Dating large people

But at the same time, Meyers and Sussman say it’s important to keep an open mind.Meyers says that people often set overly rigid limitations when it comes to age.“The unhealthy individual either has a type that is too specific and narrow (I want someone between 30 and 35 who loves the outdoors, is really close to his parents and siblings) or, conversely, too broad and vague (I just want someone nice),” Meyers says.I continued to find myself smitten, gushing to my mom about him, telling her that 13 years wasn’t that big of an age difference because we got along so well and it just didn’t matter.

Couples with a big age difference need to think things through or risk finding themselves at conflicting stages in their relationship, adds relationship specialist Rachel Sussman.“You can see varied cultural references, disapproval from family and friends, and perhaps community disapproval, as well,” she says.

“It might be hard to relate to each other’s peer groups, too.”Since dating my British Israeli lawyer, I’ve often capped my ideal man at about five to seven years older than me—especially on dating apps, where you can filter out those in a specific age group.

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 should point out that I’m an 18 at this point and happy to use the word fat because I find ‘plus size’ patronising and I mentally think of it as phat instead. I set up these profiles on free online dating site OKCupid.

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I once thought I'd fallen in love with an adorable British Israeli lawyer who started chatting with me while we waited at a crosswalk in Manhattan.Thin me received more than double the attention – 36 messages, 211 likes and 210 visits.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.Both experts agree than more than 10 years’ difference in a relationship can come with foreseeable issues, but that doesn’t mean it’s a definite nonstarter.Instead, be realistic about what you want in someone, not what you want from their age.He nodded in surprise and didn’t offer his age until I asked for it. Then he excused himself to the go to the bathroom while I sat wondering what this number meant: Would he want to move faster in a relationship? Would he be appalled by my tiny studio apartment, which I could barely afford?

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