A survey of women found that the best compliment you can give them is 'Have you lost weight?' Complementing the way they smell, their hair, or their eyes are also winning moves. Here are five things NOT to say:

#1.)  Avoid anything that can be interpreted as "fat":  Broad and curvy are adjectives you'll want to avoid.

#2.)  Don't ask them if they're sick:  "You look tired" and "Are you feeling okay?" are bad ideas.

#3.) No back-handed complements:  It should be a no-brainer, but don’t say "You're not as stupid as you look" or "You don't look as bad as I thought you would."

#4.)  Don't imply that they're getting old:  "You look like your father/mother" won't go over well.

#5.)  Don't mention their makeup:  No matter what you say, they'll interpret it as "You're wearing too much".

(Malaysia-Chronicle.com)