I just finished reading an interesting article about obesity. Researchers have found a correlation between marriage rate in young men and obesity. Their results were that obese young-men had a more difficult time getting married than non-obese young men.
Their study indicated that men had a 50 percent less chance of being married by their 30s and 40s if they were obese. The study suggested that women may value appearance over intellectual performance or socio-economic situation.
I’m always skeptical about these types of studies, but it was still an interesting read. Regardless of the accuracy of the results, I think the story drives a strong point. Maintaining a healthy body weight provides many benefits, including help in social situations.
You can see the full article here: Obese young men have less hope of marriage