As you can see, both are identical except for the photos and the fact one has ‘overweight’ as body type and the other has ‘thin’.

I also changed the wording slightly just in case OKCupid cottoned on and took them down.

A size 18 woman, posting some of her least flattering, double chin-featuring pics, received 18 messages in five days.

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In fact, the plus-size dating app Woo Plus found that 71% of its 1,000 users reported having been fat-shamed on "regular" apps.

"I've had men message me and ask to feed me," says Laura Delarato, a sex-educator and branded video producer at . It's on regular sites like Ok Cupid and Tinder." According to Delarato, if you're a plus-size woman on a dating app, you should expect your body to be "the forefront of the conversation."The easy (and typical) explanation for this is that swipe-based dating apps have made us more shallow.

The rest of the profile details were the same for both – Funnily enough, when that ‘thin’ me bikini shot was taken, I still thought I was fat.

That’s why I’m wearing that white skirt – to cover up my ‘massive belly’ and ‘big thighs’.

At size 10, when I looked in the mirror all I thought was ‘could do better’.

Over the course of five days, fat me received 18 messages, 74 likes and 81 visits.Thin me received more than double the attention – 36 messages, 211 likes and 210 visits.There was nothing dramatically different in the content of the messages – some men just sent a ‘hi’, some wrote essays, some tried one-liners and others just opted for old-fashioned compliments.And there was little difference in the physical attractiveness of the men messaging – they were a range of ages, shapes and sizes.But it can’t be denied that, if the guys of OKCupid are anything to go by, single men prefer thinner women twice as much. Alternatively, though, you could interpret these results slightly differently.I’ve never bought into the lie, popular with some elements of the media, that everything will be better when you’re thin.