A question for otherwise normal people about compliments (women related)
This is something I've been wondering about. How do you react if a male stranger compliments what you are wearing. Do you feel like its creepy, annoying, nice, a dumb pickup line or something else?
I've a few times over my life complimented a stranger on what she's wearing. I only do this when I kind of feel compelled to, because she's wearing something really cool (like a unique winter jacket) or has an outfit that goes together exceptionally well. Honestly I've only felt like complementing a girl I didn't know maybe six times in my entire life, of course they don't know that, for all they know I complement women constantly and it's a stupid pickup line.
I've complemented a few guys too, they seem to appreciate it, in other words they react the way I'd expect them too. Guys don't wear much interesting clothing though, so that's pretty rare.
Is it just that its so rare for a man to give a woman he doesn't know an honest complement that women are kind of trained to not see it as honest? Today I saw a girl with a really really cool (antique?) jacket at Starbucks... so I complemented her on it, and added on that I really do think it's cool and this isn't just a pickup line. LOL, Oh man adding that last part in seemed to only make it worse!! :D