That bastion of journalistic integrity AskMen.com has published their latest "Great Male" survey, a look at what
douchebags men think about pressing dating issues like sexting and whether or not angels exist. As Gawker points out, one of the more disturbing findings is that half of all straight men surveyed claim they would dump a girlfriend for getting fat. (Meanwhile, 20% of straight women would keelhaul their newly hefty boyfriend.)
On the plus side, 53% of men said that weight gain wouldn't be grounds for dumping. So at least you have a 50/50-ish chance of finding a nice guy among the many, many jerks.
I have a few questions here:
-- Did Ask Men conduct this survey in a bar filled with doucherockets who reeked of Axe body spray and vodka Red Bulls?
-- How many of the guys surveyed actually have girlfriends? Is it a hypothetical situation ("If I move out of my parent's basement and get a girlfriend, she better not get fat!") or are these guys who are currently in relationships? If it's the latter, I feel sorry for their girlfriends.
-- Half of the men out there would really just cut and run? They're really that concerned with looks? Personality, sense of humor, love...none of that stuff matters? If she wanted to get in shape, they wouldn't support their lady? They'd just bail? Man, that is depressing.
-- To the 53% who said they would dump their girlfriend for gaining weight: Seriously? You're that superficial? Well, I sure hope you're a male model. What's that? You're just some trollish, judgmental dude? Good luck with that.
-- According to the survey, 51% of men would be offended if they discovered their lady was faking her orgasms. My guess is that's also the percentage who would dump their girlfriend for gaining weight. Chances are they have no idea how to please a woman.
-- No, seriously, did they just take a poll of douchebags? Who conducted this survey, The Situation from Jersey Shore?
And my question to you guys: Would you dump a guy for gaining weight? And would you continue to date a guy who said he would break up with you if you became overweight?