Plus, weight influences how you feel about your body, health, and attractiveness.” Recent research echoes Dr. A new study by researchers from the University of Puget Sound and the University of Arizona found that mixed-weight couples had the potential for higher conflict in their relationship.
Seventy-four percent of men and 60 percent of women report they would be uncomfortable dating someone who is obese, according to a 1998 study published by Jeffery Sobal and Mark Bursztyn in "Women and Health." Obese people who are in relationships also face unique challenges.Men are still “perceived to be more agentic, assertive, dominant, and women more dependent, emotional,etc.” There’s an ingrained assumption, then, that men have stuff to “trade,” but women don’t, and this assumption is part of the reason it’s still seen as weird when an unattractive woman dates an attractive man — what could she possibly be trading?Erin Beck began writing professionally in 2008 as an opinion columnist for the West Virginia University student newspaper, "The Daily Athenaeum." She has worked in health promotion at the university and as a communications intern at the National Alliance on Mental Illness.Rauschenback and Edward Frongillo, and published in "Obesity Research." Meanwhile, obese women tend to be happier with their marriages than other women.Men who gained weight were more likely to report marital problems compared with men who lost weight, while women who gained weight were more likely to be happy compared with those who lost weight.See a counselor to work through relationship issues if you and your partner are having problems.