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“So it’s not something I put on a dating profile because I don’t want people to judge me for it.”Indeed, the stigma of obesity is so strong that it can remain even after the weight is lost.

Holly Fee, a sociologist at Bowling Green State University, has conducted some of the only research on dating attitudes toward the formerly obese.

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I recall my mother looking at an obese person we happened to pass on the street and saying, “Isn’t that terrible that your problems are visible for everyone to see.” I met my partner—let’s call him Aaron—about a year ago, several years after she died.

Although I am sure she would have liked Aaron—everybody does—I know she would have urged me anxiously to push him to lose weight.

Yet for all the troubles he had dating when he was obese—all those unanswered requests on dating web sites—shedding weight left him uneasy about how much to reveal.

“If you were to say to someone on the first date, ‘I lost 220 pounds,’ you’re indicating that you had a very serious issue at one point and that you may still have that issue,” he said.

This especially irked her because he was unemployed.

Yes, it’s historically been true that obese people are less likely to be hired than thin people with equivalent qualifications.

The nation’s obesity epidemic may have lessened the stigma, but it remains scary.

I know a woman who told me she’d threatened to leave her husband because he had become obese in the last five years, and diabetic, and she didn’t believe he cared about losing weight.

In the new book “XL Love” (Rodale), health-policy journalist Sarah Varney informs us that these negative effects begin surprisingly early for many, such as how overweight girls begin puberty younger than their healthy-weight counterparts.

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