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“Mounting evidence demonstrates that weight influences intimate (i.e., dating and sexual) relationship formation and sexual negotiations among adolescent girls,” the study’s description says.
The researchers posit that obese girls just don’t have the social skills that non-obese girls do, and that — not their weight — is what causes the differences, and they aim to prove it scientifically.
originally posted by: N3k9Ni
I'm willing to bet that girls with bigger breasts are more likely to get a date than their smaller chested counterparts. I'd even be willing to do a study on bigger breasts for free.
originally posted by: kalunom
I find the contrary to be true of obese girls (and guys, for that matter). They generally have very keen social skills. Not being able to attract the attention of others simply by walking in front of them forces a person to actually think and figure out a way to make contact.
In any case, of course obese girls have a harder time finding dates! How many research studies does it take to find common sense?
Oh, that's right they aren't looking for cents, they're looking for dollars.
Mounting evidence demonstrates that weight influences intimate (i.e., dating and sexual) relationship formation and sexual negotiations among adolescent girls,” the study’s description says.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $1.5 million to study biological and social factors for why “three-quarters” of lesbians are obese and why gay males are not, calling it an issue of “high public-health significance.”