Interesting to read the replies.
The ladies are all defensive about their shapes and the gents are all defensive about being "visual creatures".
Any time I see "physically fit" in a guy's profile, I assume he's a jogger, biker, whatever and wants someone who can keep up with him. That's all.
Marge, you and I agree more often than we disagree, but I'm not with you on this one, especially in profiles of men my age. When I read that "pysically fit" thing my immediate thought is "oh boy one of those shallow guys". Then I re read the profile and if he is someone whom from the ages of 66 to 81 is running the Iron Man, jumping from planes, biking across country on a regular basis, kayaking every weekend or running in marathans I give him a pass, because, lets face it, I dont want to do any of those things anyhow, and he probably does need an athlete. But usually I read that to mean "I want a skinny girl that looks like a Victoria's Secret model, so round women do not bother me" and I respect his wishes and pass him by.
In the beginning of a relationship its an unfortunate fact that many men are most concerned with looks and envision their mate to be svelte and gorgeous. Women also choose on looks, but they tend to check out his face and then if appealing, go on to check what he has to say, how he earns a living, what he likes to do and then on this site, try to get a clue for his values and his seriousness about finding a quality mate.
Maybe the men on here who have defended their first and most important criteria being that of an ideally built woman can tell me how they ever get to meeting real women or do you all find Victoria's Secret models?
What I have found is that there are many profiles for men who have sincerely placed other criteria ahead of that one and thankfully there are lots of men on here with depth.