A study out of Aberdeen University found that people are usually attracted to others based on their social class, height, and race — no big surprises there. However, after further research, they discovered that many people seek out partners — consciously or subconsciously — with similar fat levels to their own.
The scientists said this finding could be contributing to our current obesity epidemic, based on the assumption that children of overweight parents are more likely to be overweight themselves.
“Perhaps the social activities of the overweight and obese people coincide, making them more likely to meet partners who are also overweight and obese,” said Professor John Speakman.
The complete study is published in this week’s American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Think of someone you know who is overweight. Does their partner have a similar figure?