I don't know whether this is because I was generally unattractive when I was younger or whether it was just because I was too shy and not confident enough, but only now I am becoming comfortable with myself and my looks. Like, when I look in the mirror I like what I see and I get more attenion from girls these days. I don't get a lot of attention by any means but I definitely get a lot more attention then when I was younger. Back then I got no attention at all from girls, absolutely zip!
Just wondering whether it's normal for people to grow into their looks later on in life, like their early/mid-20's? Most people who grow into their looks that I know of usually grew into around their late teens. Around 17, 18 and 19. But for me it's only happening around now. I'm 22.
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Yes, completely normal. I was a geeky, skinny kid who had little self-esteem and I got picked on. As I grew up, I did become more attractive but that didn't really matter until I actually started improving my self-esteem. I feel very attractive on most days and there is no way I would have ever expected to hold that opinion of myself when I was young.
I know others that say the same. I have a friend who said he was a chubby kid, and apparently had quite the belly on him in High School until he reached his senior year. While he had the belly he felt he received little attention from girls, but when he lost it and muscled up, he was quite the playa-pimp. He is quite good-looking so it is hard for me to imagine him not having girls interested in him, but that was the case.1