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Boys just want to have fun too! We like compliments as well. We're just too bashful to admit it. Well... I'm not. Tell me I'm pretty. Tell me I'm fun. Tell me how much my presence strengthens your world. Ok, maybe it's been too long since I've heard a compliment that I'm going overboard. But, we like to hear something nice once in awhile. Just FYI...

Redditor u/Voltaire1778 wanted all the boys out there to speak up and speak out about the times that made y'all a little bashful by asking... Men of Reddit when was the last time you received a compliment?


My favorite compliments come from complete strangers. I love it when someone just feels compelled to tell me something they like about me in passing. Once, on a train, this woman was exiting and as the doors were beginning to close, she turned back and she yelled... "You in the Adele shirt. I'll never forget your eyes!" The doors closed, she blew me a kiss. And then... farewell. It made me happy. Gentleman... feel like sharing?

Every 20...

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About a year ago when I met a now-friend, when she said I was cute. Before that... about 20 years nothing.


Eat Up...

Last night. Made some Barbacoa Tacos and rice. Pretty tasty, she said. Let's have this again..


Barbacoa is the best taco meat ever.

Edit: IMO Tried lingua and the rest. Definitely good, but the barb is boss for me!


backing in...

Actually a few days ago. Didn't have anything to do with being a man, but...

I am a volunteer first responder...we are a specialty that doesn't get used a ton. Anyway, we were out on a call and had returned to base. I was backing the vehicle back in the garage.

The way the vehicles are situated, getting in and out of the garage isn't easy. Anyway, I line up, get my spotter out there and proceed to whip the vehicle back into its spot perfectly on the first try.

Was told that was the best backing in they had ever seen.



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My wife does all the time. Outside of her I got a compliment from a coworker 2 years ago on my haircut.


15 years ago. Those from mom don't count. Also those from daughter like "you're the best daddy in the world."


Mannn... if I had a daughter and she tells me I'm the best dad in the world... I would never need any other compliment... ever.



Awww... those are nice things to hear. You never know how a quick set of kind words can brighten one's day. Just don't say it in a creepy way. Let's hear some more...


The year was 2008. A girl I was interested in at a party pointed at me and said "I want to dance with him!" We dated for awhile, but like most relationships it eventually ended.


All relationships end eventually, and the Earth will be consumed by the Sun. I am eating Christmas Pudding and custard right now. Enjoy life. You must have had a compliment since 2078.


Both of You?

Sitting at the bar last week having a beer. 2 women next to me told me I was hot, my face must've been a little awkward looking because they apologized a little while later for offending me. I had to explain that men don't get compliments and I just didn't know how to react.


Hot Plates

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This weekend, a lady pulled up next to me at a red light and said she loved my custom license plate. It was a nice moment in an otherwise sh*tty day.


Keep Running

I was jogging through a neighborhood around Thanksgiving. And a middle aged man was taking out the trash and he said "nice pace." I literally and figuratively been running on that ever since. I try to pass along that energy when I have the chance.


So Hot

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This morning. I came into work an hour early and one of the women said she wishes she could look at me for an extra hour everyday 🤷♂️.


Call Me By My Name

Don't know. But the closest I got was a month ago i was sat with my housemates and we didn't have enough chairs cause one was broken. I walk away to the toilet and I over hear the dude who had to stand go "ooh cha-i- oh... Damn. "My name" is like the only dude I won't steal a chair off" I dunno. It's silly but it really made me feel good.


" ;) "

Take notes ladies and gents. That's how you let people know they left an impression. And yes gents, we can compliment one another. In fact I think it's imperative that we do so more often. If you see me, say something. ;).

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Typically, I would write an intro about my own experiences with the weird kids at school, but I WAS the weird kid in school. Not in a bad way, more like a “I had a John Waters phase” when I was 16 and everyone knew it. So like, cool-weird. At least I hope so.

Schools aren’t always so lucky to have the cool kinds of weird kids though. The spectrum of weird extends even further than that, and can sometimes end up very disasterous.

U/Imaginary_East5786 asked: What was the weirdest thing the weird kid did at school?

​Let’s start with the grossest of the gross. Because why not.

Was it worth it?

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He heard that you'd automatically get suspended if you peed your pants at school. He wanted to find out if it was true, peed his pants, got suspended.


Scientific method:

> Observation: 'I've heard that by peeing your pants you will be suspended'

> Hypothesis: If I pee my pants I will be suspended

> Experiment: I peed my pants and I got suspended

> Conclusion: If I pee my pants I get suspended


Uhhh what was the intention here?

He got mad that he didn't understand how to play a game at lunchtime so he started hitting and punching the nearest person to him, who happened to be me. When I shoved him away and asked him what the hell was he doing, he whipped his unit.out, charged at me and when I shoved him away from me again he started crying and ran away with his member still sticking out.


​Next ones up are the lowkey (or even highkey) disturbing stories. These weird kids can get a little scary.

Boom theret.

At my middle school, someone decided to get a little attention with a good old fashioned bomb threat. Except they thought that a bomb threat meant literally writing "bomb threat" somewhere. Worse yet, they misspelled the f*ck out of it, and wrote "boom theret."

So we had to go on a brief, very awkward lockdown while the police checked the perimeter for booms.


I hope there was no overlap in the columns.

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She wrote a list of all the girls and boys she wanted to kiss and murder and then casually passed it out on the playground.


2 separate lists or just the 1?


Same list 2 columns lol.


Holy crap.

Had the weird kid in high school ask the teacher to use the bathroom. She said no and this dude legit stabbed his hand with a pencil. Went all the way through then asked if he could*t was wild.

This was Pearl High School in Mississippi. This was the school Luke Woodham shot and killed his girlfriend and her friend at the school. This kid stabbed himself with the pencil about 2 months after that happened. This was late 1997.


​Most of the time, however, the weird kids are pretty d*mn funny.

Ok, but this takes a lot of skill.

Had a kid nicknamed "cheeseburger" in the grade ahead of me in high school. He got his nickname because when it was time for his class to go to lunch, he snuck into the roof and crawled his way into the cafeteria, dropped down and proceeded to steal all the cheeseburger put out for lunch. Unfortunately they caught him in the act and sent him to the principal's office.

A year later he was caught stealing a teacher's computer, and in the process of being arrested he bit the officers hand, getting him sent to juvi never to be heard of again.


Every school had the cat girl.

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The weird kid at my highschool tied a string around his pencil case and pulled out around the halls pretending it was a dog. He still lives in my hometown. I think unemployed.

Oh also weird girl in middle school acted like a cat. She would meow and hiss at people, lick the water fountain and rub her body on the teacher's legs. In 8th grade. I have no idea where she ended up.



Weird kid in elementary was a self proclaimed alien. Once, while waiting for the bus, she told me "On my planet we eat people like you" and proceeded to bite me. We later became friends in high school and she used to give me massages during lunch break in the quad. Just realized now she was likely tenderizing me.


I was exactly this kind of weird.

He didn't say much, but if asked, he would go to the front of the class and perform Tip-Toe Through the Tulips with all of the emotion and volume of Tiny Tim, holding nothing back.

The last I heard, he became an energy trader, made a ton of money and married well.


I can definitely relate to that last one. In middle school, my English teacher would let me go to the front of the class and perform monologues or songs from Broadway musicals. Weird, but that’s what happens when schools cut funding for the arts and the theatre kids have no outlet.

As long as you’re not hurting anyone, I say let your freak flag fly, man

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