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All compliments synonymous?

Posted by on Jan. 13, 2013 at 2:12 PM
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My dh will tell me I'm pretty and I will ask, "but am I beautiful?" and he will say they're the same thing. 

Not a real arguement, but do you believe there are different degrees of compliments?

by on Jan. 13, 2013 at 2:12 PM
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Brandyns87
by Gold Member on Jan. 13, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Yes.

alexsmomma06
by Platinum Member on Jan. 13, 2013 at 2:14 PM
Yes, there's cute,pretty,beautiful,and gorgeous. But we are women. To men, they may be the same.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jan. 13, 2013 at 2:14 PM
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I think that is a weird response on your part. Just say thank you, dont nit pick
momma-t42
by Bronze Member on Jan. 13, 2013 at 2:15 PM
I think it is relative to an individual.
For me, pretty is physical... Beauty is from within. But that's me.
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anotherhalf
by on Jan. 13, 2013 at 2:15 PM

Yes.  I think beautiful is different than pretty.  Handsome is different than cute.  Hilarious is different than funny.   Etc., etc.

And if dh calls you pretty, why don't you just say thank you, instead of trying to get a better compliment?

mamabear55
by on Jan. 13, 2013 at 2:16 PM


Quoting Anonymous:

I think that is a weird response on your part. Just say thank you, dont nit pick


I do sometimes, which is why I said it isn't a serious arguement.  I was just citing an example of how we think differently about the subject

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 13, 2013 at 2:16 PM

yes If I say to my husband do i look pretty today he will say no you look gorgeous. He knows how to compliment me 

MamaMoopsie
by on Jan. 13, 2013 at 2:17 PM

lol, yes, I do believe there is, but not when it comes to my DH because he doesn't really believe it. However, he never tells me I'm pretty. He tells me I'm beautiful, gorgeous, or sexy. However, if he said I was pretty I would take it as the compliment he meant it as.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jan. 13, 2013 at 2:17 PM
They are different to us women. To men they are the same.
mamabear55
by on Jan. 13, 2013 at 2:20 PM


Quoting Anonymous:

They are different to us women. To men they are the same.


that's what dh says. I make sure I say he is very handsome and cute as well and he will say "what's the difference?"

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