Dad tells daughter to lose weight so she can attract a man: ‘I was genuinely trying to be helpful’

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A concerned father took to Reddit recently to reveal how his daughter has been struggling to find a partner.

“My daughter is very overweight about 200lbs (90kg). She always talks about how she wants a boyfriend, and she’s never had one,” the 52-year-old wrote.

“She was saying it’s unfair that all her friends have boyfriends and get attention from guys and how guys are [expletive] who never give her the time of day.

“She’s gone on similar rants before, where she acts like it’s inexplicable why she’s not getting the same attention.”

The worried dad then decided to give his daughter, whose name isn’t known, a bit of advice, Fox News reports.

“I told her delicately that it could be helpful to try losing some weight.

“That, unfortunately, people are often shallow and that could be something that would help her get male attention, feel more confident, and also generally be healthier,” he wrote.

But his advice didn’t sit too well with his daughter.

“She yelled at me about how ‘all guys are the same, even my [expletive] dad’ and stormed off,” he says.

The dad maintains that he was just trying to help her, The Sun reports.

“I was genuinely trying to be helpful. I knew it would be a sore spot but in my mind my intentions were good,” he wrote.

“She has no genetic predisposition to being overweight (nobody else in the family is). She has no condition that I’m aware of, but she eats quite a bit and doesn’t get much exercise.

“I’ve tried to encourage her to come for a run with me, and to give her healthy food options, but I’ve never explicitly spoken to her about her weight before this,” the desperate dad says.

His post sparked a lot of debate in the comment section, with many people slamming the father.

“It sounds like she wants someone to accept her just as she is and you know, there actually are plenty of big girls with boyfriends and husbands,” one user commented.

“Making her feel bad about herself, implying she has to be thin to be worthy of love, isn’t helping her. Stop the hints, stop the comments. You seem bothered by her weight and she knows it,” another person said.

Sources: Reddit, Fox News, The Sun
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