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Old 07-03-2013, 09:09 AM
 
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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.
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:14 AM
 
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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?
If you are curvy, describe yourself as such and have a body pic that shows your figure.
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:16 AM
 
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If you are curvy, describe yourself as such and have a body pic that shows your figure.

I think curvy (as definined by most) is a nice way of saying obese ... like sizes 18 and up! That's not me, but Im also not thin or skinny (Im 5'5" and a size 10 .... but small waist compared to chest/hips)
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:17 AM
 
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I once listed myself as curvy because I have a small waist, wider hips (I am very hourglass shaped) and I have nice sized breasts. I thought "that" was curvy. But then a guy friend found out about it and said almost what you said, "Don't list yourself as curvy you aren't fat!" He told me to list myself as average because that's what men would consider me. So I take average to mean "healthy looking weight regardless of body shape." (I say healthy looking because I think I need to lose about 10 pounds).

Of course, I am basing this off one man's opinion.

A full body picture showing your shape is a good idea--that's what I did.
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:18 AM
 
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This one is easy:

Human, most will figure out that you have a body when they read human. You could go a wee bit more detailed and add that your body comes equipped with arms, legs, feet, hands, head, boobs, butt and everything in between. Whoever is reading your profile should figure it out eventually.
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:20 AM
 
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Put average and post several good photos. Make a full-length photo your main photo, and you won't scare away anyone! "Average" is often abused by the overweight (though to some extent overweight IS the new average). Curvy has also been abused and no longer means what it should.
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:20 AM
 
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I once listed myself as curvy because I have a small waist, wider hips (I am very hourglass shaped) and I have nice sized breasts. I thought "that" was curvy. But then a guy friend found out about it and said almost what you said, "Don't list yourself as curvy you aren't fat!" He told me to list myself as average because that's what men would consider me. So I take average to mean "healthy looking weight regardless of body shape." (I say healthy looking because I think I need to lose about 10 pounds).

Of course, I am basing this off one man's opinion.

A full body picture showing your shape is a good idea--that's what I did.
I did put average!

I have to take a full length picture ... right now I have a waist up one ...
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:20 AM
 
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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.
I'm not too far off from you. I'm 5 3.5" and wear a size 8 or 10 (no fat rolls)...I have always defined myself as curvy (hourglass), though I've never been on a dating site. I guess that "culture" defines it differently.
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:23 AM
 
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I'm not too far off from you. I'm 5 3.5" and wear a size 8 or 10 (no fat rolls)...I have always defined myself as curvy (hourglass), though I've never been on a dating site. I guess that "culture" defines it differently.
Yeah, that's what I found out too. It's almost a kind of a dating site "vanity" body description thing.
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:24 AM
 
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Put average and post several good photos. Make a full-length photo your main photo, and you won't scare away anyone! "Average" is often abused by the overweight (though to some extent overweight IS the new average). Curvy has also been abused and no longer means what it should.

Seriously.
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