When Joanna Kay and her now-husband were dating, her thin body and bird-like eating habits weren't terribly alarming to him. After all, that's. Dating someone with an eating disorder isn't unlike dating someone with a chronic condition or disability, it comes with its own set of unique.
People with bulimia nervosa, by definition, are at least of normal body weight. These disorders can all occur in men, and are often considered under-diagnosed in them because of stereotypes like the ones your article puts forth. Also, there are many negative physical consequences that occur in dating a girl with a eating disorder with an eating disorder. Sometimes, extreme disorders eventually lead to organ failure, hence the high death rates.
However, my main concern with this statement is the pure objectification involved. While I agree that excessive and unwarranted self-esteem is annoying, there are plenty of independent girls and women who do not exhibit this trait. This is not to mention that, as I stated earlier, eating disorders as a whole affect the population across the board.