What’s up good people? I hope this post finds you well and in good spirits. Take a Starbuck’s break (on me), sit back, put your feet up, and relax for bit. If you think that I’m being overly courteous, I am. Why? Because I’m about to make some of you very angry with what I’m about to say. Now, I felt compelled to say it (yes, I’m stalling) because I’ve been talking to both men and women and I have found a disconnect in their visual perception of the female figure. Additionally, what I’m going to say (yes, I’m still stalling) is going to be unpopular because it is undoubtedly a double standard. Finally, what I’m about to say has been researched and, again, there has been a disconnect in what men and women are comfortable with and on the female figure. Ready? Ok, here we go…
If your stomach sticks out as far or farther than, your breasts, you need to STOP wearing tight dresses, GYST (Get Yo Isht Together), and tighten it up!
There. I said it. I can hear the collective lip smacks already, LOL! But, before you tell how wrong I am, or how I don’t know what I’m talking about; please remember, I AM a man. I am privy to the conversations that you don’t hear. I hear your boyfriends, and husbands, and brothers, and potential lovers. I hear what they like and don’t like about you so, in a sense, I know more of what I’m talking about that you do - but I don’t want to make this an antagonistic post. What I’m here to do is to provide the unfiltered truth so that (hopefully) your relationships will reach their full potential.
Ask yourself this question, do attractive women have a stomach that hangs over their belt line (aka “dunlop”)? When you hear men list the most attractive features on a woman, do they say “I want her to look like she’s pregnant, even when she isn’t?” I’m asking rhetorical questions to get you out of your delusional state when it comes to your figure. Oh, and before I forget, having a large @$$ and breasts doesn’t negate the stomach. Yes, we like T ‘n A, but if it’s accompanied by an “S”, we’ll generally pass.
Finally, I want you to know that I write this column because I like women. I like women enough to tell them the truth even when it hurts, because your long-term well-being is more important to me than your short-term feelings. Not every woman is going to be a size six. I know this. At the same time, there is a definite difference in being plus-sized and being out-of-shape. It all depends on your frame and how you wear your weight. So, be tall. Be voluptuous. Be curvy. Be thick. But, when it comes to your stomach, I need for you to also be flat.
That’s just my three cents…