Given all the niche dating apps floating about on the internet right now – the bacon-lovers dating app, for example – it’s a little sad that until now, there wasn’t a dating app for a group of people who often feel excluded in the dating scene: plus-size women. It’s a new dating app created just for plus-size women – and the men who have a thing for women with curves.Co-founders Neil Raman and Michelle Li told the Daily Dot that the idea for the app emerged after they watched a viral video showing men mocking a woman for her size.I didn’t have the delicate graces of any of the women on TV. And nothing fit me so I couldn’t even wear anything cute. David was (way) older than me, worked at Butterfield & Butterfield, and introduced me to the world of nice towels and foie gras.I started dating when I was 17, after years of being told that no man would ever want to be with me because I was fat. Since then, dating as a plus size woman has always been complicated.That was me – a burgeoning mini-babe who didn’t know she was a total catch, trying really hard to get a boyfriend.I always found the world of dating and romance both alluring and inhospitable.So, I reached out to Marie Southard Ospina, journalist, style blogger, and beloved bad-ass of the body positive movement.She’s also a seasoned vet of dating as a plus woman — as well as navigating a long-term relationship (she and her partner recently welcomed their first child; for the baby pics alone, you should check out her Instagram).
When you’re overweight you come up with all kinds of reason why dating sucks, like But let’s be real here — if you’re overweight and single, it can feel like there’s no hope in the world for finding a person that madly, truly, deeply loves YOU. Dating while being overweight isn’t a death-sentence to single-dom at all, so here are 5 rules for curvy women who want pure dating mastery!“The unfortunate reality is that the current dating environment is very cruel to bigger girls,” the app’s San Francisco-based CEO Neil Raman told Raman got the idea in 2014, when the dating website Simple Pickup conducted a social experiment in which a woman showed up to her Tinder dates wearing a fat suit, eliciting cruel and frustrated responses from her dates.Raman and co-founder, Michelle Li, built Woo Plus, which has a Tinder-like interface that allows you to swipe yes or no to plus-size singles; matches are given 48 hours to message each other.I had seen an ad on television late one night for a telephone personals service. To be fair, dating as a woman of any size is often It’s like a sexual Serengeti out there, and it often feels like every zebra for herself. First of all, there’s the language: how am I going to talk about my body – BBW, plus size, fat, curvy?Then there’s the fear of rejection, something I feel super acutely as a big woman because I grew up being told I was too big to be desirable.With her guidance I’ve put together a list of reminders to bear in mind when diving into dating, whether you’re new and nervous or experienced and tired of the BS.