A 'fat-shamed' singleton say she inundated with more than 200 abusive messages every year from rude men.

Jess Smith claims she has been called a 'fatty' and told to 'give up the doughnuts' by potential suitors when she reveals she wants a serious relationship - despite being an average size 14.

The 26-year-old met her ex on Plenty of Fish and returned to online dating apps such as Tinder when they broke up after 10 months in June.

But the debt collector has been put off after repeatedly receiving sexually explicit opening messages despite warning others on her profile that she is looking for a 'gentleman'.

Jess says she gets 200 abusive messages a year
 

When she asks to be treated with respect, Jess says she is usually met with a barrage of abuse - and her inbox is flooded with dozens of nasty messages every week.

In one exchange, she claims she rebuffed a Tinder match when he asked for nude pictures of her and he responded by calling her a 'one [out of 10] on a good day'.

He said: "If I'm a six Jess, your a one on a good day [sic]. If you're serious about finding someone get your arse down the gym and stop using filters. And lay off them doughnuts to."

Jess replied: "Funny how you swiped right though. Your mum must be so proud."

Other abusive lotharios have branded her 'fatty' and suggested she 'lost weight', while another said he hoped that she would 'find a nice wife beater'.

However she claims she feels stuck because she has no idea how she would meet a potential match unless 'someone good looking broke into her house'.

Messages received by Jess
 

Jess, from Leeds, said: "I don't think [dating] is going to go in a good direction to be honest - especially on Plenty of Fish.

"I've considered giving up online dating. I am on and off online dating all the time - sometimes I can't be bothered [with all the abuse].

"With every single person I talk to, we'll have a great conversation and it will turn into something sexual within an hour or two hours. That's not what I want.

"But then I feel stuck because where am I going to meet someone? Unless someone breaks into my house and is good looking and somehow not a criminal for breaking in, I'm probably not going to meet anyone.

"It's the same with everyone - you're working or you're busy. I look after my horses and am with them a lot of the time when I'm at home.

Jess says she has been fat-shamed multiple time

"The dating sites are convenient and it's good to get to know someone and not spend hours and hours out and about.

"But it's also getting inconvenient for people because they're getting abused on there.

"Even the guy on Tinder swiped right for me and when he actually got talking to me he said 'you're fat, you need to go to the gym and lay off the doughnuts'.

"I'm not being funny but he actually swiped right for me so he obviously liked my pictures.

"We were talking like normal and he said something like, 'why don't you send me a picture that shows me more of your body' or something like that.

"I said, 'why don't you be more respectful. My profile says on it, 'if you're not looking for something serious, don't bother'. I'm used to it. I've been on and off online dating for years.

"I put in my bio on tinder, if you speak inappropriately to me, you're going to get unmatched. He said, 'I don't know who you think you're talking to'.

"I was like, 'I'm not being funny but you're not God's gift. You're barely a six out of 10'.

"He put, 'well if I'm a six you're a one and you need to lay off the doughnuts and go to the gym if you want to find a relationship'. This kicked off because I asked him to be respectful.

"He just didn't like when I called him out for being cocky and rude. It's such a low blow. You wouldn't walk up to someone in the street and tell them they're fat.

Jess says she is only looking for 'gentlemen'

"I'm a size 14. That's less than the British average. Even if it was [bigger than the average], nobody has the right to say that to you."

Jess claims friends are shocked when she reveals she is looking for a relationship by online dating as it has become synonymous with 'easy hookups'.

Even after dating her last boyfriend, Jess claims friends were shocked when she revealed they had met on Plenty of Fish.

Jess said: "I just laugh it off and think it's so pathetic. But there are people out there who it will hit deeper.

"I'm more thick-skinned and I think everyone handles rejection differently.

"If someone didn't reply to my message I would just think I'm not their type. I wouldn't think to start insulting them.

"I think that's the way it's gotten nowadays. People think it's acceptable to say stuff because you're behind a screen.

"I don't consider myself to be unattractive but if I've upset somebody I'm suddenly the ugliest person in the world.

"For all they know, I could have lost 15 stone and be at the skinniest I've ever been. I could be a bulimic or anorexic or on medication.There's a bigger picture.

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"The ignorance of people. It's like they go on there for a quick and it's at other people's expense. Their mentality doesn't stretch as far as thinking you're talking to an actual human.

"I think [when you call them out] it hits home that they're actually talking to a real person that has just gone on a dating site to try and find somebody.

"If you tell them to show their mum the message, they think, 'oh s***, maybe I shouldn't have said that'. I think it hits home then.

"Online dating is so dangerous nowadays because people don't care what they say. People can be anyone they want to be.

"Those people talking to me might not even be the same people as they were in the photos. That's the scary part of it. You don't actually know who you are talking to."