Do you feel attracted to yourself ?

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    Sep 03, 2008 8:19 PM GMT

    When I asked that guy "why wouldn't you start working out ?" he said :

    I just don't feel connected to it , If I work out I'd probably feel attracted to my own body ..
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    So when you look in the mirror ... ?
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    Sep 03, 2008 8:31 PM GMT
    I have my days, yeah. Most time time I don't even think about it though.
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    Sep 03, 2008 8:45 PM GMT
    No I am not my type. I have better things to do then body worship myself! That being said I like looking and feeling good. I find being fit has many benefits, not just how you look in the mirror. Greater energy (mental and physical), a more positive outlook on life, and more time away from the boob tube which seems to be degenerating at an exponential rate. Finally my partner really appreciates my leaner more muscular look. I was a bit chunky when we first met so it was a pleasant surprise for him when I got "ripped" last year (his words not mine).
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    Sep 03, 2008 8:47 PM GMT
    Sometimes.... when the fogs of inferiority complex clear up enough for me to appreciate what I am and what I see in the mirror. But yeah, rare days. icon_sad.gif
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    Sep 04, 2008 12:14 AM GMT
    Maybe back when I was 13 and had totally washboard abs. But, as SurrealLife says above, I'm not my type.
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    Sep 04, 2008 12:19 AM GMT
    its bad but yes. i am attracted to me lol.
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    Sep 04, 2008 12:20 AM GMT
    I'm attracted to a different "type" than myself, so I'm not attracted to myself... although I recognize that I am the "type" of attractive that some guys (luckily, often guys I go for) are attracted to.
  • starfoxNYC

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    Sep 04, 2008 12:29 AM GMT
    It's really embarrassing but I have "checked someone out" in a store only to realize I was looking at a mirror across the room. So I guess I am, somewhat... Generally end up dating/hooking up with guys that are pretty much my opposite.
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    Sep 04, 2008 12:35 AM GMT
    I like to say that healthy self esteem allows us to say, on occassion, "I deserve better," when looking at even our most loving partner and, "I'd sleep with me," when looking at ourselves in the mirror. If this were playing on a constant loop it would be narcissistic, but having those moments just means having a healthy sense of self, sense of worth, and positive body image. That's my take on these things.

    To also answer for myself I would say that after putting on more muscle, I found myself more attractive.
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    Sep 04, 2008 12:39 AM GMT
    Well, I wouldn't be my first choice but I wouldn't kick myself to the curb either icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 04, 2008 12:47 AM GMT
    Like others here, I am not really my own type. But, as bad as this might sound, I definitely find myself a lot more attractive now that I have put on some muscle.
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    Sep 04, 2008 1:14 AM GMT
    rasiya saidIt's really embarrassing but I have "checked someone out" in a store only to realize I was looking at a mirror across the room. So I guess I am, somewhat... Generally end up dating/hooking up with guys that are pretty much my opposite.

    OMFG - I've done this before too! LOL!!
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    Sep 04, 2008 1:16 AM GMT
    god no!
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    Sep 04, 2008 1:31 AM GMT
    You know, after a lifetime of being told to "go fuck myself" and thinking that it was at best just a figure of speech, one day I looked at myself in the mirror.

    I licked my lips, arched my back a little, gave myself a coy "come-hither" look....

    but that wasn't enough, by itself. First I bought myself a drink, and listened to my own cheesy pickup lines:

    "Come here often?"

    "Where? the living room? Yeah, I guess, though sometimes I hang out in the den or the laundry room."

    "Any more like you at home?"

    "No," and here I modestly cast down my eyes. "I'm one of a kind."

    "I'll say you are." And then, when my back is turned, I slip a couple of roofies into my wineglass and the next thing you know I'm in the bedroom, taking ruthless advantage of myself.

    I always feel terrible afterwards.
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    Sep 04, 2008 1:37 AM GMT
    jprichva saidYou know, after a lifetime of being told to "go fuck myself" and thinking that it was at best just a figure of speech, one day I looked at myself in the mirror.

    I licked my lips, arched my back a little, gave myself a coy "come-hither" look....

    but that wasn't enough, by itself. First I bought myself a drink, and listened to my own cheesy pickup lines:

    "Come here often?"

    "Where? the living room? Yeah, I guess, though sometimes I hang out in the den or the laundry room."

    "Any more like you at home?"

    "No," and here I modestly cast down my eyes. "I'm one of a kind."

    "I'll say you are." And then, when my back is turned, I slip a couple of roofies into my wineglass and the next thing you know I'm in the bedroom, taking ruthless advantage of myself.

    I always feel terrible afterwards.



    LMAO!! The same thing happened to me once!!icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 04, 2008 2:06 AM GMT
    Buffalo Bill said it best.

    "I'd F*** me" and I really would too.
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    Sep 04, 2008 2:10 AM GMT
    I believe you have to be your own worst critic and your own biggest fan. You know all your own flaws, but you love yourself despite (if not because) of them.

    Feeling attractive isn't about some narcissistic desire of oneself, it's about feeling content in your own skin.
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    Sep 04, 2008 2:11 AM GMT
    GHoSTa said
    When I asked that guy "why wouldn't you start working out ?" he said :

    I just don't feel connected to it , If I work out I'd probably feel attracted to my own body ..


    That's probably the worst reason I've ever heard for not working out.

    Oh and jprichva you get my vote for best post of the day icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 04, 2008 2:33 AM GMT
    Oh - I'd totally do me. icon_smile.gif But I prefer guys that are more ripped like GregStevensTX or EricLA. icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 04, 2008 3:10 AM GMT
    bwg77 saidWell, I wouldn't be my first choice but I wouldn't kick myself to the curb either icon_smile.gif



    Neither would I icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 04, 2008 3:19 AM GMT
    I wish I had a clone. I love myself and I'll do me anytime. I did myself last night and I'm doing ti again tonight. I just hope I don't get an STD from myself icon_razz.gificon_lol.gif
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    Sep 04, 2008 3:20 AM GMT
    No, sometimes I even have to slip myself some roofies to date rape myself.
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    Sep 04, 2008 3:40 AM GMT
    RBY, why do you make me laugh at things that are so wrong?
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    Sep 04, 2008 4:17 AM GMT
    Narcissism at it's FINEST!!! LMAO!!!

    I'd FUCK me MOST of the time, not always though!
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    Sep 04, 2008 4:18 AM GMT
    RBY71 saidNo, sometimes I even have to slip myself some roofies to date rape myself.


    You don't like yourself? that's fine, I like you, we'll make a great couple icon_lol.gif