I dislike bragging, and I place high value in being humble. The last thing I want is to be perceived as arrogant or egotistical, so I never show off, and I almost never say positive things about myself. For this one post, I'm going to break that rule and describe my positive attributes. I'm young and healthy. I'm financially secure. I did well in high school and college. I have a job in the industry I love, and I enjoy what I do at work. I get a lot of time to enjoy my favorite hobbies. I'm proud of my accomplishments, and I like who I am. I have everything I've ever wanted, except for one thing. There is only ONE thing missing from my life. Because this is the ONLY problem in my life, it is the biggest problem by default. I'm happy with who I am, but I'm unhappy as long as I'm missing this one thing: A woman to love and be loved by. A woman to share my life and experiences with. I have been told many times that I am an ugly-looking guy, which makes it very hard for me to feel like I could ever be an attractive person. No woman has ever flirted with me or shown signs of attraction to me, so I don't feel as though I am appealing to women. Because I've never had my first kiss or first date by age 22, I feel like I'm unwanted and undesirable. Because everyone else has had romantic experiences but me, I feel insecure and inferior to other guys. I can be confident about everything else in my life, but not women - I'm nervous and anxious and scared around women. I'm fine around friends and co-workers, but I'm terrified of embarrassing myself or being rejected by women. I love everything about my life except my involuntary bachelorhood. Because it is the only problem with my life, it's always on my mind and it's always bothering me. Women are attracted to confident men, and I'm not confident in myself, because women aren't attracted to me. I've got everything I've ever wanted and I have a lot of things going for me; by all means, I should be a happy person, but I feel badly about myself because I'm single. I am very lonely, and my 100% rejection streak with women just makes me feel worse about myself. I probably project an aura of self-pity and desperation, which just scares women off even more. Ladies aren't attracted to guys that are depressed - but I wouldn't be depressed anymore, if only a girl would like me! Ladies aren't attracted to guys who are under-confident - but I would be bursting with self-confidence if only a girl would like me! Ladies aren't attracted to guys who are insecure - but I would no longer have any reason to feel insecure, if only a girl would like me! Ladies aren't attracted to guys who are not happy with their lives - but I would be extremely happy with my life, if only a girl would like me! Ladies aren't attracted to guys who pity themselves - but I would have no reason to feel pity for myself, if only a girl would like me! The only way for my life to improve is if a girl likes me, but women refuse to like me, because I'm depressed and lack self-confidence - which only THEY can cure by giving me a chance. It feels like women are disallowing me from finding happiness. I don't think that I'm entitled to attention from women, but I find it horribly depressing that all women pass me over, just because I'm missing self-confidence. I think I would be a wonderful boyfriend, if only a girl would give me a chance...but they won't. How do I escape this Catch 22 that I've fallen into?