40 Best Compliments for Guys

By on May 13, 2014

Everyone loves to hear a compliment- right? Well don’t resort to the same ole, boring compliments he’s probably heard over a million times. Try out one of these 40 best compliments for guys and really make his day! 0632ad99205bfe1132d9f5bd3c77b20b 1. You are so handsome.

I know what you are probably thinking: “I thought you said we weren’t going to do the same hum and drum compliments?” But hear me out. Saying you’re handsome isn’t as common as you might think. In fact, men are rarely complimented for their looks or appearance like a woman is. And, of course, saying handsome rather than cute or hot adds a certain level of intimacy that men don’t hear often. There’s so much more meaning to the word handsome than any other word, so keep it classy and let him know how good-looking he REALLY is with this simple compliment. (And yes, this totally needed this long of an explanation!)

2. Wow, you weren’t lying when you said you were hitting the gym!

Because saying “I like your muscles” never gets old, right? This tells him that you’ve noticed his (growing) muscles and you’re very pleased with what you see. Plus it motivates him to keep hitting the pavement as hard as he can!

3. I love your (insert color here) eyes. I just get lost in them.

A piece of advice for this particular compliment: make sure you get the eye color correct. (You can’t even imagine what a mood killer that can be!)

4. You always making me smile!

Many men will admit that the most beautiful thing about a woman is her smile. So hearing (and seeing) that he’s capable of planting that gorgeous smile on your face in a matter of seconds is a definite confidence booster for him. (Don’t forget to smile after saying this, too!)

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5. You’re the funniest man I’ve ever met.

It’s no secret: men LOVE to make woman laugh. In fact, I think sometimes they believe if you can make a woman laugh you can almost always score with her. But anyways, hearing that he’s the funniest man you have EVER met is an obvious winner for him. There’s no way he couldn’t absolutely one hundred percent LOVE this compliment.

6. I always feel safe when I’m around you.

Hey, just because he doesn’t have to kill our dinner for us anymore doesn’t mean he doesn’t want to be the protector. In fact, guys love when they get to ‘protect’ their woman from danger and harm. Letting him know that you feel safe with him is just one of those compliments that really stick and make him feel like the manly head hancho he’s always dreamed of being.

7. You are so handy!

Just like they love to be manly protectors, they also love to be handy. (They are technically SAVING us from something we couldn’t do, like fix a broken faucet or change the tire on our car.) He will love hearing how handy he is- it simply uproars his ego!

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8. It’s so nice to see a man who can cook.

Not many men can cook. And if they do, it probably doesn’t taste that great. Let him know he’s one out of a million with his delicious cooking skills.

9. You’re the strongest man I’ve ever met.

To a man, muscles and strength is almost everything. And having a masculine, manly physique that allows him to push a car all on his own is his dream. Trust me, every guy wants to hear he’s THE strongest. Do it, do it now!

10. Geez, girls can’t keep their eyes off of you!

I think we can all determine why this is an awesome compliment. But in case you didn’t know, guys love it when ladies look at him. Hearing it from a woman is just an extra 10 ego points. He. Will. Love. It. Hands down!

11. Any lady would be lucky to have you.

If you’re not yet his lucky lady, let him know what a catch he is. It’ll boost his confidence while also letting him know you’re interested.

12. I love the way you (insert something here).

Do you love the way he dresses? The way he bench presses? Is there something that goes on ‘behind the scenes’ that drives you wild? Then this is the compliment he wants to hear!

13. I love how you listen and respect me.

Every woman wants to be respected. It’s a fact! This lets him know that he’s doing a great job in the respect department and not to change a thing.

14. Wow, you really rock that (shirt, tie, etc).

Better than just saying “You look nice in that”, this compliment is a bit more personalized and will definitely be a shirt (or tie, pair of pants) that you see more often. There, you both win!

15. I love spending my time with you.

At the end of the day, we all just want to be wanted. He will love this simple, yet deep compliment.

16. You make me feel beautiful (or appreciated, respected, etc).

Let him know exactly how he makes you feel so he can be confident in his abilities and keep doing the things you love.

17. I respect you.

Just like every woman loves respect, so does every man. This easy compliment simply reassures him of himself and lets him know that you aren’t taking him for granted or not caring about what he says.

18. You always give the best advice.

A man knows he is doing a great job when a woman comes to him for advice, but he feels even better knowing that he gives the BEST advice. He must be pretty smart and sure of himself to be the best, right?

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19. Your arms look great in that shirt.

Does this really need an explanation? GUYS LIKE HEARING ABOUT THEIR MUSLES. Case closed.

20. You really turn me on.

It’s every guys dream (more like a daily dream) to turn a woman on. Hearing this will be so much of a confidence booster he won’t even know what to do with himself.

21. What are you wearing? You smell magnificent.

We’re not sure quite why, but men just love to hear how great they smell. bda2243c65a3b3db8d190df9025118c622. You are the manliest man I’ve ever known.

This roots back to the beginning of time when every man wanted to be the manliest. It still holds true today, and trust me, you will definitely make his day (or week, month, year, maybe?) by telling him he is the MANLIEST of them ALL.

23. Thanks for helping me (_____) today. I really appreciate it!

If you tell him you appreciate his help, then he will be more willing to do things for you in the future. So please give me a good reason NOT to use this compliment? (Over and over again, mind you!)

24. Your voice is so deep, masculine, and comforting.

You have big muscles? Cool. You have a great job? Awesome. But if you have a deep, manly voice that drives the ladies crazy, you simply earn a million extra sexy points. Trust me, you can’t go wrong with this ensuring compliment.

25. You really know how to treat a woman.

Letting a man know he’s doing a good job? Always the right way to go.

26. I couldn’t be any more comfortable around you.

Because at the end of the day, we all just really want to be around someone who ‘gets us’. No secrets, no hiding. Just comfortable fun where you can tell each other anything. He will love this!

27. There’s something about your smile that gets me every time.

Like we said before, appearance compliments don’t come as easily to men as they do to women. This simple compliment is perfect because it will make him feel special while also making him want to smile more. WIN!

28. You did such a great job at (____).

Because hearing “Good job” or “Way to go” is just so boring and common. He wants to know WHAT he is doing good at, so keep his confidence up and let him know what things he is so great at.

29. I can’t help but smile around you.

This roots back to the other compliment about him always being able to make you smile, but with this compliment you let him know he doesn’t even HAVE to do anything to make you smile- and that’s extra points for him.

30. You always know exactly what to say.

We are always wondering if we’ve said the right thing to someone, right? Well why not let him know that he did- and that he always- knows what to say to make you happy, cheer you up, etc.

31. I’ve never seen a man who can (____) quite like you can!

Is he the best of the best at something? You should clearly make his ego fly off the charts with this awesome compliment that ANY man would love to hear.

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32. Is there anything you CAN’T do?

Perfect compliment after he’s done something ‘manly’, like opening the jar of pickles or switching the oil in your car.

33. (Insert color here) is really your color! You should wear it more often.

Another simple compliment that is so much better than “You look nice”.

34. Honestly, you are way hotter than Brad Pitt.

Or Johnny Depp, or Channing Tatum, or whoever you think is the hottest man alive. He will love to hear he is hotter than the top notch Hollywood stars. Talk about a massive ego boost!

35. Hey, can I have a ticket to your gun show?

A funny compliment that not only makes him chuckle but compliments his bulging arm muscles: double win!

36. I have never met a man like you. You’re genuinely different from the rest and I’m loving it!

Women are constantly saying “All guys are the same”, so hearing that he is totally different but in the BEST way possible is a wonderful compliment that men love to hear. Who wants to be like all the rest, anyways?

37. I love how easy it is to have a conversation with you.

This just makes him smile in ways you wouldn’t even begin to imagine.

38. You are absolutely charming. I just can’t pull myself away!

There’s something about a woman saying she can’t pull herself away that drives a man wild. He will LOVE this compliment and feel like he is on top of the world.

39. You can fix anything, can’t you?

Another wonderful compliment to say after he’s done some amazing fixer upper you wouldn’t even dream of doing.

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40. Judging by the way you’re so sweet and playful with kids, you’re going to make a great dad one day.

You should probably save this one until you’re closer with the guy, but either way-this is a wonderful compliment that makes him feel special and secure and also confident about his future.

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    Amna Zahra

    September 12, 2019 at 6:18 am

    Really helpful and it’s a need of every person. We have feelings and emotions but don’t have words to express. Really good.

    • web admin

      web admin

      September 12, 2019 at 7:39 pm

      We always appreciate when members of our community share their supportive comments. Please share more of your thoughts and feelings in the future. Have a great day, Amna!

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