I didn't realize how invisible I had become to men until recently. I think recognition of this took time as well. Here's my observations:
- Men talk to me at the gym now. To say hi or whatever.
- Men open doors for me. The other day one even went back and opened the door for me.
- Men that I don't know at work smile and say hi to me in the hall.
There are probably other things, but these are the ones that have for some reason stuck out to me. I know men are visual creatures and all that mumbo jumbo, but it makes me sad that I was previously so invisible when I am still the same person, just in a thinner package.
I can honestly say that while I might not be attracted to a heavy man, I still treat them with common courtesy (sorry, opening doors and saying hi in a hallway to me is nothing more than common courtesy). Being fat makes you no less of a person than a skinny one...