Everyone on the planet wants the feeling that they look good enough, on some level, to be desired by someone else. You can be as self-confident about your looks as you want, but the impact a simple statement like “hey, you look sexy” from another person can have on one’s ego is HUGE.
I was at work one day when a lady came in to get something. As she was walking out, she stopped and looked at me. The following conversation then took place:
Her: “Hey there, I just wanted to tell you: you look sexy with that beard. (I recently made the decision to grow it out and keep it.)”
Me: “Uh… (not knowing how to respond).”
Her: “Yeah, it makes you look older, more mature. You look like one of those guys I’ve seen modeling stuff in clothing catalogs.”
Her: “Yeah, yeah, you should keep it, it looks really sexy on you.”
Me: “Well, thank you very much!”
Now granted, the lady in question wasn’t someone I would try to get with (she was a little bit older and just not my type – pretty, but not my type). Still, just the fact that someone thought enough about my looks to comment on how hot they thought I was gave me the boost I needed to feel good about myself for at least a week!
Ah, being told by someone how sexy you look… now THAT’S something to be thankful for!
– Aaron P. Taylor