Dating guide for bigger women
Areas can only be defined as a problem if that's the cultural standard, and by stating that larger women need to hide problem areas only reinforces the idea that there is only one body ideal.I felt that the author kept going back and forth on her message to larger women - it's great to feel sexy at any size, but you'll still need to adhere to certain beauty and fashion rules to really achieve sexiness.Okay, I'll agree that it's not for pretentious literature hounds, but nobody has ever written a book like this for big women, that I know of.It's dishy, it's glossy, it's fun, and it actually doesn't get the point of how to get a man across so much as how to just enjoy being single and not feel like you NEED a man. Here, readers of all sizes will welcome the way Katie defies the expectations of a society obsessed with thinness and offers up tried-and-true advice on: -- How to accept yourself as you are-- Where to go, what to say, and how to find the "right" type of man-- The best cities where real women are truly appreciated-- Alternative ways to meet men -- personal ads, the Internet, invitation-only parties (and how to get invited!
We use all sorts of online resources to find the best flight or restaurants, so why not put in the work to find something more important: love?
I was touched and impressed by Katie Arons' candor in describing the heartache she experienced after being rejected by men while she was in her teens and 20s.
More importantly, as a big woman myself, I was very inspired by the story of how she turned things around and revved up her love life by jumping off the dieting merry-go-round, learning to love herself as she is and by approaching men differently.
There is lots of advice on how any big woman can do this, along with encouraging statistics and interviews that prove that many, many men don't care if a woman's body isn't Barbie-esque. It's a fun read and the author has a terrific sense of humor. By the time I discovered this book, I had become pretty jaded on the issue of plus-sized books.
Many were the same old thing: wear lots of black to make you look slimmer, drape that scarf the right way to make you look slimmer, wear your blush up and out to make you look slimmer. But Katie Arons's book was a somewhat fresh, fun, frolick.