Posts tagged "compliments"

Make It Stop: “I Hate Being Described As ‘Cute'”

Cute isn’t really a compliment when you’re a grown woman and not a baby or a puppy…

Anna Goldfarb | June 5, 2015 - 1:10 pm

Hey, Doree Lewak, Catcalling Is Disgusting — Deal With It!

Look, Doree Lewak, I’m not going to tell you not to court male attention or that you’re wrong for enjoying compliments — within reason — from strangers. I’m not going…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 19, 2014 - 11:00 am

This “Inside Amy Schumer” Sketch Hilariously Illustrates How Badly (Some) Women Are At Receiving Compliments

Have you been watching the new Comedy Central show, “Inside Amy Schumer”? I haven’t, but after watching the sketch above, I’m adding it to my now-lean DVR queue. In the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 16, 2013 - 2:20 pm

Mirror, Mirror: What Does It Take For You To Believe You’re Beautiful?

We were laying on the couch in the darkness, the new Sofia Coppola movie flickering on the TV screen. Even in my lightest pajamas with the AC blaring, my skin…

Jessica Wakeman | May 29, 2012 - 2:00 pm

7 Reasons You Should Compliment Total Strangers

Ours is an increasingly insular society. Hop on the subway and you’ll see dozens of people plugged into their phones. Sit down in a cafeteria and you’ll observe…

Sally McGraw | January 3, 2012 - 10:00 am

Nice Toes, Miss: What’s The Strangest Compliment You’ve Ever Gotten?

This morning, I shared the elevator in my apartment building with a couple of random movers. We were making polite chit chat when one of them suddenly said, in a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 12, 2011 - 2:20 pm

Zooey Deschanel Gets Flummoxed After Being Called “Adorable”

“My mom told me when I get compliments, to cover my ears. I mean, I’m sorry. I’m so embarrassed now. Thank you for saying that. Thank you. I don’t know…

Kate Torgovnick/ | August 10, 2011 - 2:40 pm

What Are You A Sucker For?

This morning, instead of brewing my own coffee as I normally do, I decided to go out and get a cup. I felt like taking a walk and clearing my…

Ami Angelowicz | May 2, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Mind Of Man: How To Compliment A Naked Man

How do you compliment a naked man? You don’t. The Golden Rule of Sex is usually do others as you would have them do you, but not in this case.

John DeVore | September 29, 2010 - 2:00 pm

20 Compliments Women Want To Hear

The Frisky mascot and our own “Mind of Man” columnist John DeVore has written a post over at called “20 Compliments Men Want to Hear.” O RLY, John? “Men…

Susannah Breslin | May 26, 2010 - 2:30 pm

15 Words That Are Maybe Even Better Than “Beautiful”

Christina Hendricks’ advice for men in the May issue of Esquire is overflowing with juicy gems — hell, her argument that men should use the word “panties” more because it’s…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 20, 2010 - 4:30 pm

Why Do Women Compliment Each Other By Disparaging Themselves?

The Frisky staff recently had some professional photographs taken for PR purposes and we just got the contact sheets in. The second we all started looking at our own pictures…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 8, 2010 - 2:30 pm

12 Ways To Compliment A Woman

Gifts are nice, but, baby, the best things in life are free. Especially when it comes to your special lady, compliments can go a long way, even longer than giving…

Simcha | January 13, 2010 - 12:30 pm

Take It From Him: 4 Compliments That Guys Take As Insults

Men can be remarkably thin-skinned. Sometimes even a compliment will send us reeling. We think things through too much (which might not ring true with what you think of guys,…

Phil Dotree | September 25, 2009 - 4:59 pm

Seven Compliments That Won’t Get You Laid

If you’ve thumbed through an issue of Maxim magazine or Men’s Health anytime in the last twenty-five years, you’ve probably read a few pointers on how to properly compliment a… | July 9, 2009 - 12:30 pm