Dating a skinny man
Too many people who are concerned about their weight try to dress to conceal it, usually wearing clothes that are too big and loose.The problem is that all this does is draw attention to the fact that you’re trying to hide things – and making you look you.So I'll close with a single word, open to interpretation: Wow. Every once in a while, I like to poll my readers on the Nerd Love Facebook Page and on Twitter to find out what issues they feel are holding them back when it comes to dating.Even if you’re big, wearing clothes that fit properly will flatter your profile and make you look more attractive.Yes, I realize that you’re sensitive to people noticing your stomach or your nech.According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the average clothing size for adult women in the United States is a 14, making our upcoming "Skinny Minny" night for svelte women size 0-8 anything but average. " There are sites for bookworms, for people who read certain blogs, for physically handicapped people, for Jews, for conservative Christians and people who like their toast only lightly crisped. There is speed-dating for men who want to meet women of below-average weight. So for all you NYC women who were worried about selecting the "curvy" option on OKCupid's describe-your-body section and who have fretted over whether or not guys in this city prefer their women catwalk thin -- there's hope!Guys, no need to worry about meeting a biggie-size chick "down-sizing" to an 8 like when you're dating online. The hope is that they'll go to this speed-dating event and get off your dating site. It's very uncool to judge anyone for preferring anything, actually.
Some people simply have long, skinny frames and will be lean and lanky no matter how much they try to bulk up.
Ask five women what their ideal male build is and you’ll get six different answers.
Take, for example, this image from a feature in the UK periodical The Sun; they flipped the script by posing ordinary men in underwear ads a la David Beckham or Christiano Ronaldo: women prefer large and burly even when society insists that they only like guys who look like they’re 3% body fat.
And the most common answer is: “I worry that I’m too fat to date.” I’ll be honest: I’m not surprised. According to the Center for Disease Control, 69% of adults 20 years old and over are overweight and 35% are considered obese.
And yet even when the number of people who are considered overweight form the majority of the population, obesity is in many ways one of the remaining acceptable prejudices.
More importantly though, it’s important to remember that attraction is about more than just looks – it’s about personality, presence and what you bring to the table.