How to make a compliment

1. 5. 2016

Are you in contact with someone you like? Or have you found an interesting profile page and would like to contact the person it describes? Have you ever thought about how to make this person “happy”? One of the easiest ways is to hand them a compliment. For some, this might sound like a cliché, but it’s one of the oldest methods used to bring happiness into another person’s life. It’s easy and simple. You have to make sure, however, that the compliment is in line with your overall aim. It’s very easy to write: "Hey, you look beautiful!", but this kind of compliment is used by everyone, everywhere, and lacks originality. Are you a sheep or do you want to stand out from the flock? Be yourself and let the perfect match find you.

Here we give a few ideas about how to make a compliment and what should be avoided.

  1. Be different
    Profile photos form the best and easiest source for starting a conversation. Check them to see if there’s an interesting theme on which to base an opening communication. Perhaps you can discover a common link between the profile photos of your prospective contact and those of your own. For example, the link could be about sport, how you spend your leisure time, pets, and a whole range of other topics. Having chosen a profile pic (or two or three) that you’d like to talk about, bear in mind that there are many others on the network, all of whom will be doing their best to make contact with someone they like. To attract the person you found, be original. Do you think you’d show interest in any one of 20 people who sent you the same message saying, "Nice guy!"? Or would you be more likely to respond if one of these people were to write, ‘’I saw the photo of you on a beach at some nice place and I’m wondering where the picture was taken?’’ Contact is more certain if we use a little imagination.
  2. Be kind
    If you come across as being kind and perhaps include a genuine compliment, the chances are greater that you’ll get a reply from the person to whom you sent your message. Think! Would you be happy about replying to someone who sent you an inappropriate or indecent message? The same reasoning applies to messages that contain irony.
  3. Use positive words
    When writing to a person you like, use a positive approach, especially if you are making a compliment. When the person you’re interested in receives a positive message, you’ll stand a better chance of getting a reply .
  4. Don’t forget, even if you include a compliment within your message, you should always allow time for a response. Most of us don’t spend all day sitting in front of the computer, and we therefore need to wait for a reaction. Don't bombing your contact with message after message if he or she doesn’t contact you immediately.

Did you like our advices? Some more tips about communication you can find in our blog. 

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