Basic dating tips for men and women

Every once in a while, I like to poll my readers on the Nerd Love Facebook Page and on Twitter to find out what issues they feel are holding them back when it comes to dating.And the most common answer is: “I worry that I’m too fat to date.” I’ll be honest: I’m not surprised. According to the Center for Disease Control, 69% of adults 20 years old and over are overweight and 35% are considered obese.

Basic dating tips for men and women

Now we could dwell on the fact that these various winners are not gym-sculpted Adonnises themselves, but instead I want to focus on the positive and work on people’s lives instead of trying to stroke the hate-boner.

Besides, the best revenge is living well and there’s nothing quite like seeing the underdog succeed despite all of his or her disadvantages. The cognitive dissonance Now, I’m going to be blunt: dating can suck when you’re fat.

Bold prints are a bad idea as they tend to draw attention to your size.

You’ll do better to dress in solid, uniform colors that will unify your silhouette.

Some people simply have long, skinny frames and will be lean and lanky no matter how much they try to bulk up.

Others are shorter and squatter and will always appear heavier.

A low-carb diet might help you lose weight, but it’s not going to change your underlying frame; if you’re naturally compact and dense, then you’re not going to jog that away. I inherited the O’Malley shoulders and I’m naturally barrel-chested; no amount of dieting or jogging is going to make that smaller.

I’m always going to look more like a beer keg than Henry Cavill no matter what I do or don’t eat.

The problem is that all this does is draw attention to the fact that you’re trying to hide things – and making you look you.

Even if you’re big, wearing clothes that fit properly will flatter your profile and make you look more attractive.

And yet even when the number of people who are considered overweight form the majority of the population, obesity is in many ways one of the remaining acceptable prejudices.

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