Originally Posted by mkarim
...and the problem is?
There actually are problems. Really big problems. And I know that if you are a heavier individual reading what he wrote, it's not immediately apparent.
The issue I find is this... slim and fit is an increasingly precious commodity. Slim and fit women have always been top of the totem pole, but now there are a lot fewer of them. The fewer slim chicks there are, the more fit they want their guys. Slim guys get muscled right out.
As it's been stated, women want you taller, which roughly translates to heavier as well. A more muscular man is matched to both curvy and slim women. But as a slim and fit guy, you are only matched to the slimmer woman. Most guys will take the bait on a woman skinnier than their standard, but I find women's more naturally selective nature places weight more firmly in deal breaker catagory.
So, as he said, fat chicks laugh at you, curvy girls feel insecure around you, and the increasingly rare in America slim girls are divided between those who can see themselves with a slim guy and those who can't. The fact that slim is rare actually balloons the size of the man they are looking for, as every pound they lose they add 5 pounds of pure muscle to their desired mate.
Athletic men have the best odds. Of course I'm stating the obvious, but on a fashion board where slim is 'the look' it runs against the grain. Girls don't like slim guys, not even slim girls like slim guys, but fashion does.