This was originally on Formspring — after Heidi’s post on friendship I thought might be interesting over here.
My question–are most of your friends fat or thin? Do you find “fat” to be common ground?
Not currently. Most of my local friends are average-sized. (Of course, most people are average-sized. I think it’s a math thing. :) They may be technically / clinically overweight or obese, but they’re at the size where people will tell them “Oh, you’re not fat”. I also have friends who are thin, including a few who get accused of anorexia, and friends who are fat. I’m married to someone who wears men’s 3X.
I don’t have any local friends who are bigger than me, but I have some long-distance ones who are.
I would add that I done the “find a fellow fat friend” thing, most notably in middle & high school.
I have dated people who are fat and thin, but that is skewed a bit more to the fat side – most of my lovers have been at least clinically overweight or obese.
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