How to Accept a Compliment While Flirting


Accept a compliment while flirting by giving him a compliment in return. Your remark can be as simple as, "You look pretty good yourself," or it can be specific, such as, "Coming from a man with such beautiful eyes, that's a really nice thing to hear." Because you're flirting, which is a way of trying out an attraction without getting too serious about it, you'll want to smile and keep it light.

  • Look at the person with whom you're flirting and say "Thank you." Doing so is important because it shows that you appreciate the compliment. If you brush it off with an excuse or by saying something such as, "Oh, you don't mean that," then you'll come across as unappreciative.

  • Use the compliment as a conversation point. Listening is a major component of flirting, so if someone compliments your watch, you could say, "Thank you, are you interested in watches?" This will let him talk about himself, thus extending the conversation and giving you more of an opportunity to continue flirting back and forth.

  • Laugh modestly and make a silly remark, such as, "Are you talking about 'lil 'ol me?" Laughing indicates romantic interest, write Dr. Raj Persaud and Adrian Furnham in their article, "The Vital Importance of Being Funny While Flirting: New Research Reveals the Optimal Attractiveness Strategy," published by HuffPost Lifestyle. According to this article, men are attracted to women who laugh with them, and women are attracted to witty men.

  • Move closer to him when you thank him. This will non-verbally show that you are interested in him. Moving into his personal space in response to the compliment says far more than a mere "Thank you" ever could.

  • Smile and make eye contact when you thank him. Eye contact is another nonverbal communication technique that will make you connect with him more and ramp up your flirtation.


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