So I’m overweight but have lost 8 pounds in the last month. Do I need to lose weight before I date? I conducted a social experiment by creating two different Tinder accounts: the first using photos of me at my old weight, and the second with photos of a woman who looks a lot like I will when I lose about 20 pounds.
I swiped right 100 times. Real me got zero matches. Fake, future me got 9 guys.
I am going to lose 20 more pounds. It will take me about 10 weeks of hard work, but I’m committed. I am considering using my real photos, but with the help of Photoshop to show what I will look like soon, to try to go on dates. If I get busted, I can just say the shots are a little old and I’ve gained some weight. Since Tinder is 100% based on looks, I feel like this is my only option.
Girl, no. This is a terrible plan, and not your only option. You do not need to lose weight before dating. Do you think when “real you” gets there not looking like her online photos that your date is just going to be cool with it? Trust me on this one, I assure you, he will be far from cool with it and your evening will not go well – at all – not even a little bit.