If Your Partner Is Dieting, They Probably Want to Dump You, Says Science

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A report by a couple of fun-loving sociologists in Germany may have you concerned. They say that happy couples get fat because there is no longer the same pressure on them to look good. Thus, when your wonderful boyfriend, girlfriend, wife, or husband announces he or she is only eating egg whites, and spending a lot of time in the gym, and how about this raw food diet program he or she has heard so much about?, you should be very worried that they're not going to be much fun to go to dinner with. And also, they might want to ditch you for someone else. (The alternative, non-science view: They may just want to get healthy so as to enjoy life with you as much as possible for the rest of your glorious years, and you should really stop being so irrationally paranoid.)

Unlikely!

Study head Thomas Klein explained: "When you are on the look out for a new partner people try to be as thin and attractive as possible."

Signs that your lover might be considering flying the coop are as follows:

--a sudden obsession with working out
--joining a sports team that plays every night, and twice on Saturdays and Sundays
--going on a "cleanse" (actually, this just means they are going to be cranky and annoying)
--telling you that they feel that you're growing apart
--throwing away all the spicy nacho Doritos without even asking
--getting engaged to someone else

Unfortunately, the German sociologists don't tell us how to cope with such situations, but we can personally attest that people who are always going on about their diets are not our favorite people to hang out with, so maybe this is a blessing in disguise. Once freed from that horrible cycle of abuse, go out and order a cheese plate and some wine, you'll feel much better!

As for the golden nugget in this research: Happy couples are usually fatter than single people. Take that, smug marrieds.

Beware! If you partner is losing weight they are probably planning to leave [Telegraph]

[JDoll / @thisisjendoll]

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RANDALL FEIGENBAUM
RANDALL FEIGENBAUM

I agree with the article that it is a distinct possibility that your partner may be thinking of a better life with a thinner person as a thinner person.  Sometimes thinking of one's mortality can bring on a sudden urge for a life changing experience.  In other cases, one partner may be discontent with their current life and are just looking for something better.  To reduce these possibilities, both partners should work together to lose weight and be support for one  another through the process and you will both have something more in common and will feel better about yourself and your partner when your goals are met.  This is all about making yourself and one another happy and healthy.

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Epac
Epac

I for one, have lost quite a bit of weight in the last few years and have no intention of leaving my wife. Take that science!

kristihollandz
kristihollandz

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PROWEST
PROWEST

Same thing applies when they want you to buy them breast implants.

D2trader
D2trader

Dumb article. What about getting into shape for the summee, for the wedding? For a reunion. This article is stupid .

claireelysefeige
claireelysefeige

So, you guys started a weightloss blog, huh?  That's cool.  I don't know that you'll ever get this, but this is Jason.  Couldn't find another way to get ahold of you, but my email is claireelysefeige@gmail.com.  I hope to hear from you

@RANDALL FEIGENBAUM 

Jdoll
Jdoll

did you actually read it? rhetorical question.

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