Have you ever found yourself in conversation with someone you’re attracted to who then says, “You’re too good for me”? This can be both flattering but also frustrating if you want the conversation to continue to build romantic tension!
I’ve had a few experiences where the conversation came to a grinding halt right after hearing this line. So I set out to come up with witty and fun responses that would allow for more flirty banter, and keep that spark alive! After gathering responses from friends and digging through romantic comedies for inspiration, I compiled this list of 30 witty comebacks for when someone hits you with the “you’re too good for me” line.
So if you find yourself chatting with your crush, date, or even future spouse, and they lay this line on you trying to let you down easy, don’t let them! Hit them back with one (or more) of these 30 flirty and confident responses:
30 Flirty And Witty Responses To “You’re Too Good For Me”
I appreciated the compliment, but delivering that line with such seriousness made me laugh! Let’s lighten up the mood, shall we? Here are some funny, playful ways to respond when someone insists you’re out of their league:
If you’re feeling sassy and want to deliver a bold response, try one of these snarky comebacks when they insist you’re out of their league!
Top 10 Editor’s Choice Responses
After reviewing all the potential comebacks so far, our editing team narrowed it down to these 10 top-rated responses for when someone insists you’re out of their league. Bookmark these winning lines for guaranteed success!
1. The Confident Charmer
“I don’t think I’m too good for anyone. I believe everyone brings something unique to the table in their own way. But I appreciate the kind words!”
Where To Use: Perfect for a confident yet humble response that keeps the conversation positive.
Where NOT To Use: If you want something more passive or self-deprecating. This maintains self-assurance.
2. The Smooth Validator
“Well I certainly don’t feel too good for you! In fact I really enjoy our conversations and would love to keep talking…maybe over dinner sometime?”
Where To Use: Great for gently nudging the conversation forward in a validating way.
Where NOT To Use: If you want an ultra-bold or aggressive comeback. This is friendly & disarming.
3. The Playful Tease
“Does this “too good for you” line usually work to charm romantic interests? Because I’ll admit – it’s pretty cute and is earning you some points.”
Where To Use: Ideal for some playful teasing & flirting while keeping things light.
Where NOT To Use: If you want more serious or sincere validation. This is on the flirtatious side.
4. The Confident Direct
“I assure you I am definitely interested! Let’s chat more and you’ll see I’m very down-to-earth!”
Where To Use: Great for clearly conveying your interest & pivoting the focus to continuing the conversation.
Where NOT To Use: If you want more coyness or passivity. This is openly communicative & assured.
5. The Humble Charmer
“I’m far from perfect. But I AM quite charmed and intrigued by you. I’d love to chat more sometime over coffee if you’re open to that?”
Where To Use: Ideal for responding humbly while communicating sincere interest going forward.
Where NOT To Use: If you want an ultra-confident or cocky vibe. This playfully moves things along.
6. The Upbeat Optimist
“Thanks but I’d rather we focus on connecting as people than worrying about measuring up to each other. I’m interested in you as you are.”
Where To Use: Great for an upbeat, positive response focusing on mutual understanding & interest.
Where NOT To Use: When you want something more passive or self-deprecating. This maintains an optimistic tone.
7. The Witty Exaggerator
“Too good for you?! Whoa now, let’s not go overboard! I mean yes, I AM pretty incredible, but also quite grounded and real.”
Where To Use: Ideal for lightening the mood with some witty exaggeration & levity.
Where NOT To Use: If you want more serious communication. This is humorously confident.
8. The Playful Challenge
“Nice try my friend…but I love a challenge! What do you say we grab dinner this Friday and see if you can keep up with me?”
Where To Use: Great for some friendly competition & connecting through playful banter.
Where NOT To Use: When you want more sincerity & tenderness. This brings boldness & provocation.
9. The Confident Interest
“I really enjoy our conversations and would love to keep talking…maybe over dinner sometime soon?”
Where To Use: Excellent for clearly conveying your interest & suggesting a date.
Where NOT To Use: If you prefer more coyness or self-deprecation. This is openly communicative.
10. The Flirty Charmer
“Flattery will get you everywhere…keep talking! Feel free to shower me with more compliments whenever you want!”
Where To Use: Ideal for responding with some light flirtation & encouragement to keep the playful vibe going.
Where NOT To Use: When you want a more serious or sincere tone. This keeps things fun & cheeky.
How to Respond to a Girl
If a woman insists you’re too good for her, tailor your response to provide validation, confidence, and reassurance messaging. Here are some top comebacks:
- I appreciate you thinking so highly of me, but I’d love to get to know the real you better over dinner soon!
- I may come across intimidating, but I promise I don’t bite! Let’s chat more and be ourselves.
- You seem like a catch yourself – let’s talk more and see if this connection has potential. Drinks this weekend?
- I’m flattered, but no one is out of anyone’s league. I’m very interested in you as you are and would love to keep talking!
- I really enjoy our conversations. Let’s not worry about who measures up to who and just focus on getting to know each other better!
The key is making her feel at ease, focusing on your interest in her, and moving the conversation forward in a positive direction. Avoid anything too pushy or aggressive. Offer reassurance and validate her attractiveness and intrigue subtly. Suggest continuing the conversation over a date to evaluate potential. The tone should remain light, upbeat and communicative of your attraction.
How to Respond to a Guy
If a man insists you’re too good for him, provide ego boosting yet also direct and bold responses. Some great examples:
- I’m flattered, but no need to put me on a pedestal just yet! Let’s chat more over drinks later this week.
- Too good for you? Frankly I was thinking you seem a bit out of MY league! Why don’t we talk more and see if we’re a good match?
- I appreciate the compliment, but I’d love to get to know the real you. Dinner on Friday? Bring your confidence and charm!
- I really enjoy our banter and don’t think anyone is out of anyone’s league here! But I AM into you. Want to chat more soon?
- I don’t subscribe to “leagues” when dating but I DO know I’m interested. Let’s grab a drink this weekend and see where things go!
The aim is making him feel desirable yet also intrigued and challenged. Flatter his ego but also communicate clear reciprocal interest and suggest getting together to continue evaluating compatibility and chemistry. The tone should be fairly direct, bold, positive, and showcase your confident, no-games attitude.
Other Related Questions
What if they insist “you’re too good for me” repeatedly during the date?
Reiterate that you don’t judge people by leagues and are getting to know them for who they are. Focus on having an enjoyable time in the moment versus questioning the connection.
What if you actually DO feel out of their league?
Politely suggest it feels you may not be a great match and wish them the best finding someone well-suited for the connection they seek. No need to be combative or indignant.
How can you stand out from others they may date?
Avoid games, communicate genuine interest, ask thoughtful questions, showcase your humour and personality. The right person won’t compare you to others if the chemistry and compatibility feels strong.
Being told “you’re too good for me” can be both flattering but also frustrating if said prematurely. It can stop a budding connection in its tracks or lead to wasted romantic potential between you and someone worthy if either side allows self-limiting doubts to take hold. Use the creative, captivating responses provided in this article to disarm the “out of my league” barriers that arise with intriguing romantic candidates. A dash of confidence, splash of humour, sprinkle of validation and forward-moving momentum can turn a fizzle into sizzle!