People Are Sharing Things That Are Easier When You're Unattractive And It's Eye-Opening

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On Friday, Reddit user u/trajop asked, "What’s easier when unattractive?" People answered with some pretty accurate instances where being unattractive is beneficial.

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Here's what they said:

1."Being single without being questioned why."

u/Paige77777

2."Getting old. This is the most important example. Beauty is fleeting, and I see a mental health crisis with so many people unable to cope with aging. What's worse is how it is even exploited."

u/TechniCT

3."Being left alone."

u/Cobra-Serpentress

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4."People assume your successes are based on your skills."

u/leSialSAlop

5."Literally everything. I can go to the store without worrying that I’m going to be hit on or anything like that. I haven’t dated in 17 years, so I don’t have to worry about significant others or dating."

u/eschuylerhamilton

6."Being unbothered. If I'm in a baggy hoodie with the hood up and sweatpants, no one bothers me at a bus stop. If I have a dress on, 7 times out of 10 people either get too close or start chatting. My solution is just pretending I don't speak English."

u/leastofall8

7."Finding a partner who actually cares about you, not just your appearance."

u/No-Jellyfish-1208

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8."Being friends with the opposite sex. I love having some guy friends. If you're not attractive, you won't make their girlfriends jealous."

u/budj0r

9."Not having fake friends."

u/Tracer1508

10."Honestly, not remembering people and getting forgotten. I used to obsess over this when I was younger, but now I just forgot about it honestly. I have met both very attractive people and very unattractive people, and to be honest I go by the old saying from my region (The Balkans): 'We are all bloody under the skin.' What makes me special is that I am not special, and when you accept that truth, life just gets easier because at the end it's your life and you are the one in control."

u/Edo_M

11."Being funny. Lots of material to work with."

u/iusedtobeyourwife

12."Knowing which men are bad people. I have really attractive friends who men will put on a whole show and brand-new angelic personality for, but I see right away how they treat women they don’t want to bang. You’re not a good person if you’re only good to people you want something from. And sooner or later, the truth comes out for everyone to see."

u/TheBaddestPatsy

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13."Being faithful. I've been faithful to my wife for over 20 years, but it's not really an accomplishment because nobody wants to have sex with me. Now, a really good-looking guy who has lots of women interested in him? If he's faithful for 20 years, that's something to brag about."

u/offspring515

14."This may be unpopular, but — love. Everyone who has a happy love life I know is unattractive. Beauty attracts people who are only interested in your looks. It's like money. Real love and happiness are not related to money or beauty."

u/whitepeppermint

Do YOU have any examples they might've missed? Let me know in the comments below.

Note: Responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.