I understand once in a while everyone seeks a compliment.However..after a certain age,I feel mostly the feeling to be complimented winds down for most people especially in their 40's. 1) My relative who is in her fifties is always behind luxury and what brand she wears and cannot handle if we even try to get some high end brands.It used to bother me few years back but now I find it very funny. Recently, we met and she was wearing a pretty dress.we were generally talking and after an hour or so.. she was like.. " Did you not notice this dress am wearing?how come you did not notice and tell something about it" (she mentioned some brand which I do not remember).I just said "it looks really nice". she then was like" I am still surprised you did not want to say anything about it.It is close to $300" 2)Another incident which happened with an acquaintance. I had gone to her house and she showed me some antique piece. she asked me " how much do you think this is?" I was taken aback and said "Maybe $100"? she was shocked!! she said "No!!It is $3000" I honestly thought I was funny with my reaction.I really felt why I guessed it was $100. I have seen women literally get agitated if they do not get complimented for their looks,dressing or money. 3) I went to this acquaintance home for a family function and she did not speak well with me.I felt uneasy.Later,when I called her..I asked if there was something bothering her.she bluntly said "Everyone thought I looked so beautiful and complimented me.You did not say anything!" I did not know what to say.I really did not even think much about her and just went to her place coz she invited me out of courtesy. After a certain age,why people still seek compliments when it comes to looks and wealth?