3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Support Groups > 100 lb. Club

Discouraging Media Reports

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-06-2012, 11:33 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
guacamole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,433

S/C/G: 212/148/130

Height: 5'5

Default Discouraging Media Reports

I was reading an article the other day about "chubby chasers." Basically, it was about men who have a "fetish" for heavy women. The article talked about how they hooked up sensors to read the brain activities of average men who claimed to like slim women and men who said they preferred large women. They showed both groups of men photos of women of varying sizes and asked them to rank which women they preferred the most as well as read their brain activity to see if it matched what they said.

This is the discouraging part for me - they said that the men who were "chubby chasers" most often preferred women with a BMI of.....29! My BMI is around 28! I thought for sure they would be going for BMIs in the 30s or 40s...is a BMI of 29 really so freakishly large that it's considered a fetish to be attracted to someone in that range? Yikes!

Here is the second discouraging part - the average men in the study most favored women with a BMI of....18! For me, I would have to get to 110lbs to be in that range! A BMI of 18 is slightly underweight for most women, yet that was the preferred body range for the average man!

I guess it's true that we have to lose weight to please ourselves and decide on our own what is healthy and attractive. Otherwise we can drive ourselves crazy trying to please a man, our mom, our friends, etc...
__________________


-I AM MY OWN CHEERLEADER!
guacamole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2012, 11:41 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
bargoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Davis, Ca
Posts: 23,149

S/C/G: 204/114/120

Height: 5'

Default

I saw a show similar to that several years ago, I forget what these men were called ( (fat seekers, maybe ) but they definitely had a fetish for larger women. I mean 300-400 pounds and the men were all very small. They had several couples of these odd pairings. This is not normal for most men.
__________________
Goal 12/21/2007
bargoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2012, 12:58 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Lyn2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 2,416

S/C/G: 278/see ticker/168

Height: 5'6"

Default

I figure I wouldn't want to end up married to a 'chubby chaser' anyway!!

I think REAL men love you for you, and that won't change whether you gain or lose 50 pounds either direction. They will just want you to be healthy so they can have you around longer
__________________
Lyn
Lost 103 pounds, regained 60+, taking it off again.
My Blog:
www.escapefromobesity.net
*Never Give Up!*
Lyn2007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2012, 03:11 PM   #4
Never surrender
 
dragonwoman64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 2,751

S/C/G: 251 current/237 minigoal/180

Height: 5' 9"

Default

lots of things attract a man. sometimes a person can be gorgeous, but his personality can be a turn off, so I don't know if I'd put too much stock into that
__________________
dragonwoman64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2012, 03:18 PM   #5
I can do anything!
 
ValRock's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posts: 2,509

S/C/G: 267/Ticker/150 & BAMF

Height: 5'9.5"

Default

Meh, ignore all that hogwash. It all goes down the toilet when they meet the right woman, anyway! Love is blind, when it all comes down to it . My husband has loved me fat and he's loved me 'thin'. His exgirlfriend weighed 98 lbs soaking wet and I assumed he always preferred that. We had a discussion about it once and how women look really isn't as much of a factor to him and his friends as how the women make them feel. Chemistry is a lot more than what people find visually attractive. First impressions only take you so far.

Get yourself healthy and the rest will fall into place!
__________________
It's OK to be Strong & Pretty! Lift heavy or go home!
ValRock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2012, 04:21 PM   #6
Rosebud
 
Justwant2Bhealthy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 6,945

S/C/G: 30/Goal Met:L-XL/relosing some

Default

Some of these articles are nothing but a bunch of malarky, and resemble nothing of reality. It's all very subjective -- what a man says he likes in a photo, doesn't show a range of favor; and often is not what he seeks or has in real life, so these studies are skewed ...

I have met many couples where the man is normal weight & the wife is large (or visa-versa; including myself); and the man does not have a fetish!!! He's just a nice guy who loves his wife/partner for the many good qualities they have. Weight is not as important to them as personality, sense of humor & fun, kindness, friendship, chemistry, temperment, and talents, etc.
__________________
ONE-STEP-AT-A-TIME PHIL 4:13 " I CAN "
YA GOTTA HAVE FAITH KEEP ON, KEEPIN' ON
= 10 lbs ...
115 lbs + 16 Single Sizes Gone Forever! -- 100 lb tumor = ONEDERLAND!
Progress Pics: http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/look...ml#post4361876
Justwant2Bhealthy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:56 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2