So I was kind of flirting with this lady. I found out we lived in the same area and I tried to guess her age and said "You look old for your age". and she said that's awful!, when I meant it as a compliment.
I mean I'm an honest person, I'm not gonna lie about the things I see.
She said "FYI, in the future don't call girls old", and kind of smirked at me. I can't read her facial expression, if she's interested or not, but yah maybe I blew it haha.
lol noooooo never tell a woman that she looks older than she actually is. It's like telling her "you look fat in that dress."
In almost all cultures, youth is considered attractive. Look at what a lot of women are willing to go through to look younger. Botox, plastic surgery, creams, masks, what else I don't know. I don't understand how you can think that it's a compliment.
On the other hand, it's always flattering to hear that you look young. I'm 25, but I don't mind being asked to show my ID when I'm buying booze =) I bought a chocolate moose once and was asked to show my ID lol I took that as a compliment.
She probably just think you're a bit clueless in a cute kind of way.
Lmao what, how was that meant as a compliment? If you had said the opposite like "You look young for your age" then yes, probably would have gotten a different result. If she was younger, I guess it would have kind of made sense, if she looks like she can be jail-bate but stillllllllll that's horrible dude lol
It depends on how old she is, as to whether or not it's flattering. A 16 year old girl might be flattered if you tell her she looks 20. If this chick isn't a teenager, you have to be a complete moron to ever think that would be a "compliment". Like, duh.
You may not have meant anything harm with what you said, but understand that most girls treat their physical appearance with priority and high value; talking about their appearance can easily become a delicate topic. Much like when a girl talks about a guy's masculinity. In this society, you just don't do it...
Telling a girl she acts MATURE for her age is probably the best approach regarding age, second only to "you look young for your age."
It's good to be honest and truthful, but not to a degree that we completely disregard the other person's feelings. They'll know you're being honest and that you don't mean any harm, but might not feel comfortable being around someone that points out "flaws"--- and I put that in quotes because flaws can made out of anything, even if they don't seem like flaws to you.
People in general, especially women, want to look young. Old people are not considered attractive except for some guys who prefer older women, but they are typically for other reasons like their maturity.
I cashier on the side part time and it makes a woman's day if I ask her for her ID for alcohol while men(rarely) get offended screaming the "I can fire a gun" argument. Youth in women is attractive so telling a woman (even indirectly) that she is old is like telling her she is unattractive.
lmao, even I know never to call a woman old or fat.
If I ever touch on age, I always tell an older woman that she must have been a teen when such-and-such song came out...they always take it as a compliment because if they can do the math I'm indirectly telling them they look younger than they are. And yes it's a lie but I can pull it off :)