Yesterday, I asked a boy to go to a dance with me, and he said no. When I asked him why, he said it was because he only dates white girls, he himself also being white. I wasn't actually asking him to date me, he's my friend and I just wanted him to "escort" me.
I have straightened hair, large breasts, and a thin waist. I weigh a healthy weight. I've won two beauty pageants as a child. I think my face is very proportionate, with prominent cheekbones and small but full lips, and my skin tone is similar if not slightly darker to that of Kerry Washington. I've never considered myself ugly before.
The thing is, this isn't the first time I've been turned down for not being a white girl. In fact, it's about the sixth. I've dated latino and black men before, who've called me beautiful and kindhearted. Over the years, though, I've started to come to the conclusion that white girls are basically the "golden standard of beauty," especially in Europe and certain Asian countries. And every girl on beauty magazines I've ever seen is white, every lead of every TV show is white, every skincare product is made for light skin, every shampoo and conditioner in commercials are made for Caucasian hair types. I've never felt so inadequate and unattractive until I opened my eyes and realized this.
Is dark skin really /that/ unattractive?
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There is a stigma which is complete bullshit. I grew up in a predominantly white area so I never knew that many dark people growing up. Ironically one of the few black people I knew in my mostly white city was actually one of my closest friends. I remember riding the bus to and from class the other year and I always saw this other girl that went to the school that was black. She was drop dead gorgeous.
No dark skin is not less attractive but the media has seriously destroyed their chances in the dating world and people are easily brainwashed.12