If Your Boyfriend Said This To You Would You Be Mad Guys Would You Ever say This To Your Girlfriend?
Most Helpful Girl
I'll add onto @Blond401 's response.
"Beautiful and pretty are totally different things. Beauty is often more than skin deep. Tbh I've never had a boyfriend call me pretty, I have been called beautiful but it was just bullshit. So yeah, I would be offended if he said 'you're not beautiful but you're pretty. Because if he said that he means he doesn't think I'm a beautiful person - it's not all about the outside."
But I would thank him for telling me the truth. I'd rather know I'm not beautiful to him than to live my life thinking I am and waste my time on him.1
Most Helpful Guy
It reminds me of the joke about Gomer Pyle having a blind date with a girl who was overweight. He had never been on a date so he asked other guys for advise and he was told to give her compliments.
Gomer and the girl went to a dance. While on the dance floor, he said to her, quite sincerely, "For a fat girl, you sure don't sweat much!"
"You are pretty but not beautiful," is not a compliment and I would expect it to really hurt any girl to whom it was said.1