It's what my husband asked me yesterday.
He was reading the Sunday Times (again) and at the bottom of the Editorial column was the little snippet I've inserted, about men giving compliments and women taking them quite the wrong way.
I said I couldn't remember the last time he'd told me I looked curvy or figure hugging and asked him why he wanted to know. He explained and I said the only thing I could recently remember him saying that could be construed as remotely complimentary was when he told me my bum looked nice after he'd spanked me. Well he would say that wouldn't he.
But then I thought a bit more and he sometimes tells me my jeans fit well, or I look smart in a particular skirt and I started to wonder what's he really saying, so I asked him if he was really saying I looked fat. No, he said, really, just telling the truth about how I like to see you, filling your clothes properly. Hmmm I thought about that, not quite a clear answer, I think there might be something in the research after all.
So from now on I'm going to be listening out. I half wish he hadn't drawn the snippet to my attention now....so I'm sharing it with you, a problem shared and all that:)
Have a good week.