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#1 Ridcully

Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:16 PM

A few of the comments in the 'I'm so beautiful women hate me thread' got me thinking.

With two daughters I worry about how they will percieve themselves - 90% of girls will 'diet' before aqe 14 and the blatant 'you need to be sexy to be beautiful' fashion I find sickening.

However if a woman comes out and says 'I'm happy with my looks' they tend to get criticized and torn apart by other women. I dont agree with the original article this is a spin off from but it's interesting - I don't think I have ever heard any of my female friends say they are happy with their looks. Ever.

I'll be brave. I am pretty happy with my looks. Sometimes I think that if I had a million dollars I'd do a few things but I think if it really came down to it I don't think I would. I'm even happy with my premature crows feet developing, I think it just means I've laughed a lot already original.gif

So....do you think you're beautiful?

#2 ~Nodnol~

Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:18 PM

No, far from it. Do I care? Not at all. I have other awesome qualities that make up for it.  biggrin.gif

#3 Ianthe

Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:19 PM

I'm not even close to beautiful. I don't despise how I look though. It's just me.



#4 cinnabubble

Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:19 PM

I'm ugly as a bucket full of a*s*holes.

#5 zande

Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:19 PM

Nope I definitely don't think I'm beautiful, in fact I would go so far as to say I believe I got hit with the ugly stick  cry1.gif  I hate my looks, hate seeing photos of myself, to the point where I refuse to get them taken. My girls on the other hand will definitely be good looking girls, so I'm happy about that!

#6 Like a tiger

Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:19 PM

Sometimes. I think everyone has off days though and even the worlds most beautiful women would feel the same.

#7 follies

Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:20 PM

I'm damn gorgeous and if you think otherwise that is not my problem.

#8 Fr0g

Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:21 PM

I actually am the bucket full of a*s*holes Cinnabubble is comparing herself to.


#9 Summers

Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:22 PM

Interesting question. I don't think I'm objectively beautiful. I don't think I'm ugly though...Just not 'beautiful' per se. I definitely have insecure moments, especially when I see women who are beautiful. But those feelings are fleeting and rare.

I feel very attractive in the eyes of my other half, but not really in the eyes of others if that makes sense?

#10 Pull Up A Beanbag

Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:22 PM

I've had lots of people tell me I am.  I have a couple of features I think are pretty darn good.

At the moment with my post-World's Greatest Shave hair, I'm rocking "quirky" rather than "beautiful".  More Tilda Swinton/Annie Lennox than Anne Hathaway

#11 ubermum

Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:24 PM

I scrub up alright. I'd give myself a 7/10.

#12 BetteBoop

Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:24 PM

I think I look passable but only in the context of my age. Empirically, I don't think I'm attractive.

#13 jade06

Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:24 PM

I dont think I'm beautiful, far from it - average looking maybe. I blend in.

#14 123tree

Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:25 PM

I don't think I'm beautiful but I am happy with the way I look.

I wouldn't wear a bikini but I am within my height to weight range. I am a stocky build but I am also strong.  

My face isn't pretty but I am content that I look OK and I'm happy. Crows feet, freckles and all.

Reading this I sound very negative but I honestly feel good that I am practical, I have good eye sight, strong arms, healthy body and that makes me feel good.  It is hard to explain but I truly value that.  There are so many people in the world that can't run, or lift or jump etc.

I feel good that I don't look with loathing or envy at magazines.  I hope I can model for my boys that a intelligent strong woman is worth the effort and beauty is only skin deep.

#15 ~Delilah~

Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:27 PM

No. Monkey butts are more attractive than my face.

#16 bikingbubs

Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:27 PM

I think im pretty standard.

#17 Jekaho

Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:27 PM

I'd say average? Some photos of myself I think I look really nice, but then day to day, I don't think so.
My husband tells me I'm a hottie, and that his male friends think I'm good looking, so I'll take that for what it's worth! Lol. Although I have a shaved head at the moment, and although people tell me I'm one of the only girls they know that could pull it off, a number of my guy friends are quite forward in letting me know they prefer my hair long! biggrin.gif
Anyway, I wouldn't say I'm physically "beautiful" but not ugly either.

#18 TotesFeral

Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:28 PM

I think I'm pretty average.

#19 LynnyP

Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:29 PM

No, I think I am plain at best.  I don't really care though.  I have other good qualities that I value.  If I could keep my good things and be beautiful as well (without the need to do anything to maintain or acheive that beauty because I don't care enough to make an effort), then I think that would be fun.  I often wonder what it would be like to be beautiful.

#20 liveworkplay

Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:29 PM

I don't think Im beautiful, but, besides needing to loose some weight, I am happy with my looks.

I did, however, have someone tell me I was beautiful today. Its a lovely feeling.

#21 Ridcully

Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:31 PM

QUOTE (Summers @ 04/04/2012, 07:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Interesting question. I don't think I'm objectively beautiful. I don't think I'm ugly though...Just not 'beautiful' per se. I definitely have insecure moments, especially when I see women who are beautiful. But those feelings are fleeting and rare.

I feel very attractive in the eyes of my other half, but not really in the eyes of others if that makes sense?



QUOTE (123tree @ 04/04/2012, 07:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't think I'm beautiful but I am happy with the way I look.

I wouldn't wear a bikini but I am within my height to weight range. I am a stocky build but I am also strong.  

My face isn't pretty but I am content that I look OK and I'm happy. Crows feet, freckles and all.

Reading this I sound very negative but I honestly feel good that I am practical, I have good eye sight, strong arms, healthy body and that makes me feel good.  It is hard to explain but I truly value that.  There are so many people in the world that can't run, or lift or jump etc.

I feel good that I don't look with loathing or envy at magazines.  I hope I can model for my boys that a intelligent strong woman is worth the effort and beauty is only skin deep.


This is exactly how I feel about myself, you guys put it better though!


#22 follies

Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:32 PM

This thread makes me sad, everyone is so critical of themselves.

#23 4WD_Baby#1

Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:32 PM

II dont think I am, but I dont put value on it. I have a younger sister who is a model and she tells me of all the mean things she hears from people in the industry.

I am tall, dark hair, and want to start working out. Ive always been more into my hobbies and my pets. My parents never talked about ugly, fat, or anything. It was all about how we treat others.

In fact, my sister has suffered more negative crap than me and I think its because I dont display that I care all that much about my looks.

#24 tothebeach

Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:34 PM

Walking down the street, I won't cause your retinas to burn (though in  bikini I might).

I used to be more attractive but now I'm much older.  I'm still very confident though and in the boardroom, I am a commanding and well put together presence.  And that matters to me, far more than what some stranger in a pub may think.

#25 .MrsM.

Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:35 PM

beautiful is probably not the right word for me. pretty maybe? i don't think im ugly but i do think im attractive if that makes sense.

makeup does wonders to make me feel more attractive wink.gif






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