I’ve never bought into the lie, popular with some elements of the media, that everything will be better when you’re thin.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.But unless you spent a summer working at a local fair guessing peoples' weight and height, the deceptions are so small, on average, that most people probably wouldn’t pick them out in a first date.
So, with my hair curled, a beat face, and my favorite outfit on, I took that full-length mirror selfie in my college bedroom, testing out angles and poses for my profile that made me look good but not too good.
Even though I didn't hate the way my body looked as much as I thought I would, there were other pictures I felt were prettier.
It’s something many single people wonder, myself included.
My weight has fluctuated dramatically throughout my life – I was a fat child, a thin teenager, a chubby sixth former, a skinny student and so on, up and down through my adult life.
If I didn't make the state of my body obvious, I would be considered dishonest, and also had the potential to make a man's biggest fear come true by blindsiding him with the real size of my thighs.