23 Millennials Confess The Things They Wish They Weren’t Attracted To

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Trying to navigate the dating scene as a millennial can be quite the laborious task. Do I take my newfound bae out for $14 avocado toast or do we go on a houseplant shopping spree to fill the empty void of our souls? True life. It’s also difficult when the person you’re attracted to is emotionally unavailable, they don’t like you back, or they’re married AF. Why do we always fall for the perfect, funny, caring, gorgeous man and then meet his wife immediately after. Ehrmegerd, whert a bermer.

Take it from the guy who only likes super clingy girls. It’s nice to feel wanted and cared for and appreciated, but at what point does adorably eager loving turn into stage 5 clinger status? Or maybe you always go for overly cold and distant people. There’s a lot of fun in the chase until you wind up disparagingly empty and wanting more from someone who has the emotional capacity of a Dell desktop computer circa 2001.

We can’t always help who we’re attracted to, but why do we put ourselves into sh*tty situations where we know things won’t work out? Blame hormones, society, and our brains — hell, blame the a-a-a-a-a-alcohol — but we will probably just continue going for the people that harbor no datable future. It might be nice to connect with someone about their depression, but then you have to deal with two people that have a dark cloud looming over the entire relationship. My advice? Take yourself out on a date and buy yourself some overpriced avocado toast and a motherf*cking house plant.

These 23 millennials really wish they could change the people they’re attracted to:


Super fucking clingy girls. The cling in itself I absolutely love. But it normally comes with a whole lot of mental issues and instabilities I am not equipped to handle. Just cling and be moderately normal please.


Short hair, flannel, and piercings. I’m in the unfortunate position of being a straight guy in college who is basically attracted to the college lesbian uniform.


Legs. Do you know how many girls have them? A lot.


Emotionally unavailable people.

Written by Laura McNairy

Laura is a freelance writer for TFLN. She likes to write about what she knows best — dating, sex, and being awkward, but usually in the opposite order. She is the Assistant Editor and videographer for Peach Fuzz, a sex-positive nudie magazine in ATX.