mean?!" I'd say "thanks!" or "awe" (like in this case) and be appreciative.
Here's the thing: if you think a girl looks great or cute or sexy or beautiful...tell her. It doesn't matter what comes to mind. If it's a compliment and she's down-to-earth, she's going to be appreciative :)0