A new study by researchers at the University of Hawaii finds that heavier women do not usually enjoy good quality relationships, but the same does not hold true for heavy men.
Dr. Janet D. Latner, a professor of Psychology at the University of Hawaii and her colleagues assessed a host of parameters including body image, weight, romantic relationships and differences between men and women. They found that overweight women had lower quality relationships and were more likely to mistrust their partner.
Advertisement"Prejudice and discrimination are commonly directed at overweight individuals. However, few previous studies have examined whether weight stigma occurs within established romantic relationships. Our results suggest it does," said Dr. Latner.
The partners of heavy women also rated them less positively when asked about their ideal attractive mate. The researchers predict that such relationships are likely to end on a sour note.