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In surveys looking at college-age participants, overweight individuals are often less likely to be chosen as sexual partners when compared with those who are thinner.
In qualitative studies of middle-aged overweight individuals, the most upsetting comments about obesity tend to come from friends (followed closely by comments from parents, strangers, and spouses).
It's hardly a surprise that people who are obese face considerable discrimination.
Whether seeking a new job, being in the workplace, or applying for health coverage, the bias against overweight men and women can be hard to overcome.
This appears to stem from the belief that the weight loss is only temporary and that they lack the kind of discipline that would make them ideal relationship choices.As a result, this kind of bias often leads to more negative outcomes for many obese people, including lower employment rates, lower salaries, and lower educational achievement than their less-overweight counterparts.But weight bias also plays a powerful role in the kind of relationships we form.Based on [his/her] appearance, answer the following questions about the [man/woman]." They were then presented with target images of a young man and young woman (both obese and thin) for which participants were expected to rate the targets in terms of personality traits and relationship desirability.Along with demographic information, participants used the Mate Value Inventory-7 (MVI-7) asking them to rate the person shown in the picture on 19 qualities.
Formerly obese females who have lost weight through bariatric surgery are also less likely to be hired by employers than females who lost weight through diet and exercise.