I think you should stop worrying about what other people do and what other people think. And focus on yourself. I know for a fact that skin color matters in this world. Because I have lived life as a dark skinned girl. And now I'm living life as a lighter skinned girl.... Same facial features. Different skin tone. The way I get treated is remarkably different. Do I think dark skin is beautiful? Hell yes. Does the majority of the world feel this way? No. Do SOME people feel this way. Yes. There are some people that can see beauty in all shades. And I wish that's how everyone thought. But unfortunately.... It's not. So. I'm forced to adapt. I'm a beauty queen and I'll do what it takes to win. And if bleaching my skin is part of the regimen. Then so be it. Plus men like me more this color. I suggest you do what makes you happy.