I discussed my reasons for not paying such compliments the last time I paid one. In almost four years, I have only done it two other times (not counting Ataraxia, for reasons that should be obvious to some). One of my reasons is that I am old and many of the girls I might compliment are young, and it might take on a more predatory than complimentary tone. I'm usually pretty safe on that one, but the concern plays some role. The other, greater reason is that if I compliment the... for the sake of demonstration, ten percent of girls I find most attractive, I underscore the fact that I have not done the same with other. Or do I just toss the compliments about until they lose their potency. So, I compromise. I pay these compliments so rarely that my failure to pay someone else a compliment means nothing (as if my opinion is worth a half pint of shrew shit anyway). If it was, it leaves the full spectrum of dazzling beauty unacknowledged... and subjective.
My timing was careless. For that, I apologize. It is hard to remember not to be a cad when one is busy measuring words and being a scoundrel.