I was an ugly duckling from elementary school throughout most of highschool, but grew into my looks senior year. It didn't help I got teased for looking nerdy or being shy. I never dated then or got asked out then. Now I'm in college, I'm more outgoing, changed my looks (haircut, contacts), gym routine, all that jazz. I've gone on dates, but feel like the ugly duckling, like guys would find some flaw or ditch me for another girl. How can I overcome this?
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Well I was bullied and teased all my life. (I look back now like ugh you were cute you wasted our cute years thinking you were ugly when we could've been flaunting how cute we were). I went from no confidence to a bit conceited in a little under a year. My mother told me find the favorite part of yourself and flaunt it like there's none better than yours. Look in the mirror everyday and find one thing you like about yourself (something different every day). Ignore people's negativity. There'll always be someone or another who'll have something negative to say (that's life). You just have to realize how awesome you are. You have to decide if your life is going to depend on the gratification/validation of others, or for yourself. Because at the end of the day, someone is on here probably writing an anon post about how much they secretly are crushing on you.1