Would you let your partner get fat? 94% of men do, according to study
We have always been told that beauty is inside, that love is more than just the physical.
But is this really true? Is it really important to have a good body when it comes to being a couple? A recent study seems to indicate that it is, at least in the case of men, because 94 percent of these would leave your partner if she was getting fat .
Being overweight negatively affects the couple's relationship
The study was carried out by the PnK® method of PronoKal Group®, an organization dedicated to the multidisciplinary treatment of weight loss. The study involved 150 Spanish subjects who were polled on the occasion of Valentine's Day.
The professionals of this company wanted to know how Spaniards think about obesity and overweight and what consequences this condition has on their life as a couple. Some of the questions pretended to know to what extent this fact affects the relationships of couple and what effect is overweight when it comes to getting a partner sentimental .
75% of respondents said that overweight of their partner negatively affects their relationship, and participants explained that the problem lies mainly in low self-esteem, 52%, sexual problems, 31% and problems having children , 16%.
Most men would leave their partner if they get fat, but women do not
But, Is overweight enough reason to leave the couple? According to the men surveyed, it is. Up to 94 percent of men shared this belief. What seems to make it clear that the physical, in the case of men, is very important when it comes to having a relationship with someone.
And in the case of women, what happens? Well according to the women who answered the questions of the study, only 6 percent would leave your partner if you get fat . Very different data.
As for attraction, are the tastes between men and women so different?
But are the tastes between men and women so different in terms of tastes when it comes to having a partner? Well, it seems that yes, according to different investigations.
An example is a study carried out by the British Columbia University (United States) that was published in the American Psychological Association Journal. According to the conclusions of the investigation, for men, women who smile more are very attractive . Now, in the case of women, the results were the opposite. For them, men who are considered more attractive are those who show a more serious trait and smile less.
In addition, a recent study seems to indicate that men prefer them more foolish and less reflexive. This is contrary to what several experts say, who say that women, when it comes to having a partner sentimental, value more intelligence than men. This is what is known as sapiosexuality .To know more about sapiosexual people, you can visit our article: "Sapiosexual: feel attraction for intelligence"
Relationships couple fat
Surely you have met someone who after starting a relationship has gained weight remarkably. And is that some individuals, after finding their better half, initiate new habits and behaviors. Some of these habits have to do with nutritional habits, that is, in the way we eat. This led to Spanish Society for the Study of Obesity (SEEDO) to carry out an investigation about the relationship between being in a relationship or singleness and the repercussions of this situation on the tendency towards overweight.
In their study, no more than 2,314 subjects participated, of which the great majority were middle-aged women (between 31 and 40 years old). 81% of the participants said that the couple's relationship had made them gain weight .
The results show an average of a weight gain of 4.5 kg when there is a well-established relationship. According to the participants themselves, the cause could be that when you are single you control your eating habits to have a more attractive image . However, once in a couple, this habit loses importance and tends to get fat.
What is the importance of being overweight to find a stable partner?
As the study carried out by PronoKal Group®. This study confirms that 73% of the people surveyed think that overweight affects negatively when it comes to finding a stable partner, but only 38% affirm that this is still as important when it comes to maintaining a consolidated relationship.
On the other hand, 42% admit that when they are single they try to take more care of the diet, and 24% peck less in singleness. In addition, 47% of respondents claim to peck more right after finishing their partner.You can know more about these results in our post: "Love is fattening, or at least it seems that way"