I had done all the things you did when you were traditionally built and dating online, before the body positive movement thankfully started kicking in a couple of years ago.
There were fat girl tricks and I knew them all. Head and shoulders profile pictures only, with rare full-body ones, always taken in careful lighting from considered angles, even better, black and white. We all want to capture our best side. Except for people who take their dating profile pics in the bathroom, I've never understood those. But it wasn't total deception, what's the point in catfishing, especially if you're going to meet the bloke down the line? So I always put that I was "a few extra pounds" in the "body type" section. An understatement at the time, maybe, but online personal ads are like property ads, everyone knows what "renovator's dream", "charming" or "quaint" really mean.
I was just an insecure girl standing in front of a surprisingly hot guy, asking him to like me, so even though I knew I was out of my league and he was a tonsil, when he ended it I did that thing where you embarrassingly try to argue the person out of it, instead of exiting gracefully. Which was ridiculous, because in the whole of history, nobody has ever successfully argued someone into getting back together with them. It was while I was asking him why, and what happened, and how come, that he told me I was fat.
Like it was some kind of revelation. He wasn't wrong, and for a change he wasn't lying, he was just mean and tactless and weirdly only waking up to the fact three months later. I've never figured out why he carried on seeing me for that long if my size bothered him. It's not like he was blind the first time we met.
When I was in high school a girl with a body like Ashley Graham's would have been considered fat. As others have said, make sure to include some full body pictures so that others can see you what your body looks like. That eliminates any confusion. If Ashley Graham came up and set next to me, but her thigh up against my leg as I get a gander of those juggs, I'd probably get an erection in seconds. I am guessing since she's more proportionate and not much of a gut on her But there are some flat-chested women that refer to themselves as "curvy", but they built like a barrel, Jabba-the-Hutt-sized, fat in the mid-section that's bigger than the rest of her measurements.
Edited on April 24, at Post a few pictures and some full body shots. I would say you are "curvy" based on me Googling that model. As long as you have some recent body shots not in front of a mirror hiking your butt up. CarTay Send a private message. Check average, and later mention in a text that you are a tiny winy little bit more than average.
Or leave it at that and try to lose some pounds before you meet for the first time. Do not check anything, you do not have to since you post full-body pics and portraits. He can make up his own mind how he sees you. It's not a required field. Edited on April 22, at Apexbreed Send a private message. Find an online BMI calculator and use that to determine if you are overweight.
If so, be honest and mark down "a few extra pounds. That being said, BMI is a great, simple, tool for the average person. This reply was removed by the author. According to BMI I am overweight not obese but the question I ask is what is "average" these days if someone says they are average? Average doesn't necessarily have anything to do with BMI and what's considered a healthy weight range.
You make a great point actually. In the United States the average person actually is significantly overweight. Every year there are less and less people in the healthy weight range, so really being a healthy weight isn't average anymore. So I change my answer.
But please try to post more honest pictures of yourself to prevent from misleading a guy, like you had originally wrote about. It's not worth getting your feelings hurt over if things don't go your way. Bombtastic Send a private message. The worse they could say is no. Hugs to you and God bless.
June 14, at 5: Melanie and to women who would think some of the things you do, we all have our faults, issues and what-not. Best Wishes in your search! Ok wait…I am beautiful and I am big but not in the fetish sense. I get a lot of attention in public, yes the drooling over the boobs type but attract losers. I post realistic shots too.
Blah blah blah…long story short. Guys are being really superficial on Match. Come on now, I exclusively only use to date hot guys. But I grew up. And here at 36, I just want a regular nice guy who treats me with respect and love. Ok…and who maybe leaves a little bit of drool in the cleavage…. I also go to gym 5 times a week and I work out a sweat. I hear you sister!!! We should start our own site. Yes, I am wondering too. And then I thought, maybe I should put curvy? Average sounds like Dullsville to me. Curvy sounds prettier, sounds feminine.
So guys, what should I put? So guys or women who know the answer , what do you think I should I put to show myself in the best light, but not lie?
Guys, just because you have a gym membership does not make you athletic. I go to a gym times a week. In fact, the really hot bodies are in precious short supply, truth be told. I went out with an athletic and toned once. I could loose 1 inch on my gut, but everything else is right on. This lady could crush my skull with her legs and had ZERO fat.
Could probably bench press me too. I work with lots of guys around my age, and the reality is that guys who work in offices are usually quite paunchy by their mids.
The part that I think is silly is that people like using the peer group for their own category, but not for others. Most of my peers there are athletic guys who think 28 is old, and the metabolism to drink a six pack yet still have a six pack.
If I claim to be athletic and toned, women expect me to look like these dudes. Welcome to the f-ed up world of online dating. Weight, height and a little qualifier is all you need to know to deduce, or a picture of course. Thanks for sharing this post and i have really enjoyed reading your posts about online dating…. I have been online dating for about 3 years now, and my experience has taught me that you cant ever really rely upon what they say their body type is and should instead look at the pictures carefully.
I am a guy and I am honestly about 30 pounds overweight. About average usually means overweight more in the lbs range. As a result they use Slender and Athletic to describe themselves when they are quite heavyset. As women get older the Slender and Athletic descriptions get more accurate. Guys — The biggest mistake I see on your profiles is listing a body type preference for your date at all.
Let your pics convey your size not a drop down box!
Men DO know what they like by seeing it. Why not just post an honest height and weight? I would if I were out there. Men need to see what they like, not select it from a drop down menu. Personally, I think men need to take the time to be honest about what they prefer and exclude: My displeasure is to see so many men not list a preference at all.
As someone who would categorize myself as full figured or big and beautiful. Men are just as guilty as women in describing themselves…. If you list certain specifics, you look bad. If it were me, I would post a bunch of shots that make me look exactly as I am. Such a waste of time. Sadly, you will still get messages from people who apparently have time to waste and are thrilled to waste yours too.
Those exact groups, as if I was somehow extremely fascinating to them for wanting nothing to do with them. I think the solution is pretty simple. Head to foot shots. And your exact height and weight. So nobody — male or female — should skirt the truth about your body type, hoping that your personality will overcome potential objections to what you look like.
Big and beautiful implies a taller and over weight build not a hugely gross BMI, but close to Amazon. Queen , with evident curves, with a sparky personality that might keep the athletically toned dudes out on the track all day; might be a good match. While I know I am not ripped nor do I look like a supermodel I am definitely athletic and wear a size 4. I would not use slender as I am not skin and bones but I also would not use average as I am smaller and in better shape than average.
I TOTALLY agree with your statement about only having yourself to blame if you lie through your pics then get hurt if your date walks out. I did that once, and everyone thought I was so mean. Side note to my previously mentioned story. While we were talking on the phone, she mentioned that the previous couple guy she went out with just started pounding drinks and ended up getting wasted. You guys are total asshats. This is what adults in polite society do. You should try it sometime. Shame on me if I find something like honesty to be a desirable trait in the women I date.
And, while I am certainly not Bradley Cooper, I am honest in portraying who I am… in both my written description of myself and in the photos I post. I think it is my perogative to decide whether I want to be with someone or not, based on their ability to be truthful. I agree that the real curvy is sexy. But the definition of curvy on match. I think what has really happened here is you have discovered a big glitch in our education system concerning the teaching of the English language or maybe semantics.
Some of us get so educated that we cannot understand why a baby is crying. Our language is being redefined every day by news media, music? The words like love, pot, gay, ignorant, stupid, marriage, sex thanks to Willie , drinking, have been redefined and some by the laws of this land by our superb courts pun intended.
Does "curvy" suppose to make it appear as if you more attractive as So if the site has both "curvy" and "full-figured", I'd say curvy means. The next set will regard reviews of dating sites, which I am working on diligently. Probably the MOST well documented evidence of what "curvy" means (Skip the Tyra photos Being curvy has nothing to do with how much a woman weighs.
Good golly, all the pissing and moaning. If you are looking for perfection then you know why you are single — cause perfect no one is, including you. Every man I have dated has lied about one or more of those things. I am not dating you 35 years ago, I am dating your now version. Another man I dated was thin as a rail, had played a lot of softball as an adult but was so crippled up he could barely walk, yet he went on and on about all the championships his team s had won. The only championship I would see him win is a wheel chair race. Maybe a guideline for the ladies as to what is acceptable is this: If so, you are fat.
If a review goes ahead, it may result in a tribunal appeal. These people are mostly obese. These values have already been decided for you, the BMI chart will tell you if your slender average or obese. If someone intentionally lies about their physic there is something worse than their appearance…….. I met a guy on match. He was very cute he only had head shots and had a lot going for him, according to his profile.
I was really trying not to be totally superficial, because I think with a great personal trainer and a little bit of drive, anyone can whip it into shape. I agreed to meet him and it was bad. He was just plain fat in person. He was obviously trying to hid it because his clothes were so tight. He was sweaty and miserable even sitting. I felt so sorry for him. The poor guy was wearing cowboy boots and even they were stretched to the max.
He looks like someone who used to be fit, but has let himself go with age. I also have a male client, who is on match. I have not seen him naked, but he wears skinny jeans. His pics are older than dirt. Why would you start your whole experience out with so many lies? Does he think that he can charm his way out of it when he meets someone? My doctor is on match. He works out at my gym with a trainer, because I see him quite often. Bless his heart, he did not get the best set of genes. It really makes me think that he believes because he is a doctor, that his status trumps his weight.
Basically, a runner or someone who can enjoy walking and talking at the same time. They were just whiney men. After 4 years of dating, using on-line dating sites I have been very succcesful — had 3 marraige proposals, dated somewhere in the region of 6 different men a year , I have decided to go about dating the old fashioned way, meeting and dating people who I have met in person because the online hype, super charged expectations, trolling leads to so many unhappy people and that shows when you date.
Thank goodness I am no longer on online dating sites with so many unhappy, miserable people. LOL, what ya doing with your time that it is so valuable? An evening dress that emphasizes the smallest portion around the waistline and movement out a gradual floor size A form. An empire night gown with a skirt just begins beneath the bust and flares right into a gradual sweep length dress.
Even though I am not one and am a man. Decided to finally get my life together the right way. Fast forward to this morning, the scale read Got in shape by eating right and lifting lots of heavy things over and over again. Despite losing lbs and counting , going from a 44 to 34 waist and building solid amounts of muscle last time in the dressing room at Target, I flexed and could clearly see each back muscle well-defined , I am still torn as to how to define myself due to the remnants of my gut still there as a skin-apron around my abs.
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