The Best Answer When A Girl Says Thank You (29 Awesome Responses)

by Michelle Devani

This guide is for you if you finally confessed to having feelings for a woman and she said: "Thank You".

In fact, this guide will help you if she said anything which left you still wondering whether she shares these romantic feelings.  

It's relatively common for women to be somewhat cryptic when you drop this grand gesture on them. Often, it's because they are not sure how they feel. 

Still, this guide is packed with advice on the best way to respond if this situation ever happens to you again. 

But first let me tell you this. You already messed up last time... 

The biggest mistake that men can make when wooing a woman is to make their feelings too obvious too quickly. 

It puts too much pressure on women. It ruins the thrill of the chase for them. It gives away your power. It's just a bad move overall.

And it leads to reactions such as her saying "Thank You" with little else of substance.

Want to know a better way of flirting with women? The correct way?

If you're always striking out with the opposite sex, I would urge you to read this personal story. It explains why being too direct is an awful flirtation strategy - and most importantly - it reveals what to do instead. 

This story is about a method called Stealth Seduction - and I can guarantee it's a far better approach to flirting and setting up dates than making a grand gesture. 

With that said, let's take a deeper look at what to do when you've made this huge confession of love and a woman reacts by saying 'Thank You'.

Great Responses To Show Your Appreciation

Has your girl recently said thank you for something meaningful you did for her? What is the best answer when a girl says, “thank you?” What if you don’t want to say anything? 

There can be difficulties when you hear someone genuinely saying thank you, and you don’t know what to say back. 

In this article, we are going to explore the top responses to someone thanking you. How can you show them that you truly appreciate what they said (thank you)?

We’ll figure it all out in this post, so you won’t have to worry about saying the wrong thing to your girl. Are you ready? Let’s do this!

29 Initial Responses To A Thank You

1. You are welcome

This is the standard response to a person saying thank you. It can be official or informal, like with, “You’re welcome!”

2. No problem!

no problem

If you are answering via a text message, you might say to someone, “NP” for short. Saying, “no problem” is a great way to explain that you didn’t mind doing the task for this person at all. Also, “no problem” means that it didn’t bother you, and you’d welcome another chance to do the task again. You might say this to a friend or colleague. 

3. Anytime!

Responding in this way means that you welcome the chance to do this again. You were glad to do this for them, and don’t mind doing something else for this person.

4. It was my pleasure

This is a more formal way to respond to thank you. You might say this to a friend or family member after hearing, “thank you.” It’s a sweet thing to say because you mean that you enjoyed doing the task as much as they enjoyed receiving it.

5. No worries!

When responding this way, you are saying that the person shouldn’t worry about thanking you because it was an easy thing for you to do. No thanks were needed. It’s similar to saying, “No problem!”

6. I’m happy that I was able to help!

For me, this is a classic “dad” response. It’s something I would hear from a relative, someone eager to be a part of my life. With this response, you are saying you were happy to help out and would gladly do it again.

7. It was the least I could do!

After someone says, “thank you,” you may not know what to say, but you could say this way to respond and indicate your thankfulness for all they have done for you. 

8. Sure!

Sometimes, we want to just move on from the tasks of helping people. Saying “sure” to someone as a reply to a thank you means that you were glad to help but maybe are busy right now. It doesn’t always mean that, but at times, you may find that you just want to move forward and skip all the ways to respond to thank you. You helped; it’s over!

9. Not at all

This is similar to “no problem” or “not a problem.” You didn’t think twice about helping this person with what they needed. It’s an answer, meaning that no thanks were needed.

10. I was happy to be of service

This answer is very close to “happy to help.” It means that it was no problem for you to enter the girl’s life and help her out. You would gladly do it again.

11. You would have done the same for me

you would have done the same for me

When people say this answer to me, it makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. If someone says, “thank you,” this is one of the greatest ways you can respond. You are showing that you recognize in this friend that they would do the same for you.

12. Let me know if I can do anything else!

Something like this is usually how I respond to thank you. I want the person to know they can reach out to me if something else comes up and I can help. I enjoy helping people and find this to be a rewarding answer to someone saying they are appreciative of something I did. 

13. I’m happy to hear you enjoyed it

I think this is a solid response to a thank you. It shows the person that you are glad to know that they really did enjoy what you did for them. For example, if you took your best girl to the opera and she says, “thank you,” you might want to respond this way to show her you are thankful to hear she enjoyed the opera as much as you did.

14. I was glad I could help you

Another awesome answer that says you were happy you were able to be of service to this person. This means you were glad to be a part of their life and to help them in the way that you could. It’s a very nice response and appropriate for most occasions. 

15. You deserve it

This is one of those ways to respond that shows you appreciate them as much as they appreciate you. It’s really rather sweet to say this. It shows you value them as a person. 

16. I enjoyed it

This is a way of saying, “thank you,” right back to them. You are letting them know that you had just as much fun as they did doing whatever it was you two did together!

17. Always!

A response like this shows someone that you are always there for them, whatever they may need in life! What a great friend you are!

18. Surely!

surely!

You are saying that you would gladly do this again because it blessed you, too! It can also mean that you are thankful to have the opportunity to do this for them.

19. Aww!!

If you received a sweet, mushy thank you, you might want to give them this response to show you really appreciate the thoughtfulness of their words. 

20. No, thank YOU!

This is like reverse psychology. You are saying that you appreciate what they did even more than they appreciate what you did. It can be a bit of a contest if you don’t let it go after a few times back and forth! The point here is to show that you are very grateful for the part they played in the action/event that the two of you did! It’s sweet and funny!

21. I’m touched

I love this response. You are basically saying that what they said to you touched you in your heart and meant a lot to you. This is much better than just saying, “you’re welcome!” 

22. You are too sweet

Again, you are coming across as a sweetheart because you are showing how much you loved hearing those two little words (thank you).

23. Don’t mention it

This just means that they really didn’t need to say thank you for any reason. It’s like saying, “it was nothing.”

24. You got it

This could be a glib response to a thank you if you did mind doing the thing you were being thanked for. Maybe you had to go out of your way to drop off your brother at piano practice. This is like saying, “Yep! I did it. Now, I’ve got to hurry and get on with my day!”

25. De nada

This is the Spanish equivalent of “you’re welcome.” It’s the usual response to thank you by someone who is Hispanic, but many people use this as a response to thank you.

26. Yep

Another easy answer that people use. Sometimes, with responses like this, you don’t know if the person is put out or appreciative of the thanks. It can be confusing if given over social media or email because you don’t know the tone of voice.

27. Anything for you!

anything for you

Provided this isn’t said sarcastically, this can be a really sweet thing to say to someone. Just let them know that you are always willing to help them at any time!

28. But, of course!

An answer like this can mean that you are always there for this person! If said with a certain inflection, it may mean that you are a sweetheart and treat everyone this way!

29. That means a lot to me!

One of the best ways to reply to thanks is to just explain what it meant to you. After all, they didn’t have to say, “thank you.” They did it out of the kindness of their heart, and you are basically sharing in the sentiment by explaining what it means to you to hear those words. 

How To Make Your Response Even More Special

Here, we’ll go over three great ways that you can respond to thank you’s. First, you can always be really literal or funny about the matter, saying something like, “What else was I going to do? Leave you stranded by the side of the road?” Ha! Or, if you want to be sweet about it, say, “What else was I to do? I am madly, deeply in love with you! You are my everything, baby!”

Next, what about saying something about what the person means to you? You could explain how they have changed your life, so of course, you were going to help them. Say, “You mean everything to me - to the moon and back! Of course, I was going to help you! You are my soulmate! I’m the luckiest guy in the world to have found you. That was nothing!”

Finally, if you feel like you got more out of the deal than the girl, you may want to just say that. Often, we gain more from doing for others than they do. For example, if you help a homeless man find his dog, that may have made your week, where he loses his dog every day. It meant more to you to help than it did to him. “I got more from helping you than vice versa!”

Why You Should Respond To Thanks

Briefly, I’d like to say that you should say something when someone says thank you because it’s rude not to. Show that you acknowledge their feelings and words and that you appreciate what they said. It’s a way of showing that you are able to recognize the emotions of others and understand them to the best of your ability. You don’t want to be a jerk and say nothing. 

Be sincere with whatever you say, and sometimes, saying something is better than saying nothing. If you do not say anything, they may wonder what they did wrong, if you got the message of thank you since you didn’t say anything, and if they should have said something different. They may think they didn’t say it soon enough, and you are offended

It’s your job to show them that their words meant something to you, and you were happy to help them out when you were able to. Remember that what goes around usually comes back around, so doing or saying good things to others may come around in benefits toward you. For these reasons, you should always say something when someone shows appreciation.

Why Expressing Gratitude Is So Important

why expressing gratitude is so important

I like to think of myself as a master of thank you’s because I write tons of thank you notes to friends and family members when they do nice things for me or give me gifts. I try to do it on every occasion, but I am not perfect. I think I forgot on my last birthday, but I digress. I do believe you should send a thank-you note with every gift you receive. Emily Post agrees.

Showing gratitude leads to great increases in subjective, spiritual, psychological, and physical well-being. Alone, those are excellent reasons to show appreciation to others, so the next time you get that same old gift card for Christmas, make sure to show your appreciation to grandma!

Remember that saying thanks is not for you; it’s meant for the other person! You want them to know what the gift meant to you and how grateful you are to have them in your life. Showing appreciation is all about manners and showing class. Don’t be one of those types of people who never do anything when someone gifts something to them; they have no class!

How To Express Gratitude

There are many ways that you can express your appreciation to another person. If they have done something very special for you, a life-changing action, like helping you move or giving you a place to stay while you were going through a difficult time, you should do more than just a simple thank you note. You need to show the level of appreciation you feel toward them.

Take her out to dinner or send roses to her work to surprise her. Sometimes, words can be enough, especially if you are going through financial hardship. You just need the right recipe to know what words to cook up. 

First, explain how you felt before she did the act she did to help you act. Then, explain what it meant to you to have that done on your behalf. Finally, say that you are very grateful for what was done and how it changed your life. “I thought I’d be living on the street. Your kindness overwhelms me even today. I tearfully want you to know my sincerest thanks are to you.”

FAQs

What should be the reply of thanks?

You can say, “No problem,” or “thank you.” It may sound odd to say “thank you” when someone just said it to you, but it is a genuine response to a thank you. You are saying that you also appreciate the part they played in the event.

How do you respond to thank you for dinner?

You can talk about how great the meal was, what you ordered, how it tasted, what you expected, what surprised you about the meal, how delicious a particular course was, what you thought of the atmosphere, and how much you enjoyed the meal.

How do you respond to thank you for your support?

If someone says thank you for the support you gave them, you may want to let them know that you enjoyed the chance to help them with your talents. You can basically explain that you are just as thankful to have gotten to spend the time with them.

How do you write a message of appreciation?

Typically, people don’t write letters of appreciation, but it does happen every now and then. When people do nice things for me or buy me gifts, I also write a thank you letter, explaining how sweet the thing was, how much I appreciated it, and what it meant to me.

How do you say thank you professionally?

The best way to say thank you professionally is to first explain what the act meant to you (It meant a great deal to me that you wrote that letter). Then, talk about how much you are appreciative of the action the person did (Thank you so much).

To Sum Things Up...

What do you think is the best response to a thank you? What have people said to you in the past? What would you say to a friend who thanked you? Please comment below, and share this post with others, like your best friend!

Michelle Devani
My name is Michelle Devani, and I've been helping people with their relationships since 2003. In 2017 I decided it was about time I started a blog on the topic, and since then more than 2 million people worldwide have read my relationship advice. Drop me a comment below to let me know what you think.

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