A form of HeroicSelfDeprecation where a character thinks they're not good enough for their LoveInterest. They may think this while they're actually in a relationship with said person (in which case they may break it off "for the other person's good"), or they may avoid pursuing them in the first place.

Done well, it can provide conflict, as well as maybe CharacterDevelopment. Done badly, it can come across as {{Wangst}}, especially if the character [[InformedFlaw has no reason to feel like this]], or worse, is seen as disingenuously fishing for compliments.

Related to IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy. Also compare ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe. If this causes a breakup, they may say ItsNotYouItsMe (and really mean it).


[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Belldandy from ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' is this way towards Keiichi Morisato. Numerous times things happen that make it seem as if he's losing interest in, or cheating on her, and she more or less ends up asking if she's good enough. And every single time, he promises her that she is, considering the wish he made to her in the first episode/chapter ("for a girl like her to stay with him forever" after being rejected by another woman), he doesn't intend to betray her trust.
** Keiichi himself is probably an even better example of this, particularly in the anime. He's quite aware that he is -- especially in the beginning -- an unattractive loser, and that by staying with him, Bell is taking a ''big'' step down. He often feels guilty for tethering her to him when he knows she could find someone better. The fact that ''both'' sides in this relationship are like this is one of the major contributors to the series' infamous CannotSpitItOut dynamic.
** Belldandy also believes that she doesn't deserve Keiichi [[spoiler:because she has been aware from day one of their relationship that Heaven messed with Keiichi's mind to keep him from consummating their relationship.]]
* In ''LightNovel/BakaToTestToShoukanjuu'' despite how much he may [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend deny feelings for]] and [[RunningGag run away from]] [[{{Yandere}} Shouko]] and her [[ShipTease advances]] on a frequent basis, when Yuuji actually talks about his relationship with her, he makes it out like [[ItsNotYouItsMe it's all his fault that she's fallen in love with a worthless guy like him]].
-->'''Yuuji:''' ''I want to set her free.''
** Which hilariously backfires and only causes her to fall in love with him even more anytime he tries to convince her that she deserves a better guy than him.
* In ''LightNovel/MayoChiki'', due to the nature of her situation, Subaru, who is a [[SweetPollyOliver girl disguised as a boy]], is constantly worried that she either isn't good enough for Jiro, or that he's either dating, or likes someone else. Despite that, Jiro always tries to reassure her.
* Snow gives hints of this in ''Manga/{{MAR}}''. Aside from the occasional jealousy, it doesn't go anywhere. [[spoiler: It's heavily implied she hooks up with Ginta at the end anyway.]]
* Naruto in ''{{Naruto}}'' seems to display this trope to an extent. While not in a romantic relationship with [[{{Tsundere}} Sakura]], he states to Sai that he could not tell her how he feels because he couldn't keep his promise to her in bringing back Sasuke, implying that he feels unworthy of her. Though he's also a IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy character.
** Hinata is a more straight example. She has been in love with Naruto since they were kids, but her crippling shyness and perceived weakness prevented her from ever pursuing him. She even calls her choice to try and save him from Pein an act of selfishness. In turn, Kiba implies that Naruto feels very much the same, which is why he always tries to act so cool around her. [[spoiler:Eventually, they move past this; the epilogue reveals they married and had two children.]]
* This trope almost defines Kisa Shouta's angst and feelings toward Yukina Kou in ''Manga/SekaiichiHatsukoi''.
* In ''{{Sekirei}}'', Minato is plagued by the feeling that he isn't good enough for his BalancedHarem. He calls himself "unreliable", and worries that he's a worthless guy because of his failure to get into university twice, as well as being an ExtremeDoormat. Rather than allow this to consume him or damage their relationships, he resolves to become someone worthy of their love and trust, someone that will believe in himself enough to fully return their feelings. He declares this to them, and asks them to wait for him until then.
* Kenshin Himura from ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' ofter wonders if he's good enough for his girlfriend Kaoru. It's rather justified in his case due to his DarkAndTroubledPast.
* In ''Manga/FairyTail'' [[spoiler:Jellal, after his HeelFaceTurn,]] firmly believes that he has no right to be with [[spoiler:Erza]] after what he's done, and even goes out of his way to [[spoiler:lie about having a fiance to get around the fact that she's in love with him]]. All this in spite of the fact that he was BrainwashedAndCrazy at [[spoiler: ''the age of seven.'']]
** Juvia becomes this after she [[spoiler:takes down the {{Necromancer}} Keyes, by extension killing the Gray's father.]] Instead of getting angry, [[spoiler:Gray holds her and tearfully thanks her for freeing his father.]]
* Setsuna from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' spends a considerable amount of time angsting over how she feels unworthy of her {{Ojou}}-sama Konoka.
* In ''Manga/DetectiveConan'':
** [[GenkiGirl Yumi]]'s ex-boyfriend Haneda is still in love with her, but believes that he is unworthy of Yumi until he can win all seven professional shogi title tournaments.
** [[spoiler: Takagi]] sometimes shows shades of this trope towards his girlfriend [[spoiler: Sato]]. At some point he's seen in tears due to this, thinking of how he believes himself to not have what it takes to make her happy. [[spoiler: And then he's kidnapped and put in a DeathTrap. And one of the persons who saves him is Sato herself.]]
* Jin from ''LightNovel/SakurasouNoPetNaKanojo'' feels he's not worthy enough to be with his beloved childhood friend Misaki, due to her talents, such as in animation, and feels he would just [[TheLoad weigh her down]] if he tried to have a serious relationship with her. This despite the obvious signs that Misaki really wants to be with him.
* Sayaka Miki from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. She has a crush on Kyousuke Kamijou but CanNotSpitItOut, ''especially'' once it is revealed that [[spoiler:becoming a MagicalGirl means effectively [[OurLichesAreDifferent becoming a sparkly lich]]. Sayaka feels she can't ask for Kyousuke's love because she now considers herself a zombie, and the realization that she made her supposedly selfless wish for selfish reasons along with her good friend Hitomi [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom pushing the issue by giving her a one day headstart on confessing]] (which she balks at)]]...it doesn't end well.
* Annie Brighton from CandyCandy is this to [[spoiler: Archie Cornwall]], which isn't helped by his crush on the titular Candy [[spoiler: and how Annie, despite her and Candy's RomanticTwoGirlFriendship, is also jealous of her]]. [[spoiler: However, Archie soon realises that [[SecondLove Annie is the one he actually loves]], and they stay together.]]

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Tommy Monoghan of the ''{{Comicbook/Hitman}}'' comic book ends his relationship with Tiegel once and for all by pretty much telling her outright that he's a scumbag, and if they stay together he'd just keep letting her down and screwing up. He's saying it because it's true, but he's ALSO saying it because he's about to take on a pretty good sized chunk of the CIA and doesn't want her around for it. Whether or not a reader thinks he would have said/done it if not for the whole CIA thing varies.
* Barbara Gordon of Batgirl/Oracle fame [[DependingOnTheWriter sometimes]] felt as though [[{{Nightwing}} Dick]] was only in love [[LovingAShadow with the memory of the girl she had once been]], rather than the [[HandicappedBadass woman she had become]].
* Frank Einstein Jr. is this to Henrietta in ''ComicBook/MiniMonsters'', specifically in the second album. He falls for her at first sight, but his feelings of being rejected and his own inferiority complex towards his physical appearance; made him create an invention who makes people physically perfect. But that became dangerous because of Henrietta's [[spoiler:extreme bipolar disorder]]. After that, he's still very much in love with her, and Henrietta starts feeling the same for him, although they can't tell their own feelings for each other.
* ComicBook/SpiderMan and Mary Jane Watson are this to each other. For Spider-Man, MJ is an incredibly beautiful, charismatic and talented young woman who is incredibly out of his league and would be far better off if she wasn't with him. For Mary Jane, Spider-Man is a selfless and brave superhero with amazing abilities. They each believe they aren't good enough for the other, and that they are dragging the other person down.

[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Derpy]] in ''FanFic/WereGonnaGetThereSoon''. Her [[CuteClumsyGirl klutziness]], eye condition, and her [[WellDoneSonGuy poor relationship with her parents]] result in a mare who is very surprised when [[NiceGuy Thunderlane]] is interested in pursuing a relationship with her.
* In ''[[Fanfic/AllThingsProbableSeries "A Friend In Darkness"]]'', [[WesternAnimation/KimPossible Kim's]] VisionQuest to rescue Ron from the SpiritWorld [[FightingDownMemoryLane dredges up uncomfortable memories]] of times she'd been thoughtless and condescending toward him. She decides that he deserves better and breaks up with him [[spoiler:until the end of the story]].
* The Blog/ReadingRainbowverse has Lyra breaking up with Bonbon because she's unsure if she feels the same way about their relationship as Bonbon does and doesn't want to lead her on. This is almost universally regarded as a poor decision.
* Played straight and inverted by Erin in ''Fanfic/AndTheStoryContinues'', regarding her blossoming romance with Stephen. While [[ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe she does feel under his league]] and has been fighting self-confidence issues since the beginning of the series, she seems to be more concerned about getting hurt ''by him''. His [[TheCharmer ladies' man tendencies]] worry her a bit and she still has baggage from [[TheFirstCutIsTheDeepest what happened between]] [[LoveHurts her and L]] in [[Fanfic/StoryOfTheCentury the first story.]]
** Speaking of, L is implied to be this in the prequel, especially in the companion 'shots. While it's suggested that he develops feelings for Erin he [[CannotSpitItOut never says a word about them]] and does not try to pursue a more intimate relationship with her. This may have been due to [[UnscrupulousHero how he is in general]] and [[AMatchMadeInStockholm the nature of what relationship they did have...]]
* Jessie and James shift this role back and forth for the first half of Creator/CoriFalls's series of ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' fanfics. [[YoYoPlotPoint It gets pretty repetitive after the first five or so times.]]
* Lampshaded in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10745563/6/OTP-Addiction OTP Addiction]]'', when [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} Pyrrha]] refuses to leave Jaune to his death.
-->''Mercury sighed and shook his head. "Trust me, there'll be other guys out there, ones actually worth your time."\\
Pyrrha smiled at Jaune. "I...I never met anyone...worth more to me than you."''
* In an untitled [[http://theskyexists.tumblr.com/post/82412357567/unbreakable-red-ribbons-wrap-her-waist-her fic]] set after ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'', Homura becomes this trope. [[note]]To paraphrase [[ComicBook/XMen Emma Frost]],[[/note]] She's spent so long hating herself that she can't imagine anyone ''not'' hating her.
-->'''Madoka:''' I will say it again and again for all eternity if I have to, Homura-chan, until you get it. You are you and I will always save you.

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* {{Implied}} with Xibalba in ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife''. At the end, when he [[spoiler:apologizes to La Muerte for all the trouble he caused, he adds in "you [La Muerte] deserve better than me"]]. [[WordOfGod Gutierrez]] stated that the reason Xibalba wanted to make it ''look'' like he was cheating on her was out of insecurity.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AnExtremelyGoofyMovie'', PJ is in this role. Bobby is willing to flirt with Beret Girl, PJ is not. He says a grand total of zero words to her, being visibly stunned speechless each time, until she decides to take the initiative and start flirting with him. At this point, PJ responds by reciting a poem about how nobody notices fat people no matter how they act. Beret Girl is both impressed and sympathetic, asks, "How could ''anyone'' overlook this bundle of yes-ness?" and asks him to dance. This is the catalyst for PJ's CharacterDevelopment: he immediately becomes a lot happier, less insecure, and more confident.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* [[Literature/BridgetJones Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason]] does this with the protagonist playing this role.
--> '''Bridget''': I read that you should never go out with someone if you can think of three reasons why you shouldn't.\\
'''Mark''': And can you think of three?\\
'''Bridget''': Yes.\\
'''Mark''': Which are?\\
'''Bridget''': First off, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking I embarrass you. I can't ski, I can't ride, I can't speak Latin , my legs only come up to here]] and yes I will always be just a [[HollywoodPudgy little bit fat]].
* This is why Audrey doesn't consider leaving the abusive "semi-sadist" Orin for her {{Adorkable}} NiceGuy coworker Seymour in ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors''; she likes Seymour, but she considers herself too dirty and worthless to be with him.
* ''Film/ShesOutOfMyLeague'' is from the perspective of one of these; it's about a man who has found a very attractive girlfriend who really likes him, but he considers her way out of his league, leading him to sabotage things. It doesn't help that almost everyone around him appears to be an incredibly petty and spiteful person who either encourage him or actively attempt to sabotage things out of jealousy.
* At the end of ''Film/SomeLikeItHot'', Sugar decides to run away with Joe. He tells her that she deserves better than TheCasanova who put on a fašade to win her heart, but [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys she stays with him anyway]].

* This is a constant problem for Georgina in the ''Literature/GeorginaKincaid'' series. She thinks she's not good enough for Seth and is going to end up hurting him, because she's hurt people in the past. That and she's a succubus, whereas he's a reserved and virtuous man.
* In ''New Moon'' of the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' series, Edward leaves Bella because of this, resulting in much {{Wangst}} from both of them.
** Although in this case it's less "I'm not good enough for you" and more "I'm finding it very difficult not to [[WarmBloodBagsAreEverywhere eat you]]."
* In the last two ''HarryPotter'' book, [[spoiler:[[CoolTeacher Lupin]]]] has this problem with [[spoiler:[[ActionGirl Tonks]]]]--he turns her down because a.) he's [[MayDecemberRomance quite a bit (12 years) older than her]], b.) he has no steady means of support, and c.) [[spoiler:[[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent he's a werewolf]]]], with all the danger and FantasticRacism that includes. They wind up eloping sometime between the last two books, but he's so sure that this was a mistake that he tries to leave her (and their [[WhatIfTheBabyIsLikeMe unborn child]]) until Harry gives him a WhatTheHellHero speech.
** Also in the last book, this turns out to be a big part of [[ClassicalAntiHero Ron]]'s problem: with his low self-esteem he's convinced ([[WhyAreYouNotMySon among other things]]) that [[TheSmartGuy Hermione]] would never pick him [[ImaginaryLoveTriangle over Harry]]. Carrying around an ArtifactOfDoom that could give him a constant mental HannibalLecture just brought all those issues to a head.
* [[{{Mistborn}} Vin and Elend]] provide a double example, Vin thinks she's too BookDumb and violent for Elend, Elend feels he's too much of a passive screwup for Vin.
* [[SherlockHolmes Watson]] to Mary Morstan in Creator/ArthurConanDoyle's ''The Sign of Four''. As a wounded retiree from the Afghan army with little income, he feels that he has no right to even ''think'' about her, and things get worse when it turns out that she [[NotWithThemForTheMoney stands to gain a large sum of money]].
* [[Literature/TheHungerGames Katniss Everdeen]] feels that she doesn't deserve the unconditional love of a NiceGuy like Peeta. Haymitch agrees with her.
--> '''Haymitch:''' You could live a hundred lifetimes and not deserve him, you know.
* Both Jerin and Cira/[[spoiler: Princess Halley]] in ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'', though for different reasons.
* Michael of ''Literature/TheTraitorGame'' is a platonic ([[ShipTease or not]]) version of this trope for Francis, constantly feeling insecure about their friendship. This is because Michael has trust issues after being bullied at his previous school, and [[ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe finds it difficult to accept that Francis - who is "cool", "posh" and "handsome" - would genuinely want to be friends with him]]. This leads to disastrous consequences.
* Both Michael and Mia in ''Literature/ThePrincessDiaries'', Michael because of feeling the constant need to prove himself "worthy" of dating a princess, Mia due to her low self esteem for dating an attractive genius who is her best friend's brother.
* This is par for the course in Creator/CatherineAnderson's novels, but Molly Sterling, Laura Townsend, Natalie Patterson and Bethany Coulter are the biggest examples.
%% * Will Herondale from ''Literature/TheInfernalDevices''.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/NipTuck'' has Christian break up with Natasha because he thinks she deserves better than TheCasanova like him.
* In Season 3 of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', this is Angel's reasoning for ending his relationship with Buffy before [[Series/{{Angel}} he moves to LA]]. He wants her to have a relatively normal life and he feels that her being with him would make that more difficult.
* Lennier never admits he loves Delenn until the fifth season of ''Series/BabylonFive''.
* Rachel of ''Series/{{Suits}}'' displays signs of this when Mike breaks it off. Despite all her explanations of how important she is to the firm, she still believes he looks down on her for never passing the [=LSATs=] and remaining a paralegal.
* In ''Series/NewGirl'''s season 1 finale, Schmidt ends things with Cece because he's convinced she's too out of his league for him to ever make her happy.
* ''Series/GossipGirl'' Chuck Bass runs on this trope regarding Blair for most of the show's duration. It doesn't help that Blair goes back and forth between reinforcing this belief and telling him he's the best man she's ever known and all that she's ever wanted.
* Rory of ''Series/DoctorWho'' thinks he's not good enough for Amy. So much so that he was too certain of rejection to ask her out, and is constantly surprised whenever she demonstrates her affection for him. This gets a lot better though, and by the end of the series, he's thrown it off.
** This also happens to Amy herself. In series 7 Amy almost gets a divorce because [[spoiler: she's infertile and she knows Rory's always wanted children. Since Amy's bad at dealing with feelings, she never told him ''why'' she wanted a divorce. Of course, it turns out Rory doesn't care and in an unshot scene we find out that they adopted a child.]]
** The Doctor himself feels this way about most of his major love interests, given that he leads a dangerous life, is a centuries old space alien and (particularly after the Time War) generally hates himself. As a general tendency, he's very quick to [[IWantMyBelovedTobeHappy leave them to find the happiness he can't give them elsewhere.]]
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': The insecure [[{{StepfordSnarker}} Chandler]] sometimes feels this way concerning Monica, his girlfriend and later wife. This is despite him being genuinely smart, funny, good-looking, a very successful career and a very kind personality. It's caused, in part, by his traumatic childhood, bad luck with women, commitment phobia, one previous boyfriend the gang had idolized at the time and whom she had truly loved, and their friend's jokes that Monica 'can do better'. Fortunately, he and Monica have an OppositesAttract thing going on, so while he's very good at stabilizing her neuroses, she's very good at building his confidence.
** One of the most telling moments is in an alternate universe episode when he falls for Monica who is fat, a virgin and dating an incredibly boring guy. Despite all this Chandler ''still'' thinks she wouldn't want to date him and he isn't good enough. Yeah, it doesn't matter about the circumstances, this guy has major insecurity issues.

* Basically the premise to the Tal Bachman song "She's so High."
-->What could a guy like me ever really offer?
-->She's perfect as she can be, why should I even bother?
* Seems to be the main theme of "She's Like the Wind" by Patrick Swayze.
-->I feel her breath in my face
-->Her body close to me
-->Can't look in her eyes
-->She's out of my league.
* The James Ingram song "I Don't Have The Heart" shows a man who clearly cares about his woman but feels that he is not good enough for her.
* Inverted in "Frozen" by {{Music/Delain}}, in which the protagonist's love interest clearly has issues preventing him from being with her.
* The song ''Amanda'' has the line "Fate should have made you a gentleman's wife".
* Found in the Anna Nalick song "Sort of Delilah."
-->Once you were a tower, and given the power, how did I become the wrecking ball?
-->Didn't wanna hurt you, didn't deserve you, I'm usually the victim after all.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
** NiceGuy Jacob feels this way towards both Miranda and female Shepard (if you romance him).
** [[WrenchWench Tali'Zorah]] feels this way if male Shepard pursues a relationship with her. See the entry on IJustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy.
** Through similar reasons as Tali, Garrus may count as as well.
* Almost every love interest in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''. Most of them have self-esteem issues to begin with, but romancing them tends to bring it to the forefront.
** Anders is a mage living outside the Circle who has to look over his shoulder for Templars. He's also possessed by a very angry Spirit of Justice that may or may not have become a full-on demon, and [[spoiler: by the end of the game, he's plotting to blow up the Chantry.]] He's the most vocal about not having anything to offer, especially once supporting apostates is declared a hanging offense.
** Between being an [[FantasticRacism elf]], a [[BloodMagic blood mage]] and a FishOutOfWater, Merrill refuses to believe Hawke feels romantic affection towards her until Hawke specifically tells her s/he does. Even after they've just had sex.
** Fenris is an amnesiac fugitive ex-slave whose former master is heavily implied to have sexually abused him. [[spoiler: After his first time with Hawke, he has a rush of memories from his old life and panics, feeling like a fool for thinking he could be with someone.]]
** By the time Hawke's named Champion of the city, PirateGirl Isabela is convinced the two of them no longer have anything in common.
** [=DLC=] character Sebastian is the least self-flagellating, possibly because he [[UptownGirl outranks Hawke socially]] rather than vice versa.
* Raven from ''RuneFactory3''. If you marry her, much of your dialog with her consists of her being reassured that you love her and wanted to marry her.
* Ninian in ''[[FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: The Blazing Sword]]'' loves Eliwood, but feels she isn't worthy of him due to her secret heritage [[spoiler: as a half-Dragon]] and her guilt over having been an unwilling catalyst in [[spoiler: his father's death]]. Eliwood uses their A support to reassure her that he loves her no matter what.
** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', BadassBookworm Laurent becomes this if he falls in love with [[spoiler: Lucina]]. [[AnguishedDeclarationOfLove In his own words during their S support]]:
-->'''Laurent''': "I was not worried about whether I was fit to support the army... I was worried I was unfit to support you. Thoughts of how I might better aid you and you alone consumed me! That was my true distraction from watching over the others (...) You're [[spoiler: Chrom]]'s daughter, and [[spoiler: in your veins runs the blood of exalts and heroes.]] ... [[UptownGirl So how could a common man such as I ever be worthy of you?"]]
** Sumia can be this for a male Avatar until their S support, where she decides to stop hiding behind her books and [[BeYourself learn to love herself as she is.]] She actually shows traces of this towards all of her possible boyfriends; one of her event tiles with a lover has her openly ask him how come he hasn't found a prettier girl than her.
** Brady is implied to be this for a female Avatar, as in his LoveConfession he tells her "I'll become a guy worthy of your love!"
** The male Avatar can become this for [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Tiki.]] [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that Tiki is the daughter of an actual goddess and the only other man she has ever shown anything resembling interest in was the Hero-King Marth, a legendary KingArthur like figure [[Really700YearsOld by the time of the events in Awakening.]]

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* In ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'', Nagisa initially acts like this when she and Tomoya start dating. Tomoya gets fed up with it pretty quickly and tells her to have more confidence in herself. He doesn't like anyone insulting his girlfriend, including herself.
* In ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', Jessica Ushiromiya is in love with Kanon, one of the Ushiromiya family servants. Kanon does love her back, but he believes he isn't worthy of her love due to his insistence that he's "furniture". [[spoiler:As the story continues, it becomes clear that this isn't just {{Wangst}} and the real reason he's so insecure is quite complicated and tragic.]]
* Seizh of ''VisualNovel/UnderTheMoon'' is very hesitant in his pure love paths, and requires a lot of convincing on the point that, yes, the heroine really is in love with him. Justifiably so, [[spoiler:since he knows she was head over heels for his brother until she was [[LaserGuidedAmnesia wind-wiped]].]]

* Dora of ''QuestionableContent'' may well be the TropeCodifier for webcomics. She's a ball of neuroses who is constantly worried that Marten, the first decent ''[[BiTheWay male]]'' she's ever dated - is going to leave her because of her hangups. And also because she's convinced he's still pining for Faye, despite both of them saying that's never going to happen. It does eventually split them up.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Parodied with the psychotic WebVideo/AskThatGuyWithTheGlasses. Even though the Love Martyr narrator tells him how amazing he is constantly, he'd rather be abused and told he's worthless.