If I had that extra weight you wouldn’t date me
This one is just true. There are far more slender women out there dating men with a gut than visa versa. Maybe you don’t torture yourself to stay thin, but sometimes the thought crosses your mind that if you had to, your guy would be okay with it! Meanwhile, he would not (and clearly does not, based on his love handles) do the same for you. But, the evolutionary reality is that men and women evolved to select for different things. Men select for a “fertile” looking body—proportions that could produce a healthy baby. Women look for “protection” and while that used to be brawn, today it’s intelligence, charm, connections—the things that make men money. And often, the smarties are the fatties. Not necessarily fat, but just less attendant to their appearance.