Hi there! Sorry for the late reply TT been busy from finals week ~
I think first of all, men should be your absolute last resort for self-approval, to be honest, honey you don’t need anyone's approval for that! I know it's hard sometimes, and this ties in with self-confidence, something that I always and still struggle with, but what I noticed is if you show that you're comfortable with yourself and don't purposely try to seek reassurance, people believe that and are attracted to it.
We all deal with rejection, and I think it’s natural, but rejection is a whole different story from being played. If someone is big enough of a dirtbag to play mind games or fool with you, then you should be strong enough of a woman to let it go and not be as worthless as him to linger onto it! Honestly, I feel like sometimes girls don’t give enough support to each other and so we sometimes feel like we need boys to tell us and reassure us how awesome and attractive we all are >:3 So I’m going to tell you that girlie, you are fabulous, beautiful and one fine mystical creature;
So just keep being the fabulous you and stop giving two craps about what them boys are thinking!