DEAR MISS MANNERS: Here is a problem I enjoy having. What is the polite response to being told that my girlfriend is beautiful?
"Thank you" seems presumptuous and sexist, since I had nothing to do with it. "I agree" sounds smug and ungrateful. I am at a loss.
GENTLE READER: "She has a beautiful character and a beautiful mind." If you say this in a dreamy voice, it will not only flummox the commenter, but, Miss Manners promises, enhance your private life.