Keep in mind that rejection is an inherent part of the dating process, regardless of size or gender. "It's important to remind yourself that rejection happens to . If you're always blaming your size for dating woes, it's time to stop. Rejection hurts a lot less when you have a date lined up for the next night." Experts agree that focusing on your best assets is one way to take the attention off your weight.
"Accentuate the parts of your body that you already like," Poretsky says.
"Photos that don't accurately represent how a dater currently looks are a recipe for disappointment — by both parties," Russo says.
"The person who initially saw the photos is likely to feel deceived, frustrated, and turned off.
Using overly flattering images could also lead to some embarrassing and disappointing dating situations.
If prospective suitors are going to be uninterested based on your weight alone, it's best to eliminate them early in the process so that your time isn't wasted.
Poretsky says that self-acceptance can also come from seeing yourself as part of a beautiful, plus-sized lineage.