Need help with deciding what my body type is!

Hello! This is my first post on here! I went through a few years of severe depression and I gained a lot of weight. Now, I'm in a better place and getting my weight in order. I decided it was time to get out there so I joined Match.com recently and I'm having a hard time deciding what my body type should be. Currently I weigh 235 and I'm 5'7. In my opinion, I don't look like I weigh 235. I look like I'm at about the 200-210 range. Here are the options that we have when it comes to picking our body type:

Big and Beautiful
Curvy
About Average
Full Figured
Heavyset
A few extra pounds

I picked curvy, but I don't want to mislead anyone. I have full body pictures on my profile (I wish I could post a photo here..) so people can see.

Any opinions?

Thank you! :)

Replies

  • DrewMaxwell
    DrewMaxwell Posts: 274 Member
    As a man and fellow Match member, I believe in honesty and I've seen far too many women using a body type that is misleading or simply untruthful. I don't believe that 'Curvy" is the correct choice in your case as curvy isn't supposed to mean overweight. Curvy means having some shape that is proportional, think along the lines of Scarlett Johansson, Drew Barrymore, Beyonce, Sophia Vergara, etc.

    I'd say that at 5'7" 235, "Heavyset" or "Big & Beautiful" is more appropriate.
  • christine24t
    christine24t Posts: 6,064 Member
    Are you forced to choose something? Because I hate all those descriptors and they mean different things to different people!
  • eelizabeth91
    eelizabeth91 Posts: 5 Member
    No, you're not forced to. And that's kind of how I feel too.
  • eelizabeth91
    eelizabeth91 Posts: 5 Member
    As a man and fellow Match member, I believe in honesty and I've seen far too many women using a body type that is misleading or simply untruthful. I don't believe that 'Curvy" is the correct choice in your case as curvy isn't supposed to mean overweight. Curvy means having some shape that is proportional, think along the lines of Scarlett Johansson, Drew Barrymore, Beyonce, Sophia Vergara, etc.

    I'd say that at 5'7" 235, "Heavyset" or "Big & Beautiful" is more appropriate.

    Thank you for replying and your honesty. I agree that too many people use the body type to lie to prospective matches.
  • AnnaPixie
    AnnaPixie Posts: 7,444 Member
    Who knows!! Whatever you put will be judged by the judgmental anyhow!! And as Christine says, everyone has different perception of what they consider right anyhow (eg I dont think you're 'big and beautiful' as on porn sites BBWs are well over 300lbs!) We had a debate in this forum about curvy some time ago - perhaps look it up so you can see that we all see differently.

    I'd say that you should just put your full length pics up and leave it blank :flowerforyou:
  • disneywm76
    disneywm76 Posts: 573 Member
    Who knows!! Whatever you put will be judged by the judgmental anyhow!! And as Christine says, everyone has different perception of what they consider right anyhow (eg I dont thing you're 'big and beautiful' as on porn sites BBWs are well over 300lbs!) We had a debate in this forum about curvy some time ago - perhaps look it up so you can see that we all see differently.

    I'd say that you should just put your full length pics up and leave it blank :flowerforyou:

    I'm with Anna on this one. Those descriptions are completely subjective!! Just make sure you put a current full body shot up and let them "judge" you however they choose. :flowerforyou:
  • Follow_me
    Follow_me Posts: 6,120 Member
    I don't think it matters. You have full body pics on the profile so let the beholder determine.
  • MissingMinnesota
    MissingMinnesota Posts: 7,486 Member
    I don't think it matters. You have full body pics on the profile so let the beholder determine.

    I agree with this.
  • laurenz2501
    laurenz2501 Posts: 839 Member
    curvy isn't supposed to mean overweight...

    ...think along the lines of Scarlett Johansson, Drew Barrymore, Beyonce, Sophia Vergara, etc.

    THIS. A MILLION TIMES.
  • eelizabeth91
    eelizabeth91 Posts: 5 Member
    All of you are awesome for replying. I appreciate it!

    I took everyone's advice and put up a few more full body pictures but left the "my appearance" part blank. We shall see!
  • JanieJack
    JanieJack Posts: 3,831 Member
    I'm glad you left appearance blank. I would never have guessed from your picture you're that heavy! If you had to choose, I would put a few extra pounds if you're looking as you do in you MFP profile pics.

    Even if you were brutally honest, people can still express disappointment with your size. I am hourglass and very fit, but I'm also 14/16 so when guys see me in person they were usually surprised I was so big. I've received more than a few mean comments about it. This despite the fact that I put a lot of whole body pics and always warned a guy before we met that I had a great figure but am built like a linebacker.
  • eelizabeth91
    eelizabeth91 Posts: 5 Member
    I'm glad you left appearance blank. I would never have guessed from your picture you're that heavy! If you had to choose, I would put a few extra pounds if you're looking as you do in you MFP profile pics.

    Even if you were brutally honest, people can still express disappointment with your size. I am hourglass and very fit, but I'm also 14/16 so when guys see me in person they were usually surprised I was so big. I've received more than a few mean comments about it. This despite the fact that I put a lot of whole body pics and always warned a guy before we met that I had a great figure but am built like a linebacker.

    Thank you for your reply and the nice comment! People are always surprised when I tell them how much I weigh. I appreciate your advice!