Women dating thin men
You only have to look around during London Fashion Week to see hoards of women looking equally daring, but essentially exactly the same.
Following outrageous fashion trends is not the same as daring to be an individual.
Fascinated by the discrepancies, I delved deeper and followed up by interviewing Dr David Bainbridge, Lecturer in Reproductive Biology at the University of Cambridge. There was no "one size fits all" rule for the women named in my friends’ list. Crucially, however, all of them looked as though they were meant to be whatever size they were. There weren’t any who were identified for their leggy qualities either, which I found surprising.
What I discovered was that the gulf between what men find attractive and what women think they find attractive is a whacking great chasm. Women are constantly being told men love long legs and, at five feet 11 inches tall, other women often tell me my legs make them froth at the mouth with envy.
I won’t name them here, since public body shaming goes against every fibre of my being, but suffice to say there was a massive discrepancy between the way I, as a heterosexual female, viewed these women and the way they were perceived by my heterosexual male friends.
A singer I admire for her glamour, vivaciousness and exotic colouring was dubbed "a ferret lady in Shirley Bassey’s old clothes".