The Denver Post once cited a survey that found women were most afraid of meeting a serial killer online, while men were most scared of meeting someone who was secretly fat. Why would OkCupid or Tinder be any different? Each time I filled out a profile, or matched with someone new, I had to clarify what has always been the most important piece of my appearance — that I am definitely, certainly, fat. I used to believe that if I never acknowledged my weight, people wouldn't notice that I was fat. But on a platform where appearance is everything, I understood I'd have to be honest with, and about, myself in a way I hadn't been forced to before.
Dating While Fat: You Don't Owe Anyone an Explanation of Your Body
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Subscriber Account active since. For those dipping their toes into the dating pool during stay-at-home orders, it's been like swimming in a version of Netflix's reality series " Love is Blind. In the show, contestants must get engaged before ever actually meeting one another in person. And while a lockdown engagement might be a bit extreme, it's entirely possible that two people have grown to really like one another over the previous weeks and months. Maybe it started with a match on a dating app, followed by flirting over text. Then came regularly scheduled Zoom dates.
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Come to think about it, the very expectation of not being accepted is already suffering in itself. The reality is not that simple. There are also people who are ok or downright love some extra flesh on their lovers.
Overweight refers to increased body weight in relation to height beyond the accepted standard. The standard has been defined by the medical profession on the basis of a variety of reference percentiles based on body mass index BMI in various populations. Becoming overweight may or may not be due to increases in body fat. It may also be due to an increase in lean muscle.