So... I pretty much expect SOME sort of comment on how I look when we first set eyes on each other, and each time afterward. I always find at least something to compliment about his attire.
And I'd have to say that about 75% of the time, the gentleman says ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about how I look. To be perfectly honest, I'm pretty insecure about the fact that I'm middle-aged, beyond motherhood range, and looking older every day; it probably should not, but it makes a GREAT difference to me when the man steps back to take it all in, and then says something positive, complimentary, maybe even enthusiastic.
What is a woman to make of a date who doesn't even appear to have noticed what I'm wearing? Is he oblivious, or is he trying to be kind and truthful about the fact that he doesn't like anything about it?
PLEASE, Gentlemen, can you shed some light on the "code" men use to acknowledge what they think of a woman's appearance?