Meeting someone new can be a challenge, but it can be easier to break the ice with these compliments. However, you should always make sure you are genuine when complimenting someone. Never say something if you don’t mean it!
If you find something to compliment a person that you really admire about them, you should certainly tell them! A nice compliment breaks the ice and creates an easier avenue for talking to someone new.
Here are 15 wonderful compliments to give people you meet for the first time. Some of them are better for a woman than a man, and a few are even useful for a job interview, but every one of them can be condition-specific, so choose the most appropriate ones.
1. Your smile is so beautiful
If someone you meet for the first time has a lovely smile, make sure to tell them so! It’s one of the easiest ways to break the ice and start a conversation. A smile is the most beautiful thing everyone can wear, and when someone appreciates it, it’s so nice.
2. I like your outfit
This is another great compliment to give someone you meet for the first time. After all, who doesn’t want to be complimented on what they are wearing? I admit, I love it!
If you meet a new guy, you may say something like, “Your shirt is really nice.” If it is a woman, you may say something like, “Beautiful blouse,” or “Awesome dress.” This will break the ice and make a person feel good.
3. You are so nice
An easy compliment you can give someone new is to tell them how polite they are. If they are friendly or they have great manners, tell them so! This compliment is appropriate in almost any situation!
4. Your hair looks amazing
This is a great compliment to give a woman or man, and a simple one too. Everybody loves to feel like their hair looks amazing, and having somebody tell you that is a wonderful compliment to get, so return the favor.
5. Your jewellery is so cute
Sure, along with outfits, every woman likes to be complimented on her jewelry. Don’t be afraid to express your love for a woman’s jewelry, or if it’s a man, you may say something like, “Great watch.” If you are in a job interview, keep it short and not over the top, and say something like, “I like your jewelry.”
6. I love your style
If you really like the way a person dresses or accessories, one of the best ways to say this is simply, “You have a great style.” It makes a simple but very nice compliment anyone will like.
7. You have a great taste in books
When I meet people for the first time, I like finding out what they read. If it’s something I love, I always tell them so! If someone speaks of a book, they have recently read that sounds interesting to you, feel free to tell them. If you are lucky, they might even allow you to borrow their book.
8. You have a lovely accent
If you meet someone who is from a different country, state or area and you love their accent, compliment them. This compliment is always nice to get. Trust me, I know.