Dear Auntie Janey,
I am a girl who has looks but has no appeal (my guy cousin told me this). Not bragging but I’m one of the kids from the higher honors list and my mind speaks better than most of the people within my age bracket.
In the past I told myself that my personality is just stronger compared to other girls’, and men who are intimidated by me don’t deserve my time.
But in the course of life and reading books, I’ve learned that men don’t get intimidated by the girls they truly like. Aside from that, I heard that “Daig ng malandi ang maganda.”
I’m starting to get jealous of all the girls and gays from my batch who frequently rant about their love lives. Seriously, I never thought they’d get a relationship way before I do.
I come from a very conservative family and culture. I love being in it. But how will I ever get a worth-it man if this is what’s in real life?
I’ve had suitors too, but they don’t pass my standard—they have to be in my IQ bracket. (I’m ashamed to say that I’ve been courted twice by unemployed guys and one of them did not even graduate college.) Do I really have to learn flirt or just accept that I won’t attract men of substance?
I’m surrounded by old maids, Auntie Janey, and I’m so afraid to be one of them.
Hoping to hear a positive reason for being 25 and still single since birth,