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Old 01-07-2013, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Rutherfordton,NC
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I really dislike these types of posts. Society puts pressure on both sexes men have to be ripped these days & women have be skinnky. Why single out women alone? The point is to move past what society thinks you SHOULD be dating.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
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...if you're fat, you're essentially no longer a person worthy of respect.
It's unfortunate, but true. We have a lot of posters who have been in and out of this forum who have furthered that mindset. I know a lot of smart, intelligent and hard working people who happen to be overweight. Not everyone is physically gifted. I know a few people who are physically gifted but are dumber than a bag of hammers. My wife is an awesome person. She would have been written off by a lot of posters here, and many more out there in society. Their loss, really.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Pa
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Just having fun
It's cool. I'm presently on a diet. Which is hard as balls to stay on. Weight watcher points are rough.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Pa
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And I am married to a beautiful woman who carries some extra weight on her frame. She pressures herself to lose weight much more so than I do. I support her efforts because it is important to her. I want her to change for herself and nobody else. If she did not want to lose weight I would be perfectly satisfied with her.
You are a good person. And I saw your wife she is a pretty lady.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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The 'health' argument is BS in my mind. Are obese people unhealthy? Yes. But I've never seen a thread started by a man who has complained that his wife/girlfriend is too thin and needs to gain some weight to be healthier...
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:13 PM
 
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The 'health' argument is BS in my mind. Are obese people unhealthy? Yes. But I've never seen a thread started by a man who has complained that his wife/girlfriend is too thin and needs to gain some weight to be healthier...
If she was sickly thin and I can count her ribs from across the room you don't think I am going to try to get her medical attention? That's certainly not attractive. Have some faith in people, not all of us are bad
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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If she was sickly thin and I can count her ribs from across the room you don't think I am going to try to get her medical attention? That's certainly not attractive. Have some faith in people, not all of us are bad
Of course not, but I can guarantee most men would prefer a sickly thin woman to a plump one, unfortunately.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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The 'health' argument is BS in my mind. Are obese people unhealthy? Yes. But I've never seen a thread started by a man who has complained that his wife/girlfriend is too thin and needs to gain some weight to be healthier...
Yea i've never heard a guy encourage a woman to gain weight either. I don't think that's likely to happen anytime soon.

What bothers me more is guys who have a girlfriend who is a perfectly healthy weight, like those pictures you showed me in the other thread, but that's not good enough for him and he pressures her to lose weight until she's all stick and bones. I don't think that is a very nice or humane thing to do to someone that you supposedly care about.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Unrealistic weight expectations

I don't get the question.
What expectations?
Who expects me to be rib-plucking skinny?

The only expectation I feel is to pay my taxes and make sure I don't water my lawn on the wrong days.
I really don't understand who expects women to be anorexic wastoid looking. I've never heard anyone say they expect women to look like that. I don't know what you're talking about.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:17 PM
 
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I really dislike these types of posts. Society puts pressure on both sexes men have to be ripped these days & women have be skinnky. Why single out women alone? The point is to move past what society thinks you SHOULD be dating.
you're kidding, right? the majority of people i see walking around nowadays are disgustingly overweight...both sexes. the only pressure i see is on belt buckles and waist linings of trousers.
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