Back-handed compliment? You look great for your age?

I was riding the train last night, and this older guy about 35 (he looked near 40). Complimented me non-stop, at one point he asked my age.
He was shocked that I said I am 29 years old.
He went on to say I look great for a 29 year old.

I felt that was a back handed compliment.
Are 29 year olds terrible looking or something?
He asked if I had any kids.
I told him that I do, he was shocked again and said I don't look like a Mom.

I mean... what does a Mom look like?

Perhaps, I think too much into peoples words.

I just don't think there is not a set image of what one should look like.


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Most Helpful Guy

  • I don't think he meant it as a back handed compliment. It seems like he thought you were younger so that's why he said you look great for your age

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Most Helpful Girl

  • yeh i dont get it. i guess many are trained to think women go downhill after 25 and after kids which isn't necessarily true and many women look the same throughout their 20s. besides, we all age. why is there shame in that?

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What Guys Said 6

  • Wow dick move😐

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  • It's not as bad as telling someone "You're not that fat"

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  • I don't think his intention was to make you feel that way. He probably thought you were attractive, and so he complimented you to try and flirt.

    And yes, you're reading too much into people's words.

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  • Wake up call: whatever you read in cosmopolitan about women peaking at 30 was a lie.

    hope that answers your question

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  • No I think society is too sensitive.

    We get older and look older. Nothing t feel offensive about.

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    • But I'm not old? Especially with the fact that he said he was 35 and looked almost 40.

    • Hold on. I just saw ur age. U ypung! What a cocksuckerd

  • I'd simply respond "fuck off"...

    It's OK to say it to someone who's above 40... but under 40? Definitely an insult...

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What Girls Said 3

  • No I think most people look great at 29 and older

    <a target="_blank" class="media-link" href="http://img4. wikia. nocookie. net/__cb20121102223754/walkingdeadhttp://data.whicdn.com/images/154885056/large.jpgfollow">img4. wikia. nocookie. net/.../... ggie,_and_Glenn. jpg

    http://data. whicdn. com/images/154885056/large. jpg

    I'm not sure why but some guys spread the rumor that women suddenly look terrible after 25. It's not true. At all, but some idiots are bound to believe it and are hence surprised when confronted with reality

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  • What a dick he put his foot in his mouth and it shows you how stupid he is real quick. I'm sure his looks weren't all that lmaooo!!

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  • He is dumb. 😐
    Or at least has bad moves.

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