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Reality TV Gives Us More to Love and More to Question

This Summer, 20 "real" women (I guess that settles the debate about what to call women over the size of 12) will have a chance to find their love stories on Fox's reality show More to Love. Based on the new promo, the female contestants feel that their size has kept them from finding true love and they're turning to reality TV to change that.

The dating show will feature "a single and eligible man with a big waist and an even bigger heart as he romances several confident and secure plus-size women." Confident and secure sounds great, but these clips of the women crying about ending up alone because of their size reveals that the show is ready to explore (and maybe exploit?) some of these women's insecurities, too. Would we expect anything different from reality TV?

I guess I'll hold out hope that the show will be tasteful, but I doubt it will be groundbreaking. If networks were really concerned about raising acceptance for all sizes, producers would simply include people of all sizes on regular dating shows!

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oni1 oni1 8 years
this is way awful. some of those women were really beautiful and what makes me mad is they (the producers) act like the only man they could find to date them is someone who's also overweight and not even that cute! if they (the women) did want to meet someone of similar size, at least hook them up with a handsome guy. then they show the women sniffling about being lonely and too 'real', and at the end all gather around him like flies on sh*t. finding them all dates instead of making a competition would be a much better show. oh well, they signed up for it.
FaerieBlu FaerieBlu 8 years
How degrading, even the first line to this story sounds a little off. What to call women over size 12? What do you call women under size 12, unreal?
sham28 sham28 8 years
Even hearing about shows like this makes my brain dribble out of my ears.
jessielynn657 jessielynn657 8 years
it bothers me that the man at the center of the show is also overweight. a 'regular' man can't love an overweight woman or vice versa? why more of the dating show segregation.
margokhal margokhal 8 years
They do THE SAME THING on shows with the "model" people! I won't watch because it's insulting and the very premise is actually really, REALLY depressing if you think about it. I can't blame the women for having those "insecurities" - because they're REAL and people will let you know it ALL DAY LONG. But it's "reality TV" so I can't really expect much more. They wouldn't get ratings if there wasn't any crying, or anybody beating the living crap out of the other contestants. Seems like a show that should have ended up on Lifetime or We or Oxygen or something...
Chouette4u Chouette4u 8 years
It would be interesting to watch more non-skinny women on a dating show, but I don't want to watch them cry about "their issues" and that sort of stuff the whole time.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
or as my husband calls it "I want to marry a chubby chaser" I wont watch, half these women are already crying about being big and not finding love. Maybe if you didnt cry about it, men wouldnt run away. Accept your body, change it if you want to, but stop crying! Men dont like sniveling girls!
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