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Old 07-06-2013, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Windham County, VT
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I'm 5'7" and 160 lbs. Regardless of whether I'm fat, obese, average, whatever classification,
I'm also "curvy" because I've got an hourglass shape-narrower at waist than above or below.
Am not square-bodied, I have the "pear" not the "apple" type of weight distribution.
Know I should weigh less, but the point is how to describe such dimensions/proportions.
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:32 PM
 
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You just said you were pear shaped.
Why not say pear shaped? Lots of men love that body shape,probably moreso than hourglass figure.
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:42 PM
 
Location: North Shore Long Island
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Back in the day when I was on matchmaking sites, I just chose "Average" despite being on the athletic side with defined curves. I just posted several photos including full body shots.
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:48 PM
 
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Denise Bidot - has a 36 inch waist, and while some might describe her as fat first - there are a lot of men that would describe her as curvy/gorgeous first. Everyone has their own ideals.

To answer your question: aim to describe yourself on the heavier side. It weeds out the people that will have any issue with extra weight and only want thinner women. It's not worth it to waste time on someone who won't be interested because your waist is 5 inches to big for them. Also post full body pictures. No surprises when you meet the person, and often times you will get a "wow, why do you describe yourself as curvy/overweight/etc., you are not at all!"
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Curvy is a code word for fat.
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Old 07-23-2013, 01:02 PM
 
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Just put pics and forget about the description because the word "curvy", eventhough it mainly means small waist and round hips, it is usually abused to describe overweight women, big breasted women, thick women or women with a big butt regardless of how their body looks like.
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Old 07-23-2013, 01:09 PM
 
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So I'm going to fill out an online dating site profile .... I don't know how to describe myself.

I hear on here that curvy means fat ... so what does average mean, etc?

ETA: I'm 5'5" and a size 10. (Sometimes a size 12 if things are cut narrower.) I have the "real" definition of an hourglass body. Waist is significantly smaller than hips/chest.
You might get a kick out of this:

Photographic Height/Weight Chart - Body Size Gallery
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Old 07-23-2013, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Weston, FL and Vero Beach, Fl
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These are the three body types.

"Sheldon's "somatotypes" and their supposed associated physical traits can be characterized as follows:

Ectomorphic: characterized by long and thin muscles/limbs and low fat storage; usually referred to as slim. Ectomorphs are not predisposed to store fat nor build muscle.

Mesomorphic: characterized by medium bones, solid torso, low fat levels, wide shoulders with a narrow waist; usually referred to as muscular. Mesomorphs are predisposed to build muscle but not store fat.

Endomorphic: characterized by increased fat storage, a wide waist and a large bone structure, usually referred to as fat, or chunky. Endomorphs are predisposed to storing fat."
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Birmingham
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Denise Bidot - has a 36 inch waist, and while some might describe her as fat first - there are a lot of men that would describe her as curvy/gorgeous first. Everyone has their own ideals.
She is curvy and indeed gorgeous. Looks like a pleasantly plump Jessica Alba. Although in one of her pictures I just saw she had her measurments at 40-33-43 although she could be heavier now.

Edit: never mind just saw another link mentioning 36 inch waist. I usually don't believe any measurments posted online but a plus sized model proud of her shape probably won't fudge a larger number for her tummy.

Just take a picture. Or say average or medium, but still a picture.
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:53 PM
 
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So if overweight women can use the term curvy, whats the fat term for men to try and sugar coat it?

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