If you live in the United States and many other Western countries, you’ve probably noticed how a large number of people around you (maybe even yourself) are fat. Here is a sobering statistic for the United States: nearly seventy percent of Americans are overweight or obese. This is obviously a disaster for our health care system and our country’s overall quality of life. And, it’s been a major negative for the overall attractiveness of Americans. However, there is an upside to the obesity epidemic…for certain people.
For those of us among the thirty percent of people that are fit, healthy, and skinny, it gives us a huge advantage socially. Studies show that skinnier people of both sexes are judged as more good looking. And, research also shows that good looking people have an advantage when it comes to success, attraction, and popularity. So, if you are a part of the thirty percent, or can become a part of it, then you have a huge leg up socially.
Most people also tend to gain more weight as they age. The number of skinny people who can run five miles in high school is probably fairly high. Those who can do it twenty five? Not so many. At thirty-five? Probably only five percent. So, while being skinny and fit is beneficial at any age, it’s especially a big advantage when you’re an older man in the dating realm.
I’m not making light of the obesity epidemic or downplaying its negative significance. But, for fit and healthy men, the increase in fat Americans actually has an upside: it makes us look better. So, if you’re currently fat, start working out and eating right. If you click on the heath and fitness category links you can see all of our resources on the topic. Visit a doctor for tips and ways to healthily lose it.
If you can put yourself in the fit and healthy category, you’ll be happily surprised how many more women give you second looks and check you out. While fat guys can get dates, being fit looking will go a long way in making yourself way more attractive.