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Want to compliment a strong woman in your life who lifts you up? Maybe she's your relative, your friend, or your colleague. However she's connected to you, it's important to make sure she feels valued for all that she does. Since she'll love to hear about her inner beauty and best qualities, we've compiled a list of sincere praise that's sure to make her smile. If you want to compliment a strong woman, start with what's beneath the surface—read on for examples of exactly what to say and tighten your bond with her!

This article is based on an interview with our dating coach, John Keegan. Check out the full interview here.

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“I’m so proud of everything you’ve done.”

  1. Celebrate her accomplishments. Even when her achievements seem effortless, she still devoted a lot of time and energy into getting where she is today. Point out the triumphs she should be proud of and cheer her on for making her dreams a reality.
    • "Congrats on your acceptance to grad school! 🎓 I’m not even surprised!"
    • "You passed your CSA! 🎉 Guess you’ll be doing my taxes soon!"
    • "Of course your wedding planning business is thriving! I always believed in you."
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“You are so genuine!”

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“You have so many skills!”

  1. Point out her talents. All strengths and abilities demand a lot of patience and discipline. If she has any special capabilities that really "wow" you, then congratulate her for them. You’ll give her a spark of motivation to push past her limits and discover new heights.
    • "You sing like you’re classically trained! 😮! I can’t believe you’re self-taught!"
    • "You’re an amazing powerlifter. 🏋️‍♀️ Your IG account definitely inspires others!"[2]
    • "Your graphic design blows me away! Those landscapes look so real."
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"You’re so caring.”

  1. Appreciate her kindness. She expresses so much empathy and thoughtfulness because she concentrates on what everyone needs. Honor that she thinks outside of herself so often and bring up how valuable her heart is. She’ll know that her generosity matters to you.[4]
    • "I love seeing you with your students! 👩‍🏫 You must be their favorite teacher."
    • "You’re always looking for ways to help. 🔍 I see how thoughtful you are."
    • "Your heart is so radiant. Your compassion really shines through."
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"You’re an amazing role model.”

  1. Tell her she’s a positive influence. Since she’s so inspirational, she knows that others watch her and take notes. Reassure her that she’s doing an amazing job and that she always leaves a great impression. She’ll be relieved that she’s made her mark in her community.
    • "It’s cool you’re off social media and just call people! I’ll try that!📱"[5]
    • "Your commitment to health inspires me. Now I’ll take up running! 🏃‍♀️"
    • "I appreciate your mentorship. You’ve driven me to really push myself!"
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“You express yourself so well.”

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      References

      1. John Keegan. Dating Coach. Expert Interview. 29 June 2021.
      2. https://thefeministgadabout.com/2019/05/29/how-to-pay-a-compliment/
      3. https://everydayfeminism.com/2013/05/how-to-compliment-a-woman-without-objectifying-them/
      4. John Keegan. Dating Coach. Expert Interview. 29 June 2021.
      5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2689844/
      6. John Keegan. Dating Coach. Expert Interview. 29 June 2021.

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      This article was written by John Keegan and by wikiHow staff writer, Madeleine Flamiano. John Keegan is a dating coach and motivational speaker based in New York City. He runs The Awakened Lifestyle, where he uses his expertise in dating, attraction, and social dynamics to help people find love. He teaches and holds dating workshops internationally, from Los Angeles to London and from Rio de Janeiro to Prague. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Humans of New York, and Men's Health. This article has been viewed 14,362 times.
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