7 Beauty Myths That Are Damaging Your Love Life

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Get the facts on what men really think about women's beauty, weight and body image.

Myth #4: Men only stay with skinny women.
Another pervasive myth is that to keep a man, you but be uber-fit or else he'll wander. One of our Experts Pamela Madsen, shared this about her personal journey to self acceptance: "In my book Shameless: How I Ditched the Diet, Got Naked, Found True Pleasure...and Somehow Got Home in Time To Cook Dinner, I learned that it was all about connecting and loving my body just as it was first. Once I was able to do that, sexuality radiated from me like shooting stars. Nothing else changed but my ability to feel sexy in my own body. Once that happened, literally doors were opened and held as I swished my plus-size bottom right through them." If weight were what kept men around, celeb women would never be left or cheated on—and we all know that's not true!

Myth #5: You're not pretty enough to find love.
If you don't think you're pretty, he won't either. It's time to change how you feel about the way you look. Make the most of your assets and he will see you as an asset. Most men will choose a confident woman over a non-confident woman, no matter how great she looks. There are few things more beautiful on a woman than confidence.

Myth #6: Plastic surgery is the only way to get the love you want.
Nothing can hold us back more from finding and keeping love than the belief that if we fix the outside we will make someone love us more. Top board certified plastic and reconstruction surgeon and owner of Rejuva Center and Medi Spa Dr. Bart Rademaker had this to say about plastic surgery, "It always makes me feel so sad when women come in hoping that plastic surgery can fix their relationships or even save a marriage. And I have had women say to me as they have wheeled into the surgi-center, ‘I hope this works, I need to save my marriage.' When I hear that, I know that trouble is just around the bend. Plastic surgery can create more self-confidence, self-esteem and can truly help a woman feel more sexy. That is where the magic lies, in the feeling more sexy! And feeling sexy and more beautiful can absolutely help improve anyone's relationships and sex life! But it can only really help a healthy relationship, Plastic Surgery is not a solution to fixing a relationship that is on the rocks."

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