I think we take this concept of "overweight" much too far in this country, America. This term is used to compel already anorexic young women to starve themselves even more (so more of their ribs can show) so that they can be considered eligible for runway work.
To be more "practical," to get more to the meat of your question, in the way I suspect you mean it we can say: there are those women who look better with a few extra pounds on them. It seems to me certain actresses are like that. You see them very early in their careers and they are very skinny; but ten years or so later they are much older and have put on a substantial amount of weight and they look MUCH BETTER than they did when they were young -- at least in my eyes. I would say the actress Talia Shire (from the movie "Rocky") fits this bill.
Have you ever noticed female opera singers? Its interesting, they are almost always of a rubinesque build, perhaps technically "overweight." But they almost always wear the weight very well. They are quite attractive. Pehaps it has to do with body type or bone structure, I don't know. I think Paula Dean is an attractive woman (you know, from the Food Network); Ina Garten (from Food Network's "Barefoot Contessa") is a handsome woman, though perhaps technically "overweight".
Remaining on this crude level, we can actually say that there is a difference between a "full-figured" woman and one that is "overweight" (the scale is different from the perspective of different people).
But perhaps you mean something different by "overweight"? Yes, there is another level of meaning we could explore. But that would be impolite, wouldn't it? By the way, I answer this question from the perspective of a heterosexual (or what is insultingly called "straight") male.
Take it easy. Thanks for the question.
Yes sure, why not, I'm quite slim but I don't have a problem with 'cuddly' men!
yes. being overweight does not necessarily mean ugly. some people are better looking with those extra pounds.
Its never about the outer appearance. We will always miss out if we never try and get to know someone.
Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. I have and would again. As long as they are good in spirit, sincere and I find them attractive, weight is not as important.
Yes, if you love the person then you love them it does not matter about the body image it only matters about if you love the person on the inside.
I would. I actually prefer a man who has meat on his bones.
I see nothing wrong with dating someone who carries a little more weight on his frame. I think that someone who is a bit overweight, but can carry themselves in a confident manner and who is largely comfortable in his skin is much sexier than someone who is extremely fit, but overly self-conscious and insecure about his looks. Now, if this person were obese, I would honestly have a harder time feeling physically attracted to him in the first place.
Yes I would. If you truly like them then their appearance shouldn't mean much to you.
I would rather have a guy who has some meat on him rather than someone who is unhealthily skinny. So having a bit of weight never has put me off and never will.
I agree with Wingedcentaur. This ideal body image has gone beyond reason and not just in the USA. The UK is just as bad. It's not even that uncommon for celebrities to be plastered all over the papers just because they put on a few pounds. This is the kind of ludicrous, not to say cruel, example that sets youngsters off on a dieting binge.
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