One interesting effect of the obesity epidemic has been an increase in the desirability of Asian women.
When Caucasian men marry Asian women, the couple is twice as likely to both be college educated and will make on average 20% more money than a white-white couple.Sociologists talk about all sorts of possible explanations: the desire of Asians to assimilate, the increasing acceptance of interracial marriage, the sexualization of Asian women as docile and subservient, the smaller penises of Asian men. I’m reminded of an old joke which explains the phenomenon of Asian women marrying white guys: Why does a dog lick its genitals? In our society, whites are at the top of the social ladder and people naturally want to marry up.In the past, when there were many fewer overweight white women, a man would just marry a thin white girl.Nowadays there are so few thin white females that men must look elsewhere.Because Asian women are substantially thinner than their white counterparts, it is only natural that their overall desirability would increase.
More importantly, when considering marriage, men have two great fears.
First, that their wife will stop having sex with them and second, that their wife will get fat.
Because even slightly overweight young white women are seen as likely to gain enormous amounts of weight during their childbearing years, a stick-thin Asian woman is even more desirable.
The presence of many thin older Asian females in the population is evidence of the wise choice of marrying a young, thin Asian female.
Look at any large group of 50-year-old women of different ethnicities.
Among African-Americans, 90% will be obese, among the whites, probably 75%, but among the Asians, easily half are still thin.