[quote=“Ironman”] I’m assuming you’re female and also would guess you’re well and truly exposed to the culture here with its interest in girls without muscle and pot bellied men as the ideal body shapes (taking this to extremes of course but not far off the mark)
One of the things that attracted me to my Taiwanese lady were her tennis trained lovely legs. She was suprisingly embarrassed by them and said she wished she had her little sisters thin pole like legs. [/quote]
Yeah, this is mainly what I was concerned about. I used to have big legs in high school from basketball and dance; people used to think I was a little overweight then. I’d slimmed down a bit in my twenties as a result of office jobs that chained me to a computer desk 13 hours a day. So now, I’m just a little frustrated that the bulk is coming back and my clothes are too tight.
And, of course, this being Taiwan, I’m comparatively overweight and too big for many of the fashions here. Where I was a small or medium in the US, I’m an extra-large here…and the selection of XL is either quite small or non-existent in many of the cheaper stores I’ve been to thus far. Plus, the way the skirts and shorts for girls are cut, even if they fit my waist, they either snag on my thighs or end up being so short that my rear-end is exposed when I sit down.
Anyway, you guys have all been really sweet. It’s good to know there are some guys that find muscular legs in girls attractive. There’s hope for me yet!
I do enjoy the exercise, so I definitely plan to continue. I guess I’ll just have to find some different places to shop, or become a little less conservative in my dress!
Thanks, everyone, for your advice!