15 Terrible Compliments You Should Never Give To Anyone

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Vote up the worst compliments you'd hate to receive.

It's always nice to receive a compliment, right? These stories of uncomfortable compliments prove that's not always the case. If you want to avoid the absolute worst compliments to give someone, read on and learn from the mistakes of others,


  • 1
    7 VOTES

    "Well NOW You Look Like My Daughter"

    From Redditor u/emeribeth:

    My mom is notorious for backhanded compliments I've always struggled with my weight and have lost and gained and cycled through being fat and thin. I hadn't seen her for a while and had lost 40 pounds and she said, "Well now you look like my daughter."

    7 votes
  • 2
    6 VOTES

    "What A Cute Child, Your Wife Must Be Gorgeous"

    From Redditor u/shoopshoop87:

    Coworker looked at my children, then me, and said "you must have a really attractive wife."

    6 votes
  • 3
    6 VOTES

    "Wow! You Used To Be Hot!"

    From Redditor u/Thelazywitch:

    Me a few months postpartum. Former coworker when he saw a slightly older photo of me "wow you used to be hot!".

    6 votes
  • 4
    6 VOTES

    "You've Got Great Birthing Hips"

    From Redditor u/xxarchiboldxx:

    Was told I had great birthing hips by my family since I was about 12... Guess who had to have a c-section birth last year despite my widely praised pelvis.

    6 votes
  • 5
    6 VOTES

    "You’re Like Fine Wine, Better With Age"

    From Redditor u/ldalton89:

    You’re like fine wine, better with age

    I was 29.

    6 votes
  • 6
    4 VOTES

    "I Knew My Son Would End Up With A Woman Like You..."

    From Redditor u/ProductiveFidgeter24:

    The first time my mother in law saw me in a bikini she said, “I knew my son would end up with a woman like you by the way he breastfed.”

    It was uncomfortable.

    4 votes