Kilo, i told her, and she thanked me for the compliment.
. exactly what circumstance allowed her to tell you this without it being inappropriate or awkward?
Glad your interaction worked out for you. Giving compliments based on a person's physical could be dicey especially if you have some undercurrent of fancying them. You need to be careful if any subconscious thoughts you have about them were to inadvertently spill out of your mouth if giving than an innocent compliment. Certainly wouldn't comment on like someone's *** or legs or something, but you could compliment if they used an interesting hair colour etc.
Here's how I got called handsome. They were talking about other colleagues who irritate them and that they'd like to (metaphorically) punch in the face. I said something along the lines of "I bet you'd like to smack me too" but obviously in a jokey way. She said " oh no. You're far too handsome for that." So it was a jokey compliment, but obviously she has noticed my handsomeness. LOL
Some weeks ago ( at the graveside of a funeral of all places) I got called handsome by another woman there. At the same time, ANOTHER older woman who hadn't seen me for years remarked to someone else in my direct earshot about me" Oh, he's lovely!". I get this type of thing really frequently.
Oh god. Even a few MORE weeks ago, I was getting complimented on my looks by the bride at a wedding that I was sitting drinking with literally a few hours she just got married!. Compliments about my eyes, what I was wearing and general handsomeness. A bit of the conversation even kinda geared towards "well I (her) just married someone a few hours ago. You're too late to have me (I mean me) now."
You literally couldn't make this up. Lol.
Don't know where they get all this nonsense from because I get no romantic interests or approaches from women in the normal way despite all this apparent handsomeness/attractiveness.
Maybe I'm so good to look at that women don't approach or pretend they've not noticed me me cause they think I'm out of their league? I find that very hard to believe. I'll just have to make a habit of dropping the Porsche 911 or Ferrari car keys "accidentally" and maybe they'll come out of their shell. Lol