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Basically, I'm not ugly by any means. I've been approached by modelling agencies in the past and often told that I should be a model. As far as I'm aware my appearance hasn't changed in any way, but I've gone from getting quite a lot of attention from guys to (or so it feels) not getting any.
Although I'm much more confident in myself as a person than I used to be, I seem to be much less confident in my ability to get guys. I feel fake having to flirt and, whilst I know people will say that you shouldn't have to, I can tell that it does make a difference. For instance, I have a friend who is attractive but I guess less attractive than me physically, but guys love her and I can see that it's because she gives them attention, flirts with them and makes them feel special.
Unfortunately I seem to be in a cycle of reinforcement, where, because I don't get attention, I don't feel attractive, so I can't approach men, and so on.
I guess i'm just looking for some tips on how to get out of this cycle? How can I feel attractive again? Thanks!
What should I do?