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Whats the difference between 'fancy' and 'fit' watch

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    Im pretty sure that to us guys, fancying a girl and thinking one is fit generally means the same thing. I notice girls use these word slightly differently though. So girls, (or guys if you know) what is the difference?
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    I think it's possible to perceive someone to be fit but not to fancy them, i.e. to notice and acquiesce their attractiveness, but not to be attracted to them yourself.
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    (Original post by Squelchy)
    I think it's possible to perceive someone to be fit but not to fancy them, i.e. to notice and acquiesce their attractiveness, but not to be attracted to them yourself.
    Agreed.
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    Not at all. Actually, I associate 'fit' - with having a good physique/being well toned/nice appearance, whereas I would 'fancy' someone who I found attractive in the broader sense ie personality etc. Here the degree to which I find a guy fit is unimportant. Indeed, I doubt I've fancied anyone I've found simply 'fit.' Fit's a stupid word really.
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    I think models are all fit, but i dont fancy many of them.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Im pretty sure that to us guys, fancying a girl and thinking one is fit generally means the same thing. I notice girls use these word slightly differently though. So girls, (or guys if you know) what is the difference?
    Wooooah, so you automatically fancy any girl you think is fit!? Is that not a leeeeeetle shallow.......!?
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    (Original post by gemmac)
    Wooooah, so you automatically fancy any girl you think is fit!? Is that not a leeeeeetle shallow.......!?
    No, he actually said that basically men and women consider the semantic meaning of the words to be different than the other sex considers them.
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    (Original post by Squelchy)
    I think it's possible to perceive someone to be fit but not to fancy them, i.e. to notice and acquiesce their attractiveness, but not to be attracted to them yourself.
    Certainly, and conversely, I think it's possible to fancy someone without considering them fit. It would be odd to fancy someone you actually consider ugly, but it's not uncommon to fancy someone who you don't consider to be particularly attractive. If people only ever fancied those they considered physically attractive, only good looking people would have relationships, and this is clearly not the case.
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    ^^Thats a really good point, as I've fancied people who aren't particularly beautiful but their personality has shone through. then again beauty is in the eye of the beholder... Like a fit person you like looking at them appreciatively but you don't go red or feel funny like when you fancy someone.
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    err if i think a guy's fit, hes usually pretty nice looking but thats it.
    if i fancy someone i may think they're fit, but i usually like them a lot. they're not always the typical good lookers though..

    so fit is almost meaningless apart from the ego boost side of it.
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    I don't think I'd call someone 'fit' in that sense of the word mainly cos I don't like it. I think people often use in the sense someone is attractive but you don't fancy them often because they may know they're attractive and flaunt it which can getting annoying. Hence I don't fancy stereotypically fit people and I don't think boys do either.
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    I have been having this discussion with my mate recently because there is this guy who I know and to be perfectly honest he is reallly fit, and he's a nice guy too (he's not just a stranger, I do actually know him), but i don't actually fancy him (well as far as i know:p: ) and there is this other guy who is not the best looking in the world but as my mate says he's not unfortuante looking either, who i actually fancy so to be honest saying someone is fit or hot and then fancying them are completely different to me. I never like anyone i do not know but i call people fit who i don't know. if any of that makes any sense. Basically im just agreeing witht he rest of you, they are two diferent things.
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    'Fancy' You generally like him and flirt with them. 'Fit' is acknowledging they are attractive, might flirt, but this person will not occupy your mind as much as the object of fancy.
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    in my view - fit = good looking, fancy = want to/would date them
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    my underpants don't fit

    because I am too big for them wink wink rarr i'm a man
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    The difference is if my boyfriend was to say that a girl was fit, I wouldn't mind at all, maybe agree with him. If he said he fancied someone I would very upset.

    Thinking someone's fit is thinking they look good. Fancying someone takes other things into account like their personality and general character.
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    (Original post by everylittleting)
    The difference is if my boyfriend was to say that a girl was fit, I wouldn't mind at all, maybe agree with him. If he said he fancied someone I would very upset.

    Thinking someone's fit is thinking they look good. Fancying someone takes other things into account like their personality and general character.
    If someone says someone else is fit then they're acknowledging that that other person is very good looking. If they say they fancy someone get worried because that means they are actually attracted to them and would like to do something about it
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    Rouge - Yeah that's about right.
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    Yeah, fit, hot, buff and any of these type of descriptive words just describes someone who you think is nice looking, but you dont necessarily "fancy" them. Like you may have some really "fit" friends, but do you get nervous and heart beating fast when you see them?
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    (Original post by Chumbaniya)
    Certainly, and conversely, I think it's possible to fancy someone without considering them fit. It would be odd to fancy someone you actually consider ugly, but it's not uncommon to fancy someone who you don't consider to be particularly attractive. If people only ever fancied those they considered physically attractive, only good looking people would have relationships, and this is clearly not the case.
    I agree. I fancied my guy but I wouldnt have said I thought he was 'fit' (meaning extremely attractive)
 
 
 
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