As a last resort, she signed up to a plus size dating website, but that brought with it a whole new range of strange men who were specifically attracted to larger women and a size 24, Verity found she was almost too small for many.Last year, Verity won the Miss Plus Size International 2013 beauty pageant, so says she has had buckets of confidence about her appearance, but she says her online dating experience has really knocked her confidence.
And it turns out that singer Chris De Burgh got it spot on – ladies in red really are more desirable.The study in scarlet, by psychologists at Wuhan University, China, found it not only boosts a woman’s sex appeal – it also makes her appear warmer and more confident.Girls also find men in red attractive, but to a lesser extent as the colour can also have connotations of aggression.Researcher Dr Fangfang Wen, says: “Red has been associated with romance, passion, lust and fertility across nearly every civilisation.” But the shade you wear isn’t the only thing which will colour the opinion of the opposite sex…Forget a cleavage boosting push-up bra – experts say a perfect waist is what does it for a man.
Dr Barnaby Dixson, from Victoria University of Wellington, revealed the classic 1950s hour-glass figure was more important to blokes than a woman’s cup size.
Dr Dixson said: “Men rated images with an hour-glass shape and a slim waist as most attractive, irrespective of breast size.” He explained: “It is all about the distribution of fat which is directly linked to fertility.” But if you don’t have Marilyn Monroe’s perfect proportions, you could always wear padded pants like Michelle Williams, who played the star in a film biopic.
Move over cupid, the Fidos and Lassies of the world are the best matchmakers.
According to a survey by the Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, 60% said that owning a dog can make people more attractive, while 85% think people with a hound at their heels are more approachable.
Spokeswoman Clarissa Baldwin, said: “We hear stories every day of people meeting new friends or a partner through their dog.” But always check who’s about in the park before you scoop the poop because that’s not so attractive...
When single women think they’re having a “fat day”, they should seek out a man with an appetite.