I went to an alumni party for my college the other night where there were a bunch of my guy friends who I haven't seen for a few years, and when they saw me, they said they barely recognized me! They kept saying that I looked really great. And, even better, one of the guys there was my ex-boyfriend, and he kept raving too. I was especially surprised at how flirty some of the guys were.
I hate to base any of my self esteem on what guys say, but still...it was a nice ego boost.