Dating a former fat chick
I also changed the wording slightly just in case OKCupid cottoned on and took them down.The profile names had to be slightly different because the site won’t allow two the same.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.As you can see, both are identical except for the photos and the fact one has ‘overweight’ as body type and the other has ‘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.
(Because you know you want to know.) How did you meet Allie? I was born and raised in Ohio, but I've lived in Brooklyn the last four years. I was like, "How do all these people know you guys? I thought, "I hope I don't screw this up." But with her, everything is super easy.There was nothing dramatically different in the content of the messages – some men just sent a ‘hi’, some wrote essays, some tried one-liners and others just opted for old-fashioned compliments.And there was little difference in the physical attractiveness of the men messaging – they were a range of ages, shapes and sizes.I have no idea why I came up with them btw – it’s not even like A Night To Remember was stuck in my head.
The rest of the profile details were the same for both – Funnily enough, when that ‘thin’ me bikini shot was taken, I still thought I was fat.
That’s 18 more than the bodyshaming community might have you expect.