An influencer has claimed that her beauty has intimated so many men.
Hope Schwing is a 24-year-old content creator from Los Angeles who has described herself as ‘chronically single.’
She says she’s never been in a serious relationship because men think she’s too hot to handle.
Schwing became viral after posting a video on her TikTok account in which she said she couldn’t find a good man because people are intimated by her beauty and are too scared to ask her out.
“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,” the text on her video read.
The video went viral and received over 3.5 million views on TikTok with thousands of likes and comments.
Although she clarified in the comments that her video was satirical and she wasn’t being serious, many people resonated with her thought.
“Satire extreme satire,” Schwing commented.
“especially when you have a personality and standards too and they can’t match it all,” one wrote in the comment section.
“the way you said this was satire but its not.. like i literally feel like this is true for me,” a second commented.
“Especially if you’re a career driven woman,” another said.
“That’s why I didn’t get a boyfriend in high school?? Lol,” a third added.
“Im gonna believe this is true about myself bc any other explanation will be my last straw,” another wrote.
“cause they b staring so hard but wont approach you,” someone wrote.
After her video went viral, Hope appeared in an interview with NeedToKnow.online and said she makes jokes about being single and is fine being independent and on her own.
“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,” she 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.”
She added that she didn’t know her video would resonate with so many people when she only posted it as a joke.
“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,” she told the outlet.
“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.”
Schwing added, “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.”
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