At size 10, when I looked in the mirror all I thought was ‘could do better’.The results Over the course of five days, fat me received 18 messages, 74 likes and 81 visits.A date with me now would be way more fun than it would have been then.If I went back to a 10 I’d mourn the loss of my boobs more than celebrate my flatter stomach. Hopefully then you will attract someone who likes the version of yourself you’ve chosen as much as you do.So, for me, online dating was a good way to meet guys without pressure.
I should point out that I’m an 18 at this point and happy to use the word fat because I find ‘plus size’ patronising and I mentally think of it as phat instead. I set up these profiles on free online dating site OKCupid.
I didn’t know it was possible to get so many messages in a day until she showed me her inbox.
Sure, they weren't all winners, but the attention was flooding her way. But, I remained patient and over time, interested men found their way into my inbox, finally!
And there was little difference in the physical attractiveness of the men messaging – they were a range of ages, shapes and sizes.
But it can’t be denied that, if the guys of OKCupid are anything to go by, single men prefer thinner women twice as much. Alternatively, though, you could interpret these results slightly differently.