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Owning the gym makes bodies my business I guess. I like to promote both heart health as well as being/looking physically fit. I hear people in the gym always commenting to others "you look great" etc. I also hear this from members and friends about myself as I'm sure you all do to. However, why does it mean more to me personally if a comment like that comes from a female and not a male? Not that it doesn't flatter me or I don't appreciate comments like that from the mins cuz I do. I think it's cuz generally speaking it's more difficult for us wimmins to maintain/achieve that physically fit look then it is the mins. And maybe we have higher standards for ourselves then the men would have for us, I don't know. And how bout you mins? Say you're in the gym or at a race and you are approached and told you're in great shape by both a guy and a girl. Do you take each comment equally or does one mean more than the other? Does anybody even care? :wiggle: I know y'all are shocked to hear a serious topic from me so :moon: just for good measure. :wavey:

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I take comments equally. They were few and far between for a long time, and it's still hard for me to believe them at all.
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Take the comment equally and thank them
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Getting a compliment from the same gender always means more. Men judge other men tough, but woman down right kill each other. If Lucy says another woman looks good, I ask her to repeat it into microphone so I can replay it later so I can make sure I heard it correctly.

Additionally, if a man tells you you look good, pig. If a woman tells you you look good, you know she isn't coming on to you. (NTTAWWT)

BTW, you look marvelous.

Sheldon

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I also take the compliments (and criticisms) equally... I think we have a trend here.

Of course there is a pecking order for me with compliments in the running/fitness scheme. In order, lowest to highest -

- Total strangers (like someone I start a conversation with at a race)

- Friends

- Riff Raffers

- My coach

(notice I did not put my wife in the above - she's required to say these things. A perpetual pity post, if you will. )
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I find that most, not all, women would prefer to cut another woman down so they are less likely to complement them on how they look. So, if I get a compliment from a woman, I do take it to heart...probably more so than if I would get one from a man (though I like that too!)
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I thoroughy enjoy getting comments from the ladies. Especially ones who are younger. (Yes, it has happened)

I guess it means more when a person of your own gender can put aside a natural tendency to be envious and comments on your looks.
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I just say thanks.


But I rarely compliment others. I'm too busy checkin' myself out.
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Take em equally here also. I get embarrassed by it most of the time.
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Definitely take compliments from a woman to heart much more than from a man.
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People in real life don't compliment me. I have to post my pictures on the internet to get anybody to say anything. For reals.
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I take them when I can get them.


It means more from peers. So if another athlete comments, it means more.
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:1:
I normally stammer out a ,"thank you."
but i like the ones from the ladies better. :D
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It doesn't actually happen to me. Though my wife told me that my pants made me look fat last night (i had long johns and shorts on underneath, too).

If a guy came up to me and said I was looking good, it is either a genuine compliment and I'm really looking good, or he's coming on to me.

Having a random woman say it would probably make me feel better, though.
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Now we know you have been married long enough to know how to answer that question if your lovely wife asks you.
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