There was nothing dramatically different in the content of the messages – some men just sent a ‘hi’, some wrote essays, some tried one-liners and others just opted for old-fashioned compliments.
And there was little difference in the physical attractiveness of the men messaging – they were a range of ages, shapes and sizes.
But, as a single woman trying everything I can to increase my chances of finding The One, I was interested to see how much of an issue size is for single men.
So, to find out if men like fat women, I created two identical online dating profiles of me size 18 and size 10 to find out.
I also changed the wording slightly just in case OKCupid cottoned on and took them down.
The profile names had to be slightly different because the site won’t allow two the same.
In Woo Plus, connecting with anyone is comfortable and safe. I found a gentleman here who is really nice and definitely my type.
Thank you for helping me find a gorgeous girl here!! It was love at first sight, and he proposed to me six weeks later.
But it can’t be denied that, if the guys of OKCupid are anything to go by, single men prefer thinner women twice as much. Alternatively, though, you could interpret these results slightly differently.
A size 18 woman, posting some of her least flattering, double chin-featuring pics, received 18 messages in five days.
Over the course of five days, 'fat' Yvette (pictured left) received 18 messages, 74 likes and 81 visits.
It’s something many single people wonder, myself included.
I actually love using this app more than any other dating apps I've tried!