I can’t help but wonder if men know that this is a sore spot, so they use “beauty compliments” as a quick way to endear themselves to us. “He told me I was beautiful” isn’t a good enough reason for me to date/hook up with someone… but for a lot of girls it is.
One of the most frustrating parts about dating as a Plus Size Princess is when guys think that if they tell me I’m beautiful, that will be the highlight of my life.
I’ve had guys tell me I’m beautiful and then ask if anyone has ever said that to me before (um, backhanded compliment much?) I’ve had guys tell me I’m beautiful and then sit back with a smug look like they’ve just cured cancer. *yawn* I’ve had guys tell me I’m beautiful and then expect me to fall all over myself in gratitude *blank stare*
These moments frustrate me, because even though I may have bad days, I understand that beauty is something we all posses. Looking at this thread on facebook it looks like this “beautiful” thing is a struggle for a lot of us.
Maybe if we shared tips on how to find beauty in ourselves the way we so easily find it in others we could all put beauty into perspective. Instead of seeing beauty as this thing that’s out of reach, we can grab hold to the beauty each of us has and rock it like only we can…
Feel free to chime in below… do you see yourself as beautiful? If so, how do you do it?