The compliments we are happiest to receive are often the most difficult to respond to.
If a guy you like calls you sweet, you will certainly feel pleased. However, your initial excitement may soon be replaced by the fear that you won’t respond correctly.
The most important thing to remember if a guy calls you sweet, is that he just wants to hear that you like him too. There is no perfect response, and as long as you tell him how you genuinely feel, he will be glad.
Of course, if a guy you aren’t interested in calls you sweet, responding is a whole different story.
But never fear! Here are thirty suggestions for how to respond when a guy calls you sweet, tailored to suit a variety of situations.
30 ways to respond when a guy says you are sweet
- Only because I’m lucky enough to have the sweetest boyfriend.
- Aw, not as sweet as you.
- Have I mentioned that you’re the best?
- You’ve made my day with that text ☺ Can’t wait to see you later.
- Thanks, that’s so nice!
- Thanks for always making me feel more confident.
- Aw, you’re so lovely. How did I get so lucky?
- That’s probably just because I am so happy all the time now that you’re in my life.
- Says you!
- I may be sweet, but you’re sweetness itself.
- Stop being so perfect! It makes it hard to keep up ☺
- Aw, what a kind thing to say. I had a feeling you were a good egg.
- Thanks! You’re scoring major points right now.
- That’s so lovely of you to say. I think you’re pretty sweet too.
- Well thanks! I’m having such a good time getting to know you.
- Stop! I swear you’re going to make me fall in love with you ☺
- That’s so cute of you. I’m having the best time talking to you.
- Aw, you’ve put a smile on my face by saying that.
- I have to admit, I’m a bit surprised by your text, but in a very good way ☺
- Well, I’ve thought you were sweet for ages.
- Aw, what do you think is sweet about me?
- You really think so? I’m totally blushing.
- How long have you thought that?
- Sweet enough to grab a drink with this weekend?
- Hey, I appreciate the compliment, but I don’t think of you that way.
- That’s really kind, but I’d love it if we could keep the tone of our conversations professional.
- Thanks for the compliment. Just so we’re on the same page, I only see us as friends.
- That’s nice of you. You know I have a boyfriend, right?
- Thanks! I don’t want you to get the wrong idea though. I’m only interested in getting to know you as friend.
- Hey, I appreciate the sentiment, but I’m not interested in you like that.
How to respond when your boyfriend says you are sweet
Many people think it is a given that their boyfriend will compliment them. They assume they will always have someone calling them cute over text, or letting them know they look beautiful in person.
In reality, however, the psychology of giving and receiving compliments is complicated. Life gets in the way, and people in relationships often go a long time without expressing how they feel about each other.
The best way to encourage your boyfriend to say nice things to you, is to reward him when he does. Respond by telling him how much his words mean.
Here are a few ways to do this.
1. Only because I’m lucky enough to have the sweetest boyfriend.
This response keeps the tone of the conversation playful.
Giving him some credit for how sweet you are will send the message that the better he treats you, the better you will treat him, and the better your relationship will be.
Telling him he is sweet in return is also sure to put a smile on his face.
2. Aw, not as sweet as you.
This is a cute response to send when your partner calls you sweet. You are paying him a compliment while simultaneously showing off your wit and sense of humor.
This response keeps the conversation easy-going and lighthearted.
3. Have I mentioned that you’re the best?
If your partner calls you sweet, you could respond by jokingly asking whether you have mentioned that they are the best. This response makes the most sense if you are someone who frequently tells your boyfriend that he is the best.
By asking this question, you’re encouraging him to send back a jokey response, which will keep the conversation going.
4. You’ve made my day with that text ☺ Can’t wait to see you later.
If your partner tells you that you’re sweet in a text and you feel like sending a sincere response, tell him he has made your day.
Instead of turning the compliment into a joke, let your boyfriend know how much his thoughtful message means.
Adding a smiley emoji drives home the point that you are pleased to have gotten his message. If you have plans to see each other later, tell him you are looking forward to them.
He will surely be more excited to see you if he knows that you are already thinking about the time you’ll spend together.
5. Thanks, that’s so nice!
If your boyfriend is the kind of man who compliments you often, you don’t have to always respond with an over-the-top thank you.
If you are constantly thanking him profusely, you might start to feel tired of the whole complimentary and grateful dynamic, and wish you could just speak to each other in a straight-forward manner.
So, instead of gushing, keep your response simple and to the point.
6. Thanks for always making me feel more confident.
If you struggle to feel confident and your boyfriend knows it, he may compliment you to boost your self-esteem.
If your partner tells you that you are sweet because he wants you to feel your best and not to doubt yourself, show him you appreciate how much he cares.
Let him know that his efforts work and thank him for making you feel better about yourself.
7. Aw, you’re so lovely. How did I get so lucky?
When your partner tells you that you’re sweet, what he means is that he is really into you.
He wants you to know that he is actively thinking about you and that he appreciates your good qualities.
Not everyone is so considerate, so respond by asking him, rhetorically, how you got so lucky. He will understand by this that you appreciate him just as much as he appreciates you and that you do not take his kind nature for granted.
8. That’s probably just because I am so happy all the time now that you’re in my life.
If you would prefer to have a sincere conversation that to engage in a clever back-and-forth, you could say that you’re sweet because he makes you so happy.
No one doesn’t want to hear that they make their partner happy, so you will surely boost your boyfriend’s mood with this response.
9. Says you!
If your partner calls you sweet and you want to answer with a short response that conveys that you feel the exact same, why not opt for just, “says you!”
What you are saying is that what he is saying about you is equally or more true about himself.
Instead of the pot calling the kettle black, it is the sweet person calling their partner sweet!
10. I may be sweet, but you’re sweetness itself.
If you aren’t immune to saying cheesy lines to your partner (and hey, no shame, cheesy lines definitely have their place in relationships), why not use this response?
Saying that while you may be sweet, your partner is the essence of sweetness is a great way to return and level-up the compliment.
11. Stop being so perfect! It makes it hard to keep up ☺
If you want to do more than simply tell your partner that they are also sweet, try sending them this response, which takes the conversation in another direction.
Telling them they should stop being so perfect is a sweet and playful way to let them know how much appreciate them.
Joking that their perfection makes it hard to keep up introduces the idea that you two are both competing to be the better partner, which will be sure to add a bit of spark to your relationship.
How to respond when a guy you are dating says you are sweet
When a guy you’ve only met up with a few times tells you that you are sweet, it is sure to mean more than just the run-of-the-mill comment made by a partner.
Because you are still figuring out what kind of relationship you want to have, every indication that the guy you’re dating sees you as girlfriend material will surely register as important.
If you would also like to keep building your relationship, respond by letting him know that the feeling is mutual.
Here are a few ways to do this.
12. Aw, what a kind thing to say. I had a feeling you were a good egg.
This response acknowledges that you and the guy you’re dating are crossing into uncharted territory.
If someone you’ve been seeing tells you that you’re sweet, they are sending you a signal that they can see themselves building a real future with you.
So, respond by telling them that what they said was kind, and that you feel the same way about them.
Telling them you had a feeling they were a good egg suggests that you have also been thinking about them as a potential partner.
13. Thanks! You’re scoring major points right now.
Early on in relationships and situation-ships, there is often a lot of talk about point-keeping.
For some reason, we thrive on competition, and pretending to keep score seems to awaken something in us that keeps us invested in the things we’re competing about.
We also tend joke about earning points with each other, as though if we earn enough points with someone, they will owe us!
By saying that the guy you’re dating is earning major points, you’re letting him know that he’s in your good books. This will certainly encourage him to pay you more compliments.
14. That’s so lovely of you to say. I think you’re pretty sweet too.
This is a heartfelt, down-to-earth response to a guy you’re dating telling you that you’re sweet.
No need to play it coy, just tell it to him like it is. You appreciate the compliment and feel the same way.
15. Well thanks! I’m having such a good time getting to know you.
This is a similarly to-the-point response. By thanking the guy you’re speaking to for the compliment and then complimenting him in return, you make clear that you like him and want to pursue things further.
16. Stop! I swear you’re going to make me fall in love with you ☺
If you feel like you’re already pretty close to becoming relationship official with the guy you’re dating, why not joke that he should be careful what he says unless he wants you to fall in love with him.
What you’re implying is that he is so perfect, that he needs to rein it in, or else you’ll have no choice but to fall in love.
This response leaves open the door to witty responses from him, such as, “what if I want you to fall in love with me?”
17. That’s so cute of you. I’m having the best time talking to you.
This response gets straight to the point. It is cute of him to tell you how he feels, and you are enjoying speaking to him.
If this is how you feel, there’s really no need to say anything else.
18. Aw, you’ve put a smile on my face by saying that.
If you notice that you’re grinning from ear to ear after the guy you’re dating calls you sweet, why not tell him the effect his words have had.
He will surely be happy to hear that he’s made you smile. He will also infer that if his compliment pleases you, you’re probably into him.
How to respond when a guy friend you have a crush on says you are sweet
We all have those friendships that, if our lives were a TV show, would be described as “will they, wont they?” situations.
We know our male friends very well and see sides of them that other people don’t. So, is it so unnatural to develop feelings?
If a friend for whom you’ve always nursed a crush sends you a flirty text, you may not be sure what to do. After all, you don’t want to ruin the friendship, and be forced to experience what happens when a friend ghosts you.
That said, friendships are often an excellent basis for healthy relationships, because you already know you get along.
Don’t let this opportunity pass you by. Here are some suggestions for how to handle this tricky but exciting situation.
19. I have to admit, I’m a bit surprised by your text, but in a very good way ☺
One thing that can be tricky about transitioning from a friendship to a romantic relationship, is that the boundaries get all blurry.
Often people pretend not to understand what is happening, because acknowledging the mutual interest would make things awkward.
However, not talking about the shift in dynamics can lead to misunderstandings.
The best way to avoid misunderstandings if you want to progress things with a crush, is to acknowledge that something about your relationship is changing. You can do this easily by saying that you were surprised by your crush’s text.
This will make clear to both parties that you are entering a transitional phase in your relationship.
Letting your crush know that their message was a good surprise will reassure him that you’re on the same page.
20. Well, I’ve thought you were sweet for ages.
If your crush has made the first move by telling you they think you’re sweet, why not just lay your cards on the table and tells them you’ve felt the same way for a long time.
21. Aw, what do you think is sweet about me?
If you want to keep the tone of the conversation flirty, ask for more details! If your crush tells you they think your sweet, ask them what they think is sweet about you.
Hopefully, they’ll rattle off a whole list of your best qualities, which will leave you feeling flattered and empowered.
You can then return the favor by telling your crush what you like about them.
22. You really think so? I’m totally blushing.
If you’re absolutely shook by your crush telling you they think you’re sweet, you can ask them if they really mean it.
Telling them you’re blushing will drive home the fact that what they said has affected you, and that you are pleased because you feel the same way.
23. How long have you thought that?
If you want to know how long your crush has been interested in you, ask them for how long they’ve thought you were sweet.
This will encourage them to just come right out and tell you how they feel about you. If they’ve been crushing on you for a long time, they may say something like, “To be honest, I’ve liked you from the moment I met you.”
24. Sweet enough to grab a drink with this weekend?
If you feel fairly confident that by telling you that you’re sweet your crush is expressing his interest in you, suggest meeting up for a date.
By phrasing your request as “Sweet enough to grab a drink with this weekend?” you’re keeping the tone lighthearted and fun.
How to respond when a guy you don’t like says you are sweet
While it can be flattering to receive compliments, even from people you aren’t romantically interested in, it can also be awkward, or even seriously uncomfortable.
In a similar manner to the way you would respond to a pick-up line from a guy you don’t like, get right to the point and tell the guy who has called you sweet you don’t see him that way.
Here are a few ways to let him down easy.
25. Hey, I appreciate the compliment, but I don’t think of you that way.
This is response is a clear-cut as it gets.
Politely thank the guy who called you sweet for the compliment. Then tell him in no uncertain terms that you don’t see him that way.
26. That’s really kind, but I’d love it if we could keep the tone of our conversations professional.
If a work colleague whom you have no interest in tells you you’re sweet in a way that suggests he is flirting with you, tell him that you want to keep your relationship professional.
He will surely understand what you mean and will hopefully not get too personal again. If he does and you feel uncomfortable, speak to a superior at work to make sure you’re getting the necessary support.
27. Thanks for the compliment. Just so we’re on the same page, I only see us as friends.
This is another great response for when a guy you don’t like calls you sweet in a suggestive way.
Acknowledge the compliment, but immediately clarify that you only want a friendship.
28. That’s nice of you. You know I have a boyfriend, right?
If you have a partner, you can simply let the guy you’re speaking to know that while it is nice of him to compliment you, you are not available.
29. Thanks! I don’t want you to get the wrong idea though. I’m only interested in getting to know you as friend.
Perhaps you’re chatting to a guy who doesn’t know you very well, and he seems to be getting a little closer than you would like him to.
He may think he has a chance and decide to compliment you to see how you react.
Instead of seeming too flattered, make sure you state straight away that you are only interested in getting to know him on a friendship level.
30. Hey, I appreciate the sentiment, but I’m not interested in you like that.
There is no wrong way to let someone know you want them to stop flirting with you. However, as long as someone is being polite, you should do your best to be polite in return.
Telling a guy who calls you sweet that you appreciate his words but aren’t interested in him is a great way to let him down without hurting his feelings.
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