Okay in recent what-the-hell-is-with-people news, a recent Cosmopolitan.com study revealed that 50 percent of men polled say they would dump their partner for putting on extra pounds. Full disclosure: I battle with my weight constantly, so I could be slightly biased (and/or bitter).
Now, back to business. Only 20 percent of women said they would ditch their heavier significant other. Seriously, people? I think what’s perhaps most surprising is that unlike a lot of little studies we see mentioned in the news, this one actually polled 70,000 people – so we’re talking about a lot of superficial and ridiculously delusional husbands and boyfriends here.
This is just sad to me. Will a wife love you any less because she can’t resist a second brownie or some McDonald’s French fries? NO! Will a wife support you any less because she drinks more soda than she should and can never quite make it to that yoga or pilates class? NO! Hearing this makes me wonder just what “love” means to a man. Does loving a man mean you most stay fit or stay true? Doing both is awesome, but should certainly not be a requirement.
It’s sickening to think that any man or woman would abandon the person they love because they’re having issues with their weight. That said, if you’re with a man who would walk away from you because you and all you have because you jumped up a dress size or two, then you deserved better anyway!
Women, it seems, are more tolerant of men packing it on, which honestly doesn’t surprise me. I believe women fall in love with the whole man, but history and hormones often show that men first fall for a woman physically and then begin to love the rest of her. I don’t support that logic either, but I think we all know at least one or two men who see outsides before insides. Thankfully I’m certain I didn’t marry one, and if I thought I had, I’d be halfway out the door. Even when I’m calling myself a fatty tatty (not my finest moments for sure), The Man is always telling me to stop it and reminding me that he’d love me just the same no matter how big or smile I was. His only request: Just don’t lose that booty! Ha! We can let that one slide, I think. But seriously, what’s going on with a man who could walk away from love over something so superficial? I see that when men put on a little beer gut pudge, it’s all supposed to be all good around the house, but God forbid we can’t fit into that dress they love. Come on, that’s crazy! Get over yourselves guys.
Didn’t we vow ‘til death do us part? Not ‘til the scale tips. Grow up guys!
Ladies, does this disturb you too? Does your spouse give you any crap about your weight? If so, how does it make you feel?