Anyway, OP, it might just be where you carry your fat stores and it will never go away except for maybe very transiently if you are extremely strict with your diet and exercise, like a bodybuilder pre-competition or something. I carry my weight in my thighs and I've gotten to a point where I looked gaunt elsewhere and my weight refused to budge any further and I still had fat in my thighs. You have to try a few things, but at some point you just have to make peace with it - you're not a fitness model and you don't need a 6-pack to make a living, so don't stress too much.
I lost my belly pouch once before so I know it's possible, even though it seems like it'll never go away. I think it was mostly diet change and HIIT that shifted it. Now it's back and I get to do it all over again
bacon is a food group, right?
Nothing sexier than a girl with some healthy fat. Nothing more disgusting than a girl who's thin all over -- fashion models don't look good when you meet them in person, they're grossly thin. Sir Mix-a-lot knows it, Bruce Willis' girlfriend in Pulp Fiction knows it, and an eon of human males know it, you walk around healthy with a little bit of stored energy on you. Don't lose your gut! And don't worry what your girlfriends think of it.
When living in India, where ladies are rounder, my in-laws nag me about gaining weight (okay, but they are overweight). Nobody gives a second thought to extra fat. When I'm in Hong Kong, where stick-thin is in, my relatives and family can't resist poking at my belly and sides, asking why I haven't lost the pregnant belly yet. So cultural.