Ninety-one per cent of the 60,000 men who participated in the 2009 Great Male Survey (commissioned by Montreal-based Askmen.com) said they believe in the institution of marriage. But it seems that belief is not strong enough to withstand a few extra pounds. Almost half of the survey’s respondents (48 per cent) admitted that they would consider dumping their partner if she put on weight. David Stevens, a single guy from Edmonton, is one of them. He said he’d probably bail on a relationship if a girlfriend gained 30 to 50 pounds. His rationale: health implications, of course. And the fact that Stevens is, by his own admission, “kinda superficial.” Canadian sociologist Anthony Synnott, however, suggests that men take a look in the mirror before doing anything drastic. “Most North Americans are (overweight) and about one-third are morbidly obese,” he notes. “In any event, 50 percent will probably get divorced anyway, fat or no fat.”
Too meaty for marriage?
Nearly half of men would consider dumping their partner if she got fat