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17 women share the most offensive 'compliments' guys have given them

I like that you don't dress slutty like so many other girls.

There's nothing quite like a backhanded 'compliment' to leave you feeling confused and also mad as hell. Sometimes they slip out of peoples' mouths so damn fast you don't realise it until later, and then you wish you'd said something witty and cutting in response. My personal fave, a dude once told me he fancied me until he "got to know me". So that was pretty cool for my self-esteem.

It turns out, I'm not alone. Women are experiencing these so-called 'compliments' ALL THE TIME. Here are a few examples of the crap women have to deal with when guys attempt to hit on them...

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1: "'I'm not usually into Asians, but...' It means they're hella racist and don't understand that Asian people all have unique personalities, I guess. " [via]

2: "'You're not commercially beautiful, but there's something about you.'" [via]

3: "'How come you're so pretty and clever?' Dude honestly sounded completely confounded too. This was part of his attempt to chat me up on a work outing, and an older female colleague just roared with laughter at him, and told him to give it up because his chat was terrible." [via]

4: "'You're pretty... for a Black girl'." [via]

5: "'You don't look that black though. You're beautiful'." [via]

6: "I [get] a lot of, 'you're pretty XYZ for a tall girl'. One guy tried to tell me he never dated tall girls but I was feminine enough it helped him forget. We didn't keep in touch." [via]

7: "'You are X for a girl'." If you have to qualify a compliment it is not a compliment. [via]

8: "When I was in college I was in a debate team, and after I won a debate from this horrible guy, we shook hands and he told me, 'you're pretty smart for a farmer's daughter'. I nearly sucker punched him. Which is another thing my farmer dad taught me." [via]

9: "When I was overweight I heard, 'wow your face is so pretty, too bad' once." [via]

10: "'My ex-wife is also named (my name), but she's much fatter.' Just wow." [via]

11: "'I like your style... I like that you don't dress slutty like so many other girls'." [via]

12: "'I like your hair when you leave it down'. From my ex-bf, when I had my hair half-up in a style that I thought looked really nice on me. Joke's on him turns out I'm a lesbian and me and my GF both have long hair and and do with it as we damn well please!" [via]

13: "'Oh you lost weight, I liked you better before when you had bigger boobs'." [via]

14: "'If you straighten your hair, you look so pretty.' Said to me by a self-hating black man. I'm mixed and he made other creepy comments about my skin tone, etc." [via]

15: "In high school, when I had short hair and was already struggling with my identity/self confidence, I was told, 'You're really androgynous but in a sexy way'." [via]

16: "I have a prosthetic leg... occasionally I get a, 'You're pretty for someone with one leg'-esque 'compliment'." [via]

17: "Told me I was a 'rare breed' for being a gamer girl." [via]