So why is that? Why do girls (myself included) feel such a need for approval from boys our age? If we have not had a father figure to tell us we are beautiful, the need is even worse. But I've found that all girls, no matter what type of family they come from, have this same, universal need -"Just tell me I'm beautiful." Is it because we all have a bit of insecurity about this issue? If so, why is it still such a big deal to us? Guys have a need to feel important, strong, and capable. But they still don't usually have a need to feel beautiful. Maybe it's because, generally, women are the prettiest creations. Maybe we recognize this and when nobody has pointed out we're pretty we automatically assume we're not. Maybe it's different personalities and levels of confidence that make some girls needier of this than others. Maybe it's a trust issue - that it's not enough for just one person to tell us how nice we look because they might be lying. We need more and more confirmation.
The bottom line is that I wish women would not seek this attention from guys that are unworthy of them - guys who will just make the girls feel worse about themselves. This need for affirmation is something we need to fix in ourselves somehow. Because girls, you may think a boy's affections are the answer to your insecurity, but unless you are fully at peace with yourself and how you look the relationship will just crash and burn. Remember, we're all beautiful because we are humans made in God's image. And the most "comely" face is ruined if the heart is not being cared for.
Why do you think girls long to be told they are beautiful?