Thursday, May 20, 2010

What's Fit. What's Fat.

I gotta tell you I'm getting sick and tired of people putting on their profile pages (for networking or dating sites) that they're "Athletic/ Fit" when they're really Average, and "Average" when they're really Overweight.

Do you think the people viewing your page are blind? Do you think they're not going to notice you wear plus size or have a pooch in the front of your belly or waddle when you walk when you meet in person? Who are you really fooling? Maybe yourself.

Come clean about it. If you don't like putting that you're "A Few Extra Pounds", then LOSE WEIGHT!

For the record:

THIS is a FIT/Athletic man and woman:

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THIS is a FAT/ Obese man and woman:
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See the difference?

If you don't have muscle definition, you're not "athletic".
If you're more than 25% fat for a female or 15% fat for a male you're OVERWEIGHT.

If you try to lie about your body size and fitness level, you're either going to come across as a person who doesn't face reality or is a chronic liar. Either way, no one is going to believe that you can be in a honest relationship if you're in denial about your own (highly obvious) problems.

If you're fat, just state the obvious. Better to be fat and honest, then fat and a liar.

1 comment:

Christopher said...

Amen to that. The real issue is not so much the physicality but the character issue. How you gonna be on a dating site, trying to establish yourself as a meaningful partner, date or companion while exhibiting such blaring contradictions between photo and self-description. The sheer glut of bodyless photos is tell-tell. Six neck up photos taken from the side says less about your body than it does about your character. High five J. I love it!