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.
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.
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’.
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 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 why I’m wearing that white skirt – to cover up my ‘massive belly’ and ‘big thighs’.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.Thin me received more than double the attention – 36 messages, 211 likes and 210 visits.