Q:Do guys mind stretch marks? I wish I could do something about it, i hate them, but sadly, there's nothing I can do about them :/
Well, I think there are two types of stretch marks.
I’ve seen girls who have been a little overweight get mild ones. The weight comes off, and the skin has stretched. Guys, when you see a girl with stretch marks, don’t assume she was really huge. Some girls just don’t have a lot of elasticity in their skin. So even if they were just a little overweight, they can get stretch marks. They tend to show up in the butt or thighs, and a bit in the belly. (Guys can get them too from being overweight, but it’s more common in women.) Anyways, those types of stretch marks are pretty mild. Not a big deal. It’s like having some cellulite. Does it make you more attractive? Of course not. Does it make a guy run for the hills? Not at all. Same with these type of stretchmarks.
Then there are the stretch marks a woman can get from becoming pregnant. These can be really major and are found pretty much exclusively on the belly and boobs. (It’s amazing how much bigger a woman’s boobs get when she has a kid. My sis went up two cup sizes.) These lines are dark. They affect the texture of the skin, almost looking a bit like a burn scar.
They might be more severe, but the same principle applies as before. Does any guy fail to notice them? Of course not. They’re sort of obvious! But does it make all guys want to gouge out their eyes? No! There are some guys who will probably not want to date a girl with severe baby stretch marks. But those are the same guys who wouldn’t date a girl whose nose was too big… or boobs were too small… or ass too flat. There are shallow guys. But there are also decent ones who will look past the stretch marks and see that even with them, a woman can still be physically beautiful… and… she has some emotional beauty to her too, if she’s a mom.
Don’t underestimate that as well. I’m not ready to have a kid. But I want to have one while I’m in my 20’s. I’m at the stage in my life where “maternal” is a quality I look for. If a woman is good with kids, I actually find it sexy. So, stretch marks give you some character too, when they come from being pregnant.
Let me speak to the guys out there, even those this is a question framed by a woman. Dudes, if you get a woman pregnant - wife, girlfriend, etc. - she’s going to probably get stretch marks. She might be able to get her bod back all nice and tight. But she has caused damage to the skin tissue. The only way to remove stretch marks is cut that tissue out. Women are self-conscious about stretch marks, as this question makes clear. So be supportive!!!!!!!!!!! That’s YOUR baby that caused those marks. If my wife gets stretch marks, I’m going to pat them and kiss them, cause they’re born out of our love. Don’t be a douche and make her feel bad about something 1) she couldn’t help getting, 2) is physically impossible to get rid of, and 3) YOU CAUSED when you knocked her up!!!!
So bottom line, babe. You’re fine. Any man who wouldn’t want to be with you because you have stretch marks is probably not a man you want to be with anyway!