#068 How men should compliment women

#068 How men should compliment women

Update: 2018-12-05
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Hi everyone! I am Georgiana, founder of speakenglishpodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently.

In this episode, I’ll teach you how to compliment a woman if you are a man.  I’m sure this will be very helpful :)

And after that, you’ll practice grammar with a Point of View story.

Complimenting a woman can make her feel special by showing her how wonderful you think she is. However, some guys don't know how to make good compliments. They either say the obvious or exaggerate compliments.

As a woman, I have received a good part of the compliments both requested and unrequested in my life. Some comments have been sweet, some shocking, and some even repulsive.

Before complimenting a woman, you must first determine if the context is appropriate. 

Where is the conversation taking place? Are you at work, in a public place, or are you alone? It all depends on the physical context of the conversation.

What's your relationship with her? Are you strangers, friends, colleagues? If you are strangers, an unjustified compliment can be met with hostility, even if you don't say anything inappropriate.

No matter the context, however, one of the key things you must do if you want to be successful in complimenting a woman is to have at least one conversation with her, even if only for a few minutes.

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#068 How men should compliment women

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