Is it rude to tell a stranger that they are good looking?

November 6, 2006 6:15pm CST
One of my friends went up to a random girl in the street and told her he thought she was good looking, but she seemed offended and walked off. Is it rude to tell random people that they are good looking?
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@manzician (4739)
• India
7 Nov 06
Yea... You are right..
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7 Nov 06
thank you
@vhansen (2035)
• United States
7 Nov 06
No I don't think so.The girl may have thought he was just trying to pick her up and that was why she was offended.Or shy could have been shy and not known how to respond to it so she just walked off.A simple smile and thank you would have been suffecent.
7 Nov 06
You are very right. A smile never cost anyone anything
• United States
7 Nov 06
Wow, she must have been a lesbian or some kind of feminist
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7 Nov 06
probably not, but thanks for your opinion
@icequeen (2843)
• Canada
7 Nov 06
No....I don't think it is rude. I have had guys make comments to me as well. However...It does make you feel a little weird as a woman....and you aren't sure what to do...It seems like you just feel like it is another come on line...so you tend to ignore it...
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7 Nov 06
Cheers, i guess it might make her feel weird
• United States
7 Nov 06
Some people get paranoid if a total stranger walks up to them and says what he/she may seem to be nothing more than a compliment. It takes them off guard. She may not have been offended, but totally freaked out.
7 Nov 06
i guess you are right still he had no ill will or any other intent than to compliment her
@marmo1020 (469)
• United States
7 Nov 06
Sometimes people think its a joke and that you are actually making ufn of them.
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7 Nov 06
he was not at all. thanks for answering
@smuggeridge (2157)
7 Nov 06
i would be very happy if someone, anyone was to say that to me
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7 Nov 06
i would be too
@ozangel82 (754)
• Australia
7 Nov 06
I would feel a little weirded out, but it would probably make my day!
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7 Nov 06
thats what we thought would happen - she would be embaressed but happy as it were
@loujac3 (1188)
• United States
8 Nov 06
In the workplace this is harrassment. I think it is a compliment and should be taken as one if done in the right tone of voice. I think everyone likes to hear flattering things told to them.
8 Nov 06
it was just in the street. walking through town, and he thought he would be nice a tell her.
@AjDoros (21)
7 Nov 06
no not at all, its a very nice thing to do
7 Nov 06
cheers
@twmoores (567)
• United States
7 Nov 06
I dont think so. I would take it as a comp. In fact I have in the past, and said thank you.
7 Nov 06
then you are a very nice person and im sure worthy of such compliments
• Singapore
7 Nov 06
definitely not! It should be a compliment, unless your friend is staring at the girl in a 'different' kinda way, then it's rude LOL. but overall, i think it's sweet
7 Nov 06
cool. cheers for that :)
@neon2000 (2762)
• Philippines
7 Nov 06
Not really. You are just appreciating the beauty you see in a physical side.
7 Nov 06
indeed
@ntony9 (491)
• United States
7 Nov 06
Moon & Star - Moon & Star
NO if you like a person then compliment them you'll be amazed how happy they can be.
7 Nov 06
He had no intention of following up on it or anything. He was just being nice and she was just a bit rude
@lcordil (65)
• Canada
7 Nov 06
I think it would sure make someone feel good about themselves, however it might make someone feel a little strange or uncomfortable
8 Nov 06
cheers for responding
• India
7 Nov 06
aqua life - aqua
its not rude to tell a stranger....but just as it depends on thier thinking....that if they feel insecure from your side then they will get rude.....
7 Nov 06
surely if they feel insecure it will make them feel better?
• India
7 Nov 06
i don think so.,
7 Nov 06
cheers
@divir_vij (1593)
• India
7 Nov 06
No not at all... you should learn to appraise beauty