There's a list of things you probably shouldn't say to your significant other. At top the of that list is telling them they need to lose weight.
You can sometimes get away with it if you're telling them because you're concerned for their health. But this guy told his girlfriend she needs to lose weight because he was "losing attraction to her." He even went so far as to say he considered cheating on her with a woman from his office.
A user on Reddit posted her dilemma, asking for advice. The original post has since been deleted, but the responses and original questions are still up.
It was simple question. Boyfriend (31) suggested I (28) lose weight because he's "losing attraction to me" - dump him?
The question seriously split the internet. Some people say the boyfriend had a legit point. Physical attraction is an important part of a relationship.
"Weight and fitness are an important part of physical attraction and physical attraction is important in a relationship." —SurfingDumbledore
"While the way he expressed himself was hurtful, I don't see anything wrong with the underlying concern about maintaining a healthy weight." —drgrumpypants
But other people were shocked that he would mention her weight and then go so far as to admit to thinking about cheating.
"I don't get it. You haven't gained any weight, from what you've said? So the only thing that's changed is that he's feeling that seven- (three-) year itch. Honestly, if my partner told me they had thought about cheating on me with co-workers (super tacky) I would probably end that relationship." —Pola_Xray
"He's allowed to like what he likes. You are allowed to live your life how you choose. If you don't want to lose weight, don't. Regardless of whether you're content with your body as it is or not, I think you should leave him. He admitted to thinking about cheating on you, that to me is a deal breaker. He's not wrong for finding you less attractive, but he's an asshole for considering cheating." -- Purposeful-Hubris
The argument certainly isn't a new one. Should a partner be allowed to tell their significant other that they're getting 'too fat'? Or is it none of their damn business?
Let us know what you think in the comments!