Compliments Build Great Relationships

Posted in Inspiration, Life
on February 18, 2015


Romantic young African American couple sitting arm in arm enjoying glasses of white wine and smiling lovingly into each others eyes, close up view

Relationships are about loving each other every single day. It takes you being completely present and staying in tune with your partners wants and needs to make it work. It’s the constant assurance that you give your partner that is going to be the deciding factor of how happy your relationship will be. All too often, after we’ve been in a relationship for a while, we forget what it took for us to get into their heart. We used to never miss a chance to give them a compliment and now it’s time to revisit that again.

Compliments feed our need to be approved and loved by whom we’ve chosen to spend our time with. It’s amazing how a genuine compliment at the beginning of your day, stays with you all day long! It makes you smile more and be more tolerant towards others in general. Love just puts you in a good mood! My favorite compliment that Chris gives me is  “Baby, you smell so good.” For some reason, I just love that. We’re all different, so different things make us feel good. I surveyed some men and women and asked them “What’s your favorite compliment?” I have compiled all the answers below. You’re welcome.


“I love it when he tells me, he doesn’t know what he’d do without me.” -Michelle IG: da_simple_things 

“Do you know how amazing you are? That one always makes me smile.” -TiTi @PrettiGrl18

“I love your style, it’s all you.” -Shayla @rhemshot

“He says his favorite moment is every morning kissing my beautiful face as I sleep.”-Kawana IG: ms_kae31

“I like what you wrote or you’re so smart.” -Briana @brianaford

“I love your laugh.” -Makeba @MELISAsource


“You look handsome.”-Lamar @LkGibbs20

“Wow, you’re very insightful.” -Rudo @EXEdon

“I love it when she says, you’re so smart. I think she means it, either way, I soak it up. lol!” -Abijah IG: @ilivefortheweekend 

-“I just love watching you sleep.”-James IG: almonte41

Some may believe that women gravitate towards compliments that are more aesthetic in nature, but compliments aren’t a copy and paste deal. They are very much dependent on the type of personality you are dealing with. Some may believe that men would only want compliments on their achievements but these answers reveal the contrary.

To know what will really makes your partners heart sing, you have to know what they value. For everyone it’s something different.  There are some fail-safe compliments like “you look beautiful or handsome.” Most people will appreciate someone thinking they are attractive. If you really want to blow their mind you should find out something that’s important to them and give a sincere compliment on that. Also off the beaten path compliments like “you’ve got the cutest nose, I love your curly hair and you have pretty feet,”are winners. These compliments show that you’re paying attention and that’s when a compliment has its greatest impact.

Let me know what your favorite compliments are to get from your honey in the comments below!


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