Most women are extremely insecure about their weight/appearance, even the very beautiful ones. This is exploited by advertising companies and cosmetic companies through 'Cosmetic Psychopharmacology', a term coined in 1990 by psychiatrist Peter D. Kramer. It refers to "the use of psychoactive medications by normal healthy individuals, for the purpose of enhancement rather than treatment of a formal pathology." Hence the majority of adverts on TV are aimed at women.
Men are also insecure of course, however we tend to grow out of it more than women. We also have less pressure on us to look 'pretty'.
To be honest I think your girlfriend most likely has the same issues that most of the girls are expressing on here. It's a real shame that women with absolutely no real flaws feel unattractive due to images shoved down their throats in magazines to make them feel inferior and hence buy more and more products to try to achieve an impossible look.
Conspiracy theory? You decide....
I'm pretty independent, but I say things like that to get reassurance and compliments :P I don't need it, but I guess it's just nice.
But this thread gives me a new perspective.. I might just quit.. ha.
What the hell are you on about? The thread topic itself sounds like some made-up pile of junk.
i think OP is missing the point in many cases: i dont like fat women who loud are about proving how secure and comfortable they are with their looks in the case where their weight is a personal choice of lifestyle and diet. and they are obviously the complete opposite of secure when they have to keep bringing the insecurity up. i think asking for feedback at a healthy rate is a good thing. people like to gain experience of other's thought by asking questions, they care what others think, its not necessarily always a bad thing, unless its over done. another thing you cannot judge because you dont know about, is what is done with the advice on tsr.. if a girl finds useful advice to help her better herself and does something about it, then its a good thing. but if its only going to be asked every time she wakes up to this growing insecurity whenever she feels down or ugly, or undervalued by guys, and never does anything constructive about it.. then its just venting i guess, which is also natural.
OP, not everyone is born perfect with a perfect life, and ppl have dreams, and somewhere in that gap is the emotional struggle of life i guess