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Why the Outrage Over “5 Reasons to Date a Girl with an Eating Disorder” is Just Fueling the Fire

Why the Outrage Over "5 Reasons to Date a Girl with an Eating Disorder" is Just Fueling the Fire

Honestly, when I saw this article I was in shock that someone would write this. There are so many reasons I believe that this article is wrong but the biggest reason is that writing “5 Reasons to Date a Girl with an Eating Disorder” just encourages people with eating disorders to continue on in their addiction!

“5 Reasons to Date a Girl with an Eating Disorder”: Her Overall Looks Improve?

Besides the rude remark of how this article is only applied to girls who have eating disorders that don’t involve emotional eating and being overweight, a girls overall looks don’t improve when having an eating disorder. Having an eating disorder is bad for your health! If you are vomiting, the acids from your stomach can end up rotting your teeth and you can have overall health problems for either not eating, throwing up your food OR overeating food. There was also a comment as to how this is a “white girl problem,” not only is this not just a white girl problem but it isn’t even just a girl problem! Boys have eating disorders, also.

“5 Reasons to Date a Girl with an Eating Disorder”: Spending Less Money?

Saying that they cost less is ridiculous, as well. It may cost less on food for right now, but in the long run the medical bills for the severe damage caused mentally and physically will be so much more money. Not that the person who wrote this article would even care about that, but if you’re going to write things like this do a little research!

“5 Reasons to Date a Girl with an Eating Disorder”: Fragile and Vulnerable?

Any man that will take advantage of a girl because she is fragile and vulnerable is just sick. Way more sick than the girl with an eating disorder herself. Like, you need serious help. What type of guy wants to date a girl with low self-esteem and not one who is confident? A girl being fragile and vulnerable should not be used as an opportunity for a guy to swoop in and start dating her.

“5 Reasons to Date a Girl with an Eating Disorder”: Has Her Own Money?

Not only does this make you sound like a gold digger, but dating a girl just because she will buy you things and take care of you is definitely actions of a little boy and not a man. As I’ve always been told, a real man wants to take care of his woman even if she doesn’t need him to. It isn’t just “rich girls” who have eating disorders, all girls and even guys can have them!

“5 Reasons to Date a Girl with an Eating Disorder”: Better in Bed?

Just because a girl is crazy doesn’t always mean she is good in bed. Some crazy girls and girls with “daddy issues” have problems even being with a man intimately at all! This just like every other reason to date a girl with an eating disorder is just ultimately selfish. If you are the type of man that has to look for a girl with an eating disorder just to make yourself feel better, maybe you’re the one who should seek professional help. Eating Disorders are not a joke, it is a disease that is just as difficult as any other to recover from. Next time you want to comment on how diseases are a great reason to date someone, think before your write. If you or a loved one is struggling with an eating disorder, substance abuse or addiction, please call toll free 1-888-672-4435.


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