It seems to me that in todays age, it's becoming harder and harder to actually give someone a compliment. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that not giving someone praise, has become equal to insulting someone. :frown1: Perhaps our society has become so complimentary, so flirtacious, so congratulating of the undeserving, that any impact flattery once had is now lost and is merely expected and mundane. Or maybe it's all down to chauvinistic assholes who are so eager to get their dick wet and gain the approval of their peers, that they churn out crap like this; -Was your father a thief? 'Cause someone stole the stars from the sky and put them in your eyes! -If I said you had a beautiful body, would you hold it against me? -I know milk does a body good, but DAMN...How much have you been drinking? (All taken from a "love advice" website ) But how do you explain it to a person, that their eyes really are like diamonds, or that you really haven't seen someone so beautiful? (Be it only in your - the beholders - eyes, or a general consensus among many people) On a side note: I'm well aware that much of the gallery on this site is an orgy of boosting each others self-esteem(not that this is necessarily a bad thing), but I imagine a majority of LPSG users realise this. :tongue: Does it depend on the recipient? On how original the flattery is to them personally, or conversely how unoriginal it is to them, thinking it must be true if so many have said it before? Is it to do with their own self-confidence allowing them to accept the approval or not? So, returning to the topic title, "How can you compliment someone, and have them believe it?"