I would like some responses from girls and guys who have had DIRECT experience (so no presuming).
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in my opinion, I think it comes from the feedback given by others in real life...when compliments are genuine and believable
i used to be ugly in high school and junior high...and honestly I never took care of myself I was kind of a slob and not that girlie at all, so of course no one noticed me and my friends made fun of me sometimes, I was just being a kid and wanted to have fun play after school and ride my bike
but I would say late high school to college and beyond, I really started taking care of myself, doing my hair, dressing up nicer more feminine, did some eye makeup liner and may be some nice lipgloss and a lot of guys really noticed me more and even now I walk to the grocery store and some stranger will yell 'hi cutie' or 'hi sexy' and I take it as a compliment, my coworkers even told my that I'm very pretty and why don't I have a boyfriend yet? lol
not trying to brag I'm def not super model gorgeous or anything but I am unique and its all about being natural and putting in some extra effort to look decent and presentable. I am actually pretty chubby and don't have a hot body but by face people tell me I am pretty and I believe it now too. I don't have low esteem like I did in junior high.