A 30-STONE virgin who lost more than half his body weight because he wanted to find love is still struggling to meet his dream woman — because of his unsightly MOOBS.
Stephen Hodson, 32, was left with huge flaps of skin all over his body after shedding a staggering 16st in just 18 months.
The NHS clinical auditor tipped the scales at 30st 12lbs and had a whopping 68in waist after years of gorging on takeaways and beer.
He consumed a stomach-churning 6,000 calories a day but decided to go on a diet to find love.
Stephen hired a personal trainer after he got stuck in a caravan while on holiday in August 2010 and after 18 months eating just 1,200 calories a day and exercising for up to two hours he now weighs 14st 10lbs and has a 38in waist.
But Stephen, from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs, says he is still scared to go on a date in case his saggy skin repels women.
He still has to wear extra-baggy clothes in order to hide his unsightly skin. He said: “It’s just as embarrassing to have the loose skin as it was being 30st.
“People don’t point in the street like they used to but I know it is under my clothes and it affects my confidence.
“It’s heavy and uncomfortable and when I am naked the skin hangs down over my genitalia.
“I lost the weight because I wanted to find Miss Right and to feel healthier but I’m afraid that if I did pull I’d put them off because of my saggy body.
“It’s made me shy and I am frightened to take my shirt off because of what the reaction might be.
“Sometimes I have to tuck the skin in which is just embarrassing