Are Women’s Standards Different from Men’s? 9 Conversation Topics That Japanese Women Interpret as Flirting

2. Giving a straightforward compliment about her looks or personality: “You’re cute.”

Japanese women might view your compliment as interest. A woman in her 20s shared her perspective: “He must be interested in me to some extent. If not, he wouldn’t give me such a compliment.” Even if you meant it casually, keep in mind that compliments are often viewed as signs of interest.