Here’s the final installment (minus my thoughts) on Weight and Dating. Today, we hear from J. Rose, a married, 29 year old man from Atlanta, GA that currently lives in Mystic, CT.
In regards to finding overweight women attractive– It really depends on your preference in women and what you consider overweight. Personally, I’m not attracted to really big girls but I don’t mind a thick chick…or as my dad would say girls that are “a hamburger away” from being big.
In regards to dating a plus-size woman- Again it depends on what you consider a plus size woman. I’m pretty positive I have never dated a plus size woman. Maybe they’re plus size now but they weren’t when we dated. I have dated my share of thick girls though.
In regards to encouraging his plus-size mate to exercise/lose weight– If you care about someone, you want him or her to be healthy. Everyone can’t change their body type or their size. I’m a big guy and even with exercise & a healthy diet I will never be as skinny some smaller people. It’s just the nature of the beast. I think the important thing is to be healthy. A healthy me isn’t the same size as a healthy you. I understand that it can be a touchy subject for people who are overweight. It doesn’t feel good to have anyone point out your flaws…especially someone who has never experienced being overweight. To sum it up, I would encourage my wife/girlfriend to exercise but I would try to participate in the diet and/or exercise. It’s a touchy subject so I wouldn’t push it. I would offer help and encouragement.
I want to thank J. Rose and all of the other participants for being transparent, open, and honest and allowing me to interview them. If you haven’t read the other posts on Weight and Dating, I strongly suggest you do. Tomorrow, I share my thoughts. And it seems like everybody and their momma is now blogging and talking about this same topic. I think I started something. 😉 Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!