Would I hire someone fat ... absolutely, as long as they were the best qualified candidate. However, wouldn't just hire them because they were fat.
Dating ... maybe. I wouldn't call it discrimination, however, if most of us are honest we have certain preferences. Some women prefer not to date short men ... bald men. Some men, like blondes better than redheads/brunettes, etc.
On first appearance, I would say I probably would not be very attractive to a very obese man.
However, if I got to know that person, people definitely have a way of growing on me. Personally, I actually don't find stick thin men or women really attractive. I think people look more real with a little curves. But again a man will get a lot more attractive to me once I get to know the real person they are.
A little off track, however, one time we were hiring a person for a Credit Representative job and I was probably only 23 years old at the time and the hiring Manager said to mine & his boss (Vice President) that he didn't want to hire the candidate because she was a woman ..... and no women would be strong enough in that position to demand money,etc., She would probably cry if confronted, yelled at, etc. The fool actually said this in front of me ... a woman!
The VP just smiled at him and stood back to watch me go off on the Manager. Hmmmm ... the woman was actually hired and she actually did a good job.
Regardless of weight, age, race, religion , etc. discrimination should not be tolerated and anyone that doesn't stand up for someone else, in my mind, is part of the problem.
Another randorm thought, did you see the Oscars? Everyone was commenting how it was pathetic that Kirk Douglass presented and that it was so awkard watching him. And they were interviewing some people on the street on what they thought of his performance and two of the interviewees were in their late teens/early twenties and they commented that they thought he was adorable and was actually the funnest part of the night. That made me smile. As a country sometimes I think we have no respect for our senior citizens and we regard the elderly as useless members of society. For crying out loud the man is like 95, went through a stroke, etc. ....give him some credit and respect. Okay, okay, I will get off my high horse now. .