A viral influencer has asserted that she is too attractive to find a boyfriend, stating that her appearance is so daunting that men are too frightened to approach her for dates.
Hope Schwing, a 24-year-old from Los Angeles, California, confesses to having little dating experience and has never been involved in a committed relationship.
The influencer, who identifies as "chronically single," asserts her independence and doesn't feel the need to rush into a relationship. Nonetheless, when she posted a video of herself attributing her single status to her attractive appearance, her dating life garnered attention.
In the video, her expression appears dejected while the accompanying text displays: "'No one talks about how hard it is to be literally so hot that you can't get a [boyfriend] because all men are extremely intimidated by and scared of you. Being incredibly hot is honestly a curse."
Although Hope promptly explained in the comments that her remark was intended as 'satire,' the message still struck a chord with viewers, resulting in the video amassing over 3.7 million views and 474,000 likes.
A viewer commented: "Especially when you have a personality and standards too and they can't match it all."
"It's a blessing & a curse babe," another user agreed.
Someone else joked: "I'm gonna believe this is true about myself bc any other explanation will be my last straw."
"Convincing myself this is why I'm single," said user Taylor.
User Joey commented: "The way you said this was satire but it's not... like I literally feel like this is true for me," while another TikToker named Olivia chimed in: "This isn't satire it's relatable."
"You're absolutely right," Matthew confirmed.
Fortunately, Hope is content with her current status.
"I make jokes about being single and how I "hate" it, but I'm totally fine being single for as long as I need to be," said.
"The video stating I'm 'too intimidating and hot' – I don't actually mean that. I just notice a trend among women saying these things to explain why they're single."
"It's a more empowering – possibly false – way of hyping ourselves up and making light of being chronically single."
"I've personally been told and heard women give reason that they're single because 'the guy wants to be the hot one' or 'I'm too hot, I'm intimidating him and scaring him away" – just funny satirical stuff like that.
"I thought it was pretty obvious in my video it was satire and me being existential and dramatic, but clearly that wasn't delivered."
"The funny thing is, women commenting are saying, "This isn't satire, it's relatable" or "real". Men on the other hand are basically flaming me, calling me ugly and almost seeming mad."
"I've never been in a serious relationship, except for 'puppy love' type stuff in early high school that didn't last for more than a month. Nothing serious."
"I don't have a ton of experience dating because I don't really have an urgency to date."
"I'm a busy gal and I think when it's time for me to date, it'll come to me. I don't think I'll be the one chasing it."
"Being I've been independent my whole life, I'm used to being single."
"In Los Angeles, dating is nearly impossible it seems. Everyone is busy or just not ready for commitment, which I totally understand."