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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    He's not saying that you're overweight; quite the opposite!
    Well, actually I was saying one can be 'overweight' according to BMI despite being not overweight according to common sense.

    I don't tend to comment on people's weight (positively or negatively) as it's such a personal thing.
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    (Original post by Jebedee)
    Like I said it depends on height as that makes the biggest difference. A 5'11 girl at size 12 is also fairly slim. I don't date British girls so it isn't really an issue for me.
    You're confused m9.
    Compare the size differences, before voicing your opinion tyvm
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    Well, actually I was saying one can be 'overweight' according to BMI despite being not overweight according to common sense.

    I don't tend to comment on people's weight (positively or negatively) as it's such a personal thing.
    Yes, I did understand what you were saying. I was just trying to make the point to her that, with what she said and then what you said, if she was worried about her weight what you said meant that if anything it was less likely to be a problem.
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    Yes, I did understand what you were saying. I was just trying to make the point to her that, with what she said and then what you said, if she was worried about her weight what you said meant that if anything it was less likely to be a problem.
    Sure, I just hoped my point about not talking about others weight might catch on for others reading about it
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    Look, this really is going too far now. I tried to be polite to you before because I did ask people's opinions but it is completely ridiculous to describe a size 8 girl of any height as "fat" and your comments could be upsetting to a lot of people. That's not being unfair to men either; it's just setting equal standards for men and women. Being in a relationship with someone based solely on how they look is shallow but if you insist on doing it then if you expect a girl to be very skinny and no doubt pretty as well then it follows that you should be equally good looking.
    I didn't say a size 8 at any height, I said a short girl of size 8 is. Did you ask me to placate you or to give my opinion? Seems pointless if you only accept opinions that agree with what you already think.

    Who said "based solely on how they look"? The question was regarding a specific physical trait and my answer didn't sway off that topic. I don't see what this has to do with gender inequality, or were you going to refer to the fact that a woman can be attractive with 10% of the effort of a man?

    Do you assume I am ugly and out of my depth by only wanting to date under a certain size? I lift 5x a week and do cardio 3x a week so I wouldn't exactly ask of a girl something I don't myself possess.
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    I didn't say a size 8 at any height, I said a short girl of size 8 is. Did you ask me to placate you or to give my opinion? Seems pointless if you only accept opinions that agree with what you already think.

    Who said "based solely on how they look"? The question was regarding a specific physical trait and my answer didn't sway off that topic. I don't see what this has to do with gender inequality, or were you going to refer to the fact that a woman can be attractive with 10% of the effort of a man?

    Do you assume I am ugly and out of my depth by only wanting to date under a certain size? I lift 5x a week and do cardio 3x a week so I wouldn't exactly ask of a girl something I don't myself possess.
    When I said "of any height" I meant it in the sense of "no matter how short they were". I never said that you'd said that. If a girl is very short and a size 8 then depending on what she looks like exactly she could be "skinny fat" or slightly chubby but no matter what height someone is (within reason) if they are a size 8 they cannot be "fat". The only sizes below a size 8 in the UK are size 4 (the equivalent to US size 0 which you can only get in shops very occasionally and usually only in petite) and size 6. Sizes in the UK range from size 4 to size 16 before you get to plus size - not that I'm suggesting that someone who was short and a size 16 wouldn't probably be overweight. Also, there is less of a difference between the smaller sizes: there is only one inch difference between a size 4 and a size 6 and between a size 6 and a size 8; between a size 8 and a size 10 and between all the sizes above that there is a 2 inch difference. I asked if people thought I sounded slightly chubby or if I should lose weight cause I would look better skinnier; I know that size 8 is a healthy size and not "fat" though.
    Yes, I asked you to give your opinion and I was very polite to you at the start of the thread when you gave your opinion but your later comment "Speak for yourself. If you have to be an adonis just to be able to get a girl that isn't fat. You need to jump ship and search for greener pastures." was just plain insulting. A size 8 is not "fat" and your comments could make a lot of girls really insecure about their weight.

    You said "If you have to be an adonis just to be able to get a girl that isn't fat" implying that you thought it was unfair to men that they had to have a very good body to get a girl that was size 4 or size 6 in order not to qualify for your definition of "fat". That is not unfair to men; a girl who was size 4 or size 6 in every shop would be very skinny. If the woman in a relationship has to be very skinny and toned then the man should have to have an equally good body (admittedly not necessarily the six foot five body builder description that shaunnaob gave though). The woman shouldn't have to look much better than the man and the man should equally not have to look much better than the woman. They should be set equal standards. No, I was not going to refer to that because that s not what I said. A woman should not be putting in 10% of the effort of a man but equally well the man should not be putting in 10% of the effort of the woman.

    Where exactly did I say you were ugly? What I said was that if you expect your girlfriend to be really skinny then you should put in the same amount of effort as her in order to have an equally good body. If you do then fair enough but you still shouldn't be so insulting to girls who aren't a size 4 or 6 in every shop.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Looking back at the thread, all the girls on here think it's fine but the guys think it is too chubby.
    Guys don't have a clue how women's sizes work...

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    Guys don't have a clue how women's sizes work...

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    Some guys seem to know how they work but yeah you're right that some don't haha. Do you not know how they work then?
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    Some guys seem to know how they work but yeah you're right that some don't haha. Do you not know how they work then?
    All I know is bigger number means bigger girl

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    Mmmmmm idk because I'm 5'2, 7 stone exactly, size 4/6 yet I have some chubbaaahhh. Depends on your frame - I'm chubby because I have a small frame
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    All I know is bigger number means bigger girl

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    Yes, that's mainly true but it also depends on if you are bigger due to fat or muscle or a bigger frame/bone structure etc. so it doesn't necessarily mean fatter.

    A size 4 is supposed to fit measurements (in inches) of:
    • Bust: 31
    • Waist: 24
    • Hips: 33
    A size 6 should fit:
    • Bust: 32
    • Waist: 25
    • Hips: 34
    A size 8 should fit:
    • Bust: 33
    • Waist: 26
    • Hips: 35
    As you can see, sizes 4 to 8 have a 1 inch difference between them whereas size 8 and size 10 and all the sizes above a size 10 have 2 inches difference between them.

    So, a size 10 is supposed to fit:
    • Bust: 35
    • Waist: 28
    • Hips: 37
    And you then add 2 inches on to those measurements to get a size 12 and so on... For a bit and then there starts to be an even bigger difference between the sizes.

    That's the best guide I can give but the sizes also vary a lot in how big they actually are in reality between shops and even quite often in the same shop to be honest haha.

    My measurements are:
    • Bust: 36
    • Waist: 26
    • Hips: 35
    I got them slightly wrong in my original post. My waist and hips should fit a size 8 exactly but although my bust should be bigger than a size 8, I've always found that a size 8 fits it exactly as well. When I originally made this thread, I thought I might sometimes need a size 10, hence the title of the thread, but now having gone clothes shopping and tried stuff on I have found that I'm almost always a size 8 and very occasionally a size 6.
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    (Original post by annihilati0n)
    Mmmmmm idk because I'm 5'2, 7 stone exactly, size 4/6 yet I have some chubbaaahhh. Depends on your frame - I'm chubby because I have a small frame
    Wow, surely at that weight and size you can't possibly be chubby! Your BMI is underweight! How old are you, if you don't mind me asking? Do you know your measurements? My height is 5"3.5, my weight is 8 stone 0 and my measurements are: Bust: 36, Waist: 26, Hips: 35 (I got my measurements slightly wrong in my original post). From trying on clothes since my original post, I have found that I am actually almost always a size 8 and very occasionally still a size 6. I do have quite a small frame though and I do sound chubby compared with you. I'm sure you're not chubby though; you sound really skinny!
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    So, presuming you're straight, would you only date girls that were size 6?
    Why does that matter? It's not like you're going to date him... and he doesn't represent all men. So it doesn't matter, leave it be.

    I'm 5"3 and a size 6 but am underweight, so you're healthy . I'm trying to gain weight. Be happy with the size you are. It doesn't matter what other people think (even though basically everyone has said that is a healthy size, not chubby). People will like you for you, and if they do not like you because of your body then they are superficial and not worth your time and effort.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Yes, that's mainly true but it also depends on if you are bigger due to fat or muscle or a bigger frame/bone structure etc. so it doesn't necessarily mean fatter.

    A size 4 is supposed to fit measurements (in inches) of:
    • Bust: 31
    • Waist: 24
    • Hips: 33
    A size 6 should fit:
    • Bust: 32
    • Waist: 25
    • Hips: 34
    A size 8 should fit:
    • Bust: 33
    • Waist: 26
    • Hips: 35
    As you can see, sizes 4 to 8 have a 1 inch difference between them whereas size 8 and size 10 and all the sizes above a size 10 have 2 inches difference between them.

    So, a size 10 is supposed to fit:
    • Bust: 35
    • Waist: 28
    • Hips: 37
    And you then add 2 inches on to those measurements to get a size 12 and so on... For a bit and then there starts to be an even bigger difference between the sizes.

    That's the best guide I can give but the sizes also vary a lot in how big they actually are in reality between shops and even quite often in the same shop to be honest haha.

    My measurements are:
    • Bust: 36
    • Waist: 26
    • Hips: 35
    I got them slightly wrong in my original post. My waist and hips should fit a size 8 exactly but although my bust should be bigger than a size 8, I've always found that a size 8 fits it exactly as well. When I originally made this thread, I thought I might sometimes need a size 10, hence the title of the thread, but now having gone clothes shopping and tried stuff on I have found that I'm almost always a size 8 and very occasionally a size 6.
    You're looking into this far too much...
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    (Original post by BlindingLight)
    Get bigger.
    Get bigger? Really? So you think that I sound too small?
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    (Original post by keepdreaming-)
    Why does that matter? It's not like you're going to date him... and he doesn't represent all men. So it doesn't matter, leave it be.

    I'm 5"3 and a size 6 but am underweight, so you're healthy . I'm trying to gain weight. Be happy with the size you are. It doesn't matter what other people think (even though basically everyone has said that is a healthy size, not chubby). People will like you for you, and if they do not like you because of your body then they are superficial and not worth your time and effort.
    Yes, I think you're right that I'm very unlikely to actually date Jebedee haha but I just wanted to get some opinions from men. Thank you, I'm sure you're right, it's just difficult to actually do that sometimes.
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    (Original post by keepdreaming-)
    You're looking into this far too much...
    You're probably right haha. I copied it down from another internet page though, I don't know it all off by heart or anything.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Yes, that's mainly true but it also depends on if you are bigger due to fat or muscle or a bigger frame/bone structure etc. so it doesn't necessarily mean fatter.

    A size 4 is supposed to fit measurements (in inches) of:
    • Bust: 31
    • Waist: 24
    • Hips: 33
    A size 6 should fit:
    • Bust: 32
    • Waist: 25
    • Hips: 34
    A size 8 should fit:
    • Bust: 33
    • Waist: 26
    • Hips: 35
    As you can see, sizes 4 to 8 have a 1 inch difference between them whereas size 8 and size 10 and all the sizes above a size 10 have 2 inches difference between them.

    So, a size 10 is supposed to fit:
    • Bust: 35
    • Waist: 28
    • Hips: 37
    And you then add 2 inches on to those measurements to get a size 12 and so on... For a bit and then there starts to be an even bigger difference between the sizes.

    That's the best guide I can give but the sizes also vary a lot in how big they actually are in reality between shops and even quite often in the same shop to be honest haha.

    My measurements are:
    • Bust: 36
    • Waist: 26
    • Hips: 35
    I got them slightly wrong in my original post. My waist and hips should fit a size 8 exactly but although my bust should be bigger than a size 8, I've always found that a size 8 fits it exactly as well. When I originally made this thread, I thought I might sometimes need a size 10, hence the title of the thread, but now having gone clothes shopping and tried stuff on I have found that I'm almost always a size 8 and very occasionally a size 6.
    Whereas men's sizes are easy

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    Whereas men's sizes are easy

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    Are they? I have to admit, I don't have a clue how men's sizes work!
 
 
 
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