Monday, May 19, 2014
Did Louie Get it Right about What Dating is Like for a Fat Girl?
Um, people act like this is a big revelation. I'm not sure I agree with every thing in the scene, but certainly it can't be a surprise to people that this might be how some women feel to date while overweight.
I'm torn. My impressions is that on both coasts, looks are a lot more important than they are out here in the Midwest. I know big beautiful women who have lots of admirers. Is it not a possibility in more cosmopolitan settings? Don't get me wrong. I know looks still count for quite a lot anywhere you go. I'm not sure what I think about this.
Time had an interesting recap of an article that talks about your "Mate Value." It basically says the more you get to know someone, the better or worse they might look in your eyes. Their value increases if they are interesting to you and decreases if they aren't. Another duh, I think.
Then again, I've been catching up on Mad Men, and in a recent episode Betty is hit on at a party after she has lost all the weight she gained after her divorce. And I kept thinking, that wouldn't have happened when she was fat. And not just because of the values of the late 60s.