Do you ever feel like your girlfriend doesn’t compliment you enough? You’re not alone. Many men feel under-appreciated by their partners, and wonder why they don’t give them more compliments.
In this blog post, we will explore the top 16 reasons why your girlfriend doesn’t compliment you. We will also offer solutions on how to fix each issue! So if you’re feeling down because of a lack of compliments, read on!
1) You don’t compliment her enough
It’s no secret that compliments make a woman feel good. In fact, they’re one of the most important things you can do to make your partner feel loved and appreciated.
Try to reflect if you’ve been paying her compliments whenever she does something good. It could be as simple as telling her she looks nice today, or that you appreciate all the hard work she’s been doing.
Remember, even the smallest things can make a big difference in how she feels about you.
If you make a conscious effort to praise her more often, she’ll likely reciprocate and start complimenting you more, too.
2) You don’t listen to her
Listening is a key part of any relationship. That includes listening to your partner’s needs, wants, and concerns.
If your girlfriend feels like you’re not really hearing her, she might not feel inclined to compliment you.
Why is that?
Well, she might feel like there’s no point in complimenting you if you’re not going to listen to what she has to say.
Make sure that you’re giving her your full attention when she’s speaking to you. Put away your phone, turn off the TV, and listen to what she has to say.
Make an effort to truly hear her, and she’ll be more likely to listen to you – and compliment you.
3) She feels you’re confident enough that you don’t need them
Having confidence in one’s self is an attractive quality. If your girlfriend feels like you’re secure in who you are, she might not feel the need to compliment you as much.
That’s not to say that she doesn’t appreciate you – she probably just sees that you don’t need her compliments to boost your ego.
The thing is, women are tuned into the signals a man’s body gives off. That’s what Kate Spring discusses in this free video.
According to Kate, a woman can respond according to the cues a man is giving off.
And more often than not, if your body language gives off the appearance of being confident, your girlfriend might feel you won’t need or appreciate her compliments as much.
So, if you want to let her know that even though you might seem like you have it all together, you still need and value her positive words.
Doing this will make her feel appreciated, and she’ll be more likely to compliment you in the future.
To learn more, check out Kate’s video here.
4) Compliments make her feel awkward
For some people, giving compliments can feel awkward or even insincere. If your girlfriend’s one of these people, she might not feel comfortable giving them, even if you have an intimate relationship and she really wants to.
Why is that?
Well, in the first place, she might worry that you won’t believe her when she compliments you. Secondly, she might feel like she’s not good at giving them.
If this is the case, try telling her how much you appreciate hearing compliments.
Let her know that it makes you feel good.
Additionally, it might help to say nice things about her first. This can help break the ice and make her feel more comfortable reciprocating.
Remember, be genuine with your compliments. She’ll be able to tell if you’re just saying them for the sake of it, and it’ll only make her feel more awkward.
5) She’s not used to giving compliments
In some cultures, compliments are considered exaggerations or even insincere.
So, if your girlfriend comes from a culture that doesn’t give compliments often, she might not be used to giving them – even to the people she cares about.
If this is the case, try explaining to her how important compliments can be in a healthy relationship.
Share with her how good it makes you feel when she takes the time to praise you, even for the little things that matter to you.
The bottom line is, that a great relationship is built on mutual respect, gratitude, kindness, and appreciation. And compliments are just one way of showing it.
With a little understanding and patience, she should be able to start giving you the compliments you deserve.
6) You never take the initiative in your relationship
In any relationship, it’s important to make an effort. That means taking the initiative in your relationship, too.
If you’re always waiting for your girlfriend to make the first move, whether it’s planning dates or initiating sex, she might feel like you’re not really interested in her.
As a result, she might not feel the need to compliment you as much.
To avoid this, try taking the lead more often. Plan date nights like surprising her with tickets to her favorite band’s concert. Find a good reason to
Small gestures like this can make a big difference in your relationship.
You’ll soon see that when you make an effort, she’ll start making an effort, too, including giving you more compliments.
7) She doesn’t want to appear shallow
Some women worry that if they compliment their partners too much, they’ll come across as shallow or superficial. That’s especially true if they compliment your physique.
Why? Because society, in general, tends to value inner beauty over outer beauty.
So, if your girlfriend is worried about coming across as shallow, she might not compliment you as much as she’d like to.
The solution? Reassure her that you don’t care how she comes across.
Let her know that you appreciate hearing compliments – no matter what they’re about.
To be honest, sometimes, being shallow isn’t a bad thing. In fact, it can be a lot of fun.
It’s a matter of striking a balance between inner beauty and outer beauty.
And, as long as you make an effort to take care of yourself, your girlfriend should be more than happy to compliment you.
8) You aren’t good enough for a compliment
There are times when your girlfriend might not compliment you because she doesn’t think you deserve one.
Maybe you’re having a bad day and you’re taking it out on her.
Or, maybe you haven’t been doing a good job in the other aspects of your life such as work or school.
Whatever the reason, if your girlfriend doesn’t think you deserve a compliment, she’s not going to give you one.
If this is the case, try to turn things around.
Start by making a concerted effort to be a better partner, then become better at what you do.
It may take much time, but this will definitely go a long way in getting your girlfriend to say some good things about you.
Besides, it’s always nice to know that you’re good enough for a compliment.
9) She might not know how to give flattery compliments
There’s something about being complimented that makes us feel good. But for some reason, most women don’t know how to give good compliments.
This can make them uncomfortable, and they may not even know it.
Here’s the thing: if your girlfriend doesn’t know how to give flattery compliments, she’s not going to give you any.
Fortunately, this is an easy problem to solve. Just teach her how!
Show her a few examples of good compliments and why they work.
Then, encourage her to experiment with giving some herself.
Don’t be afraid to tell her that you appreciate the things she does. If you feel she’s trying to pay you a compliment, but aren’t sure, ask her to elaborate.
This will give her the opportunity to explain what she meant and why she felt the need to say it.
Besides, everyone appreciates a good compliment, regardless of how it’s given.
10) You have relationship problems
One reason why your girlfriend doesn’t pay you any compliments is that there might be some underlying relationship problems. If you’re constantly fighting or if she’s always complaining, it’ll be hard for her to tell you how awesome you are.
Try to work on your relationship together, and see if that makes a difference.
If not, it might be time to take a step back and assess what’s going on. You could also seek help from a therapist or counselor in order to get your relationship on track.
Try to take a step back and assess your relationship. Are there any areas that need improvement? Do you need to communicate more?
Once you know where the problem is, try fixing it one small piece at a time.
If you’re not sure how to do that, consider talking with a relationship expert. In fact, one of the relationship coaches at Relationship Hero helped me identify the red flags about myself and my own relationship, and gave me the tools I needed to address them.
If they could help me out, maybe they can help you, too.
11) She feels unappreciated for what she does
In any relationship, it’s important to show your partner that you appreciate them. That means telling them to thank you, and meaning it.
If you never say thank you for the things your girlfriend does – whether it’s cooking dinner, running errands, or just being there for you – she might not feel inclined to compliment you.
The thing is, we all like to feel appreciated. It’s human nature.
Hearing words of appreciation makes us feel good about ourselves and the things we do. These motivate us to do even more.
So, if you want your girlfriend to start paying you a compliment, make sure you show her that you appreciate her.
Tell her how you are grateful for everything she does and why you think she’s amazing.
Do this, and she’ll definitely start paying you more compliments.
Chances are, she’ll be more than happy to oblige.
12) You get too many praises from other people
Seeking affirmation from other people, even your acquaintances can make it seem that you don’t need that kind of affection from your partner.
That’s because the attention you’re getting elsewhere may be overshadowing the positive reinforcement your girlfriend might be giving you in private.
And when this happens, you might give off signals that you don’t really need her.
But what if you could change this the next time around?
That’s what best-selling author and relationship expert Kate Spring can help with.
You see, a man’s body language can speak volumes.
If you want to take control of and improve your relationship with your female partner, you need to start paying attention to how you respond to her compliments.
Kate has some great advice in this free video that will help you take control of your romance and improve your relationship in the process.
13) She feels you might become full of yourself
Of course, this is only natural. If she compliments you too much, she might worry that you’ll become conceited or think too highly of yourself.
But if this is the case, why not just tell her how you feel?
Expressing your insecurities to her can be a great way to show that you’re still the same person she fell in love with.
It can also help to build trust and intimacy in your relationship.
Here’s the thing: if she feels you might become full of yourself, it’s probably because she doesn’t feel good about herself.
In order to build a healthy relationship, both partners need to have a strong sense of self-esteem.
If your girlfriend is lacking in this department, it might be time to have a talk about how you can help build each other up instead of tearing each other down.
That way, you can both start to feel good about yourselves – and each other.
14) She makes excuses talking about her ex
This reason may seem odd, but if you’ve been dating your girlfriend for a long time, and she still talks about her ex, it might be a sign that she’s not over him.
Here’s what else: if she’s constantly bringing up her ex, it might be a sign that she’s still comparing you to him.
Of course, this isn’t always the case. Some women simply like to talk about their exes because they’re curious about how you’ll react.
But if your girlfriend is always talking about her ex, it could also be a sign that she’s not really into you.
So what can you do?
Have a talk with your partner about how you feel. Let her know that it bothers you when she talks about him and see how she reacts.
If she’s not willing to change the subject, then it might be time to move on.
15) You are not the center of her universe
If your girlfriend doesn’t seem to give the praises you would like to have, it might be because she has other things going on in her life.
And that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Why?
Because it means she’s not putting all her eggs in one basket – she has a life outside of your relationship.
And that’s actually a good thing. It shows that she’s independent and capable of taking care of herself.
So if you’re feeling left out, try to take comfort in the fact that your girlfriend’s just busy.
And if you want to make sure you’re still the center of her universe, just tell her how you feel.
Be open about having a good time just exchanging compliments with one another.
She’ll appreciate your honesty and will likely make more of an effort to include you in her life.
Chances are, she’ll be more than happy to oblige.
16) You’re not meeting her needs
If your girlfriend isn’t happy because you’re not meeting her needs, she’s not going to be in the mood to praise and say good things about you.
It’s as simple as that.
So what can you do?
The first step is to do some self-reflection and figure out what her needs are.
Does she need more quality time? More attention? Or is she just feeling overwhelmed and stressed out?
Of course, this can be a difficult thing to figure out. Every person is different and has different needs.
But once you have a good idea of what she needs, you can start working on meeting those needs.
It might take some time and effort, but it’ll be worth it when she’s finally happy – and complimentary.
Praise is important in any relationship, but it’s not always easy to come by.
If your girlfriend doesn’t seem to be giving you the compliments you deserve, it might be because of one (or more) of these reasons.
But don’t worry – there are things you can do to change the situation. Just be honest with her about how you feel.
Remember, compliments come from a good place. They’re meant to make someone feel good.
As I mentioned, giving signals to your girlfriend that you want her to feel good is a surefire way to get more compliments from her.
That’s where Kate Spring comes in.
She specializes in helping people get the love they want. And these powerful strategies for getting your ex-girlfriend to find you irresistible enough to praise and give you compliments, I recommend checking out this video.
It might just be the thing you need to get her to start noticing all the things you do right.
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If you want specific advice on your situation, it can be very helpful to speak to a relationship coach.
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