Or heart disease, or senility, or any other genetic and potentially fatal disease/disorder? Please see SouthernGirl's thread http://www.lpsg.org/173905-would-you-fuck-date-marry.html for background. In that thread a lot of people are saying they'd never marry a fat person because of concerns about longevity and overall fitness as life progresses. I'm calling those people on their bullshit. I don't believe for a second that is any kind of a concern for people who just don't fancy fat folk. It's OK - you don't like the look of a fat person - be honest. Don't give us this shit about worrying about their longevity. Nearly every single one of you would happily fuck, date, fall in love with and marry some woman who had lost every single female relative to breast cancer, or some guy who had no relatives over 65 because they'd all died of heart disease. I get it - you don't want to appear shallow for not liking the look of fat people so you feel the need to make it about something else. But look at the facts, thin people die every day. People get sick and die of all sorts of stuff. Not to mention that fat people sometimes lose weight and, guess what, thin people sometimes put on weight and you end up married to a fatty anyway - what do you do about that, divorce her/him? Many of the same people I see posting about the health hazards of being wed to a fatty I also see posting about how hot older people are to them. But surely those folks are going to die sooner too? Why bother with them? Look - I don't like blonde men - I've dated a couple in my time but, really, they just don't do it for me. Is that a shallow, looks based stance? Yes - I admit. Were I on the dating scene I'm sure I'd overlook some good men because of it, but at least I don't pretend that blondes are in some way inferior. They're not. Back to health matters. I have a hereditary condition that, no matter how well I look after it, could randomly kill me (low chances but there nonetheless) - I'm also overweight. According to y'all Hick is crazy to marry me. Hick is 18 years older than me and that alone suggests I should think twice about a long term relationship with him. But guess what, I love him - I'll take a chance on having a shorter than average 'til death do us part' with him because he's perfect for me and he makes me happier than I would ever have thought possible. Had I rejected Hick based on his age, had he rejected me based on my potential lack of longevity we'd both be missing out on the best relationship, not to mention the best sex, of our lives. If you can't have good sex with a person because you're not attracted to him/her due to some physical feature like weight at least have the decency and self belief to be honest about it. Your bullshit is WAY more offensive than your preference.