"Fat boy" is a term that implies youth and energy. "Fat man" sounds staid and mature. "Boy" is also a more affectionate word than "man". "Big boy" has the same sort of implications as "Fat boy". (I, personally, don't like to hear the word "big" used as a euphemism for "fat", because I believe that there is nothing more insulting than a euphemism. However, I can appreciate the affectionate tone of the phrase "big boy".)whatever public opinion, that is a big handsome bouncing boy and i am glad they have found love.
It occurs to me that one indicator of this coupling being entirely authentic is she says "I've always been attracted to fat boys."
The term "Fat boys" to me indicates the attraction started very early on. I had a woman who called me "Fat boy" or "big boy" or "Tubby" and I loved it. "Fat man" is a very different energy, IMO.
I could be full of beans, but it's a theory.
"Tubby" is a nice term of affection. I like the word and I like the tubby look. I want to buy some bigger shorts, so that I can wear them up round the middle of my belly, because it makes me look fatter and rather tubby.
I'm very much into "reclaiming" the word "fat" and making it sound more positive. This can be done by using it alongside positive words such as "beautiful" or "handsome". It can also be done by incorporating it into terms of affection such as "fat boy".