Survey Says! Half of men would dump girlfriend for getting fat
Every man's nightmare is a bad investment. No one wants to buy into a product then discover it's not what you bargained for. The biggest investments men will make in their lifetime are their car, home, children and their woman. If you belong to the percentage of men that works out regularly and monitors your diet, the last thing you'd expect out of your mate is the opposite. Even if you're not in that percentage, you just may feel the same way about your lady packing on a few extra pounds. A new survey released recently shows that men are more concerned with their partner's body type more than women. The study also shows that men value family more highly in comparison to their counterparts.
The survey was conducted through Askmen.com and Cosmopolitan Magazine. Among 70,000 people surveyed, nearly half of the men said they would dump their partner who gained weight in comparison to only 20% of women.
On the other hand, 39% of men chose family as the ultimate status symbol in contrast to 43% of women who selected a beautiful home as their top choice. Another 25% of women named a successful partner as the ultimate status symbol.
So what does all of this mean? In a nutshell, men value looks while women value money. I know that's a hard pill to swallow but it's the truth in my humble opinion. Yes, I think it's unfair for some men to expect their partner to maintain their physique while they continue to grow a larger gut but it seems that rule goes out the window when a man is wealthy. I think it's equally unfair when the Ana Nicole's of the world marry wealthy old men on their death beds. We have consistent examples of some of the prettiest women partnered up with less than attractive men who happen to be wealthy and powerful. On the opposite end of the spectrum, these same wealthy men tend to not be in the best of physical condition or gifted with a handsome appearance.
So is this unfair? No. When the debate is made so black and white, it comes across very derogatory. Gaining a large amount of weight takes dedication just as getting in shape. It's a lifestyle choice and the mentality behind that choice would lead to problems in any relationship.
More importantly, what does this say about women? Over half of which value monetary possessions and financial status of their mates as the pinnacle of achievement.
There are checks and balances at work everywhere in our world. This is an example of one of them. Some women may disagree, yet the same women may value monetary possessions as a status symbol more so than the man does. I think every negative balances out.
This excellent survey just proves what we already know, some of us just may not be willing to admit it.