What Size is Average?  

SmartType 51F
560 posts
8/3/2006 6:46 pm

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What Size is Average?

I'm always curious about other people's experiences with this online dating experience. I've had some pretty hilarious encounters myself, and have noticed that the word average has taken on a whole new meaning. A friend was describing one of his first/last dates about a female who had sent him a lovely photo and then shows up tipping the scales around 300lbs. His comment was, "What average? WALRUS AVERAGE?!?" I've always believed in telling the truth, as it's the right thing to do, no less it's eventually found out. In the case of a physical description, I put down 'average', although as you can tell from the photos, I'm in decent shape for a 41 year old. Granted, I don't have abs-o-steel, and certainly don't have the discipline nor interest in getting them. I prefer the 'starvation/no-ice-cream' method over stomach crunches.

That being said, several months ago, I exchanged emails with a gentleman and sent my face pic. He then types back asking me what my weight was. I had no problem sharing with him that I weighed 137lbs. HAH!! I never heard back from him, total radio silence. Then I got to thinking, was I fat? Did I misrepresent myself? And of course quickly came to the conclusion that not only did I not lie, but that being my weight is in fact quite OK. Seriously, I know I am no thin mint, would love to be one, but I have nice breasts, great legs (walking 3-4 miles a day), somewhat toned arms (from wrestling the dog)! I have yet to have anyone recoil in horror after meeting me and I'm still whistled at. I call myself average because I'm such a lazy git and haven't seen the inside of a gym in over two years. The sad fact of the matter is I actually paid for a membership for close to four years....what a freaking waste that was. I could have been buying shoes instead.

And as far as women's weight goes, mine is fine. I tell my real weight and most women shave off ten pounds. I'm actually quite glad that I did not meet such a shallow person anyway. And I hope he found true love in the form of a beautiful, thin, big-haired River Oaks divorcee, who unfortunately not only has an eating disorder, but an addiction ($$) to plastic surgery.


rm_Hot_2525 37M
1 post
8/7/2006 2:54 am

Nice blog Smart,
You have a great attitude

SmartType replies on 8/7/2006 6:52 pm:
Hi Hottie,

thanks for the kind words and reading my blog.

mrgrimshade 44M

8/9/2006 1:07 pm

Damn...that's not fat. You have not seen fat until you help move a 650 pound woman into an ambulance. My rule? She has to weigh less than me <200...so you are in!


bored and lost in Houston

SmartType replies on 8/9/2006 7:12 pm:
Hey Grim, thanks for your kind words. Most people who find out what I actually weigh are floored - they think I'm 127. It must be all my exercise. Takes a lot of muscle to wrestle my dog.

jrb6955 58M

8/13/2006 12:52 pm

It is his loss for going silent. There is nothing wrong with you weight. Personally, I think your photos are HOT. I have noticed similar threads (discussing the meaning - or lack thereof - of the body types) in other Blogs. There is a particularly good (and humorous) discussion in sexyeyes102005's blog, entitled Define athletic!.

SmartType replies on 8/13/2006 11:22 pm:
Thanks for the leads JRB -will check them out. I have my own experience with 'Athletic' - as in the guy was freaking enormous and it was not his biceps!

jrb6955 58M

8/14/2006 11:49 am

Your welcome SmartType.

Cervix_Tickler 42M
12 posts
4/15/2007 7:38 pm

Here is an interesting thought.. perhaps because women do "shave 10" lbs off when "sharing" their weight that his concept of a weight to "how a woman looks" ratio is distorted. As a result your 137 lbs may lead him to think that it is 150 and up.

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