You can learn a lot about a man by what he thinks is a compliment. Some men so clearly, deeply, inherently dislike women that it shows, even when they like a woman. They can’t hide it. Some men only see women as bad or not bad—but they don’t really see them as good. And these men only know how to compliment a woman in a backhanded manner. Men, if you’re reading this and have ever been confused as to why a woman didn’t take your compliment kindly, you probably fit into this category. A true compliment comes out of a place of positivity, generosity, and kindness. It doesn’t somehow take someone else down, or take all women everywhere down. Here are things some men think are compliments that aren’t.
You’re not like other women
I happen to like other women and won’t accept you bashing them. If you think telling me that I’m not like other women is a nice thing, then you just let me know that you think poorly of most women. And I’m not down with a man who thinks like that.