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Old 07-27-2011, 08:29 AM   #16
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But we are the superior sex...
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I've been 60kgs give or take a few for 21 years, so it wasn't even discussed.
you were a big baby!
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:46 AM   #19
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:31 AM   #20
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its cause men are into visual more?


and besides, Im sure lots of men out there become beer bellies.

Ive seen guys in their 20s with such!!!!!!!
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But we are the superior sex...


Now THAT was funny!
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:11 AM   #22
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Another part of that survey that I just saw on Yahoo

AskMen.com just released the results of their 2011 Great Male Survey, which polled over 70,000 men from the United States, Canada, England, and Australia, about everything from their personal grooming habits to their breakup styles. AskMen also included a couple of questions pertaining to celebs, where the results revealed that although Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber came in at #1 and #3 on Forbes' Celebrity 100 List respectively, it doesn't mean that everyone loves them.


When asked which female public figure they were most tired of hearing about, the men were presented with the following choices, and the results were as follows:

29% Lady Gaga
25% Sarah Palin
17% Kim Kardashian
15% Lindsay Lohan
3% Kate Middleton
3% Pippa Middleton
8% None of the above

Interestingly enough, when the percentages were broken down according to country, it was revealed that a whopping 42% of gents in the U.K. are not into keeping up with curvaceous Kim Kardashian. Meanwhile, 30% of American dudes said they were fed up with seeing Sarah Palin make headlines, while 34% of Aussie males and 32% of Canadian guys are so over Lady Gaga.


When asked the same question about males they were most sick of seeing in the spotlight, the results weren't quite as surprising. Clearly, men around the world have not been struck by Bieber Fever, and Charlie Sheen is no longer "winning."

47% Justin Bieber
20% Charlie Sheen
12% Barack Obama
8% Donald Trump
4% Prince William
3% Mark Zuckerberg
0% Arnold Schwarzenegger
6% None of the above

Check out AskMen.com to see all of the results from their 2011 Great Male Survey.
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What if you are already married and your husband or wife gets fat? Would you file for divorce?
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:38 PM   #24
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no. i'd ask for permission to fuck other people and for the spouse to pay their fair share of the increased grocery bill.



(a simple poll designed to shock requires simple answers designed to shock)
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Old 07-27-2011, 03:07 PM   #25
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and for the spouse to pay their fair share of the increased grocery bill.



Seriously, if my husband is putting on a lot of weight, hopefully I am too. I'd like to marry someone who is dedicated to making healthy living as part of our marriage, and I think it would be better if we both go off course. Because one of us is getting fat while the other isn't, then I'd wonder what went wrong between us. I think it would symbolize a problem with the marriage.

But this also makes me wonder - should a husband complain about his wife being fat after giving birth and is not losing weight fast enough? Not all women regain their form after pregnancy.
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no. i'd ask for permission to fuck other people and for the spouse to pay their fair share of the increased grocery bill.



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At least you'd ask permission first!
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Old 07-27-2011, 03:50 PM   #27
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I would definitely give my g/f a chance to lose any weight that she has gained, and i'm not talking about 5-10lbs. If they got over 20lbs from when we first met or fell for each other, I think a discussion is in order.

I'm not really sure it's a discussion that is going to go over well though. I've found in my past relationships this tends to happen, meet a gal, we get serious, they start to gain weight. Then they complain they are fat, I'm not really sure how to respond, and when I do respond asking if they'd like to workout more (with me) or start eating better (with me) i get resistence.

If someone wants to lose weight, my attitude now is "don't talk about it, do it". It's harsh but in my experience I've found trying to be supportive has gotten me no where but fights.

What I'VE found difficult is actually meeting women who don't use my body type or size against me. I'm 5'8" which seems to be short nowadays, 140lbs and I have a body fat % between 5-7% (NOT TRYING TO BRAG ) But I'm someone who works out a lot, always conscience of what I'm eating, and just enjoy being active.

My experience lately seems to be the workout chicks who are shorter than me and in shape want a guy who's taller. Why a 5'2" chick wants a 6'5" dude is beyond me . Then I struggle with women who are "average" in size because they feel they're either close to my weight, or are above it. So they can't date me because I'm smaller than them.

In the end I can only be happy with myself, hope to find someone that finds me attractive and *gasp* mesh well with my personality. But I think I am seeing a slight change in what the survey says. Guys are always going to be more visual, but I think women are gaining in this area as well.
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^ I've never really known how to respond to female friends, coworkers etc. who do that, either--frequently lament how out-of-shape they are, seem truly down on themselves about it, but then never attempt to change either their eating or exercise habits (there are a few men who do this, too, but it's rare). It can get a bit annoying sometimes, because I wasn't thinking about the person's weight/appearance in the first place until she mentioned it, yet then I feel like it's a faux pas if I can't manage to say something "helpful" (and so far as I can tell there is nothing helpful). I don't know what their partners think.
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i will say that in our first year or two together, both of us gained weight. i think the end of the pressure to going out and look good in order to attract a mate tends to result in being a little bit less concerned about the gym and a little bit more likely to order dessert. plus, we both really like food, we both cook reasonably well, and it can be much more fun to stay in and cook (or get take out and polish off a bottle or two of wine) and watch a movie.

but we both gained a bit, together, and we are both working out much more these days together (not at the same time, we do our separate thing, but we are both exercising) and try to suffer through healthy meals together.

if, say, between now and Christmas either one of us suddenly gained 50lbs (barring any health reason) then, yes, there would be a big discussion because part of our relationship -- as two big men who will put on weight if not careful -- is about trying to keep that weight off and to be healthy together.

either that, or we're both going to The Biggest Loser casting call in P.G. County next week.
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^ I've never really known how to respond to female friends, coworkers etc. who do that, either--frequently lament how out-of-shape they are, seem truly down on themselves about it, but then never attempt to change either their eating or exercise habits (there are a few men who do this, too, but it's rare). It can get a bit annoying sometimes, because I wasn't thinking about the person's weight/appearance in the first place until she mentioned it, yet then I feel like it's a faux pas if I can't manage to say something "helpful" (and so far as I can tell there is nothing helpful). I don't know what their partners think.
I agree. I won't bash BEAL for saying it b/c I feel the same way and doesn't matter what sex the person is or what is the nature of our relationship.

I've gained some weight recently, not a ton and I'm still within a healthy/normal range, but it annoys me. I always do in the winter b/c I can't do any of the activities I like, and then usually slim down for the summer but I had a sinus infection for several months and we were busy and stressed buying the house (unfortunately I am one that will eat more when stressed, not less). I don't want to "let myself go" so I'm now working out more, eating better, and holding off on the soda. When I say to Phil "I feel so fat" it's not because I want him to turn around and say "you're not fat" but because I really FEEL fat. I've never cared all that much about appearance but I know when I don't watch my eating and work out I start to feel more sluggish, get down on myself easier, and then find it harder to motivate myself. If I complain about my weight or lack of energy I do appreciate help holding myself accountable rather than a spouse who would let me get out of control. I don't think I ever would, but you never know.
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