Plus size women online want you to know how rough they have it. Whether it’s finding someone who will embrace their “fat pride” or even just the struggles of being queer and fat. It would seem the internet is full of these body positive keyboard warriors. Their latest struggle? Overcoming the “stigma” fat women apparently face when they refuse to settle for overweight men. With modern feminist logic dictating that even the largest ladies should still be able to score themselves a true hottie of a man.

In fact there is an increasing amount of real scientific data to prove the concept that women are far pickier and more unrealistic in terms of rating the physical attractiveness of potential partners. With one study done using data pulled from the popular dating app Tinder revealing that “the bottom 80% of men (in terms of attractiveness) are competing for the bottom 22% of women and the top 78% of women are competing for the top 20% of men.” This basic trend is only confirmed in another study, this time pulling from OKCupid data, which found these results.

While this isn’t to say that men don’t prefer sexier skinnier women in general, as lab tested research has already confirmed they do. What this data implies is that men tend to be either far less picky in terms of actually finding a mate, or at least far more realistic about their own appearance and what that entitles them to expect in return. You never seem to find stories of fat men demanding their right to be with un-obese women. But the reverse is clearly untrue if these popular body positive images being spread around Feminist blogs are to be believed.

I'm a plus-sized woman but I'm not attracted to big guys. I get a lot of hate and criticism for it but I can't help that I like average to muscular types.

Yes, as a Plus Size Woman, I do not date other plus size people. It's because I'm not attracted to bigger guys. It's genetics, preferences & that's just the way it is.

Just because I'm plus size doesn't mean I have to settle for someone I'm not attracted to. I just don't like overweight men. I want my fairy tale like everyone else.

Close examinations of Tinder data always tend to uncover inconvenient or surprising truths, such as that women of all racial backgrounds tend to prefer dating white men. In this case though the results really are rather depressing. With one experiment revealing the following facts.

The male is likely to “like” the female 6.2 times more often than the female “likes” the male.

The Tinder economy has more inequality than 95.1% of all the world’s national economies.

A man of average attractiveness would be “liked” by approximately 0.87% (1 in 115) of women on Tinder. 

In fact women of all body types tend to be so picky that even the most attractive men will be liked by only approximately 20% of all the females on Tinder. Though given the apps huge user-base that still of course means quite a few available women for those lucky 20% of men. Despite this clear non attraction of even overweight women to larger men, females online continue to rage over every example of a fit male not wanting to be a chubby chaser. It should be noted though that thankfully there are at least a few women online who address the harsh realities of the situation at least.

I'm over weight and I'm not attracted to other people who are over weight. It's true. Over weight people are just not attractive

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