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Dear Poll: Do You Enjoy Attention From Strangers?

Construction workers whistling at women? That’s probably an unfair stereotype. But receiving unsolicited positive attention from strangers can certainly be an ego boost, whether it’s from a passerby on the street, a cute guy at a coffee shop, or, yes, even the occasional construction worker. I know not everyone is receiving compliments from friends, but tell me, do you like receiving them from strangers?


sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
It's horrible! I have to walk past two construction sites on the way to work (and then home again) and every single time. Plus I get honked at by guys driving past.
princess_eab princess_eab 8 years
If it's polite, that's one thing. If it's a screamed "I would love to f*ck you!!" (happened on 14th St. and I had to step around this huge scary dude) that's quite another.
princess_eab princess_eab 8 years
No. I'm uninterested in superficial attention due to my looks, which, unfortunately, I get a lot of. It offends me...
skigurl skigurl 8 years
spectra - new condo or highrise buildings being constructed? new home developments?
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 8 years
Uh, no. It turns me off, im very modest.
austerity austerity 8 years
Only if they're hot hehe ;)
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i have to say that for the most part - i HATE getting attention from random folks on the street. i live in NYC and i've become more accustomed to hearing people make comments one way or another, but it's still not something that i welcome at all
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
In this day & age, I find it creepy/just plain uncomfortable.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
As long as its not crude then I'm flattered.
davetherave davetherave 8 years
As a middle-aged guy myself, seeing "eye candy" is nice, but I have never been one to ogle, stare, etc., let alone try to 'compliment' a woman. I'm not about to get hollered at, etc. A couple of college-aged gals checked ME out in my well-fitting jeans as I walked by and made a positive comment. I would have loved to turn around and say that I was old enough to be their father. I always laugh when someone thinks I am much younger than I really am. Always a plus. If I already know the woman and compliment her, all is cool, but I am NOT taking a chance and saying the wrong thing to a woman I don't know.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
I'm indifferent about it. Not to sound arrogant, I've been receiving attention since I was young. It's something that's part of my life, and I don't care about it either way. A girlfriend once commented that I don't even seem to notice the attention, and she's right. I'm so indifferent that I don't even notice anymore. She thought that was funny. :) However, if someone directly confronts me, and say,"You're beautiful." I would be polite and say, "Thank you." But that's it. I wouldn't take any more from that.
miss-malone miss-malone 8 years
Ugh, I always get checked out/hollered at.. oh well.. I can't help it that I'm naturally attractive ;) A normal compliment is fine though :)
Spectra Spectra 8 years
It depends. Once, when I was in El Salvador, I was in the hotel lobby at 5 am waiting to leave for my flight home and this super hot soccer player came up to me and asked me if I'd like a drink. I said no, but that totally made my day! However, when the creepy grocery bagger starts trying to chat with me and is looking at my chest, I get creeped out and just want to get out of there. PS...where are all these construction workers you all speak of? I never see construction workers in my day to day life unless you count the road crews that work on the streets during the summer. And those guys are just icky.
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 8 years
makes me VERY uncomfortable...the catcalls are annoying, the undressing with the eyes just creeps the bejesus outta me!!!!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Sexual harrasment, no.
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
these days, freaks me out.
untitled1 untitled1 8 years
So far it's made me uncomfortable. But that's probably because at the time, I was only around 15 and my friend was wearing a short skirt and my tank top showed cleavage and this guy driving by just stared at us, it was really creepy.
WeTheLiving WeTheLiving 8 years
Usually I don't enjoy being stared or honked at, it's kind of creepy and makes me uncomfortable and annoyed. But occasionally when I feel and look like crap, and I'm out at WalMart and am blatantly leered at by a young non-creepy looking guy, I'm secretly like "yay,thanks guy".
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 8 years
Depends on my mood
Beauty Beauty 8 years
I hate street harassment. A smile is fine, but construction workers staring/hooting infuriates me, and then I say something to them. Shuts them up every time.
meeshee meeshee 8 years
i grew up near a military base and let me tell you, those guys are NOT afraid to give attention. i think if they approach you politely and tell you that you're pretty/beautiful or something, it can be flattering that someone actually mustered up the courage to physically come up to you and compliment you. however, "DAMN GIRL YO ASS IS NIIIIICE" makes me want to scratch them all over! (kidding, but you get the idea!)
1cigarrette 1cigarrette 8 years
It totally depends on my mood but there are things that are just unacceptable... ew, one time my friends and i were walking to my car and another car full of guys passed by and then one of them just took out his whole arm and spanked a friend of mine... car speed + spanking = OUCH!
Ac2366 Ac2366 8 years
I don't mind it. It is an ego boost. I haven't had an experience where someone got out of control so I just have fun with it when it happens. Usually just a quick wave.
cupcakers cupcakers 8 years
I get very uncomfortable with attention from strangers. But it depends on what kind of attention and from who. Last week on the metro bus this guy got on and gave me a really long sweet genuine smile, that just made my day. If it doesn't creep me out and isn't by cheapskates, then I am flattered.
ForeverMeg ForeverMeg 8 years
I work at Disney and all day long (and in many different languages) I hear "So pretty" or "Isn't she beautiful?" and I LOVE the attention!
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