Eight out of 10 men will be overweight or obese by 2020, according to a 2010 study from researchers at Oxford University. So if you're a fella who's carrying a few extra pounds, you'll increasingly be playing on more of a level playing field with the rest of the UK male population as 2020 approaches. This probably won't do much to cheer you up if you're struggling to find a girlfriend right now, so it may be time to think about changing your pick-up strategy.
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Stop referring to yourself as "fat" and don't feel sorry for yourself about your weight if you have no intention of losing it. In online dating circles, women who have a penchant for guys with fuller figures refer to the objects of their affections as "Big Handsome Men." Grace, a retired plus-size model told London free-sheet "Metro" she was a fan of chubby chaps in 2008: "If I suspect a man has a 'woe is me, I’m fat' attitude, I wouldn't get involved. But if he considered himself a Big Handsome Man, then I would be interested. Nobody wants to date someone who hates their body."
Head out in clothes that fit you. Most women typically won't be too impressed to see you squeezed into ill-fitting garments while you're trying to beguile them with your charms. Slip into loose slacks and a shirt before hitting the town on the prowl. If you have trouble finding clothes that cover your frame, check out the ranges at specialist online retailers such as BigMen.com, High and Mighty and BigFish Clothing.
Take up a hobby you enjoy and don't spend all your time thinking about picking up girls. There'll be a good chance of meeting women you have something in common with if you join an evening class or take up a sport, regardless of your girth. You could even meet "The One" at a weight-loss class, if you feel the need to shed some of the extra weight you're carrying. This would effectively be like killing two birds with one stone.
Seek out girls who like having a portly partner. Join specialist dating sites such as CuddlyFreeAndSingle.co.uk, DatingBHM and BHMpersonals. Women who use these sites are actively looking larger lads, so your size will actually be an asset here, rather than a hindrance. You could also find potential partners on more mainstream sites. Some will be more interested in your personality and the size of your intellect rather than the size of your belly.
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