“Have you put on weight?” 8 graceful ways to react

For women who worry about their bodies, having a man ask “Have you put on weight?” is surely humiliating. So, here, we present some insights from other women to introduce to you some graceful responses to an awkward situation.

1. Deflect it coolly: “What? Did you say something?”

“I would just laugh it off and pretend I hadn’t quite heard,” says a woman in her twenties. “I deflect it by being casual, and tell him he must be imagining it,” says another woman in her twenties. These are cool, casual responses.