(PRWEB UK) 23 January 2013
Cuddly.adults.co.uk which is used by single men and women size 14 and above is the second most popular platform of the adults.co.uk dating group.
In a poll on its members, researchers found that women who had either abandoned weight loss attempts, or not started one to begin with, rated their dating experiences as more satisfactory than those who had tried a weight loss programme.
75% of women on the site said they had attempted some sort of diet at the beginning of this year but 55% have already given up, claiming to accept their current shape. Of those who had either not started a diet or ditched a diet, more than four in five (82%) had gone on a date where they felt their partner was ‘very attracted’ to them.
That means only 20% were carrying on with their weight loss programme. Of those, less than half said they felt their date was ‘slightly attracted’ to them, and less than a quarter said they felt their date was ‘very attracted’ to them.
An overwhelming two thirds (68%) said that they felt a mental state of mind was more attractive than their physical looks, indicating that attraction really is about inner confidence.
Sarah, 36, is a size 16 and recently came off cuddly.adults.co.uk after successfully finding a serious partner on the dating site. “I’ve tried so many diets. Some have worked better than others but in the end I go right back to what I think is my natural shape. I have been on lots of dates and I don’t think any man has ever had a problem with my shape. Instead I have heard men joke that some of their other dates were no fun because they wouldn’t eat or drink certain things. My current partner who I met on Cuddly.Adults doesn’t do skinny and tells me it was my lively personality which he liked from Date One.”
The survey also asked women on the site how confident they felt in approaching potential love interests. Out of the 25% who hadn’t started a diet, nearly two thirds rated themselves as ‘very confident.’ Out of the 55% who had given up on a diet, just less than a half rated themselves as ‘very confident’. Out of the 20% still counting the calories, only a fifth rated themselves as ‘very confident.’
Jess Weiner is an author and body confidence expert. She says: “Our culture sends a message to women that their weight and appearance will dictate their dating options and ultimately success in love. But I do believe the old adage is true: when you can love and admire who you are - you will attract someone who values you as much as you do. The tricky part though is learning how to sort through the experiences and relationships that don't honour you and stay determined and confident in creating the ones that do.”
Adults.co.uk has 1,500,000 members and enables members to choose which platform they want to join. It is made up of Cuddly Adults, Mature Adults, Divorced Adults, Single Parent Adults, Christian Adults or the more generic Single Adults.
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