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I Want to Feel Attractive

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    Wish I Was Gorgeous....

    I have always hated the way I look. I am 28 but look years younger and used to be a gymnast so have a boyish figure. I feel that this contributes to me looking less womanly and more childlike. I hate having no chest and am seriously considering a boob job. I have no photos of...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 12 Responses Oct 19, 2013

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    Just A Glance To You.

    I've always been the kind of girl who hung out with guys and was a tom-boy. Middle school came and went and I became more girlish, I guess. I did my hair time to time (some curls, some straightening. Mainly for going out.) I had horrible acne for five years since third grade to...
    LovelyScars LovelyScars 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 13, 2013

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    Always Ugly

    I have never been one of the beautiful girls growing up. I used to be anorexic because I thought that would make me pretty. Until this year I never wanted to eat until the start of this past fall. I gave up and started pigging out. I gained almost 20 pounds since then and now I...
    Thingaininggirl Thingaininggirl 22-25, F 8 Responses Mar 27, 2013

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    Don't we all.........

    .........?? :/
    Justlookinok Justlookinok 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    You know, I used to love myself!

    !, i didn't care what people thought, I thought I was beautiful!, but when i became a teenager, I started to listen to what people said, I noticed things, and I didn't like it, i hated what people said!!, and it hurt!!, it hurt so bad!!, and now I hate myself now, I hate my...
    ShatteredWingz ShatteredWingz 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    Getting Old Is Hard

    I've never considered myself an overall beauty but I had a nice face.  There are remnants of it, yes but it's definitely fading fast. And, life has a way of showing on your face.It makes me wish I was more resilient  - maybe I could have stalled the inevitalbe.There are always...
    LOOKINGINSPACE LOOKINGINSPACE 41-45, F 6 Responses May 28, 2011

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    It's been years since anyone was attracted to

    me. I keep myself healthy and dress well. I treat others as I wish to be treated. But I'm always overlooked as a companion or partner.
    DartfordMan DartfordMan 36-40, M Apr 13

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    Sometimes I have these moments

    where I look in the mirror and say, "hey cutie are you single? Oh wait. You're me" but most of the time I feel really gross. My hair doesn't want to do anything stylish and my makeup seems plain, and all my clothes either seem too dressy or too bummy and there is no in between...
    karlyfornia karlyfornia 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2013

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    dammitjanit dammitjanit 26-30, F 6 Responses Mar 19

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    I've been picked on since I was a little kid.

    My parents told me I was too fat to ever be happy, my teachers told me I was unhealthy, my peers told me I was too damn ugly to have friends. This went on into middle school and even now that I'm in high school I find people taking pictures of me to laugh at and telling me how...
    LotusBloom LotusBloom 16-17, F 1 Response May 26

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    Somedays Are Better Than Others

    Sometimes I feel like while I'm not crazy beautiful, I am "okay-looking". Being "okay-looking" is a good day. Then sometimes I really am disgusted with myself and how I look. And instead of trying to work-out more or take better care of myself I just kind of sleep or mope around...
    9315w 9315w 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 20, 2013

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    I wish I could be called attractive.

    I'm always referred to as "cute" like a puppy. Every girl wants to be my friend but no one wants to date me. It's because I'm "cute" which I understand. My mom says I will grow out of it and develop a more mature face. I just wish girls would think more things about me besides...
    helloimdeupi helloimdeupi 16-17, M 5 Responses Jun 9

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    Im tired of being ugly.

    Boys think I'm ugly... EVERYONE thinks im ugly. I look at myself in the mirror and I dont even think im attrative. Im fat too. I need to loose like 25 pounds before I start sophmore year. I plan to start 10th grade looking attractive as ever! People will whisper how skinny I've...
    bubblegumbetch bubblegumbetch 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    I do. But I can't. There isn't.

    Enough surgeries to make me look pretty. And even if there was, I would. End up looking like Michael Jackson before he passed away. They say if you don't look cute, that You gotta face for the radio. I don't even have a face for radio. 😂
    socalsissi socalsissi 36-40, T Apr 4

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    This morning, a totally random,

    reasonably decent-looking stranger, pulled his car off the road to tell me that he found me attractive and ask whether I was "spoken for." *blush* It made my day. Still working toward believing it.
    Colormevibrant Colormevibrant 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    I wish I wasn't average.

    .. Mediocrity is my worst fear.
    DauntlessRavenclaw DauntlessRavenclaw 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 8

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    I never thought I would be the kind of girl

    who would wear yoga pants...but when I do people notice me and call be beautiful...is this what it takes? I wish I felt and saw that I am beautiful too
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F Jul 8

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    sabrinafc sabrinafc 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Been There, Wore the T-shirt and Still There

     Hi Everybody, I know exactly how you feel and as I am getting older, I'm 57 right now, I feel that no one is going to be attracted to me and when someone is and they tell me I am sexy, cute etc., I laugh and tell them they  need glasses, lol. But seriously, I don't see...
    starwoman56 starwoman56 56-60 2 Responses Aug 20, 2008

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    I've never felt like the kind of man

    that women are attracted to or want.
    mintjulep74 mintjulep74 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    I've been told that I am,

    but I just don't believe it.. I'm 5'7, and am 128 lbs.. I feel fat.. I feel like my breasts are too big.. I feel like my thighs are fat... I just hate the way I look..
    lilykitten1998 lilykitten1998 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 5

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    I go back and fourth on this.

    Some days I am duly happy with how I look, but most of the time I can only pick out every imperfection real or imagined. I tend to think poorly of myself in general and self self sabotage. When I'm happy with myself I feel on top of the world. I wish I could feel that way more...
    Addison87 Addison87 26-30, M Jan 21

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    When people compliment me I try my hardest to

    just accept it Meanwhile, my brain reminds me of every part of myself I despise I want to be able to look at myself and be content I want to simply see skin on my bones and find it beautiful
    stayhappyitsmadi stayhappyitsmadi 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 30

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    Never feel pretty enough

    for anyone! /:
    miracle98 miracle98 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    Beauty Versus the Beholder

      I read CrippleCrow's story "Again" and I wanted to comment on both his post and one of Sunstone08's responses, but there were well over a hundred comments already. So I decided to use it as an opportunity to tell my own story..... If you're constantly told how...
    Veevie Veevie 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 28, 2008

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    I only feel pretty when I'm dressed up with a

    bunch of makeup on, not even. I just want to be attractive 😔
    pumpkindonkey pumpkindonkey 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 9

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    rural84 rural84 26-30, F 8 Responses May 31

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    Feeling Ugly... :(((

    I was surrounded by beautiful and popular people. my friends were so popular that their names reaches the other schools. and i was the only one who's not that appealing or something. I was always compared with my friends. of course anybody who's on my shoes will also feel left...
    mhel0w8 mhel0w8 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 29, 2008

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    thatsmeee1 thatsmeee1 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 18

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    I feel it once in awhile.

    . just wish I could feel attractive when I'm not super dressed up..
    SammiKitten SammiKitten 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 6

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    I know I'm not the prettiest girl in the world,

    but I do have days like why do I look like this or I get days where I feel beautiful. I have no idea what today will be like.
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 5 Responses Apr 13

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    There Is Only One Person

    who has made me feel attractive in a long long time. i hope she knows who she is LOL generally i feel like a second class citizen when it comes to my appearance. i get days where i get very depressed about it but then she will say something on here or yahoo or she will call me...
    ihaveanameitsrick ihaveanameitsrick 46-50, M 15 Responses Aug 22, 2008

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    For Once

    I would like to wake up and feel pretty just once in my life. It would be such a wonderful feeling I bet.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 6 Responses Nov 3, 2010

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    Not necessarily attractive,

    but proud of my body and healthy! I don't want to be skin and bones, but I would love to look in the mirror and see hard work staring back at me!
    ArtPaige ArtPaige 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 20

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    Sometimes you just need to hear your pretty ya

    know? I think everyone needs that every now and then. :)
    Alexicutie Alexicutie 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 31

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    I always feel like I'm not good looking.

    I know I'm not ugly but I rarely feel like I'm just looking great Or desirable
    CaptainBenza CaptainBenza 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 11

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    I know it's a stupid thing to say I feel

    unattractive all the time. I do have my moments of feeling beautiful. I was never a girl for wearing lots of makeup. It's just doesn't feel like my real skin, like I'm wearing a mask. Because I feel very attractive when I go to school. All the girls there, especially in my grade...
    Stocking55 Stocking55 16-17, F 9 Responses Dec 23, 2013

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    Seems Impossible Compared To My Sisters

    There was a time when my self-esteem was low enough that I posted my picture online to show people why I only meet people online how ugly I am. One online friend agreed with me... the majority of other people don't. I guess it is hard to feel attractive when you sisters are...
    ForgottenMale ForgottenMale 26-30, M 2 Responses May 20, 2011

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    People says I'm beautiful,

    but my anorexic side is saying I'm fat and ugly. Can I just hide and not eat today.
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    Self Esteem At All Time Low

    i would give anything for someone to be attracted to me and would openly flirt with me. guess those days are gone. my wife doesn't seem too interested so maybe i am unremarkable.
    loserdude07 loserdude07 36-40, M 2 Responses May 8, 2007

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    I look at myself in the mirorr

    and wonder why can't I be pretty? It really sucks having to deal with stretch marks and bad acne. Some girls have everything so much easier.
    Gabs96 Gabs96 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Related Experiences

    I get it all the time I just don't feel attractive
    alyssabay alyssabay 13-15, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Naaaah. I know that feeling attractive all starts with the self, but certain things people have said & done has lead me to believe otherwise. The reactions I've gotten recently...
    Plutonianbabe Plutonianbabe 16-17, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    Men are just as paranoid about feeling attractive as females and right now I'm unsure
    jamiemakepeace jamiemakepeace 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    I feel like I can't get passed what i gone through. I guess I want to loose weight so i can feel prettier and more attractive... I just want to feel pretty and good about myself...
    nicholee21 nicholee21 18-21, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Am I attractive or naw :) comment below
    alezi0104 alezi0104 13-15, M 4 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Lol not to sound shady or conceded but do u think I'm attractive?
    HeyitsJoeeyy HeyitsJoeeyy 13-15, M 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I am a attractive? 1-10 please
    Blonde113 Blonde113 13-15, F 7 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I feel so insecure about my self :/
    504no 504no 18-21, F 5 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Not really, I'm more shocked if they don't find me attractive... Grow some self confidence- it's good for you lol
    lostCake lostCake 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Pretty sure no one has ever found me attractive in the history of ever. Lol!
    ksgirl11 ksgirl11 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I do not think I'm attractive at all.... But I don't get why people say I am!?!? Haha😁😳