Re: What is complimenting in PUA
I'm usually comfortable commenting on her clothing, accessories or hair. Like: "I like your earrings. It reminds me of blablabla." I don't need to wait for an ioi or something like that because, I saw it, I liked it and I wanted to state it. There is nothing creepy about that.
Furthermore, it gives love. People become happy when you notice something about their appearance because they usually spend some significant amount of time working on that, before they leave the house. And man, making people feel better about themselves, it's an instant dhv.
About complimenting on her physique... This time I often wait for a compliment from her or a strong IOI, which indicates that she's probably attracted to me and I'm off the creeper grounds. And after attraction, in my opinion, compliments are essential in escalating and building sexual Tension, unless you overdo it. If you can mix some cockiness too, it's golden.
There's nothing beta about complimenting. It shows that you're not intimidated of her, not afraid to speak your mind, shows that you're interested, etc.
You only need to be careful about when you say it and what you say. You shouldn't say something like: "Dam girl your booty is like, off the charts." when you first met her. Or the other way around, you shouldn't say: "Your hair looks nice, ..." while having sex.
Just adding my bits, good luck,
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It's about who I am. Do it right here, right now.