Want to win a date with that hot barista who always remembers your name and gives you an extra shot of espresso? Compliment her fast fat loss.
The Dental Care Plus Implant Centres recently conducted a study that asked 2,000 men and women about the best and worst compliments to give a woman.
Researchers found about 40 percent of women love when you compliment her smile. But want to hit a home run? Five words: "You look thinner than usual."
About 43 percent of women in this study claimed to be incredibly focused on fast fat loss. And they wanted other people to notice their hard work.
Other compliments included "That color makes you look great!" and "You look gorgeous."
Of course, you don't want to screw up the conversation. Whatever you do, avoid telling your would-be date she looks "tired" or "under the weather."
And the absolute worst thing you could tell a woman? "You look well."
Here's the deal, guys: Any kind of nebulous comment reads loud and clear that she's fat. And that's a one-way conversation to dateless-dude purgatory.
"You could get into hot water for saying that someone looks like they have eaten well, or that they look quite broad around the shoulder," researchers said.
On the other hand, hot moms do exist, but women don't want to hear "You look just like your mom!" That's a surefire way to stray into awkward-conversation territory.
Further turn-offs that you're way too smart to say include "You're not as stupid as you look," and "You don't look as bad as I thought you would."
One reason you're on shaky ground even when you say something nice: Only about half of the women interviewed take compliments well, and about 40 percent like to get those compliments from their partner.
The decks are stacked against you before you even speak.
The takeaway here is to choose your compliments well. And if all else fails, tell a woman she looks lean and sexy.
Nothing feels greater than having people compliment your fast fat loss. With swimsuit season imminent, you're probably thinking more these days about how to get lean and sexy.
The good news is that, despite what your favorite women's weekly might claim, burning fat doesn't require hours at the gym or a near-starvation spartan salad regimen.
Follow these five top strategies for fast fat loss and you'll be hearing "Have you lost weight?" before you know it:
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