So, to find out if men like fat women, I created two identical online dating profiles of me size 18 and size 10 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. I set up these profiles on free online dating site OKCupid.
'But I am happiest when I accept myself and embrace the fat! It's me, it's beautiful, and it makes me unique.'And guess what?
About a month ago, one of my sisters tagged me in a video she recorded of Family Feud—a game show where two families compete for a cash prize by trying to find the most popular answers to a variety of questions.
However, the college graduate has written extensively about being called 'fat' on her blog and revealed she now embraces the word instead of resenting it. The word was spewed at me as an insult from kids on the playground in elementary school, boyfriends, and mean girls in high school.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.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 10.When I was thinner I was more self-conscious, less confident around men and much more uptight.