So what do you guys typically use for game with really insecure girls?
I typically end up being more the cocky/cheeky side of things in conversation, but with this one girl I've needed to err on the side of caution when it comes to such expression since I've noticed she's negatively responded to it. Typically I will make light fun at my partner with what they are up to/interests/hobbies and use pet names as jokes, but this girl was notably turned off the main time I remember doing so on our last date. I remember the convo switching back to more serious discussion on life afterwards (which worked because we have similar views on what we discussed, and just FYI I F-closed still, but am looking to continue my game with her).
I've complimented her after that (we've hung out a few times since and same thing) and she's notably lit up with gratitude from such comments. Is it ok to continue them and maybe lay them on more heavily or would that eventually come off as an expression of low value?