Dating for heavy people
Poretsky says that self-acceptance can also come from seeing yourself as part of a beautiful, plus-sized lineage.
"The 'thin is in' motto of the last century or so is just a blip in the human timeline," she asserts.
And yet, when overweight people enter the dating scene, they're often overwhelmed by feeling unlovable and unattractive to others.
It's a feeling that naturally undermines a person's confidence — one of the qualities that experts agree is essential to attraction.
There is a lot to consider when creating an image that will attract love, and overweight daters should pay extra attention to all elements of their appearance.
"Photos that don't accurately represent how a dater currently looks are a recipe for disappointment — by both parties," Russo says.
"The person who initially saw the photos is likely to feel deceived, frustrated, and turned off.
Of course, women have more options with hair, makeup, clothing and accessories, but men these days have a lot to choose from as well.
The most important things to consider when purchasing garments, products, or image-related services are fit and color; in order to have a fabulous appearance, you must definitely develop an understanding of which colors go together and which clash.