Girl talking on the phone in the park

Who doesn’t love compliments? There are some standard ones that everyone goes to, but we’ve got a few to spin around in your head that might get you extra brownie points with a potential match from a Talk121 chat line. Whether you’re talking to a match on the phone or on your first date, we’ve got you covered.

On the phone:

“You’ve got a great laugh!” This not only gives you a reason to tell a good joke, but laughter makes everyone feel good, and telling your date you like their laugh might encourage them to laugh even more, making them feel great when they’re talking to you.

“You’ve got a great sense of humor!” A compliment like this should only be used if it is true, but a person’s sense of humor is part of their personality, so, complimenting that is kind of like saying “I like you!” before you’re ready to say that.

“I love that you know so much about X.” Is your date an expert on cooking, literature or 60’s music? Compliment them on the knowledge that they have worked so hard to acquire. They’ll appreciate that you appreciate their interests and hobbies!

On a date:

“Thanks for being on time!” In this day and age so many people are just not on time. We’ve all got a lot going on. When your date shows up on time, then you can thank them for that, because you yourself know how hard it is to stick to a schedule and make time for a stranger.

“I love hanging out with you.” This genre of compliments that should come towards the end of a date if you’ve truly had a magical time with your new love or lust interest. It will set the stage for whatever is going to come next.