Is Your Body Image Hurting Your Love Life? 3 Ways To Change

There’s no question that our body image influences our relationship behavior (heck, we did a week-long Experts spotlight on it, that’s how influential it is!). Low body image and self-esteem blinds us to our own self-worth, which in turn can make us settle for a so-so relationship or give up on searching for love altogether. As part of our Love Starts Within spotlight, YourTango Experts sound in on how to stop hating on our thighs (or stomach, or whatever we’ve deemed our “problem area”) and start loving ourselves fully—because if we don’t love and accept ourselves, flaws and all, how can we expect someone else to?1. Discover self-confidence through what you do—not how you look. When you feel really good about your body and yourself, you radiate self-confidence, and that is sexy to both men and women. It doesn’t matter how much you weigh, how flat your stomach is or what size clothes you wear. The more you like yourself, the more others will want to be around you and enjoy your company. Self-acceptance of your body makes it easier to feel relaxed, lighten up, get out to meet new people and try new things. With that level of positive confidence, you will have greater success attracting a new love in your life and keeping the romance and fun in your relationship. Read more…

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