We were having an extremely superficial conversation, I'm a little ashamed to say. We happened to be talking about a friend of ours having never been with a girl either of us found to be very attractive.
I remembered one past girlfriend of his, and then I said, "No, wait, so-and-so, she was a 10. What a betty. Never mind." He followed that with, "no, she was more like a 6 or 7." I wondered out loud, "Dang, if you thought she was a 6 or 7, what do you think I am?" He said, "Oh! You're like an 8!"
I'm so hurt. I hate to admit it but I've been crying. We've talked about it and he is really sorry, and there is a lot of love here. But I am having a ton of trouble getting over it. I feel like he should think as much of me as I think of him. I'm worried he's settling if he doesn't think I'm that attractive. And maybe it's my perspective, but if you compare it to a grade an 8 is a B-. On my looks.
I've told him how I feel and he's apologized profusely. I know it's mostly vanity, but I can't help how upset I am. Any advice? I'm am prepared to hear "stop whining."
Source: Flickr User kiddharma