Adolescent Obesity: A Barrier to Mate Selection? | OMICS International | Abstract
ISSN: 2375-4494

Journal of Child and Adolescent Behavior
Open Access

Our Group organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations
700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Mini Review

Adolescent Obesity: A Barrier to Mate Selection?

Teresa Downing-Matibag2 and Florence Neymotin 1*

1Nova Southeastern University, 3301 College Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA

2Iowa State University, USA

*Corresponding Author:
Florence Neymotin
Associate Professor, Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA, 33014
Tel: 954-262-5339
Fax: 954-262-3962
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: August 21, 2014; Accepted Date: September 04, 2014; Published Date: September 08, 2014

Citation: Downing-Matibag T, Neymotin F (2014) Adolescent Obesity: A Barrier to Mate Selection?. J Child Adolesc Behav 2:157. doi:10.4172/2375-4494.1000157

Copyright: © 2014 Teresa Downing-Matibag et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


The obesity epidemic is a barrier to the participation of adolescents in developmentally normative behaviors associated with mate selection, such as dating. Notably, the obesity stigma has important implications for the socioemotional development of adolescents in the realms of intimacy and peer acceptance, as well as for their future chances of marriage and healthy relationships.