19 Conventionally Attractive Women Explain How Being Hot Sometimes Makes Their Life Harder

4. The jokes aren’t funny

This is my issue as a blonde/ blue eyed girl! I’m conventionally attractive enough for folks to automatically assume I’m an idiot, because OMG Blondes Are Dumb, aren’t they?! And then when I object to the stereotype, I get a lot of “well, you’re not dumb, so why do you have an issue with it?!”

— beachblanketparty

5. Socializing at work is tough

I have to be careful about going out drinking with male friends. After a few drinks, it’s not uncommon for them to get flirty (even if they’re in a relationship) and I hate having to find a non-awkward way to shut them down while somehow maintaining our friendship. Is it the most awful thing in the world? No. But I wish it wasn’t something I had to constantly worry about.

— Maddie-Moo

6. Have to act less attractive

I used to get unwanted attention if I dressed up when I was younger, so I “fixed” my walk so that there was no hip swinging, my head was straight, kind of ghost-like gliding, I dressed like a Tom boy most of the time, and put no effort in my daily look. You’ve got to be careful with guy friends, especially being single because you never know when someone develops feelings.

— ravenhelix

7. I can’t enjoy my hobbies

This is the most first-world of problems for me but, I’m a gamer, comic book nerd and all around music/band nerd.

I constantly get completely ignored or side-eyed if I ever try to engage in any of these communities. I stick to my hobbies at home with the small number of friends who know me well and don’t treat me like an imposter.

Despite wanting to get into cosplay, I don’t have it in me for the attention it would bring and yet another layer of “you don’t know anything, you just want the attention” – which is so much salt in the wound.

— sometimes_i_work

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