weight related male attention.

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  1. dolfette

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    when i am in the 'dangerously underweight' bmi zone i get more passes made at me than when i am in the 'healthy' bmi zone.
    i've often wondered about this one...
    it makes no evolutionary sense for men to prefer a weaker, less fertile female, so what is the psychology behind the guys that do?

    what have you noticed from your own experiences?
     
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    skinnier the woman less of chance she can take'em in a fight?
     
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    Skinny women are generally easier from what Ive heard.

    I wouldn't know since I stick to the other end of the scale mostly.
     
  4. dolfette

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    interestingly, 0 rapes, assaults or attempted rapes while i was a healthy weight...
     
  5. dolfette

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    you don't half spout some shite, kid.
     
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    Nah, I like beautiful women. Women with something special about them. I don't want 'Barbie'. (Or 'Ken'. :tongue:) There has to be something unique. Weight isn't a concern for me - I want intelligence, wit and a healthy body. Whether they are technically 'too big' or 'too small' doesn't make a difference; to me at least.
     
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    I think MickeyLee is on to something. It's why petite females have their pick and tall females get neglected in comparison.

    But also the media and runway fashion models are brainwashing everyone about the anorexic look being desirable.
     
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    This is what is walking the runways of fashion shows these days. She looks like a concentration camp survivor. This is supposed to be beautiful?
     

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    As a stats/research nerd, I have to suggest: maybe the idea of BMI as health indicator is shite?

    While I see a lot of women who to me look dangerously unhealthy, I don't always think a thin woman looks unhealthy. I think some people are more attractive when thin, others are better looking when a bit larger. Perhaps you are more attractive, maybe even healthier, when you are on the smaller side, and the fellas have the fine-tuned radar to notice this?
     
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    Dolfette specified in the OP that is was when she was clinically Underweight she got this reaction.
     
  11. dolfette

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    na, i was dangerously underweight.
    ribs showing and passing out.
    i looked ill.
    i was anorexic.

    i'm slim now. healthily slim.
     
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    Dolfie, how do you feel about yourself? You may have a vibe. When you are thinner, do you feel more vulnerable, more confident, happier. Or do have some of those traits show when you are a little heavier. Maybe there is a subconscious attitude that others pick up on. Just a thought.
     
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    I'd have to believe it is because girls that are thin are in more demand than girls of any other weight class. They are much more rare to find. Average and overweight girls are everywhere, thin girls not so much.

    And as bananaclubcock stated, I don't automatically think or assume girls who are on the lower end of the bmi scale are unhealthy. Aren't basically all Victoria's Secret models on the low end of the BMI scale? They look fine to me.
     
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    See? Media brainwashing! Victoria's secret doesn't even have anything that fits my ribcage.
     
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    How is that media brainwashing?
     
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    Models photograph in 2 dimensions. They look heavier in a glossy than in person. That is why so many models looks so thin, live , on the runway. You eyes see in 3 dimensions.
     
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    I am not petite enough for their catalogue. I am not overly endowed, either, and fine-boned. They do not cater to what I consider 'real' women's bodies. Yet you think they look 'fine', not stunted.
     
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    Back to the subject. Dolfie, you are always to the point and never one to shy away from a position. Does that change when you feel you a emaciated? Do you draw into yourself, making it seem you are vulnerable. I s there some point where you lose the confidence you seem to have in print?
     
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    "Real" women's bodies can also be thin. Just because they don't look like you doesn't mean they aren't fine and in good physical condition.
     
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    It also makes no sense for women to be attracted to slender men without body hair, but plenty of them are. When it comes to what types catch a person's eye, cultural norms simply can be more immediate than distant survival techniques that had a reason to become ingrained thousands of years ago but aren't applicable today.
     
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