As a woman with curves, I find this statement to be a half truth.
Sure, some men like women who fit into a more ‘media friendly’ shape. Ya know the girl next door who can eat what she likes and stay relatively ‘thin’ or maybe she works for her figure, eats right and get’s her time in at the gym. Some women work to keep their bodies at their ideal.
It’s all personal preference. I have encountered guys who LOVE women with curvey figures. I get complimented for being buxom from men and woman. I also have been insulted for it.
To hell with people who judge you based on your weight. Those aren’t men who you should be spending time with. They obviously can’t look past their own insecurities.
Confession? I used to never give guys who were shorter or skinnier than me a chance, mostly due to my own issues with my body, and I realized I was the one being petty. If you like someone, really like someone what their body is like is a bonus. Sure physical attraction plays a huge role, but waist size? It’s shallow.
Sometimes I think about if I was ‘thin’, I am a size 12/14. If I managed, somehow, to get down to a 2/4. I would, most likely, attract an entirely different type of man. I think your figure is a reflection on how you see yourself, I love my body. Do I want it to be healthier? Yes.
Does that mean striving for a smaller figure? No. It means I focus on how I feel. How my lower back may not hurt if I drop a cup size, how my legs get back in the shape they were when I played a varsity sport.
As long as you are happy and confident in your body, someone will find you stunning. Trust me.