[Never Say Diet] In Which My Marriage is a Body Mass Index-Based Sham

iVIllage Never Say Diet Virginia Sole-Smith Thinner Wife, Happier Marriage?

Because Dan and I don’t look like the above-pictured couple when we sit on bar stools. Ergo, science says we’re doomed.

“[Our difference in BMI] is destroying our marriage in the same way that the threat of nation-wide homosexual marriage equality is, i.e., not in any way,” is what Dan first said when I asked him to comment in this piece. Then we worried it was too political for iVillage. But not for you, dear Beauty Schoolers!

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  1. Arpita
    Posted July 20, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    On a kinda/sorta related note: This kind of (supposedly) socially acceptable sexual dimorphism is also behind the marketing of “boyfriend jeans” and “boyfriend cardigans.” As a fat woman who has dated larger and smaller men, I find the concept of “boyfriend clothing” somewhat insulting. Am I only supposed to date men whose clothes would look baggy on me?

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