I am a average looking girl. What they call a 'plain jane'. No, don't try to convince me into otherwise with the overused clichéd stuff like "beauty is in eye of beholder" and "everyone is beautiful!", "inner beauty matters more" and so on. I'm really tired of hearing these things because they are not true at all. The reality is otherwise.
If you are good looking, life IS easier for you. More people want to talk to you, be friends with you, take you on dates. In general you get treated better than the average or below average looking people. One example of this would be gag itself! Girls who are above average looking get more followers instantly, even if the content of their answers is ordinary.
Guys often claim that they would prefer someone with good personality over good looks. But that is also untrue. When I see around it is otherwise. Guys are willing to date (and not just have casual stuff) girls who have dull personality yet attract looks.
Now you may think that I am just jealous of these girls and that's why I am ranting but it is not so. More than jealous, I am sad. I am going to one of the top universities to get a degree in Microbiology and I intend to do PhD in it in future. I play tennis and I like hiking. I don't want to brag, but I have been a helpful and kind person to whoever has approached me for any kind of help. I never bitch about others and I think I am very down to earth person. All the things I mentioned above DON'T matter and it all boils down to something that I have no control over- my looks. It is as if all of my achievements don't matter because of it.
Guys have it slightly easier because they can compensate for their average looks by getting muscular, rich or high qualifications. That is not the case with girls.
Some of you may suggest I use makeup or get surgery done etc. But I don't want that.
That's what leaves me to deal with the fact that, looks matter way more than you think.