(aka, “Why are you single: The Remix)This is one of those backhanded compliments that really has no response. As a Plus-Size Princess, I often wonder if the guys asking me out have dated big girls before (not that it matters, but I do wonder), and I’ve learned that the answer is rarely helpful.
When men say this to me, it makes me feel like something is wrong with me — especially because 99% of the men who use corny lines like this will not make any moves to take me off the market. If his last three girlfriends looked like Jennifer Lopez, I may feel insecure, but if his last three girlfriends looked like Rebel Wilson, I might wonder if he’s a chubby chaser.
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On the flip side, when a guy asks me what kind of guys I like, I might feel uncomfortable, especially if he doesn’t fit my normal boyfriend mold.
I don’t want to have to tell Kevin Hart that my last three boyfriends were NBA players. In the end, knowing a person’s “type” really doesn’t matter as long as they’re attracted to you. This question is a little different from “what kind of guys/girls do you like?
I was having brunch with some girlfriends the other day, and we got on the subject of first dates. It’s a generic question that breeds generic answers, and doesn’t really give you additional insight into who I am.
While we all had different experiences, there was one thing we all agreed on: There are a few questions we are absolutely of hearing from guys on a first date. Asking me what I “do for fun” kind of makes me feel like I’m on an interview, not a date.
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” As a plus-size woman of color, I hear this question in two scenarios.
Either the guy is trying to see if I’m cool with him not being black, or the guy is trying to see if I’m cool with him being skinny.
” The world already gives single girls the side-eye; there really is no need to bring up singledom on dates.