Guys: would you date a girl with an eating disorder?

Just wondering if guys think this is a deal breaker.. do you think if the girl you was dating had an eating disorder such an anorexia/bulimia too much to strain on the relationship? Would you be turned off if you found out your girlfriend had an eating disorder ?

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What Guys Said 17

  • It would definitely be a red flag to me. I don't think it would be a deal breaker if she was open about it and was truly trying to do something about it and was getting help. It would become a deal breaker if she didn't want help and didn't see the seriousness of it. I guess if she knew and admitted she had a real problem, I would try and see things through. Everyone has a stress point though where they can't take it anymore and something has to give.

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  • I don't know, I have tried to find this therapy outlet for all the woman I have dated, truly I find a characteristic in need of therapy and I weigh the amount of overwhelming desire I have and I might give in. It depends, I probably would be a friend in order to help.

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  • DEAL BREAKER! I would never date a girl that ate my food THAT I COOKED, and then threw it up in the toilet 15 minutes later. I COOK GOOD FOOD YO!

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    • HAHA poor you! just don't shout at her and she might keep the food in her tummy :p

  • Yes, I would most definitely date a girl with an eating disorder and no, it would not be a turn-off. So long as the disorder is not at the level of it being a threat to her life... it's one's choice to live their life how they choose. Skinny girls need love too!

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  • Well, seeing as I have some disorders of my own, I'd be more open to it. I'd of course would want her to seek help and try to console her with the issue, but I'd never just turn my back on her.

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  • Definite deal breaker. Emotional/mental health/stability is a MUST for me.

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  • nothing personal but these disorders can only be found in mentally unstable girls and it's a strong sign of immaturity, your concern about your weight should be an enjoyable experience mixed with working out and maintaining a healthy mood, not an experience that might be the end of you.

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  • I would not be turned off, but I would definitely consider it a problem and try to help the girl deal with it to the best of my ability. What might be a problem is if she refuses to admit she has a problem. That would definitely be something we'd have to work through, but I think it'd be worth it.

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  • No. Why would I be turned off?

    We are only human after all. We all have our problems. Leaving someone cos they have an eating problem would be proper SAD!

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    johno

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  • Deal Breaker. Unless she was trying to fix it. I don't care how cute/hott/sexy she is it's just not worth it.

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  • wouldnt be turned off at all, probably more like concerned and worried about her. Guys don't think like that in general... they are sympathetic about things like that.

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  • if I felt strongly about her that wouldn't matter

    we would get through her eating disorder together

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  • well I don't get hungry often but most guys (since their cheap) would be happy because they woudn't have to take you as much. If they did you woudn't order a lot so it would be a win win

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  • If the girl was as cute as you I could care less

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  • Yeah it would. Unless she's trying to fix it.

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  • Anorexia wouldn't bother me unless she was under 100 lbs. Bulimia would be a deal breaker.

    But I like skinny girls.

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  • deal breaker

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What Girls Said 1

  • some people want to find someone whose already been through their struggles, a "whole" person. I say life is a journey of ups and downs. We all go through struggles. Eating disorders is an example of that struggle. A significant other should be there for you during your worst times, want to build each other up, through all the struggles and obstacles. With that said, it also depends on when they find out. If its from the beggining, that may scare away some guys. If they already know you for a while, less likely.

    But stay strong and build a good support system, whether that involves a boyfriend or not. :)

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