Re: Do girls like being told they are beautiful
Interesting question. In many instances (especially early on) I feel that it's such a redundant remark that it tends to do more harm than good - but of course, that depends on the context in which it is said. If I'm flirting with or dating a woman, then I assume she already knows, so why make things more awkward than they need to be? Personally, I prefer to save a comment like that for when the relationship is more developed. Timing and restraint are also important. If we've been seeing each other for a couple of months or so and I drop a well-meant "you look beautiful" just before a night out with her, then that tends to work well because we've gone the distance and I use my compliments sparingly. But if we've just met, I find it sounds shallow and disingenuous. In that sense, I guess my guideline has always been to ask myself "am I important to her?" and if I am, it's safe to say because she will value my opinion. If not, I figure I'll sound like every other dude who tries to chat her up.
This is just what I've noticed so far in life, take from it what you will.