Woman Creates Thin And Fat Online Dating Profiles To See If Men Really Prefer Thin Women….GUESS

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    Woman creates 'thin' and 'fat' online dating profiles using size 10 and size 18 snaps... to find out if men REALLY prefer skinny girls
    • Yvette Caster, 33, from London, created profiles on dating site OKCupid
    • Weight has fluctuated throughout her life; she is a size 18 at the moment
    • Her 'thin' dating profile received double the attention of her 'fat' one
    How much does size really matter?

    It’s something many single people wonder, myself included.

    My weight has fluctuated dramatically throughout my life – I was a fat child, a thin teenager, a chubby sixth former, a skinny student and so on, up and down through my adult life.

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    London-based journalist Yvette Caster, 33 created two identical profiles on free online dating site, OKCupid, one where she is a size 18 and another, where she is a size 10

    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.

    So, to find out if men like fat women, I created two identical online dating profiles of me size 18 and size ten to find out.
    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.

    Anyway, the experiment.

    I set up these profiles on free online dating site OKCupid.

    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’.

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    One dating profile had Yvette's body type as 'thin' and had a profile picture of her in a bikini, back when she was a size ten

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    In this profile Yvette Caster specifies herself as overweight, and has a more recent image of herself (she is in fact a size 18)

    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.

    The rest of the profile details were the same for both.

    In the ‘photos’ sections, I put up a range of head shots and body shots of classic ‘thin’ me and classic ‘fat’ me.

    Funnily enough, when that ‘thin’ me bikini shot was taken, I still thought I was fat.

    That’s why I’m wearing that white skirt – to cover up my ‘massive belly’ and ‘big thighs’.

    At size ten, 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.

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    Over the course of five days, 'fat' Yvette (pictured left) received 18 messages, 74 likes and 81 visits. 'Thin' Yvette (pictured right) received more than double the attention – 36 messages, 211 likes and 210 visits

    Thin me received more than double the attention – 36 messages, 211 likes and 210 visits.

    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.

    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.

    Or, at least thinner me.

    Alternatively, though, you could interpret these results slightly differently.

    A size 18 woman, posting some of her least flattering, double chin-featuring pics, received 18 messages in five days.

    That’s 18 more than the body-shaming community might have you expect.

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    When this size 10 'thin' image was taken of Yvette, she still thought she was fat at the time and she struggled with body confidence

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    This is Yvette in more recent times, where she is a size 18 and much more confident with her body image than when she was a size 10

    The most important element to me is that no matter my size, I’m now twice as confident in my body than I was as a size ten.

    When I was thinner I was more self-conscious, less confident around men and much more uptight.

    A date with me now would be way more fun than it would have been then.

    If I went back to a size ten I’d mourn the loss of my boobs more than celebrate my flatter stomach.

    The best philosophy is to please yourself. Hopefully then you will attract someone who likes the version of yourself you’ve chosen as much as you do.
     
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    I wonder if a man tried the same experiment if the results would be much different?
     
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    It's like do you prefer fat Elvis or young Elvis?
     
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    even a broken watch is right twice a day. :shitcoffee:
     
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    My objection is to that Laura Ashley-ish dress
     
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    Fat with dirty yellow teeth and a giant honker? I can't find the "Like" button fast enough.

    Here's an idea:

    * Brush your teeth (oh I forgot, you're British).
    * If you can be either "not so fat" or "hugely fat," try eating some salads for a change.
    * Attach a piece of jewelry somewhere on your body. You're a woman.

    Stop doing experiments and get some exercise.
     
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    Not really looking at many size 10's either.
     
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    Would you describe yourself as a great personality or.........
    Tons of fun? :eek:
     
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    Thought the same fucking thing...........But no matter how skinny.......Not attractive..............
     
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    That's a man baby
     
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    She looks like Bridget Jones.
     
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    her problem is that she did not market herself to the right demographic: run your fat ads in the US and do not limit yourself to white men.
     
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    More like Deacon Jones...

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    I've had the same issues my whole life. Not going to try this though.
     
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    Mud sharking isn't for everybody.
     
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    if your choices are limited you turn out the lights and make believe your partner is white.
     
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    Fat is fat.
    For myself the weight is not an issue it's more about how it is proportioned.
    A beautiful face, hair, smile, personality can go a long way to divert attention from other areas.
    The same could be said for an awesome ass or spectacular rack.

    Even though I'm attracted to tall athletic women with well toned muscles some of the best experiences I have had have been with chubby or what some would consider fat women.

    'There's someone for everyone', - Kenny Rogers
     
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    i love the people who say that. They never consider that the person for you may not be one you should be with.
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    for example, these may be the "right" woman for me, but if so i choose to go without.
     
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