(Closed) Anyone else turned off by overly flowery language?

posted 7 years ago in Grooms/men
  • poll: Your SO tells you, "Your eyes sparkle like the fire of a thousand suns." What do you do?
    Slap him. : (28 votes)
    32 %
    Vomit a little in your mouth, but act pleased for his sake. : (26 votes)
    30 %
    You're not feeling especially passionate, but it's cute. You're truly tickled. : (25 votes)
    28 %
    Romantic! You say something like "The thunder of a thousand wild horses couldn't drag me from you!" : (9 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    It depends on how they say it and if it feels natural and goes with their personality, I dated a guy who was big on poetry and he was constantly quoting shakespeare and saying lovey dovey stuff, I liked it because it was his actual personality and seemed natural. I do  love old romance and love letters like the ones featured in the Sex and the City movie.. My fave line from the sex and the city movie is the quote from Beethover “Ever thine, Ever mine, Ever ours”

    Post # 4
    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I voted slap him… what i would actually do is shove him and call him a nerd and laugh….

    Post # 5
    2214 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I would slap him and vomit a little in my mouth.

    Post # 6
    2373 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2008

    Whenever I hear flowery language it always makes me feel like I’m being hustled by a man. When I was in college there were these guy who used their smooth talking ability (mostly flowery language) to get girls into bed.

    Post # 7
    5118 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I would just laugh. Laugh, laugh, laugh, and leave the room. I can’t take fake-y compliments seriously. I’d rather hear ‘your ass looks great in those jeans’ than a Shakespeare quote he doesn’t even understand. 

    Post # 9
    3176 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Haha! FH uses his own “flowery language” He’s from the south and has a thick southern accent that I always tease him about. We also joke that he’s such a redneck so he will tell me things like, “You’re prettier than a case of natty”  or “I love you more than the specials at Walmart” I enjoy it.

    Post # 10
    586 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    “Laugh my ass off” should be an option.

    Post # 11
    3978 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    My Fiance says things like that sometimes. Not quite as bad, but silly little puns that are super corny. He’s such a dork 🙂 it makes me laugh

    Post # 12
    542 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Haha, love this post.

    Post # 13
    2462 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    hehe, i usually just laugh at him. hubs isn’t very good at expressing himself romantically, so if he says anything over the top it’s usually meant in a kind of tongue-in-cheek way. the sweetest thing i think he’s ever said was pretty simple–a couple years ago his fave football team won the superbowl and he said “this is the best day…but you’re the best part of every day.”

    Post # 14
    4512 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I would barf! But not because of flowery language…I am actually ok with flowery language if it is truly beautiful and original. The greater offense to me is using cliches!! THAT’S what’s cheesy about it to me. Especially in a romantic moment. Ugh.

    Post # 15
    2775 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Haha, that sounds like the worst pick-up line ever.

    Post # 16
    6893 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I voted vomit in my mouth, but really I’d give him “the look” (the “you are so stupid sometimes” look) and roll my eyes. Besides the fact that he would NEVER say anything like that EVER. Psh. His proposal ended with “Will you?” Lol.

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