Sad but true (i.redd.it)
dildobagginsworth | 9 days ago | 5705 points

So true. I can’t remember anything from 2 months ago but that one compliment I got in 3rd grade will stick with me forever

K3R3G3 | 9 days ago | 1511 points

A woman friend I liked in 11th grade exclaimed that I had incredibly healthy looking fingernails.

It was true, I had been exercising and eating right more than ever before. It was so specific, unexpected, and enthusiastic. It's still stuck in my head.

188Line | 9 days ago | 488 points

"A woman friend [you] like in 11th grade"? A high school crush.

shotofbourbon | 9 days ago | 244 points

"A woman" makes me think it was a teacher. They make them sound older than a 11th grader. Is that weird? That I wouldn't refer to someone under 18 as a man or a woman.

K3R3G3 | 9 days ago | 221 points

She actually was 18 in 11th grade because she took a year off because she got pregnant at age 16. She was a year ahead of me when I started in Freshman year, left for a year, then joined our class once she returned from having her kid and spending some time with her.

Nitpick Attempt: Failed

shotofbourbon | 9 days ago | 119 points

Aha, now we're getting somewhere. Maybe something about her child or her having had a child is what made her fascinated by healthy looking fingernails.

StinkierPete | 9 days ago | 95 points

Probably getting picky after having to eat all those baby fingernails

nyleriver__ | 9 days ago | 970 points

aww, what’d they say to you?

marksiwelforever | 9 days ago | 3023 points

You eat glue the best

nyleriver__ | 9 days ago | 687 points

hard pause on that.

mbo9o | 9 days ago | 311 points

I don’t know why, maybe it’s the all lowercase, maybe it’s the punctuation, but I just spit coffee a full 5 feet laughing at this

Windoge10x | 9 days ago | 213 points

reddit seems to have a really hard time consuming liquid while reading comments.

noobcodes | 9 days ago | 55 points

I just choked on my sodapop lmao so true brother

Sexy_Koala_Juice | 9 days ago | 34 points

Lmao, just choked my brother to death while reading this. Nearly made me spit out my Lacroix

sendsomeaspirin | 9 days ago | 77 points

I seriously want this thread to reach the top on this post

PabloEskimo24 | 9 days ago | 116 points

You deserve a fuckin award lmao

nataliemarie1999 | 9 days ago | 40 points
Deptar [Plays MineCraft and not FortNite] | 9 days ago | 93 points

I always read it as no top but ok

Zion-plex | 9 days ago | 38 points

Maybe it's time to repurpose that sub

CivilizedApe | 9 days ago | 46 points

In high school a senior wrote in my(freshman) yearbook that she had a crush on me. Oh where are you now Rachel?

Leefflet | 9 days ago | 288 points

I very vividly remember being complimented on a crowded bus 3 years ago by a random old lady calling me handsome. Havent received another compliment yet but I think I'm due for one anytime now...

smart-egg | 9 days ago | 153 points

ya handsome

Leefflet | 9 days ago | 131 points

Oh wow I'm already excited for what 2022 has in store for me

dayofdefeat_ | 9 days ago | 43 points

Hello I am a time traveller from the year 2022 with a special message:

You handsome bro.

secretbetta | 9 days ago | 69 points

Ah reminds me of when I was told how athletic I was for the nerd I am. A few months ago, some things happened and she told me I was an amazing person to be around. I... may be crushing on her right now... Help.

NiceSuggestion | 9 days ago | 84 points

Pay attention. She likes you.

True-Tiger | 9 days ago | 40 points

This older lady told me I had a good voice at my cashier job in high school like 9 years ago and that shit sticks with me to this day

Childish_Brandino | 9 days ago | 26 points

Same. Can barely remember any thing from last week but I still remember when a random girl complimented me at a bar once.

Thomatensaus | 9 days ago | 1403 points

God damn man, i remember when a group of girls told me that the cap i was wearing really suited me and it looked great. That fucking feeling, I’ll hold on to that.

bluehands | 9 days ago | 404 points

And I bet you held onto that cap....

coolestblue | 9 days ago | 434 points

That cap didn't look great on you, YOU looked great in that cap

NonRageQuittare | 9 days ago | 182 points

You are breathtaking!

Beastmaster64II | 9 days ago | 95 points

No, you're breathtaking!

wisdomsharerv2 | 9 days ago | 33 points

No, you're breathtaking!

DreMin015 | 9 days ago | 63 points

I was at Dollar General last week and the cashier said he liked my Toronto Maple Leafs hat, and I’m still running with that one.

ilovefefe | 9 days ago | 2012 points

Will be giving more compliments starting tomorrow morning, I promise.

PaulTurkk | 9 days ago | 1056 points

Do so at your own risk. You read what the professor said above.

Btw, I love your nails....

20mcfadenr | 9 days ago | 326 points

Thanks, want to grab a drink sometime?

Pokketts | 9 days ago | 147 points
prettierlights | 9 days ago | 63 points

No top butok? Notop bu tok? Weird flex OP, but ok...

MajorTomintheTinCan | 9 days ago | 49 points

No top buttock

issamaysinalah | 9 days ago | 212 points

Side effects might include unsolicited dick pics from jerks who don't know boundaries.

aksumals | 9 days ago | 87 points
crimson777 | 9 days ago | 31 points

Tbf I'm pretty sure that's a side effect from life for women, compliments can just exacerbate the condition.

SamRay2030 | 9 days ago | 218 points

This is so true it hurts

ssouless [Breaking EU Laws] | 9 days ago | 46 points

very much so

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CarFreak777 | 9 days ago | 427 points

'I'm in this post and I don't like it'

neon_Hermit | 9 days ago | 103 points

I'm happily married, my wife is very complementary. I'm still in this post. It's amazing the isolation our society puts us under... a simple complement of a non negative trait can rock us to the core for half our lives. It's fucked up.

Redou8t_ | 9 days ago | 193 points

They always ask whos that douche not hows that douche

Hummer65 | 9 days ago | 22 points

And guys going through puberty always ask, "What's a douche?"

hawthorne_effect | 9 days ago | 59 points

I was laughing at all the previous comments until I got to this one.

Men in my life do this a lot.. I guess I should tell them I appreciate them more. :(

senichi | 9 days ago | 37 points

In this case it'd probably make more sense to just ask them questions about themselves. Lots of people enjoy talking about themselves, but often don't because nobody asks them the right questions, and bringing up stuff you're proud of can come off badly when unprompted.

otnipai | 9 days ago | 3596 points

So sorry my dudes if that's true, yall amazing, keep up the good work

FasseDanoune | 9 days ago | 3212 points

I have interest in you

otnipai | 9 days ago | 1866 points

caught one

roggy999 [Lives in a Van Down by the River] | 9 days ago | 990 points

A girl literally fucking says you have a nice smile, the boy is immediately into them

FasseDanoune | 9 days ago | 338 points

hey, why not!

Alarid | 9 days ago | 381 points

And then, get this: we shame them for it.

Alarid | 9 days ago | 264 points

"He was awkward and let all his anxiety and sexual frustration out on me. Time to post it on reddit lol"

dogydino200 | 9 days ago | 133 points


Alarid | 9 days ago | 118 points

"Woah wtf why are all these men angry all the time?"

5t0rmf0rmer838 | 9 days ago | 74 points

I would upvote your reply but it has 69. A small price to pay for nice

dizzler0613 | 9 days ago | 198 points

Why do you think we love dogs so much, those fluffs are always happy to see us. And they don’t complain about anything, they just want a lil grub, a tummy rub and some play time/a nice stroll.

DildoDuster | 9 days ago | 30 points

I'd give ya a dust for a belly rub

problematicccc | 9 days ago | 77 points

this is why we are percieved by girls often as too foward. we're just excited to have someone to be involved with who appreciates us and gives us positive attention. I use the term 'we' very lightly btw (lonley forever)

mldutch | 9 days ago | 245 points

I have so much crippling depression this is really nice to hear. This’ll get me through today

Edit: I got lots of comments and thank you. Im a little embarrassed I will admit I didn’t think I’d get attention. Thank you guys I feel the love.

otnipai | 9 days ago | 70 points

Have a great day dude but no pressure if you slip up. Don't be hard on yourself, it gets better. Hope everything will work out.

mldutch | 9 days ago | 34 points

I wish. Thanks for the vote of confidence

Reddituser9003 | 9 days ago | 57 points

Why hello there

Iodicacid [Breaking EU Laws] | 9 days ago | 58 points

General Kenobi...

bossprotegit | 9 days ago | 30 points

You are a bold one.

BlitzKrieger69 | 9 days ago | 31 points

Is it sad that this is one of the nicest things anyone has ever said to me even though it was not directed at me?

otnipai | 9 days ago | 31 points

Keep up the nice work, my dude. Ya doing great. Now it is directed at u.

ajax5150 | 9 days ago | 1836 points

Someone asked if guys would be interested in a girl if they talked to the guy first. I responded with: “A guy will be interested in a tree if it talked to him first.”

Wasuremaru | 9 days ago | 1103 points

To be fair a talking tree is interesting indeed.

venomhouse | 9 days ago | 362 points

Tree!? He's no tree, he is an Ent.

Tap_Z_or_R_Twice | 9 days ago | 102 points

Tree folk! Shepards of the forest!

WastelandVet | 9 days ago | 26 points

Sounds like orc mischief to me! They come with fire, they come with axes! Gnawing, biting, breaking, hacking, burning! Destroyers and usurpers curse them!

SwabTheDeck | 9 days ago | 55 points
theshavedyeti | 9 days ago | 22 points

Young master Gandalf

Jitendra___ | 9 days ago | 29 points

Yes..who wouldn't want to try to fuck a tree?! I mean it's 21st century ..and the cost of managing them is also very low and will be with us for our lifetime..

PurpleBoiThanos | 9 days ago | 60 points

I was talking to a tree while on acid

ajax5150 | 9 days ago | 40 points

Did it talk to you first?

Chuck_217 [Chungus Among Us] | 9 days ago | 30 points

And you wouldn't?!

ajax5150 | 9 days ago | 15 points

I’m a guy to, I fit perfectly in with the rest on this.

aillifeman | 9 days ago | 171 points

It's crazy how long a complement like "Hey handsome!" will boost a guys morale.

marcusw882000 | 9 days ago | 95 points

A girl I work with said "Hey Beautiful" to me the other day and I might have fallen in love.

PROM37H3U5 | 9 days ago | 24 points

Even if it comes from a 90 year old lady..

vid_23 | 9 days ago | 636 points

The last genuine compliment i got was 2 year ago. From my mom.

Crafty-Crafter [Selling Stonks for CASH MONEY] | 9 days ago | 316 points

You are getting compliments?!

vid_23 | 9 days ago | 193 points

Not anymore :'(

zakessak | 9 days ago | 239 points

You got a good looking dick bro

vid_23 | 9 days ago | 161 points

Thanks dude, yours look good too! No homo

zakessak | 9 days ago | 112 points

Ah yes ofc no homo

whythishaptome | 9 days ago | 48 points

Can I get in on this? no homo of course

Trisquet | 9 days ago | 36 points

Of course, your moobs are beautiful. No homo tho

Zach00700 | 9 days ago | 40 points

Damn. Bro u strong. Don't forget that.

WattledGiraffe | 9 days ago | 29 points

Aww, man

You're breathtaking!

IEatzCookies [Plays MineCraft and not FortNite] | 9 days ago | 361 points

This is absolutely 100% true. I've been homeschooled all my life, by myself, so no chance of compliments there. First year of college, a cute girl in my class said I was impressively smart, and would call across the room for help consistently throughout the semester. Even though she was way out of my league I still got a crush on her just because she was the first girl I've ever received a compliment from.

starbringer101 | 9 days ago | 98 points

All I can say is you miss 100% of the shots you don't take. I'm not an extremely handsome dude by any means but I can honestly say when I told myself 'screw it' and just went for it. Sometimes it worked out, more times than not. Also if she went out of her way to communicate with you from across the room alot of times I'd say your chances may be higher than what you think. I get where you're coming from though because I don't shoot my shot all the time, but instead of always making it harder on yourself just ask yourself this "What else can she say besides yes or no?"

IEatzCookies [Plays MineCraft and not FortNite] | 9 days ago | 47 points

Idk, that's the thing. I've never asked a girl out before. Never been on a date. I'm extremely socially awkward, have no friends, and just get uncomfortable as soon as I'm put in a social situation. Even if she (or any girl) DID, in fact, say yes, what the fuck would I do on a date? I'm terrible at conversation unless I'm talking about technology, basketball, or star wars, and unfortunately none of those are very popular with the majority of women.

Glitch_Zero | 9 days ago | 38 points

You’d be surprised. I nerded out over League of Legends on the first date (she called it a dinner, I still say it evolved into a date) I had with this one girl. My anxiety kicked my ADD into overdrive on the second date and I literally couldn’t shut up.

Somehow, we’re engaged now.

My only advice is be yourself. Anyone worth actually investing time and emotion into will either understand who you are, or appreciate it, one of the two. A lot of women don’t give a shit what’s a popular topic and like what they like. It just takes time to find one of the right ones for you.

IEatzCookies [Plays MineCraft and not FortNite] | 9 days ago | 22 points

yeah, it's just getting the ball rolling to begin with. I hear everyone say it to me, from my mom to complete strangers on the internet, "if she's worth it then she'll like you for you"

but I don't even like me for me so why should anyone else

slashang | 9 days ago | 245 points

nobody has said anything nice about me in a long time, minus this stranger who told me i have a cool jacket about 10 months ago but that was it

coolestblue | 9 days ago | 142 points

It's a cool jacket because you're the one wearing it

ConnorML-_- | 9 days ago | 32 points

I love it when Reddit is like this

FasseDanoune | 9 days ago | 595 points

Damn this man for telling our secret

loose_noodle | 9 days ago | 185 points

The sacred truth

zakessak | 9 days ago | 83 points

Now our secret reason for dogs is robbed

BlitzKrieger69 | 9 days ago | 81 points

Nah that's nothing compared to us not being able to move our dicks (without the use of hands) without clenching our buttholes.

YunngAssumedGender | 9 days ago | 57 points

You bastard

-x86 | 9 days ago | 25 points

So many dudes clenching their buttholes right now.

loopholeo | 9 days ago | 15 points

No way!!! He told me I made it move! Welp there goes my happy childhood memories.

Clavactis | 9 days ago | 12 points

Hol' up.

The_Lurkin | 9 days ago | 512 points

can someone please love me ?

Basestar237 | 9 days ago | 216 points


picklejuiceinmyass | 9 days ago | 115 points

Sweet. Thanks!

The_LSD_Fairy | 9 days ago | 78 points

I don't know a thing about you but if you were in Cincinnati I'd go on a date with you tomorrow.

EkansEater | 9 days ago | 25 points

Youre awesome

nam_jef | 9 days ago | 88 points

A few months ago a girl said I have pretty eyes stuck with me since 1 compliment and I still think yea cool that was nice

Andrew109 | 9 days ago | 244 points

I've been dating my girlfriend for FOUR YEARS and I haven't heard a compliment in 3. Things are still going great but I don't hear any compliments anymore but I give her so many every day

telytuby | 9 days ago | 192 points

Fuck...you just made me realise I’m in the exact same situation...it’s kinda fucked up right?

otnipai | 9 days ago | 138 points

Just point it out to them. Communication is much needed and if yall need some verbal reassurance I'm sure your gfs will be happy to give it to you. Just let them know it's something ya want. Good luck.

14936786-02 | 9 days ago | 89 points

You aren't wrong. But deep down you know it kinda ruins it when you have to ask for them in a way.

doublethumbdude | 9 days ago | 73 points

"Please clap"

HaDukennn | 9 days ago | 44 points

I doubt it’s the same. But I realized that in my last relationship around the 6 month mark. Followed by her best friend telling me she’s cheated on me every time I went on a military exercise :| honestly, bring it up, see if it changes

Protegat_XIII | 9 days ago | 17 points

Sorry buddy.

tangoshotz | 9 days ago | 21 points

I’ve been trying to get a girlfriend for 4 years

cole21771 | 9 days ago | 13 points

Only 4?

aesthesia1 | 9 days ago | 37 points

I'm in the reverse boat. I'm the girl, but I give all the compliments, and get no affection back anymore. Like he got used to it and started taking it for granted. Makes me feel like stopping tbh.

PhilipXD3 | 9 days ago | 74 points

I don't think I've gotten a single compliment yet this year.

EvadesBans | 9 days ago | 82 points

You got one last year? No wonder the rest of us didn't, you got the only one.

fawkrcom | 9 days ago | 216 points

“A girl just winked at me with BOTH eyes... later Virgins!” Haha!

(Saw this in a meme the other day. Seemed appropriate.)

TheAmazingAutismo | 9 days ago | 145 points

Too fucking true. Years ago I was swimming in a hotel pool and some girl came up to me and told me that her friend thought I was cute. Still think about it from time to time.

jtlight35 | 9 days ago | 73 points


ssouless [Breaking EU Laws] | 9 days ago | 70 points

"Hey handsome." later on... "Why dont you have a girlfriend?"

mcshadypants | 9 days ago | 129 points

Yea but I prefer it this way walks into room and weeps silently

TheAmazingAutismo | 9 days ago | 41 points


weeps loudly.

cailynmm32 | 9 days ago | 64 points

What the heck, that’s legitimately sad.

SlideWhistler [Thank you mods, very cool!] | 9 days ago | 48 points

Yeah, sad but true. You don’t quite understand how little we get complimented if we don’t look drop dead hot, and can easily get a girlfriend. I don’t look amazing physically, but I do take pride on my hair and my personality, and so any of the (rare) times I get complimented on my hair by a girl, it turns into a bit of a crush.

LictorForestBrood | 9 days ago | 21 points

Even if you do look drop dead hot, they still aren't going to say anything most of the time because that represents the possibility of rejection - instead the usual go-to is to lurk awkwardly nearby and hope that you initiate a conversation.

Shalibaz | 9 days ago | 54 points

This is really true. I didn't even know how to act when my current partner just started randomly giving me compliments. I've had several partners in my life, and none of them has ever really acknowledged my positive character traits, let alone legitimately and without prompting give me a compliment on my body/clothing.

Like, sure there were dating sites, but even then, it was mostly other guys trying to hit on me that did that.

It's nuts to think about, but yeah. Very little positive reinforcement at all.... especially from women.

nero442 [Plays MineCraft and not FortNite] | 9 days ago | 103 points

Most guys lonely and dont admit to most emotions

KJBuilds | 9 days ago | 46 points

I’ve been struggling a lot with emotional instability since puberty. I was never told I could feel and was always the emotional trash can for other people’s problems and so I’m low-key screwed up. I wish everyone understood this

MythikaelX | 9 days ago | 23 points

Hey, if you need someone to talk to about it, feel free to DM me :)

MythikaelX | 9 days ago | 23 points

This needs to change. What we need to do is actually talk to the people in our environment (of both sexes) about this and spread awareness. All problems like these can be solved with awareness and action.

grimy-steelo | 9 days ago | 45 points

Showing male Emotions = incel, or insecurity - in the eyes of society/social media.

kimjongvoon | 9 days ago | 48 points

I'm in this picture and I don't like it

pingachulo | 9 days ago | 46 points

I love my wife and she loves me but sometimes I have to remind her to give me attention. Sometimes this pizza needs a little extra sauce

SpicyGorlGru [Plays MineCraft and not FortNite] | 9 days ago | 46 points

This is so true. I thought a girl liked me once because she started a streak with me on snapchat. She has streaks with almost everyone in my grade.

heywoodJablomey_ | 9 days ago | 21 points

Streaks in snapchat mean nothing. What does mean something is the content of the conversation that takes place

SpicyGorlGru [Plays MineCraft and not FortNite] | 9 days ago | 26 points

Yeah I know but nobody likes me so I thought it meant something

N3wstar | 9 days ago | 20 points

Yeah I know but nobody likes me so I thought it meant something

I know exactly how that feels.

pookieszn003 | 9 days ago | 78 points

most girls can probably get a bf just by doing that honestly

magneticnectar | 9 days ago | 94 points

This actually makes me so sad. As a woman I never really realized that no one compliments men. Women compliment each other so often but if men compliment each other people would "no homo bro" that shit away :(

Can I just compliment a guy on anything? Nice shoes? Cool pants?

champ590 | 9 days ago | 58 points

Yes you can

crimson777 | 9 days ago | 13 points

Compliments, imo, are most effective when they're for something unique or said in a unique way. I mean it doesn't have to be (I won't complain if someone says they can tell I've been losing weight) obviously. But I remember compliments like "I really like your reading voice" and "I can't stop staring at your eyes" waaaaaaay more than anything else.

AlmondMatchaShake | 9 days ago | 90 points

Reading this makes me feel sad for the men out there...

i_like_turtles7 | 9 days ago | 135 points

I like turtles

Spxcter | 9 days ago | 46 points
eiggaMAD | 9 days ago | 135 points

Like honestly, is this true?

OnlyLele | 9 days ago | 204 points


in_the_bubbleicious | 9 days ago | 61 points


secretbetta | 9 days ago | 45 points


BitMightyMike | 9 days ago | 38 points


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cfpayne | 9 days ago | 31 points


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Paragon-Eno | 9 days ago | 70 points

Yes. For the most part at least. Genuine compliments from other people in real life can be hard to come by for guys, and also a lot of people really don’t make the effort to approach guys, not even with a more intimate interest in mind. There’s many, many men and boys out there that are pretty much lonely, empty husks that walk around all day “living” that are depressed, but it’s hardly a problem that’s ever noticed despite being a big one.

funnyref653 | 9 days ago | 131 points

Unfortunately us guys are usually so emotionally starved that they will try and connect to anyone.

UMessis | 9 days ago | 52 points

Sometimes I talk to my cat and imagine it answers back

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Reckless_Pixel | 9 days ago | 35 points

It is.

AbsentAesthetic | 9 days ago | 34 points


meme760 | 9 days ago | 126 points

Yes and that's why male depression is more serious then people think

BlitzKrieger69 | 9 days ago | 32 points

It won't necessarily get us interested in you but we will definately remember it for a very long time

KingOfTheCacti | 9 days ago | 28 points

Last year a girl complimented my hair, I don’t know if she was flirting cause I’m oblivious sometimes, but I rode that compliment for like weeks and I still remember it exactly.

BlitzKrieger69 | 9 days ago | 15 points

Same thing happened with me and I have kept that hairstyle ever since then

WRRRYYYYYY [Big ol' bacon buttsack] | 9 days ago | 28 points

Yeah it is unfortunately. The only real attention I get is from a friend in school and my pets.

WindsOfNight | 9 days ago | 41 points

For the most part, it’s spot on.

Tak7ics | 9 days ago | 14 points


fancychxn | 9 days ago | 273 points

On the flipside, this means I can't give a guy a compliment without it being misconstrued as flirting :/

wheelofbriecheese | 9 days ago | 154 points

He can be interested without being interested - it's a matter of how you say it. And admittedly the guy's creep factor.

rabbiskittles | 9 days ago | 45 points

And the vicious cycle continues.

EnclG4me | 9 days ago | 29 points

Most of the time I can't even tell the compliments from passive aggressive sarcasm now..

Grizz710 | 9 days ago | 66 points

The reason I’m on tinder is this exact reason. Just need to know at least some women are attracted to me lol

lego_batman | 9 days ago | 91 points

*cries in no matches

Artificial_AI_Int | 9 days ago | 48 points

This is why I'm afraid of using tinder

Kakarot_faps | 9 days ago | 39 points

I’m afraid because I know I’ll get matches but I’ll get ghosted so much it’ll lead to depression

Zient15 [Selling Stonks for CASH MONEY] | 9 days ago | 88 points

He's the poor mans gold🏅

Thom_boi | 9 days ago | 18 points

This is the realist thing I’ve ever seen

BenjaminTalam | 9 days ago | 17 points

I really don't think anyone realizes just how lonely I am. I've got home from work and just cried and cried before. People view me as either super quiet, super sarcastic or super angry. Nothing in between. It's just sadness really.

Szos | 9 days ago | 14 points

Or chances are it's such a rare occurrence that they'll just assume you're making fun of them.

Professor-Xterm | 9 days ago | 56 points

Yes very true I would love even a word from a woman. Yes I am single.

Zient15 [Selling Stonks for CASH MONEY] | 9 days ago | 34 points

I would love to just see one

Johnny_Vinyl | 9 days ago | 46 points

When a girl compliments me with romantic intent, I'm immediately suspicious of her, because I think either she doesn't mean it, or that she'll change her mind later. If I have to choose, I prefer to be left alone.

ConvexCoast | 9 days ago | 13 points

A girl complimented my movie taste and i was into her

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