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Playing With: Chubby Chaser

Basic Trope: Someone is attracted to people who are overweight or obese.
  • Straight: Bob is more attracted to Alice, a BBW, than Charlotte, a slim woman.
  • Exaggerated: Bob thinks that Alice is still far too thin to be truly attractive, despite her being several times his size.
  • Downplayed: Bob prefers Alice with a few extra pounds, but no more than twice his size.
  • Justified: Bob likes BBWs generally, but he is also attracted to Alice's personality too.
  • Inverted: Bob only finds Hollywood Thin women attractive.
  • Subverted: Bob finds his new girlfriend Alice attractive because she's actually pregnant, not fat.
  • Double Subverted: Bob finds Alice's pregnancy attractive because she's getting fat as a result, and he's encourages her to keep gaining weight after she gives birth.
  • Parodied: Alice has a montage, after Bob admits to being a Chubby Chaser, showing her change from a chubby woman eating a big cupcake to a super-sized woman taking up a whole sofa, and finishing off a whole birthday cake.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted:
    • Bob does not have any Love Interests in-story.
    • There are no fat women in the story.
    • Bob doesn't care either way.
    • Bob prefers women that are somewhere in the middle, neither fat nor Hollywood Thin.
  • Enforced:
    • There are no skinny women in the series, or skinny women are portrayed as unappealing.
    • The author wants to explore the idea that beauty is in the eye of the beholder or certain fetishes in the work.
  • Lampshaded: Alice, a slim woman, wants to ask Bob out. But her friend Charlotte points out that ''Every woman Bob ever dated got fat within the month".
  • Invoked: Bob puts an ad in the personals or uses a dating website specifically to find a Big Beautiful Woman.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied:
    • Bob thinks an obese woman is unhealthy and unattractive, and only dates unhealthily skinny women.
    • Bob is embarrassed by his preference. So he tries to get more into skinny women.
  • Discussed: Danny is talking to Bob about "That episode of Family Guy, where Lois gets fat for Peter". Bob, who claims not to understand the appeal of full-figured women, later falls in love at first sight with the new girl, Alice, and acts like Peter, asking her to gain more weight.
  • Conversed: Two characters talk about how annoying it is that their neighbourhood seems to have absolutely no full-figured women.
  • Deconstructed: Bob is attracted to Alice, but doesn't want to be seen with her in public.
  • Reconstructed: Bob might not want to be seen with Alice, but Charlotte is happy to date her in public.
  • Played For Laughs: There are constant corny sight gags about Bob trying to pick up Alice and failing, and buying her enormous slices of cake and so on...
  • Played For Drama: Alice has always felt bad about her size, and has tried every diet and trick out there. Bob finds her attractive, and helps her become more confident in herself.

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