You are most welcome! It is telling. It’s interesting that there’s a perception that anything about this behavior is flattering. I have healthy self-esteem. I don’t need the ego boost of someone basically telling me “congratulations on your genetics”. I would much rather have an authentic interaction with someone who has something else to say. But often, I find it exhausting to deal with the expectations of men paying unsolicited and often unwelcome compliments and then expecting our gratitude, attention, and time in response. Like, I complimented you and now you have to give me some of your time and attention as a result. Um, no. That’s not how this works. That’s not how any of this works.

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