Being called “sweet” can be a wonderful compliment, but it can also feel awkward or require a clever response. Here are 30+ flirty, witty and savage ways to respond when someone calls you sweet. Read on for funny comebacks, clever reactions and smooth replies to try next time it happens!
I decided to put together this list of responses after my friend Sarah called me “so sweet” last week when I brought her soup while she was sick. I was caught off guard and just awkwardly said thanks. I knew there must be better ways to react, so I compiled this list to help anyone who finds themselves in a similar sitch.
Whether you want to flirt back or make them laugh with something clever and witty, review the savage, funny and flirty responses below to be prepared next time someone says “You’re so sweet!”:
30+ Ways To Respond To “You’re Sweet”
That’s 30+ ways to respond the next time someone calls you “sweet” or “so sweet.” From clever to funny to flirty, you’ve got lots of good options. Feel free to mix and match responses too depending on the situation or person. Or you can even modify or riff on these to put your own spin on it.
How you decide to respond also depends on your relationship with the person. For example, you might respond in a flirtier manner if your crush calls you sweet versus how you would reply to a friend or family member. Read below for more examples.
Funny Ways To Respond
Sometimes you just want to make the other person laugh with a funny or witty comeback. Try these humorous responses next time someone calls you sweet:
- Well I am sweeter than candy!
- Aww, you noticed my sweet aura. Namaste.
- I know, I use extra fabric softener.
- Yep, I bathe in honey. Wanna lick it off? Kidding! …or am I?
- I eat a lot of cake, what can I say. It shows!
- I’m like a human cake pop. Hard exterior, sweet interior.
- Yeah I dip my toes in sugar water every night before bed. Keeps me sweet.
- I funnel maple syrup into my veins. True story.
- I guess you could say I have a…sweet disposition.
- Confession: I guzzle mimosas and sloppily eat chocolate strawberries every morning. It’s part of my sweetness regimen.
If you want to surprise them with a bold or sassy reply after being called sweet, these savage comebacks will do the trick:
- I know, it’s annoying.
- Wow I didn’t take you for someone so basic.
- Do better with the compliments, I know I’m sweeter than just “sweet”.
- Tell me something I don’t know.
- Your observation skills are astounding.
- Sweet? How unoriginal.
- I think we both know I’m sweeter than just “sweet” but thanks for trying.
- I’m gonna need more details than just “sweet” but it’s a start.
- Generic but I’ll take it.
- You gotta try harder than that but thanks.
If there’s some romantic chemistry with the person who calls you sweet, amp up the flirt factor in your response:
- Well with you I just can’t help being oh so sweet!
- What can I say, gorgeous people bring out the sweetness in me 😘
- You make it easy with a smile like that!
- I save all my sweetness for you, baby!
- I’d love to show you just how sweet I can be…
- Stick with me and I’ll be even sweeter…
- Well if you think I’m sweet now just wait until later…
- I can be very, very sweet with the right person…
- Oh baby, you haven’t seen anything yet…
- I’ve got a sweet surprise for you tonight.
Top 10 Editor Choice Responses
1. Make ‘Em Blush
“If you think I’m sweet now just wait until later…”
Where to use: Flirt back with your crush or date when they call you sweet. This response hints that you can amp up the sweet factor even more later (wink, wink).
Where NOT to use: Be cautious using this with friends, co-workers or anyone you don’t have romantic chemistry with to avoid making things awkward.
2. Cocky Comeback
“Sweet? How unoriginal.”
Where to use: If someone you’re trying to impress like a crush or date calls you “sweet”, gently tease them for the boring compliment. Shows confidence!
Where NOT to use: May come across as too rude with close friends, family members, or kind strangers.
3. Charm Them With a Joke
“Yeah I dip my toes in sugar water every night before bed. Keeps me sweet.”
Where to use: Making someone laugh is always a solid route. This silly response works in most scenarios.
Where NOT to use: Probably too quirky for a serious business setting but use your judgement!
4. Flirty Banter
“Well with you I just can’t help being oh so sweet!”
Where to use: Perfect for lightly flirting back when your crush or date calls you sweet. Leaves the door open for more compliments.
Where NOT to use: Avoid using this response platonically with friends/family since it conveys romantic interest.
5. Show Your Sweet Side
“I save all my sweetness for you, baby!”
Where to use: Up the romance when flirting with your crush or partner. Lets them know they bring out your sweet side.
Where NOT to use: Don’t use this response with acquaintances or in professional settings to avoid seeming too forward.
6. Food = Love
“Aw thanks! I just ate like 3 donuts so that explains it.”
Where to use: Lightens the mood with anyone – friends, dates, family. Its goofy humor makes it fit many scenarios.
Where NOT to use: You risk seeming unprofessional if said to a boss, co-worker in a serious setting.
7. Blame the Sugar
“I guess you could say I have a…sweet disposition.”
Where to use: Corny wordplay shows you don’t take yourself too seriously if trying to charm someone.
Where NOT to use: Might be too silly or ridiculous for formal business or serious family interactions.
8. Show Gratitude
“Aww, why thank you! I really try my hardest.”
Where to use: Polite response for any sincere compliment from friend/family. Shows your sweetness!
Where NOT to use: Risks seeming too earnest if used sarcastically with strangers or acquaintance’s insincere compliments.
9. Take the Lead
“Well if you think I’m sweet now just wait until later…”
Where to use: Hint at more sweetness to come as a flirty response to a crush/date’s compliment.
Where NOT to use: Avoid saying this platonically to friends, co-workers etc since it conveys romantic interest.
10. Humble Yourself
“You deserve some sweetness in your life!”
Where to use: Return the sentiment when someone genuinely says you’re sweet, especially friends/family.
Where NOT to use: Might come across as too earnest or intense if used with strangers or casual acquaintances.
How to Respond to a Girl Calling You Sweet
If a girl you like calls you sweet, react smoothly by flirting back. Here’s how:
- Keep it light with a playful response, like “What can I say you bring out my sweet side” or “Only for the prettiest girls!”
- Dish it back with a compliment about something you find sweet about her. For example: “Not as sweet as your smile!”
- Get a bit bold and suggest meeting up later. Try responding with “Just wait ’til our date tonight” or “You should experience more of my sweetness later…” Wink wink.
- Make her laugh! Joke about your sweet tooth or use silly wordplay like “Well butter my biscuits and call me sweet Sally!”
The key is to show her you’re flattered in a fun, playful way. Flirt back confidently – whether it’s hinting at romance or just making her laugh. She’ll be even more interested after seeing your sweet AND bold side.
Responding to a Guy Calling You Sweet
What do you do when a guy friend, crush or date calls you sweet? Here’s how to react smoothly:
- Keep it cute with a response like “I can’t help being oh so sweet around you!” or “You deserve someone sweet!” This playfully hints you REALLY like them.
- Joke about your massive candy stash – something like “Maybe I OD’d on chocolate today, who knows!” or “I guess all those cake pops finally made me sweet!” Laughter is contagious.
- Get a bit more forward with spicier reactions like “Oh baby you haven’t seen anything yet…” or “My sweetness has been known to drive guys wild…” This conveys attraction through sweet and sassy banter.
- Most importantly, tailor your response based on your comfort level and the sincerity of the compliment. But don’t be afraid to show a bold, playful side!
The key thing is responding in a way that makes YOU feel good. Rock their world with your sweetest, sassiest self!
Similar Playful Responses
Here’s more clever and charming ways to react when someone compliments your sweet personality:
- “I’m only this sugary for special people like you!”
- “Guess you bring out the sweetheart in me!”
- “I can’t help but get sweeter around cuties like you.”
- “What can I say, I save all my sweetness for times like these.”
- “Must be all those Haribo gummy bear sundaes I eat!”
Being called “sweet” is often a sincere compliment about your caring personality. How you respond depends on who it’s coming from and the vibe you want to put out there. For friends and family, keep it cute and appreciative. For romantic interests, don’t be afraid to get a little flirty!
And if all else fails, blame your sweetness on too much sugar. Who doesn’t love a good dessert joke? Sprinkle in laughs, charm and a pinch of sass – and your response will hit the sweet spot every time.