There’s no way to say this without sounding egotistical, so here it is: I’m very attractive by typical standards (tall, thin, blonde, pretty). But I don’t care about fashion, looks aren’t very important to me, and I don’t work out a lot or diet; this is just how I am. I know, that makes it even more annoying Some of my close female friends who are not as attractive express envy in a way that makes me really uncomfortable. For example, they’ll say things like “Sometimes I feel bad going places with you, because you’re so pretty and I don’t look like you, and it makes me feel bad.” Or they’ll fixate on my body, and compare it with theirs. I don’t know how to respond to this. I try making light of it, and try to downplay my looks, and say things like, “You’re pretty too! And looks aren’t a big deal.” But that just sounds lame. It’s hard to pretend like I don’t notice all the attention I get when I go out with my friends, and they see it too, and it’s frustrating because I want them to meet guys when we’re out and it seems hard to do when I’m around. Is there a better way I can deal with this so that I don’t feel so uncomfortable and they don’t feel so envious?
Find some better-looking friends.