Does this make sense?
Last night, I had an argument with my boyfriend on the phone. I tried to talk with him seriously, but he always prevents the conversation from becoming serious, and he always has 100 ideas to make me nothing to say and stop the argument.
Me: “Every time I date with you, the only thing you ever focus on is my clothes. Could you please take a look at what’s on inside?”
My boyfriend: “I’m also sad. Before we go on a date, I always spend time fixing myself up, so that I can draw attention to my appearance, and to the fact that I’m well dressed. But you only see what’s on the inside, and you never pay attention to my outfit. There is no difference from saying that I’m not a good looking man.”