Friday, 22 July 2011
One of my SO's friends from high school is now about to be a sophomore at a pretty good college in Maryland. She, Emma, is currently hooking up with a guy she knows from college. She finds him attractive, but isn't really interested in dating him. They have not slept together yet, but they've done pretty much everything else.
Meanwhile, Emma's good friend Jesse (also from college) has confessed his love for her numerous times. She always tells him that she just wants to be his friend, so Jesse stays in the friend zone. About a week ago, Emma went to visit Jesse who is staying at school for the summer. She enjoyed their time together so much that now she thinks she likes him back.
So what's the problem, right? She's not even dating the other guy and there are hardly any (if at all) emotional attachments there.
Well, Jesse is fairly overweight. So, Emma is not physically attracted to him and thus will not date him or hook up with him. She has told Jesse this before and because he wants to get the girl so badly, he is working out and losing weight for her. I'm not really sure quite how much Emma appreciates this, but it seems to me that the mere effort Jesse is putting in could be found attractive enough to make him datable.
What should Emma do now? Should they start dating while Jesse is still dropping pounds?
Have you ever dated an overweight guy or girl? Would you?