Do fat people deserve to be in relationships?

July 5, 2007 11:41pm CST
I would like to know how many people would date someone who is overweight. This is assuming that you are not overweight too. I am asking this because I have noticed that recently people have been saying things like "beauty comes from within" and "looks don't matter" but when it comes to dating they contradict themselves. I am just curious how much looks matter to people with regards to dating and how much it influences someone. This question is for both men and women.
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@latsmom (824)
7 Aug 07
I thin ktaht everyone no matter what age, status religion, race or looks should have the right to be happy, although I have to say that itw oudl be hard to get into a relationship with someone I am not physically attracted to, I don't look for peoples faults as I myself have faults and so does everyone else in this world no one is perfect as such, but then what is perfect anyway, of course overweight people should be allowed to date, but then on the other hand it would not be fair that if someone were attracted to skinny women or men taht they should date someone they are not attracted to. There are many women and men out there who have attraction to skinny women, just as many as I am sure like their girls with abit of meat on, I myself prefer a bigger man, but then if I liked someone who was skinnier and we got on well I woudl not rule that out either.
• Canada
6 Aug 07
I'll admit that I would never date a fat man. If he's fat I'm going to equate that with low self confidence, low self worth and low self respect and I certainly don't want to become someone's security blanket or personal cheerleader. I also think attraction is important initially and I'm not attracted to people that jiggle all over.
@dpk262006 (56217)
• Delhi, India
6 Jul 07
What's the harm in dating fat people. A person should be nice enoguh to date...who does his/her phyiscal aspects matter.
• Philippines
6 Jul 07
"Do fat people deserve to be in relationships?" The title of this post is rude, judgemental and inappropriate for the topic. I don't know why this question needs to be asked in the first place? Everybody deserve to be in relationships regardless of how they look. Whether they are thin, fit or fat. I am not being defensive because I do not see myself as fat but I believe that the title was wrongly worded because it appears to be an insult to people on the heavy side. It is better if the question would convey neutrality like Do you think looks is important in building relationships? Do fat people deserve to be in relationships? Of course they do... period.