October 1st, 2008

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Thin vs. Outgoing

So I had an interesting conversation with the roommates a while back and the one roommate, lets call her Delilah was talking about boys. Delilah said that she wished she had a boyfriend, and I was agreeing and we got into a sort-of argument and she kept saying that boys like girls who are outgoing. I'm an outgoing person, and she's not, and her argument against me saying I couldn't get a boy because I was a fat kid was that I was outgoing. She kept saying, 'But you're outgoing.' or 'Guys like outgoing girls.' She was basically saying that it's easy to get a guy if you're outgoing and she was having trouble because she was so introverted.

I had realized it at the time, but I'm just now REALLY realizing how fucked up that conversation was. I was basically arguing that as a thin person you can get a guy and she was arguing that as an outgoing person I could get a guy. I mean talk about fucked up.

And the more I think about it, the more it makes sense. As someone who is a fat kid and extroverted, it would make sense to me that thin people would be able to get dates easily because it never occured to me that you have to be extroverted, because I already am. I know that if I were thin I would have a boyfriend like yesterday.

On the flip side, if you're a thin introverted person, all you can see is that extroverted people can get boy/girlfriends because you don't think about the thinness factor.

It's a very odd argument.

I just thought I would write about this because I was thinking about it...