But men also like to be complimented by other men. Problem is, no man wants to hear, “That shirt really brings out the blue in your eyes,” from another man. That’s a little scary. What men want are manly compliments from other men (grunt here). Nothing will put joy in the heart of a man faster than hearing their buddies (and their wives too) say things like, “You sure are good at gutting a fish, Frank,” or “I sure love your new power washer, Hal. I bet it could rip the asphalt right off the street.”
Or like what happened at church this past Sunday morning, when my buddy Dane caught me by the arm and said, “Dude, I’ve got to tell you, those new tires on your suburban look awesome.” Yip …. that right there was the nicest thing anybody could have said, and I could have floated right out the church door.