I've this really close guy friend and we been kinda liking each other for years now but when people say that I'm "too pretty for him" "how'd you get her" it makes him not want to be with me because it kills his self-esteem and wants me to be with someone "better" he is not the typical guy I find "attractive" but he's still cute to me and obviously these fuckboys have done me no good so #helppls
I know exactly how you feel, as I felt like I was in a very similar situation for years. I turned down several guys or didn't pursue them because if I so much as mentioned being into them to a friend, they'd scoff at the idea.
Don't ask them or even bring up who you like. That's one thing I've learned even in being with my boyfriend for the past 2 years- the less you share with your friends about your romantic life, even if it's a relationship, the better.