Last Updated on November 26, 2023 by Ketan
Well, receiving “You look different” comments is confusing.
You’ve no idea whether they’re saying so in a positive or a shocking tone.
It’s not clear what they actually mean.
But if you see nothing has changed, or done some change in your appearance and want to show off it confidently, take it as a compliment.
Maybe this person is also trying to figure out what’s new with you or what different they feel.
Whatever they mean, you’re confident about your look.
So, you embrace it your way.
When Someone Says “You Look Different”
This comment could be from your old friend or connection that you’ve not met in a while.
They see you after a very long time.
All these years there’s been a lot of change. From your appearance to your attitude.
And because they have your old perception, others easily find out if there’s something different or new.
You might have not felt that change, but those who see you after a long time feel it.
Whether you’ve changed your hairstyle, have a clean shaved beard, or it’s your lifestyle has completely changed lately, it makes you happy that they noticed some changes.
So without thinking much, here’s what to say when someone says ‘You look different’ and you mostly take it positively.
1. “Different meanings, what? Am I pale, tan, skinny, fat…”
You have no idea whether it’s a compliment.
It seems they’re shocked by your new look.
So you better ask what they are trying to say.
2. “If you’re saying I’m looking great, then thank you.”
This one is a confident response to show that you don’t care what they think of your new style.
But, if they like it, then you’re accepting it as a compliment.
3. “Okay, but please don’t say that you’re in love with me.”
When they say you look different it feels like ‘I’ve a crush on you now’.
You don’t have a problem with that.
This comment is from your friend, so you can make it a fun response.
4. “Yeah, I’ve been boxing lately.”
Because of a lot of punches you’ve received on your face, you look different.
It’s your new career choice that changes your life and looks upside down.
5. “Shhh. I have been trying to hide my identity for some weeks.”
You accept that you’ve changed your look a lot more than usual.
Because you’re trying to disguise yourself from those who might ask you to pay their money back.
It’s just a joke, that you’re not taking their comment personally.
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6. “You’re right. I’m giving myself a complete makeover.”
Well, you’re already in the process of making some improvements in your life and appearance.
Because now your mindset isn’t the same.
Now you feel the need to look different.
And first, you need to look much better.
7. “Have we met this before? I don’t recognize you, who are you?”
When your ex-best friend and you get to meet after a long time, share this witty response.
This is to show that even they look very different like they used to.
No, complain, it’s how age works over the years.
8. “I’m taking myself and life seriously now.”
Now you’re away from your old version who was good for nothing.
You’re working on yourself to improve and be better.
This is your transition period and there are many things to come.
9. “Nah, I’m the same as usual. And I’m sure I’ll be this same forever.”
As they’ve noticed something different in you, they might presume that you’re not the same person you used to be.
You might look different now.
But you don’t want to make them feel any different.
You are still the same person they know you.
No matter what, you will be the same as your friends forever.
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When someone says “You look different”, that means you’re not looking the same as you always do.
From your appearance to confidence something has changed, which caught their attention.
This happens mostly when someone gets to see you after a long time.
Well, because they’ve not clarified if they are saying it in a particular manner, you better ask before replying anyway.
They might be trying to figure it out, and you can tell them what’s new.
With the sassy responses that we just discussed, you can show that whatever they say about you, you’re proud that you look different.
And you feel better than usual.