Dating body type descriptions
It also helps to mention that it's recent and accurate, just to be sure. I recognize that the slender and athletic categories get you a lot more traffic, and a lot more potential dates. About Average: Men read this answer as 10-15 pounds overweight.Men, especially, will pass on a woman's profile if he just "can't tell". It's just because he's been burned and he's tired of paying for ridiculous dates. My own husband (who went out on a grand total of like four online dates) once went out with a woman who listed herself as "athletic". But if that's an inaccurate listing for your body type, it's also going to bring you disappointment and tears after years of unsuccessful dating. Especially in areas of the country that are more fit or more metropolitan. Because of this, you're body is shaped well, but you don't have to be ripped to look great. Typically, men will use the Heavyset and Stocky categories, not women.Couple weeks before you posted ‘My inner fat girl’ in May 2012 I made a profile on OKC. After about a month I got frustrated, deleted my profile and started working on weight loss. ) can a woman honestly describe herself as ‘average’? My profile generated some responses, but not the ones you (or even I) would describe as high quality.Describing oneself as Overweight/A little extra/Full Figured seems to indicate self-deprecation/low self-esteem, i.e. I like ‘curvy’ (I have DDD bra size), but is it true that ‘curvy’ is just a euphemism for obese? Would you consider commenting on the body types definitions and deciphering the OKC-speak? If you post accurate and recent photos of yourself, then you won’t be misrepresenting yourself too egregiously. Yes, “curvy” is just a nice way of saying overweight.I don’t think describing oneself as overweight, full figured, etc is a sign of low self-esteem. How other people perceive that admission isn’t about you. As for whether or not I would actually select that body type option, the answer is no. It’s unfortunate that that’s how most people, even many women, interpret that. Select Curvy as your body type and the majority of people who will view your profile will be the fetishists and chubby chasers.I had one matchmaking client tell me that he drove 100 miles for an evening online date, only to find that the woman has posted her roommate's photo on her profile. To keep it simple, I'm going to use Match.com's description system and give you my definitions based on what men have told me that expect out of certain listed body types: Slender: You're not carrying an extra 5-10 pounds, and you probably don't work out a lot. You probably wear a clothing size under a size 8, unless you're particularly tall. A Few Extra Pounds: You're anywhere from 15-25 pounds overweight for you.Heavyset, Big and Beautiful, Full-Figured: You wear a clothing size 16 and up. You probably wear a size 12-14 women's clothing size.
Women are accused of “lying” about their body type (as well as lying about their age; for men it is height and income) up to 80% of the time, but how can you lie about something if you don’t even know the answer to the question?If it's a weight range, it's still inaccurate.For example, I weigh over 150 lbs, but my phsyique (genetically) is incredibly muscular, and I wear a women's clothing size 6-8. Some men like their women with lots of curves, and others like waifs.I have been online dating for about two months and it’s been so-so thus far. I’m 5’3″ and an hourglass-ish size 10, so while I’m not obese, I’m definitely not “athletic and toned.” I chose pictures that I think accurately show this.Anyway, at first I listed myself as “A few pounds extra” thinking it was an honest description.
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The guys who have made contact have been people that I probably would not have dated normally, i.e., no steady job or just a little odd.