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    Katie
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    Guys don't go after me. I used to have a decent amount of guys who would hit on me when I went out with friends and a few who would hit me up on social media. I'd say I used to have a good amount of guys who thought I was attractive and who would flirt with me. Now, no guys hit on me. I do have a boyfriend, which may be the reason. But my friends have boyfriends yet they still get hit on. The only reason I'd say guys don't hit on me regarding my boyfriend is because a lot of people think he is super intimidating. He is known to be the kid you don't mess with. So maybe that's why? But I am still not buying it. In school I am super quiet, rarely making friends (which sounds bad, but I just stick with my group of friends. I am a naturally shy person so I don't talk much). So maybe that's why? Maybe I am just not approachable? I don't know…. even though I have a boyfriend and would never cheat on him, knowing that guys are attracted to me is reassurance. I see girls who aren't out of this world beautiful and they get guys going after them, so why don't guys seem to like me? Do I give off the wrong vibes? Do guys back off because they know I have a boyfriend? What's going on??? I feel ugly

    • This topic was modified 1 week ago by  Katie.
    #202347

    anita
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    Dear Katie:

    I don't know how you look like but I trust you, from having read some of your previous threads, that you are not ugly.

    You wrote: “What's going on???”- I think what is going on is that you are very self centered, believing somehow that the world needs to revolve around you, accommodate your every desire.

    In this thread your desire is that guys will go after you. It doesn't matter to you that if they do, their feelings will get hurt when you reject them (because you already have a boyfriend), or that they may get hurt by your boyfriend (who you stated looks intimidating and to whom you may tell, if anther guy goes after you). None of these things matter.

    What matters is that guys go after you so that you will feel good, so that you feel as good as other girls who have boyfriends and other guys go after them anyway.

    What matters is that you feel good, that is the only thing that matters. This is what I mean by being very self centered.

    It will serve you better in life to exit that mindset, and take in other people's well-being into your consideration.

    anita

    #202373

    anita
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    * correction and elaboration: I went a bit with an all-or-nothing thinking here. Probably other people's well-being does matter to you somewhat, maybe your parents' well being (it always does, for a child), maybe some other people's well-being matters too.

    What I understand is that you may often focus on you  feeling good at the exclusion of others' well-being, as in the example I gave you, regarding young men going after you (the title of your thread), caring that something happens so that you feel good, not giving a thought to what this thing happening will cause others.

    My suggestion is: think of your well being and of others' well being as you interact with people. Make your interactions with others a Win-Win prospect.

    anita

    #202555

    Katie
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    Anita,

    Yeah that makes sense. I guess the only way I'd be able to complain about guys not going after me is if I were single and showing 100% availability. I don't know, I'm still insecure though.

    #202565

    Mark
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    Katie,

    It is a losing proposition if you depend on others to validate you.  If you measure your worth by who likes you, who goes after you, etc. then there is no Self, there is no self love.

    If you want to feel good about yourself then do what anita suggests and enjoy who you are.  Look at what great qualities you have and celebrate that.

    Mark

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