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    Default How do I tell her without offending?

    Last week I went to a gathering, mostly middle aged people, and one of the volunteers who helped us (many disabled) is a very nice young girl I assume in her twenties. I thought that she looked lovely in her summer dress (NOT sexy but lovely) and I would have liked to tell her so but I am old enough to be her grandfather and so I imagine that I would be thought of as a dirty old man. So how do I pay her a compliment without offending? I'd like to know.

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    Default Re: How do I tell her without offending?

    That's a nice dress.

    So you see the focus is on the dress.
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    How well do you know her? Has she been there awhile? If she is a newby, refrain and just admire from a distance. She knows it's a nice dress and probably doesn't need your comment unless you know her reasonably well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
    How well do you know her? Has she been there awhile? If she is a newby, refrain and just admire from a distance. She knows it's a nice dress and probably doesn't need your comment unless you know her reasonably well.
    No, I don't know her well. All you could say is that I am an acquaintance. She is a volunteer to our group and I have very little to do with her as I don't need any help as many of our disabled members of our group do. She is fairly new so perhaps as you say, I should just refrain.

    Thanks for your comments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    I thought that she looked lovely in her summer dress :
    That dress is great...it suits you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    That dress is great...it suits you.
    ...and would look better on the floor beside my bed.

    Keen to hear how this plays out.

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    You could say, “ Nice dress, it’s good to see some class, nowadays “

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    Oops, wrong answer....
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    Default Re: How do I tell her without offending?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    I thought that she looked lovely in her summer dress
    Hey. check out that ass!
    Aah, it's a lovely dress
    Do you think I could talk her out of it?
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    Default Re: How do I tell her without offending?

    In this day and age unless you know the female very well it is prudent to admire from afar and keep your comments to yourself. There are just far too many individuals ready to take offence at the drop of a hat.

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