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2008-11-20 10:04:07 PM
I prefer 'fuller' ladies.

I consider them 'normal' weight, as do most men.

See: 'Christina Hendricks' or 'Monica Belluci'

/you may have heard of them.
 
2008-11-20 10:04:45 PM
spamdog: cryinoutloud: Everybody expects me to settle for a fat guy because I'm old, like it's a law of nature.

I've got some bad news for you....


No farking way.

/maybe explains why I've been single for so long.
 
2008-11-20 10:05:26 PM
TeddyRooseveltsMustache: GIS for Plus Sized model:

www.linksengineer.com

img210.imageshack.us

...and believe it or not, this woman is considered plus sized:

kissfmseattle.files.wordpress.com

Collect them all!


Your third pic is the same girl as the 2nd, before she gained weight and went on America's Next Top Model.
 
2008-11-20 10:05:33 PM
Hair of the Dog: My wife is 26 years younger than I (she's 31, do the math!), and she's 5'8" 102 pounds. Some people would consider her too slim, but I think she's perfect! She and I stood next to each other on the kitchen floor, barefoot. I am 5'10" and her hip bones were about 2" higher than mine!! Since she typically wears 4" heels, you can imagine how long her legs look! Ever since I've met her, I really don't care for the "pudgy" girls I see. For those of you who say "PICS or it didn't happen", I have documentation... :-)


that's not healthy. and you sound like you're making it up, or are just fully delusional.
 
2008-11-20 10:05:58 PM
These pictures y'all are posting are absolutely disgusting.

Just one look, and my penis vomited all over the place.
 
2008-11-20 10:06:23 PM
MIguy: Most underrated VS model ever!

Oh, for f*ck's sake 10-4 good buddy. I hear that woman speak in a commercial for VS, and it's instant Cialis.
 
2008-11-20 10:06:26 PM
BlackStar11: MaxxLarge: UNC_Samurai: And seeing a ribcage is attractive?

HELLS to the no. Nothing less than a size 12 even gets a second look from me anymore. I positively adore women who "give" when hugged. Not to mention that a woman who doesn't say "no" to dessert is a woman who enjoys the release of endorphins through sensory stimulation. And, in my experience, that translates across-the-board. Voluptuous girls are, without exception, WAY more fun in bed. The skinny ones just lay there like you're ever so lucky to be nailing them. Forget it. I like enthusiasm.

Fat-bottomed girls, you make the rockin' world go 'round.


You can't make such a massive generalization, not ALL skinny girls are like that...

On a different note, I am 5'9" and weigh 135. A year ago I weighed in at 120- I looked freaking scary. Extremely skinny most certainly does not= hot. I would much rather have the extra 15 lbs on me.


In comparison, I'm 5' 3", weigh roughly 140 on a good day, and I'm still a size 8, 6 in some clothes. All people carry their weight differently.

/And yes, I know my profile pick does not include my body
//Only my shoulders of steel
 
2008-11-20 10:06:30 PM
cryinoutloud: spamdog: cryinoutloud: Everybody expects me to settle for a fat guy because I'm old, like it's a law of nature.

I've got some bad news for you....

No farking way.

/maybe explains why I've been single for so long.


You are past prime child-bearing years. You are useless to this society now. Be resigned to your spinster status and start knitting. You should thank you lucky stars we still let you be seen where the young women go.
 
2008-11-20 10:07:39 PM
TeddyRooseveltsMustache: GIS for Plus Sized model:
...and believe it or not, this woman is considered plus sized: Collect them all!


I'll damn sure collect #2...
/yow
 
2008-11-20 10:08:29 PM
Starryeyes: a Faaaaabulous Express sales associate told me he loved one of their dresses on me, and that stick girls come in and try them on and look terrible because they have no curves.

/not fat.
//but i have hips.


How you doin?

Love me a girl with curves.

/No fatties though.
 
2008-11-20 10:08:43 PM
AnthraxRipple: TeddyRooseveltsMustache: GIS for Plus Sized model:

www.linksengineer.com

img210.imageshack.us

...and believe it or not, this woman is considered plus sized:

kissfmseattle.files.wordpress.com

Collect them all!

Your third pic is the same girl as the 2nd, before she gained weight and went on America's Next Top Model.


I didn't notice because all I saw was hotness.
 
2008-11-20 10:08:46 PM
img.photobucket.com

flyboyz.files.wordpress.com
 
2008-11-20 10:10:09 PM
Ahoytheship: BlackStar11: MaxxLarge: UNC_Samurai: And seeing a ribcage is attractive?

HELLS to the no. Nothing less than a size 12 even gets a second look from me anymore. I positively adore women who "give" when hugged. Not to mention that a woman who doesn't say "no" to dessert is a woman who enjoys the release of endorphins through sensory stimulation. And, in my experience, that translates across-the-board. Voluptuous girls are, without exception, WAY more fun in bed. The skinny ones just lay there like you're ever so lucky to be nailing them. Forget it. I like enthusiasm.

Fat-bottomed girls, you make the rockin' world go 'round.


You can't make such a massive generalization, not ALL skinny girls are like that...

On a different note, I am 5'9" and weigh 135. A year ago I weighed in at 120- I looked freaking scary. Extremely skinny most certainly does not= hot. I would much rather have the extra 15 lbs on me.

In comparison, I'm 5' 3", weigh roughly 140 on a good day, and I'm still a size 8, 6 in some clothes. All people carry their weight differently.

/And yes, I know my profile pick does not include my body
//Only my shoulders of steel


Ooooohhh...hot and local!
 
2008-11-20 10:10:20 PM
Dinosaur_Skates: How you doin?

Love me a girl with curves.

/No fatties though.


i'm doing well. but you can't see pictures.
 
2008-11-20 10:10:45 PM
cryinoutloud: spamdog: cryinoutloud: Everybody expects me to settle for a fat guy because I'm old, like it's a law of nature.

I've got some bad news for you....

No farking way.

/maybe explains why I've been single for so long.


Myself, I'd take a cute, slender, "mature" lady like yourself over a chubby girl any day....but thats just me
 
2008-11-20 10:11:06 PM
michaeld5: I think the article was referring to girls like this:


Mmmm, yeah. I think I felt a little movement.
/sarcasm.



One is shooped.

i300.photobucket.com
 
2008-11-20 10:11:16 PM
Isn't the rock bottom foundational principle of woman's clothing adverts to make women feel like total shaiat and try to overcompensate, going against their natural frugality to buy this garbage?

/not a scientist
/you don't need a Weatherman....
 
2008-11-20 10:11:43 PM
Wetland = swamp
Rainforest = jungle
Real woman = fat
 
2008-11-20 10:11:58 PM
TeddyRooseveltsMustache: AnthraxRipple: TeddyRooseveltsMustache: GIS for Plus Sized model:

www.linksengineer.com

img210.imageshack.us

...and believe it or not, this woman is considered plus sized:

kissfmseattle.files.wordpress.com

Collect them all!

Your third pic is the same girl as the 2nd, before she gained weight and went on America's Next Top Model.

I didn't notice because all I saw was hotness.


I'm with you there. She went from generic blond model to something magnificent.
 
2008-11-20 10:13:25 PM
H_is_for_Heretic: michaeld5: I think the article was referring to girls like this:


Mmmm, yeah. I think I felt a little movement.
/sarcasm.


One is shooped.


Which one?
 
2008-11-20 10:13:26 PM
..and more:

modeling-blog.modeling.net

ecx.images-amazon.com

farm3.static.flickr.com

nicoletteandthecity.com

Disclaimer: Images of "plus sized models" pictured above are the opinion of google, and not of me, the hotlinker.
 
2008-11-20 10:13:49 PM
I wanna see models who can wear a size 8 like me. So I know what I'll look like in the clothes.
 
2008-11-20 10:15:06 PM
src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3145/3046556057_24dfb0de49.jpg?v=0">

So THERE!
 
2008-11-20 10:15:07 PM
Just another Heartland Weirdass:
women

natural frugality


i102.photobucket.com
 
2008-11-20 10:15:28 PM
michaeld5: I think the article was referring to girls like this:

barf!

Mmmm, yeah. I think I felt a little movement.
/sarcasm.
 
2008-11-20 10:15:40 PM
images.askmen.com

One more just because
 
2008-11-20 10:15:51 PM
michaeld5: I think the article was referring to girls like this:

Case in point: these girls are difficult to look at, so you are focusing on the clothes and not the body, as someone mentioned here above
 
2008-11-20 10:15:59 PM
kitryne: I have a big ass.

That's all I have to contribute to this.


How YOU doin?
 
2008-11-20 10:16:20 PM
Hair of the Dog: src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3145/3046556057_24dfb0de49.jpg?v=0">

So THERE!


Willy Nelson, is that you?
 
2008-11-20 10:17:15 PM
HoboSong:
Myself, I'd take a cute, slender, "mature" lady like yourself over a chubby girl any day....but thats just me


Mature.....mature.......

/writes emo poem, slits wrists

(That's what one of my professors used to say to me: "Tell all your potential employers that you were the most mature person in the class!" Yeah, I sure was.)
 
2008-11-20 10:18:38 PM
The fashion industry is ruled by men that would rather see a 12 year old boy naked than a woman any day.so they choose models that are built like 12 year old boys. with boobs.

And the hanger thing too.
 
2008-11-20 10:18:42 PM
farm2.static.flickr.com

/blackstar11: bitter was a polite word. you were way more polite than I would have been.
//5'5" 140lbs = me
///don't touch the link, it's hot
 
2008-11-20 10:18:46 PM
I wonder how much money N.O.W. paid this guy to say this.
 
2008-11-20 10:18:55 PM
The article, for those who care, isn't about using thin & sexy women for advertising for men. Nobody would deny that works just fine. The article is about what sells to the everyday woman.

I'm pretty tubby --- yup, I admit it. I'd like to be thinner, and I'm working on it, for health reasons, etc., but I'm not having much success. :(

On the other hand, I'm not really fatter than most of the women my age that I know from work or see walking around on the street. I'm kinda in the middle, in fact. They certainly make a lot of clothes in my size!

While I can look at clothing for skinny women and find it artistic and lovely (I'm a huge Project Runway fan), I have no desire to buy it -- except maybe to frame and hang on the wall.

I find it more than a little pathetic that it takes some sort of "scientific study" to support common sense. Women buying clothes for themselves will be more impressed by ads featuring clothes that look good on a realistic body type. I once based a season's whole wardrobe on couple outfits worn by a "shapely" actress in a movie I saw. The clothes made her look great, so I knew they'd do at least a little something for me -- and they did!
 
2008-11-20 10:19:25 PM
cryinoutloud: HoboSong:
Myself, I'd take a cute, slender, "mature" lady like yourself over a chubby girl any day....but thats just me

Mature.....mature.......

/writes emo poem, slits wrists

(That's what one of my professors used to say to me: "Tell all your potential employers that you were the most mature person in the class!" Yeah, I sure was.)


LOL I knew that would get you ; )
 
2008-11-20 10:20:33 PM
jaylectricity: BlackStar11: On a different note, I am 5'9" and weigh 135.

That's a pretty favorable size. I had a girlfriend midget who was 4'11" and weighed 135. She wasn't "fat" per se, but she had some junk in her trunk.


FTFY
 
2008-11-20 10:21:45 PM
Count me in the camp that prefers women with some feminine curves.

Really, which is sexier? This?
www.bartcop.com

or this?

www.smh.com.au
 
2008-11-20 10:22:18 PM
TeddyRooseveltsMustache: GIS for Plus Sized model:

...and believe it or not, this woman is considered plus sized:



Collect them all!


She was a winner of America's Next Top Model. I saw her on the runway last night, she is bigger now. Yum
 
2008-11-20 10:22:24 PM
A good-looking gal is still good-looking even if she does carry some extra pounds. All these plus-size models are still nice-looking women, and they still probably would be even if they put on another 30 pounds. But if you're average-looking, or god forbid, plain, and you're a little fat....well, do you see where I'm going here?

img324.imageshack.us
 
2008-11-20 10:22:47 PM
dreadlocksFTW: jaylectricity: BlackStar11: On a different note, I am 5'9" and weigh 135.

That's a pretty favorable size. I had a girlfriend midget who was 4'11" and weighed 135. She wasn't "fat" per se, but she had some junk in her trunk too many canaries in her cage.

FTFY


Redacted
 
2008-11-20 10:22:47 PM
Solarex: Count me in the camp that prefers women with some feminine curves.

Really, which is sexier? This?


or this?


Er, the first one is dead. Do I have to choose?
 
2008-11-20 10:23:02 PM
Solarex: Count me in the camp that prefers women with some feminine curves.

Really, which is sexier? This?


or this?


Yea but curves and fat are not the same and they've been confused as such
 
2008-11-20 10:23:30 PM
Came here for the angry fatties posting pictures of 40 lb diseased models to justify the half rack of ribs they're swallowing right now while pushing 200 lbs...very satisfied!!
 
2008-11-20 10:23:30 PM
okami36: Ahoytheship: BlackStar11: MaxxLarge: UNC_Samurai: And seeing a ribcage is attractive?

HELLS to the no. Nothing less than a size 12 even gets a second look from me anymore. I positively adore women who "give" when hugged. Not to mention that a woman who doesn't say "no" to dessert is a woman who enjoys the release of endorphins through sensory stimulation. And, in my experience, that translates across-the-board. Voluptuous girls are, without exception, WAY more fun in bed. The skinny ones just lay there like you're ever so lucky to be nailing them. Forget it. I like enthusiasm.

Fat-bottomed girls, you make the rockin' world go 'round.


You can't make such a massive generalization, not ALL skinny girls are like that...

On a different note, I am 5'9" and weigh 135. A year ago I weighed in at 120- I looked freaking scary. Extremely skinny most certainly does not= hot. I would much rather have the extra 15 lbs on me.

In comparison, I'm 5' 3", weigh roughly 140 on a good day, and I'm still a size 8, 6 in some clothes. All people carry their weight differently.

/And yes, I know my profile pick does not include my body
//Only my shoulders of steel

Ooooohhh...hot and local!


Ok, for serious dude, when are we gonna all get together for a northern New England Fark pahty? I mean, there are definitely a large bunch that would show up...

/Urge to organize...rising...
 
2008-11-20 10:24:13 PM
Solarex: Count me in the camp that prefers women with some feminine curves.

Really, which is sexier? This?


or this?


well, technically at this point Marilyn Monroe is a lot bonier than the other one...
 
2008-11-20 10:24:39 PM
Real men like curves:

tbn0.google.com
 
2008-11-20 10:25:03 PM
H_is_for_Heretic
And men, there are no women left today with body issues. The amount of self-esteem-focused entertainment messages coupled with men more comfortable with their desire for "real" women has knocked sense into them. Whining about their bodies is mostly fishing for compliments- they know it looks good to someone. If anything, maybe the stick-thin girls.

What's the over/under on how long it's been since this guy got laid?
 
2008-11-20 10:25:46 PM
Word.

Mrs. Black Jesus has the body of nigella lawson and the face of kate walsh.

MaxxLarge: UNC_Samurai: And seeing a ribcage is attractive?

HELLS to the no. Nothing less than a size 12 even gets a second look from me anymore. I positively adore women who "give" when hugged. Not to mention that a woman who doesn't say "no" to dessert is a woman who enjoys the release of endorphins through sensory stimulation. And, in my experience, that translates across-the-board. Voluptuous girls are, without exception, WAY more fun in bed. The skinny ones just lay there like you're ever so lucky to be nailing them. Forget it. I like enthusiasm.

Fat-bottomed girls, you make the rockin' world go 'round.
 
2008-11-20 10:27:22 PM
that's hot!

i102.photobucket.com

/just saw Wall-e at the 3-dollar theater today
 
2008-11-20 10:29:51 PM
hotter than the ads: H_is_for_Heretic
And men, there are no women left today with body issues. The amount of self-esteem-focused entertainment messages coupled with men more comfortable with their desire for "real" women has knocked sense into them. Whining about their bodies is mostly fishing for compliments- they know it looks good to someone. If anything, maybe the stick-thin girls.

What's the over/under on how long it's been since this guy got laid?


No, no, I'm a bitter thin chick.

/32 A
//can buy jeans in the girls department
///FTF
 
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