Have you ever received a picture from a girl and not known what to respond?
There’s usually a clear reason why a girl has sent you a photo. Maybe she’s showing you her reaction to something you’ve said. Or she could be showing you her outfit. Or there could be something else in the picture that she wants you to see.
Often, a girl might just be sending you a cute or attractive photo of herself to see if she can get a compliment from a guy.
What you reply should depend on what the picture is of and on what your relationship is to the girl who sent it. Is she your girlfriend? Or do you like her and are trying to convince her date you? Or are you still deciding whether you want to ask her out or not?
Whatever the situation, this article has you covered. Read on for a wide range of ways to respond when a girl sends you a photo.
34 ways to respond to a picture from a girl
- Aww you look gorgeous!
- I can’t lie, I’ll be scrolling up to look at this picture a few more times today.
- How are you that pretty?
- Your outfit is fantastic.
- You look so good today. Are you going somewhere special?
- Well, I won’t be able to stop thinking about you now, will I?
- How did I get so lucky?
- So, when are you finally going to agree to go out with me?
- It makes me so happy to see you looking so happy.
- I wish we weren’t so far away from one another…
- Your eyes drive me crazy… 👀
- Wow 🤩
- 💯 💪
- 🔥 🔥 🔥
- Okay, you hot tamale 🌶️
- I’m speechless…
- I’ve always known you were stunning, but this is another level.
- Consider me distracted 🙃
- It’s literally unfair how good looking you are.
- You look like a model.
- Most beautiful girl in the [insert ZIP code].
- Did you mean to send this to me?
- Oh…I wasn’t expecting that. I’m not sure I feel comfortable getting pictures like that from you.
- I’m really busy. I don’t have time to text.
- Sorry, I don’t like you like that.
- I’m not interested in seeing this.
- …how do you even make your face do that?
- What are you doing?!?
- Nice chins 👍
- Omg you’re ridiculous 😅
- 🤣 🤣 🤣
Great responses when a girl sends a selfie
When a girl sends you a picture of her face, she’s probably doing it because she likes you. She thinks she looks good and wants to impress you.
There may of course be other reasons why she’s sending you a picture.
For example, she may be showing you her new haircut. Or she might be making a face in reaction to something you’ve said.
But ultimately, if she looks good in the picture, she’s sending it to you because she wants to remind you what she looks like.
In most cases, the best thing to do when a girl you like sends you a picture of herself is to compliment her.
Here are a few ways you could go about it.
1. Aww you look gorgeous!
You can literally never go wrong by calling someone gorgeous. It makes a great response to a photo because it’s a respectful way to tell a girl you think she is attractive.
If a girl sends you a picture to show you something she’s changed about herself, for example her hair or a new piercing, tell her you like it.
She’ll appreciate getting to respond to “Aww”. Saying “Aww” is a way of expressing affection. It is an automatic reaction to seeing something we like. This makes it a great thing to send a girl in response to a pic that makes you feel warm inside.
2. I can’t lie, I’ll be scrolling up to look at this picture a few more times today.
If you’re texting a girl you like and she sends you a selfie, you could tell her you’ll be looking at it a few times.
This is a great way to show her you’re interested in getting to know her better without having to spell it out.
3. How are you that pretty?
This makes a great reply to a selfie from a girl if you’ve been on a date that went well.
If you have already told a girl why you like her, then this cute way to make her smile.
4. Your outfit is fantastic.
If a girl you’ve been dating is going out to an event and wants to show you what she’s wearing, she might send you a mirror selfie of the whole ‘fit.
If you get a picture of her all dolled up, let her know that her outfit is great.
She’ll appreciate the confidence boost and will think of you every time she looks down at what she’s wearing that evening.
5. You look so good today. Are you going somewhere special?
If a girl sends you a selfie that she looks exceptionally good in, tell her! If she looks party-ready, ask her whether she has any special plans.
Chances are, she’s sending you the picture so that she can tell you about where she’s going.
If you want to date a girl who is always busy, you’ll have to get used to her being out and about attending exciting events and gatherings.
Show her you are supportive of her ambition, drive, and full schedule by taking an interest in her plans.
6. Well, I won’t be able to stop thinking about you now, will I?
If the point of a picture that a girl sends you is clearly that she looks good, show her you’re impressed by saying you won’t be able to stop thinking about her.
If you want, you can phrase this as a flirty question.
Keeping the tone of your conversation light-hearted and a little provocative will encourage her to reply quickly, which will build momentum.
7. How did I get so lucky?
If your girlfriend sends you a picture of herself and you are genuinely taken aback by how gorgeous she is, you can ask her how you got so lucky.
By telling her that you feel privileged to have a girlfriend as beautiful as she is, you’re letting her know that you don’t take her for granted.
8. So, when are you finally going to agree to go out with me?
Let’s say a girl you’ve been flirting with for ages sends you a cute picture of herself that is obviously meant to grab your attention. You can respond by asking her when she’s finally going to agree to go on a date.
She’ll appreciate the ribbing. If she’s going out of her way to send you cute photos of herself, chances are that she’s interested in you and would like to see where things go.
Hopefully you will be able to seriously ask her out by the end of the conversation.
9. It makes me so happy to see you looking so happy.
If you care a lot about a girl, whether she’s your girlfriend or just a really good friend, you will be happy to see her doing well. That’s especially true if you know that she’s been having a tough time lately.
So, if you get a big smiley vacation snap or a beautiful photo of her grinning with her friends, tell her how happy you are to see her looking so upbeat.
10. I wish we weren’t so far away from one another…
Are you seeing a girl who lives in a different city or country? Does she sometimes send you a picture that is clearly intended to make you wish you weren’t so far away?
If so, you can tell her you wish there wasn’t such a big distance between you two. She’ll appreciate responding to a guy saying “I miss you” or to you telling her that you wish you could spend more time together.
Since the photo was probably sent to get exactly that reaction, you can rest assured that you’ve done well in her eyes.
11. Your eyes drive me crazy… 👀
If the girl you like has beautiful eyes and sends you a selfie that they look particularly good in, you can respond by complimenting them.
Whatever your favorite feature of the girl like is, you can always respond to a selfie she sends you by commenting on it.
Responding to “the eyes” emoji will also be fun for the girl you’re texting. Basically, “the eyes” make it crystal clear that there is flirting going on.
The best ways to compliment a girl’s picture on Snapchat
If a girl sends you a disappearing pic on Snapchat, you should acknowledge it with a complimentary response.
Whether she sends you a selfie with her morning pumpkin spice latte or something less innocent, you should respond with something short. Or, if you’re a bit of a jokester, you can reply with a witty comment.
In any case, Snapchat is not the place for long, sappy messages. Instead, focus on choosing the right emojis to get your meaning across.
The clearer and more cool-headed your message is, the better.
12. Wow 🤩
If a girl sends you a mirror selfie of herself looking good, you can respond with this short message.
If you’ve already been on a few dates and feel like you’re pretty much boyfriend and girlfriend, you might swap out the star-eyes emoji for a kissy face emoji (😘).
“Wow 🤩” also makes a good response if the picture she sends you is of an epic landscape view or a delicious-looking breakfast.
13. 💯 💪
Has a girl sent you a gym selfie on Snapchat, complete with sports bra, tagged location, and an early morning timestamp?
If she’s showing you that she is “that girl,” then this emoji combination is the perfect way to respond. It tells her you appreciate the effort she’s putting into keeping herself healthy, happy, and looking good.
14. 🔥 🔥 🔥
We all know the flame emoji means you’re saying a girl is looking fiiiine.
As long as she is into you, no girl is ever going to be sad about responding to a flame emoji from a guy. Because, let’s be honest, the flame emoji is probably the highest internet compliment a person can get.
If a girl sends you a picture that is clearly intended to make you feel some type of way about her, you can send back an articulate 🥵 emoji. This will show her that her snap has had its intended effect.
16. Okay, you hot tamale 🌶️
In the 21st century, our constant access to camera phones and the widespread use of social media among almost everyone under 40 has changed how we communicate. It is common for girls to send pictures of themselves looking pretty to guys they like. And it is equally common for guys to share videos of themselves lifting at the gym to their entire following.
If, in line with modern trends, a girl sends you a picture of herself looking her best on Snapchat, you can send her this response.
Basically, it’s a short way of telling her that you are impressed by her appearance and that you’re interested in talking to her more.
17. I’m speechless…
If a girl sends you a picture on Snapchat and is clearly looking for a big reaction, this is a great way to respond.
She might be all dressed up to attend a wedding, wearing a bikini at the beach, or just looking her very best while going about her day-to-day life.
Whatever the case, telling a girl you’re speechless at the sight of her will make her feel like she’s in a Snapchat fairytale.
18. I’ve always known you were stunning, but this is another level.
If you know a girl likes you and you aren’t worried about scaring her off by coming on too strong, you can send her this compliment.
If a girl wants you to ask her out, she’s probably sending a picture of herself to show you what you could expect if she were to prep for a first date with you.
19. Consider me distracted 🙃
Some Snapchat pics are mundane updates about what we’re having for breakfast. Others are curveballs intended to change the course of the recipient’s day.
If a girl sends you a photo that you know is meant to distract you from what you’re supposed to be doing, you can respond with this message.
People use the upside-down emoji when flirting to show that they mean what they’ve said in a lighthearted way.
By showing the girl you are talking to that you’re just as interested in her as she is in you, you’re increasing your chances of getting a date worth keeping.
20. It’s literally unfair how good looking you are.
Look, pretty girls get a lot of compliments on the internet.
In order to stand out from the crowd and avoid getting lost in a sea of male praise, use this creative and unique line to respond to a girl’s photo.
This reply pretty much speaks for itself.
21. You look like a model.
Could the girl you’re messaging stand in a room with the likes of Bella Hadid, Kate Moss, and Cara Delevingne and not look out of place?
If so, respond to her Snap by telling her she is a model-worthy beauty.
Snapchat texting works best when your replies that are straight and to the point. If a girl sends you a photo, all you need to say is “10/10.”
These five characters are all that is necessary to let her know just how much you appreciate her.
23. Most beautiful girl in the [insert ZIP code].
Again, Snapchat doesn’t need to be a place for long, drawn-out text exchanges. Keep those for your actual texts.
Instead, let your Snapchat thread be a series of witty quips, photos, and funny rapport.
This is the perfect response to a girl’s Snapchat picture message or story.
Smart responses to pictures from a girl you don’t like
How you respond to a picture from a girl will of course depend on how you feel about the girl in question.
While you might be happy to see a notification from a girl you’re crushing on, you’ll probably be unenthusiastic about getting a picture from a girl you don’t like.
The best way to deal with getting unwanted photos is to make it clear that you don’t enjoy looking at them.
It is important not to hurt a girl’s feelings by being rude, or by calling her crazy for sending them. That said, refrain from complimenting her, and try to express that you would prefer not to get these photos.
You can also just choose not to respond, and she will get the message eventually.
That said, if you prefer a direct approach, you can reply to a picture from a girl you don’t like with one of these messages.
24. Did you mean to send this to me?
Acting like you think a girl send you a photo by accident is a good way to let her know that you can’t think of a reason she would send it to you.
This will show her that you are clearly on different pages when it comes to the nature of your relationship. If she finds herself responding to a dry text from a guy, she’ll realize you don’t want the same things.
If only to protect her pride, she will probably stop sending you any flirty messages.
25. Oh…I wasn’t expecting that. I’m not sure I feel comfortable getting pictures like that from you.
If a girl sends you a picture that is, let’s just say…an attempt to distract you, and you don’t feel comfortable with it, tell her she’s making you feel uneasy.
No one should be sending you images you don’t want to see. While the girl who messaged you might not enjoy responding to a rejection text from a guy, she’s brought that upon herself and you don’t have to feel bad.
26. I’m really busy. I don’t have time to text.
The best way to tell someone you don’t want to talk to them without telling them you don’t want to talk to them is to say you’re busy.
Clarifying that this means you don’t have time to text will surely make the girl in question leave you alone.
27. Sorry, I don’t like you like that.
People tend to tip-toe around the obvious fact that the person texting them likes them until they come right out and tell them.
If it’s clear as day that the girl sending you pictures likes you, just skip the waiting for her to tell you how she feels and tell her you don’t see her like that.
28. I’m not interested in seeing this.
If you don’t know the girl sending you pictures at all, and you don’t want to keep getting them, tell her you’re not interested in seeing what she’s sending.
At the end of the day, you couldn’t be any clearer than this.
Perfect responses when a girl sends you a funny picture
If you’re dating a smart girl who knows how to be funny and doesn’t take herself too seriously, you might get sent a whole series of funny pictures.
If you two find the same things hilarious, then you’re in for a real treat. Humor can change a relationship for the better and bring couples closer, even as they work through difficult periods.
Maybe the funny girl in your life likes to send you pictures whenever she spills a coffee.
Or she’s been known to send Snaps of herself in completely soaked clothing after getting caught in a rain shower. Or maybe she’s a fan of sending pictures of her face from an unflattering angle.
Whatever it is that she does, if it makes you chuckle, show your appreciation with an amused reply.
Struggling to come up with one? Here are a few you could borrow.
As timeless as it is concise, “LOL” is a classic response to a funny picture, post, or comment. Using all caps shows that you are genuinely amused.
Other variations of this text speak include, “loooool” or “lololol.” Whatever your preferred way of using “lol” to maximum effect, go for it.
30. …how do you even make your face do that?
This makes a great response when a girl sends you a photo of her crossing her eyes. Or of her cheeks all scrunched up.
The front-facing camera has made us all experimental photographers when it comes to making ourselves look totally strange in photos.
If the girl you like is no different, send this reply when you get a silly pic of her face.
31. What are you doing?!?
If you genuinely can’t work out what is happening in a picture, this is a good way to get clarification.
Is she wearing an outrageous costume? Is she up a ladder? Is her face covered in flecks of paint?
Whatever the case, this reply expresses your genuine confusion at her behavior.
32. Nice chins 👍
Yeah…you know the angle this response refers to.
For whatever reason, the under-your-face picture has become one of the modern points of view in photography.
If a girl sends you a funny photo taken from below her face with the front-facing camera, you can joke that she has multiple chins.
This notoriously unflattering angle always gives the illusion that the bottom of a person’s face is heavier than the top. The million-dollar question is why it is so popular…but for some reason it is.
And if your girl sends you a chin pic, this makes the perfect lighthearted reply.
33. Omg you’re ridiculous 😅
This is an appropriate response to a photo of the girl you’re texting doing something outrageous.
Has she broken *another* glass? Or has she woken up at 5am to run 20 miles and sent you her Strava summary screenshot?
Whatever it is that makes you chuckle at what a strange character she is, respond to it with this exasperated but affectionate reply.
34. 🤣 🤣 🤣
And of course, you can always reply to a funny picture from a girl with the classic laughing crying emoji.
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