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!)


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!


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?


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.


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.


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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    June 16, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    I love this compliments but can you please give me some compliments that are more like “we’ve been dating for about 2 weeks” type or like easy, normal everyday compliments? I would really appreciate that please and thank you.

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      June 16, 2019 at 9:58 pm

      There are many statements available in this article. Determine what you feel is appropriate for your relationship. Other members of our community may share their thoughts and feelings for you as well. Please share more of your positive comments in the future. Have a great day, Kennedy!

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    June 3, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    Best site with compliments I’ve found

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      June 4, 2019 at 10:28 pm

      Thank you for sharing your supportive comment. Please share more of your thoughts and feelings in the future. Have a great day, Madi!

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    Brooklyn wells

    May 27, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    I can’t do this I don’t have any courage and I’m to insecure

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      May 27, 2019 at 11:26 pm

      If there is someone in your life that you want to compliment, then make a decision about what you feel is appropriate. It may be beneficial for you to share your kindness and compassion at all times. This will draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Brooklyn!

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    April 15, 2019 at 9:04 am

    hi my name is caleb and these tips helped me find the perfect man! cant believe I didnt find these sooner! definantly found my soul mate!

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      April 15, 2019 at 2:41 pm

      Thank you for sharing your positive and supportive comment. Please share more of your thoughts and feelings in the future. Have a great day, Caleb!

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    February 12, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    These really helped me thank you so much!

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      February 12, 2019 at 8:26 pm

      Thank you for sharing your positive comments. Please share more of your thoughts and feelings in the future. Have a great day, Kaira!

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    August 23, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    I hope it works for others too it really worked for me 😀 I really liked it.

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      August 23, 2018 at 7:02 pm

      I’m glad to hear it worked out for you! If you needed other ideas, we have articles like this one on Her Interest. Make sure to check them out if you have the time! Thanks for commenting!

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    Beka C.

    August 15, 2018 at 6:25 am

    I don’t have the courage to do any of that😕

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      August 15, 2018 at 10:06 pm

      You will find that your courage will grow. Please share more of your insights and experiences in the future. Have a great day, Beka!

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    Felicity Hawkins

    April 8, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    Okay, so I’m going to prom in less than 2 weeks with my “semi-boyfriend” (haha, don’t ask) and I think I might have to use a few of these, mainly that handsome one! He and I are all about class. 😉 Thanks so much!!

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      April 8, 2018 at 11:07 pm

      Thank you for sharing your positive comment. Please feel free to share more of your thoughts and feelings in the future. Have a great day, Felicity!

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    Nomadic Ramesh

    January 30, 2017 at 2:17 am

    A very helpful post. Great work!

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      January 30, 2017 at 12:32 pm

      Thank you for your positive post. We always appreciate such uplifting comments. Please feel free to share more of your thoughts and ideas in the future. Have a great day, Ramesh!

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    Kanchan H

    August 2, 2016 at 11:14 am

    That was sooooo funny. Really made me laff in d middl of d nyt

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      August 2, 2016 at 10:20 pm

      Thank you for sharing your laughter with us! We always appreciate our readers and our goal is for you to enjoy yourself. You can always feel free to share your feelings here!

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    June 9, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Yikes. The gender stereotypes are strong with this one.

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      June 10, 2016 at 7:12 pm

      True, but it is hard to make something guy or girl specific without using at least a few gender stereotypes. Thanks for the input, Lou!

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      Ella Myers-Lipton

      June 14, 2016 at 8:36 pm


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        June 15, 2016 at 5:24 pm

        Thank you for your positive post!

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    Ashish Rasila

    February 12, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Its good..

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      February 14, 2016 at 3:45 pm

      Thanks! I am glad to hear that you enjoyed it. If you liked this article, there are a number of similar topics on Her Interest. Make sure to check them out if you have the time! Thanks for commenting, Ashish Rasila!

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    Michael Joner

    February 1, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    Honestly alot of those are pretty much “lines” IMHO.
    The single greatest compliment I’ve ever been paid by a female (who I did fall in love with) and my name is Michael:
    when someone asked her why she wasn’t married was “I haven’t met my Michael yet”

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      February 6, 2016 at 10:17 am

      That is a very cute one liner. Thanks for commenting with it–I am sure that some of our other readers would love to use it sometime. Thanks, Michael!

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    November 29, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    OK…all great but number 34 really made me laugh. I sincerely believe this about the man I am thinking about. I fantasize about him way more than Brad “Stupid” Pitt or any of the other pretty boys but if I used that line…it would sound hilarious.

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      November 29, 2015 at 5:09 pm

      🙂 Thanks for commenting, Liz!

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    August 10, 2015 at 10:52 am

    These really helped!

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      August 10, 2015 at 6:05 pm

      Thanks for commenting–I am glad that it helped you!

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    May 2, 2015 at 6:48 am

    Will this quotes be appropriate to use when to text a crush? I like this guy very much and he is kind of awkward in texting and stuff. I am afraid he will ignore me . please help me .

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      May 2, 2015 at 7:19 pm

      These are probably not the messages to use if you do not know how he feels about you. Unless you are willing to let him know immediately that you are interested, these texts will not work. To start with, you should try just texting him about a mundane topic–you said that he may ignore you, and it would feel better to get ignored about a school or work related subject. If he responds to your texts, you can try to keep the conversation going. You should also try talking to him more in school. It is much easier to read someone’s reactions and feelings in person than it is via text messages. If your crush is responding favorably and flirting with you, you can then start to use some of the messages that you see here.

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    babe vic

    February 15, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    This is my first time reading such lovely words .. geez… I think am gonna cry…

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      April 13, 2015 at 5:38 pm

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    swaib fasah

    January 8, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    dats so wonderful

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      April 13, 2015 at 5:41 pm

      Thank you for visiting HerInterest. If you liked this article, we have plenty of others on the site for dating, love and relationships.

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    November 20, 2014 at 3:29 am

    I used some of these on my boyfriend they really helped are relationship

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      Michelle Keldgord

      January 3, 2015 at 6:54 pm

      That’s great! I’m so happy to hear that!

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    August 16, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    OMG I tried some if these on my bf and he loved it, like just thanks

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      Michelle Keldgord

      January 3, 2015 at 6:54 pm

      I’m glad he liked them! You’re welcome!

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