posted on May, 17 2016 @ 10:17 PM
a reply to: sycomix
I posted a rant in a similar light about this - My experience was that while on a dating site, I was chatting with someone I thought was rather good
looking. She broke the conversation off after looking at my profile, calling me a "Fataphobe" because of how it was worded. What did my profile say
I tend to like people that are more on the active side, as I am usually outdoors for most of the seasons.
Here's the kicker - I'm not exactly the most fit guy in the world, and she was definitely...skinnier than I am. If there's one thing I hate, it's
people that do like you said: Make up words just so they can sound educated. (On the side, I gave her a bit of education on the DSM-IV at the time,
and asked her to go find the word "fataphobe"...it's been years, and still, she hasn't found it).
My guess is that people feel that if you don't prefer something, you must
be afraid of it. I'm a guy, and definitely not into dating other
guys, but that's not because I'm afraid of them: It's just not my thing.