Deciding how to list your body type on online dating sites can sometimes be a problem. Take an example of a woman who is about 5’3”, who is an hourglass size 10. How should she list herself? She is neither slim nor obese and definitely not athletic. So I guess what such a person is left with is “a few extra pounds”.
Now here is the problem with checking the “a few extra pounds” box: Much as it may seem like an honest description, most guys I have talked to about online dating told me in my face that they rarely (or would never) contact a woman in the few-extra-pounds class coz the few they have met offline seem to be much heavier than the “few extra pounds” they claim to be.
I remember once posting my profile with that listing for my body type and all I got was a lot of guys viewing my profile but very few making contact. And after talking to these guys, I couldn’t help but wonder if listing myself as being “a few extra pounds” was the reason.
Does this mean that men don’t write to or contact curvy women on the internet. Is it in anyone’s best interests to tell the truth if 95% of the potential mates are going to dismiss you for doing so?