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Old 10-07-2005, 11:57 AM   #1
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I know there were debates over this on the old boards in the past, but I was wondering:

Does anyone have any math, or know any figures (even if anecdotal or cobbled together from various statistics) about the ratio of fat admirers as a subsect of heterosexual males as a proportion of the overall population?

I was thinking about it, and wondering just how prevalent FAs really are - note; this is excluding FAs who have yet to come to terms that they like fat women, "closet" FAs should not be considered as part of the group.

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Old 10-07-2005, 12:10 PM   #2
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I would reckon this to be a very difficult figure to come up with since in just about all instances there are large factions of people who insist on hiding behind the picket fence. There are still so many people in the closet about their preferences, it's anyone's guess really.
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note; this is excluding FAs who have yet to come to terms that they like fat women, "closet" FAs should not be considered as part of the group.
ouch.

my girlfriend knows. she knows everything about me. does that count?
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Old 10-07-2005, 12:16 PM   #4
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I'm more referring to closet FAs, if asked, would be afraid to admit that yes, they do like fat girls, or take them out in public places or areas where they would be seen together.

And I realize it's hard, but there are ways of calculating homosexuality as a proportion of population (as well as other degrees of sexual preference) so why not FAs?

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Old 10-07-2005, 12:18 PM   #5
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I've always read the figure 10 percent.
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I've always read the figure 10 percent.
Wow, that seems pretty high...

So, if you estimate a U.S. population of ~350 million....

175 million of which are men (again, roughly)...then 10% would be roughly...

17.5 million FAs?

Can there possibly be that many?

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Old 10-07-2005, 01:23 PM   #7
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I'm convinced that lotsa men like fat women but won't admit it due to stupid peer pressure. Sometimes I travel on business, and I've heard men express their liking for big women, but they caved in under pressure and married a thin woman. Many of those men have affairs with fat women, so let the BBW beware.

Sometimes I've stood in line in a restaurant or in a store, and noticed men staring at my abundant femininity and apparently admiring it. It's especially cool when their thin wives or girlfriends hiss at them to "quit staring at that fat bitch" or words to that effect. My hubby says, "it's all part of being a trophy wife." As a middle-aged obese woman, that's great to know.
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Old 10-07-2005, 04:11 PM   #8
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I don't think that many would consider themselves FA's. Some men are content with a variety of body sizes and shapes so if they date a larger partner, it's not indictive that they always will date one.
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Well, I am of the opinion that there are quite a few FAs in the world, but most are unwilling to admit it, even to themselves. I know I have encountered dozens in my life (how I know is another subject altogether). But as to Ghost's question of whether or not there can be an accurate measure, I'd have to respond in the negative. Homosexuality is easier to measure because it is an increasingly accepted sexual preference. Fat admiration and the preference for fat is still a stigmatized preference all over the world. Think of it this way: In the United States today, it is relatively easy to measure percentage of homosexual men relative to the entire male population. However, if we were to concentrate the study to, say, Crawford, Texas, where homosexuality is still widely unaccepted, we would probably be hard pressed to find ANY man who would admit to homosexuality. It's all a question of feeling comfortable enough to admit to one's own sexual preferences. In my opinion, anyway.
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I think there are alot of FAs out there, whether they would admit to it in public (but openly in private) is another matter.
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10 percent sounds about right. Just about any deviance seems to attract about 10 percent of the population. And then you got the whole "where are you on the spectrum" thing... some guys who like just a teensy bit of belly peeking out between a shirt and pants may consider themselves to be in the FA camp, albeit sitting in a different part of the tent from those driven crazy by immobility.

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I don't really think there are all that many FA's.
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Well, it's a spectrum thing. Make the spectrum broad enough, and you take in all kinds.

Make the spectrum for homosexuality broad enough and you get all the guys who say, "I'm not gay, but I really think Johnny Depp looks good in that pirate movie."

Which would include me... so I should take it easy on that spectrum, I guess...
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Well, there are the guys who prefer skinny women, but who will "settle" for fat ones if there aren't any ladies around with figures like young pre-teen boys.

At least there's no mistaking I love WOMEN...
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FAism is one of those broad spectrum things. On one hand you have the poeple who like only a little bit extra, and gradually work up the scale to immobility.
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I would reckon this to be a very difficult figure to come up with since in just about all instances there are large factions of people who insist on hiding behind the picket fence. There are still so many people in the closet about their preferences, it's anyone's guess really.
Agreed. There are also quite a few people who are probably quite "brain washed" by society who might otherwise be FA's
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Quote from TallFatSue: Sometimes I've stood in line in a restaurant or in a store, and noticed men staring at my abundant femininity and apparently admiring it. It's especially cool when their thin wives or girlfriends hiss at them to "quit staring at that fat bitch" or words to that effect. My hubby says, "it's all part of being a trophy wife." As a middle-aged obese woman, that's great to know. [/QUOTE]


This brings back a memory...I was waiting for my husband near the checkouts at a Wal-Mart, wearing a low-cut, revealing, clingy, fuschia tee-shirt. (My husband loves it when I wear this shirt--he practically struts around the store with me.) I noticed an Amish man who must have been waiting for his wife, or something...anyway, he saw me, and the poor man didn't know where to look next! I swear his face got as red as my shirt. I did feel bad for him, because I've known a number of Amish people in my life, and always found them polite and honest.
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Most of the men I encounter don't like really skinny girls, but don't like fat girls either. So I wouldn't say there's a great percentage that are FA's.
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I think Fatlane is right with it falling in a spectrum. Recently at work , a group of us were talking about what we like in a woman. Only 1 guy actually said he likes thin women.The rest of us were in the "real women have curves group"

Another thing , The number one selling porn behind "mainstream" are BBW videos... so it makes me think theres alot of closet FAs around
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So, an FA is a guy who lets everybody know he likes big women? I'd say about 2% then, not counting guys with plump SOs who say that they have the most beautiful woman in the world ofcourse. If you're looking for guys who have a preference I'd say more like 20% My friends usually congregate in groups of five and I'm an FA, so there ya go
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