Dating for overweight guys
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.
I’ve never bought into the lie, popular with some elements of the media, that everything will be better when you’re thin.
But, as a single woman trying everything I can to increase my chances of finding The One, I was interested to see how much of an issue size is for single men.
“Paul Eastwick and I have done tons of work showing that although men and women differ in how much they say they want physical attractiveness in a partner,” Finkel noted, “these sex differences disappear once people have met a flesh-and-blood person.” That is, in real life, men and women are equally concerned with looks, even though men are conditioned to act like they think looks are a biggerdeal.
We’re still missing an explanation for why overweight men tend to be perched higher than their female counterparts in the dating hierarchy.
Hopefully you will all have fun meeting singles and try out this online dating thing...
Jennifer Jill Harman, a Colorado State University researcher, suggested in an email that this might have to do with the idea that if one partner in a relationship is significantly more attractive than the other, “people tend to assume something else is ‘traded.’ So an unattractive older male most likely has status and money to trade for a younger and beautiful female.
As men tend to have greater status in society than women, they can trade this for more attractive mates.” Yes, women have (somewhat) closed the money-and-power gap with men, but stereotypes are tough to dislodge, and they “still significantly impact our perceptions of others,” Harman said.
Anywho I have been talking to an old friends sister I haven't seen or talked to either in over 10 years.
We are all friends on facebook for past couple years but never really talked until a couple weeks ago.