from inquirer here: http://showbizandstyle.inquirer.net/breakingnews/breakingnews/view/20090508-203813/Obese-young-men-have-less-hope-of-marriage

Obese young men have less hope of marriage

Agence France-Presse
First Posted 10:41:00 05/08/2009

Filed Under: Food, Food and Diet and Nutrition, Research, relationships and dating, Youth, Lifestyle & Leisure

AMSTERDAM — Men who were grossly overweight at the age of 18 had nearly 50 percent less chance of being married by their 30s and 40s, an international conference on obesity heard in Amsterdam on Thursday.

The findings, which held true regardless of the men’s intellectual performance or socio-economic position, could suggest that women rank a man’s appearance higher than other traits when choosing a partner.

“Yes, that may be one explanation,” researcher Malin Kark of the Swedish Karolinska Institute medical university, told AFP on the sidelines of the four-day gathering hosted by the European Association for the Study of Obesity.

do I even want to get married? Do I even still think that she exists? I am beginning to have my doubts.

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