I was talking about this last night, about people not noticing when a loved one has done their hair in a new way or something.
Now as someone who mostly doesn't notice the finer details of pretty much anything, I have never needed someone to prompt me to notice a change in their appearance, I ALWAYS notice a new hair cut, or a new outfit, a change to their look.
So it's not an N over S thing, as my friend was suggesting it was, but then what is it?
Now another answer could be (like my ex and this friend said) it's part of a game? which is totally baffling to me since my games are different and never involve someones appearance.
The game here is generating banter, or simply not wishing to dish out a compliment because you don't want to give an ego person to the person in question. The "treat em mean keep em keen" game.
What do you think?
Would you not notice a haircut or new outfit on a loved one?
If you noticed it would you comment/compliment the person or use it to generate teasing banter?