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I Want to Feel Attractive

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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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    I want to feel attractive

    than life itself. Sad that obsess so much
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 20

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    I want to feel attractive.

    Just for one day. Is that too much to ask? I want to feel wanted. I want to know what it feels like to have someone you have feelings for to like you back. I hate my life.
    aew11 aew11 18-21, F 8 Responses Nov 15

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    Dont want to gain fatty!

    ! ;( Hard to avoid delicious food ;( help!!!
    mizchenee mizchenee 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 20

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    I feel attractive when I put on lipstick I

    feel ugly when I apply eyeshadow on my eyelid why because I don't know how to put on eyeshadow right
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 21

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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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    annirawrmuffin annirawrmuffin 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 20

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    I think that most people with any kind of

    social interaction these days suffers from some form of body image problem, or at the very least a desire to appear attractive to others. I know guys who spend their lives at the gym, and girls who are constantly dieting, all as a result of society's superficial obsession with...
    EmperorJulian EmperorJulian 46-50, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't. I believe that I'm ugly.

    Guys say you cute or whatever & I'm just like Oh. No that's just a fliter.
    jeaaane jeaaane 13-15, F Sep 18

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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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    kpfoster1985 kpfoster1985 13-15, M Oct 27

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    AmJordi AmJordi 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 19

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    ashbyking ashbyking 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 19

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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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    Today, i surprisingly felt very good about

    myself, which i'm proud to say. It's the first time in a long time.
    xxbangbangxx xxbangbangxx 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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    jonnyfun1 jonnyfun1 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 28

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    Well, generally I feel pretty good about myself

    and my body. However, on Friday I went to a football game and all of the girls, literally every single one, had on a truckload of makeup, a crop top and booty shorts... is that what they're called? Anyway, the guys were going cray cray over them. I was sitting by myself with a...
    DreamingOfABetterTomorrow DreamingOfABetterTomorrow 18-21, F Sep 19

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    ZebraUnicorn ZebraUnicorn 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 20

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    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F Sep 22

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    mizchenee mizchenee 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 20

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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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    Today is just one of those days I can't

    even look my self in the mirror other wise I would punch the person staring back at me
    sassy19love sassy19love 13-15 Oct 20

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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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    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.
    BooBear99 BooBear99 13-15, F 5 Responses Apr 13

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    I'm not really sure if I'm attractive

    or ugly..people say I am but I have never been asked out, no one has ever told me they had a crush on me, and I have never had a boyfriend in person. When I look in the mirror or at pictures of myself my face changes from ok or nice to bad and terribly ugly. I need help.
    SaveTheGeek SaveTheGeek 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 22

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    I spend 2hours on my hair

    and make up daily, and I still look horrid
    hatethemall hatethemall 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 20

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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 Jul 21

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    Just Part Of The Background

    I have never been attractive. In junior high, girls called me gross. In high school, they looked at me with disgust. In college, they didn't even look at me. As I got older, I faded more and more into the background of life. Now, I am just a piece of furniture, or maybe even...
    Transluminal2010 Transluminal2010 41-45, M 9 Responses Sep 2, 2012

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    BlaqqBeauty86 BlaqqBeauty86 26-30, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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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 dont know what is the place of classmate

    because he is the one i spend most time with, now i care for him , but my close friend likes him
    im0321 im0321 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 20

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    A lot of people say I'm cute

    or sexy on the internet... But in reality I get called fat and ugly and no guys like me ... 😢😵🔫
    Alex1272 Alex1272 31-35, F 6 Responses Sep 22

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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 6 Responses Jul 7

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    dammitjanit dammitjanit 26-30, F 7 Responses Mar 19

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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 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 30

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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...
    Felipster Felipster 16-17, M 6 Responses Jun 9

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    Can't even run around

    and do a 10 minute maze and sweating disgustingly already.... It's embarrassing beyond belief.... :/ I'm not even tired.... I hate this...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M Sep 19

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    I feel as if someone says I'm attractive in any

    way shape or form it's already a lie.
    Joshuadd07 Joshuadd07 13-15, M Nov 3

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    Sometimes I feel that strangers look at me

    because of how weird I look.
    Tylerwy Tylerwy 13-15, M 3 Responses Sep 19

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    I always feel attractive

    when I wear something cute. I'm 5'2, I have a small waist but huge butt, I have short legs, and broad/wide shoulder. What will look good on me?
    NightChanges1D NightChanges1D 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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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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    Honestly I look it the mirror

    and cringe. I looks so bad and I wanna cry. But I have to live with this skin I am forced to live in. I just want to look.... Feel better.
    LoverOfAllSouls LoverOfAllSouls 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 23

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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 10 Responses Oct 19, 2013

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    Never feel pretty enough

    for anyone! /:
    miracle98 miracle98 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F Sep 20

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    I want to feel comfortable with my body.

    Bold about what I wear and not care what people think about my body.
    simple04 simple04 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 24

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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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    Sometimes you just need to hear your pretty ya

    know? I think everyone needs that every now and then. :)
    Alexicutie Alexicutie 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 31

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    rural84 rural84 26-30, F 7 Responses May 31

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