15 Wonderful Compliments to Give People You Meet for the First Time


9. You are a good cook

This is a great compliment for your partner’s mother or sister! If you are eating a meal prepared on behalf of someone else who did an excellent job, tell them that they are a good cook. Who knows, maybe you will even get a second invitation!?

10. I’ve heard a lot of good things about you

If you don’t know what to say about someone you meet for the first time, or you’re finding it difficult to begin a conversation, then you may just say something like, “I’ve heard many good things about you.” This compliment is a fabulous way to break the ice. However, if you haven’t heard anything of them, then certainly don’t say this.

11. This is a super tasty meal

If you’re going over to someone’s house for dinner, don’t forget to tell them that their dinner was super delicious. Every cook and person hosting an event loves to hear this, and it’s a simple compliment to give to somebody in exchange for a delicious meal.

12. I like your taste in sports

If you are going into a guy’s house and you don’t know what to say, but you notice he has a few sports memorabilia on his desk or walls that you love, tell him he has great taste in sports. He will definitely like this compliment. But be sure you mean what you say, because he may ask you who your favorite players are, so you should know the answer!

13. Your nail polish is beautiful

If a woman interviewing you for your next job has a beautiful nail polish color, feel free to tell her! Don’t think that this compliment will make you sound weird.

You’ll just let her know you appreciate her great taste in nail polish. There’s no harm in this!

14. Your car is awesome

Everybody who has a great car loves to hear it. If you love someone’s car, tell them so. It’s a simple and indirect compliment that begins a conversation and makes them feel more at ease with you.

15. The flowers on your desk are beautiful

Whenever I go into someone’s home or office, I always admire their flowers, especially if they are gorgeous. This is a wonderful compliment to give someone new. This compliment is especially great for a job interview where you don’t want to come over as fake or over the top.

Getting a nice compliment can make everyone feel great. In fact, complimenting other people is a perfect way to begin a conversation and get to know someone. Plus, it’s an easy start to meeting new friends.

Do you have favorite compliments you love to give people you meet for the first time? Please comment below, and thanks for reading!