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Old 06-15-2012, 05:30 PM
 
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I don't like the runner's or athlete's body...the kind you see running marathons who have no curves.

I live an average size with some curves, and detectable boobs.
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Old 06-16-2012, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Tacoma, WA
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I am a straight woman who is one hundred percent hetero, even though I can appreciate a beautiful woman and like seeing beautiful women's pictures. I think my ideal body type in a woman would be one that implied to me she found a balance between fitness and indulgence. I don't like obsession with either exercise/health or eating/laziness. I went with obsession over exercising and avoiding certain foods in my twenties, and it was a dark and ugly path. I'm glad I'm now older and wiser about such things.

Same goes with attraction to men. Some people's genetics dictate they'll be a bit overweight, some they'll always be "naturally thin", but you can tell if you spend enough time around someone whether they're physically fit despite weight. My husband has a bit of a pot gut, but he still has definition in his face, neck, arms and legs, has strong muscles and can out-walk just about anyone. His resting heart rate is in the 60's. I'd be equally attracted to him if he lost 20 pounds. If he sat around all his free time eating, falling asleep on the sofa, gained a bunch of weight I would not be attracted to him. If he decided to be a marathon runner and wound up overly tan and withered looking, did nothing but run on his free time, I would not be attracted to him.
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Old 06-16-2012, 01:13 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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For me, its "athletic". That doesn't mean model skinny, just a woman who stays in shape. So if we're talking sizes, I'm not looking for a size 0-2. I think a 4-6 is ideal.
4-6? For pygmies, maybe. Most women are too tall to fit in those sizes. Polls on the Relationships forum have shown the men prefer "curvy" to "athletic". Surprisingly, most guys responding said they prefer some extra padding on women's bodies. In my own experience, I used to think an 8-10 is my ideal size. After gaining a little weight and going up to a 12, which I thought was "fat", I noticed I was getting a lot more attention from guys. Then I noticed the extra weight had gone to the right places; I had acquired curves, not overall fat. So now I think that little bit of extra is just right for me.
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Old 06-17-2012, 01:40 PM
 
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What on earth does this have to do with psychology?
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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What on earth does this have to do with psychology?
A lot but it doesn't matter now since it has been moved.
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
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4-6? For pygmies, maybe. Most women are too tall to fit in those sizes. Polls on the Relationships forum have shown the men prefer "curvy" to "athletic". Surprisingly, most guys responding said they prefer some extra padding on women's bodies. In my own experience, I used to think an 8-10 is my ideal size. After gaining a little weight and going up to a 12, which I thought was "fat", I noticed I was getting a lot more attention from guys. Then I noticed the extra weight had gone to the right places; I had acquired curves, not overall fat. So now I think that little bit of extra is just right for me.
OK Ruth. Again, I don't know size well, but my ex-girlfriends have been 4-8 (and I thought 8 was too big) in range. But none have been taller than 5'5". You must be very tall.
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:41 AM
 
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I like a variety of women but I prefer women who are short and have big breasts.
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:44 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Keira Knightley is my ideal. Hands down.
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:46 AM
 
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OK Ruth. Again, I don't know size well, but my ex-girlfriends have been 4-8 (and I thought 8 was too big) in range. But none have been taller than 5'5". You must be very tall.
It really depends on the build. I can't stand when someone goes by pants size, which is so arbitrary for women. It varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. Right now I've got 3 different sizes in my closet and they all fit the same which makes shopping a chore sometimes.

I am 5' 3 1/2" and when I was 123lbs I wore a size 8. I was not fat...I had muscle and ab definition. I was curvy though, so there was no way my ass was going to fit into a size 4 or 6. My friend, who was built straight as an arrow, could fit a size 6 and she was about an inch taller and roughly 130lbs. She was skinny fat.
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:57 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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It really depends on the build. I can't stand when someone goes by pants size, which is so arbitrary for women. It varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. Right now I've got 3 different sizes in my closet and they all fit the same which makes shopping a chore sometimes.

I am 5' 3 1/2" and when I was 123lbs I wore a size 8. I was not fat...I had muscle and ab definition. I was curvy though, so there was no way my ass was going to fit into a size 4 or 6. My friend, who was built straight as an arrow, could fit a size 6 and she was about an inch taller and roughly 130lbs. She was skinny fat.
Aren't women's clothing sizes the biggest scam in the world? It's just an entirely arbitrary numbering system with no real relevance to anything. It's funny because I just buy jeans without even trying them on and they fit; an ex-girlfriend of mine thought this was crazy. Makes sense now because half the stuff "in her size" didn't fit at all.

Why don't they just use actual measurements like men's clothing?
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