Meet Britney, a woman with a rather unconventional dating preference – she exclusively dates men she considers “aren’t attractive.” But is there more to her story than meets the eye? Let’s take a look.
Britney’s Relationship Quirk
For Britney, physical appearance plays a significant role in her romantic choices. She confesses that she feels threatened by men who are deemed too attractive.
An Uncomfortable Experience
Recently, she encountered a charming guy who fell into this category, and her discomfort around him was obvious.
Britney couldn’t shake the feeling that without her makeup on, people would see him as “better looking” and think he was “dating out of his league.”
It’s a sentiment that made her uneasy, even though the guy in question was genuinely nice.
Confiding in Friends
Britney’s friends had a different perspective. They were smitten with this handsome man, but Britney struggled to share in their enthusiasm.
She confided in her best friend, Zara, who happened to spot the attractive man on her college bus.
Wanting to Be the Better-Looking One
Zara thought Britney was incredibly lucky, but Britney felt differently. She had a particular preference – she wanted to be the better-looking one in her relationships.
Britney had come across numerous individuals on her TikTok feed who shared her sentiments, claiming that they, too, preferred to date ugly guys because it made them feel more secure.
For Britney, it was about maintaining control and feeling like she was doing her partners a favor by being with them.
Zach, the “Ugly” Guy
Now Britney is dating a guy named Zach. While she openly acknowledged that Zach was ugly in her eyes, she was content with their relationship because he would “bend over backward” for her.
Calling the Shots
Britney loved the power dynamic where she called the shots, and Zach was more than willing to comply with her wishes.
Last weekend, she’d left her laptop at her mom’s house, and Zach had driven 2 hours to pick it up for her. As she put it, “You can’t get that with an attractive man.”
A Friendship Fractured
However, Zara did not agree with Britney’s philosophy. She found her approach to dating unsettling. Britney hadn’t expected this reaction from her best friend, and it infuriated her.
In her eyes, Zara was in no position to criticize her choices because Zara exclusively dated exceptionally attractive men who were not only good-looking but also intelligent and driven.
Britney saw herself as the “good one” who wasn’t hung up on looks, and she couldn’t understand why Zara was questioning her.
In a fit of anger, Britney lashed out at Zara, accusing her of being shallow and vain. This exchange escalated, and Zara eventually left the scene.
The following day, however, Zach revealed something to Britney – he had overheard their conversation and felt hurt by Britney’s comments!
He was upset that she thought he was ugly and felt used in their relationship.
Overhearing Britney’s Hurtful Comments
Britney was devastated by Zach’s confession. She told him to ignore the conversation and blamed her friends for their shallowness, emphasizing, “We’re great.”
But this wasn’t enough for Zach; he needed to know the truth. Did Britney really find him ugly? She didn’t know how to respond. The truth was she did think he was a bit ugly, so she told him, “I love ugly guys!”
The damage was done. Zach didn’t say a word, but he was clearly upset. So, clueless Britney took to Reddit to ask, “Am I a jerk, or do I need to dump my shallow friends?”
A Toxic Relationship
Many Redditors had strong and critical opinions about the situation. Some of them didn’t mince words, expressing their disapproval with comments like, “Um, babes, you are definitely the jerk.
The way you talk about the men you date is disgusting. You are clearly insecure, so you date men that you deem below you to feel better about yourself.”
They found Britney’s attitude towards the men she dated disturbing, with one user suggesting that she was “using “unattractive men” because you want to feel good about yourself regardless of their feelings, to be in control, and feel like they owe you something.”
The Harmful Effects of Britney’s Actions
The term “abusive and toxic” was used to describe her behavior, with multiple red flags being raised. Most users suggested Britney should “dump your friends, they don’t need a toxic jerk like you in their lives.
They’ll be better off without you.”
Therapy and Self-Reflection
Other Redditors chimed in, echoing the sentiment that Britney’s actions seemed manipulative and shallow, indicating that she was the one in the wrong.
They argued that Britney should “go to therapy because this way of thinking is very toxic, has the potential to become emotionally abusive, and isn’t healthy for you or any future relationship you may have.”
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