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Old 03-16-2014, 05:32 PM   #1
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Hope this thread is in the right spot! So this weekend I went to a friend's party, and there were two guys DJing. My friend came up to me and said, one of the DJs wanted my number. This NEVER happens to me so I asked her " Are you sure he meant me?" I'm a little older than most people at this party (it was a bday party for a 22 yr old) so anyway, she says "No, he pointed at the person wearing all black at the table, pretty, kinda thick", so I was really flattered until I heard the word thick, does that mean fat?!


I've looked it up online it seems like it's someone who's fat but holds their weight well? I just hate the way that word sounds lol! I know I'm fat, I mean being completely honest I wasn't offended by him calling me that, but I thought it seemed like a weird thing to say to a girl, if you wanted her number? Right?! What do you guys think?
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Thick opposite of thin ?
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My guy friend just told me (he has said thick to describe a girl so I texted him for you) that for him and his buddies it means a girl who is big but still proportional. He happens to love thick girls so take it as compliment!
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My guy friend just told me (he has said thick to describe a girl so I texted him for you) that for him and his buddies it means a girl who is big but still proportional. He happens to love thick girls so take it as compliment!
Haha! Thank you! Yes, I'm thinking I will take it as a compliment now lol
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I think it means that you wear your curves well, in the right places. I think I'm a thick person. Even at my thinnest I'm not skinny; I have my curves, I'm muscular, etc. So I will never be "model" thin. I would have been taken aback by someone calling me "thick" but it's funny anyway.

The most important question here is... Did you give him your number!?
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I've only ever heard it used by guys in a complimentary way when talking about women they're attracted to. I don't hear it much in Wisconsin, but in Illinois was fairly common, and generally used only for women in the "barely overweight" range, and usually by guys on the younger side.

The equivalent in old guy speak is "I like a woman with some meat on her bones."
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I think it means that you wear your curves well, in the right places. I think I'm a thick person. Even at my thinnest I'm not skinny; I have my curves, I'm muscular, etc. So I will never be "model" thin. I would have been taken aback by someone calling me "thick" but it's funny anyway.

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I've only ever heard it used by guys in a complimentary way when talking about women they're attracted to. I don't hear it much in Wisconsin, but in Illinois was fairly common, and generally used only for women in the "barely overweight" range, and usually by guys on the younger side.

The equivalent in old guy speak is "I like a woman with some meat on her bones."
Thanks guys! It was the first time I've heard of this, ever actually. It isn't pleasant sounding (to me at least) to say a girl is thick, I don't know maybe it's me something about it sounds off, but I guess I will take it as a compliment! haha

I actually didn't end up giving him my number, by the end of the night when I saw him again, he was drinking excessively which really turned me off, and he was hired to play at the party so it seemed a little unprofessional. He also looked MUCH younger than me, so I didn't bother and my friend didn't ask me again either.

I get so awkward when people give me compliments, even like this one! If he had talked to me and say something I would have had no idea how to respond.
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"No, he pointed at the person wearing all black at the table, pretty, kinda thick",

First, make sure your friend didn't add that herself Honestly, I don't think she NEEDED to add that, even if that's what he said. Women are....
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Even if he said it, think of it of something like an elegant way of saying heavy or fat. I don't think it would have been diplomatic of him to tell your friend: " "No, he pointed at the person wearing all black at the table, pretty, kinda FAT".
I personally do not believe in the fact that he used that word because he has a preference for not-so-thin women.
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OK can I throw in my 2 cents too? Anytime I heard the term thick I always thought they meant someone who is heavy by that their fat is solid or tight looking. Sorry this is a bad description! I have a "soft" fat. Looks jiggly and spongy. I always wanted to be thick! I think of a well trained female athlete who has a large frame, a layer of fat, and is solid! Total compliment!
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"No, he pointed at the person wearing all black at the table, pretty, kinda thick",

First, make sure your friend didn't add that herself Honestly, I don't think she NEEDED to add that, even if that's what he said. Women are....
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Even if he said it, think of it of something like an elegant way of saying heavy or fat. I don't think it would have been diplomatic of him to tell your friend: " "No, he pointed at the person wearing all black at the table, pretty, kinda FAT".
I personally do not believe in the fact that he used that word because he has a preference for not-so-thin women.
I don't think she would add that in herself, I've known her since I was 2 yrs old and we're both in the weightloss journey together. I think she just wanted to tell me word for word what he said. But I see your point! It isn't the best thing to say I suppose!

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OK can I throw in my 2 cents too? Anytime I heard the term thick I always thought they meant someone who is heavy by that their fat is solid or tight looking. Sorry this is a bad description! I have a "soft" fat. Looks jiggly and spongy. I always wanted to be thick! I think of a well trained female athlete who has a large frame, a layer of fat, and is solid! Total compliment!
LOL, of course vealcalf!! I think that description is what I've seen floating around the internet too. Although I have to say, I'm very jiggly now, nothing feels tight or firm!! I would love to look like a trained athlete and be toned!! I don't have access to a gym though, so for now cardio will have to suffice.

Thanks for the responses ladies!!
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As long as thick wasn't referring to your mental status, you're probably good
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My husband had to have heart test done because he is too "thick" for them to hear what they needed to hear. and needed more testing. We just laughed. So hopefully one day he will be thin and no longer thick!!
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That is what we always used the term "thick" for. It meant they weren't too bright, like never "getting" jokes. etc. So when I read the op's statement, I thought, "if you have to ask, you might be thick" lol. I am just kidding, I never have heard it used in the context being explained here. who knew?
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hahaha! You guys are funny, I've heard of thick= stupid or thick-headed? I thought it was more of a UK thing? My cousins in London always use it that way.
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Every time I've heard the term "thick" to describe a person, it was a way of saying they weren't that bright, not that they were fat.
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