Girls fishing for compliments is some of the stinkiest beta bait a man will encounter. Women will fish for flattery (FFF), usually by assuming a phony pose of insecurity, to assuage their egos and to filter out the betas who eagerly comply with reassurances to the contrary.
CH has discussed various tactics for dealing with coquettish self-effacing girls who try to manipulate you for ego thrills. The gist of it is studied indifference to her mewling, leavened with wry humor. In fact, female manipulation of this sort provides ample opportunity for players to exercise their game acumen. Girls will appreciate the man who metamorphoses their faux female vulnerability into a platform for teases and sexy taunts.
A great example of a man nuking the FFF hamster from orbit is this chat exchange:
“this was not about the cars”
No, it was not. It was about getting her recommended daily allowance of SMV-affirming feels. And let it be known that the RDA of SMV-affirming female feels is infinity+1.
The dude played it pitch perfect. If he had wanted to, he could have segued into a serious charge at her sugar walls. She is in the chaser role, and that makes her seduction a hell of a lot easier. The typical beta male would’ve replied, “nooo, you guys are really pretty!”, and in return he’d have received exactly zero percolating interest for making the mistake of taking a woman at face value.
NOTE: Aging beauties will sometimes drop an FFF bomb out of a sincere desire to be reassured they are still sexy enough for you. If that’s the case (but why are you bothering with cougars?), then a tempered affirmation may be in order. But don’t go overboard. Even women shedding SMV points by the day are still women at heart, and will go to their matronly years nurturing an eternal flame, however dimmed by time and bitter experience, for the charming alpha male.