Tinder is notorious for its users fat shaming , and this video shows how people react to their real-life dates being bigger than what they expected. It was that video that inspired WooPlus , an app exclusively for the plus size dating community. There are several websites dedicated to plus size or fat dating, but most cater to feederism and especially the fetishization of fat people. However, this app is different. Some hater body-shamed an unsuspecting woman on the London Tube As a plus size person, the only issue I've had with dating is falling for the absolute wrong people, but that's an entirely different post and possible therapy session.
However, I was told by society that I would never find love because of my size and that I was not deserving of love because of my body, a concept that many fat or plus size people are familiar with. I downloaded the app and gave it a try. I started off with a very closed mind; I expected this to be yet another fat fetish dating site. However, I was pleasantly surprised. Cofounder Michelle Li says it's no mistake the model is similar to Tinder.
First, you can only like a few people a day, unless you invite friends to join the app, an obvious attempt at getting more users. WooPlus Second, if you don't interact with the user within 48 hours of you both mutually liking each other, the "like" disappears and you lose your opportunity to talk to them, a feature that prevents endless "likes" with no contact. This is a great idea, because it's easy for us to "like" people, but starting a conversation, now that's scary.
WooPlus The above features are strategic ploys to get more users interacting with the app on a more consistent basis. The company tells Mashable there are over 25, users with 2, new signups every day. Sixty-one percent of users are male, 39 percent are women, and while the app is targeted toward women, Li points to this as proof that there are men who like "all different body types. Tinder reported 50 million users with 12 million users joining every day as of , and OkCupid reported having 12 million users in Perhaps because WooPlus's user base is comparatively small, there aren't enough people to make it awful — yet.
Rather than a "fetish fest," I found people were genuinely looking for relationships, people to just chat with, friendships or hookups — so pretty much the norm for dating apps. The photo stream section allows for a familiar social media interaction with its users, almost like an Instagram feed, where people can post pictures of themselves and chat with other users from all over the world.
While people can post back and forth publicly on the photos, unless you pay real money to send the user a "gift" cartoon flowers or chocolates , you cannot privately message them. This has led to a lot of people posting their kik — we can't escape it, folks. Women get the usual range of comments: Star Jones saw it a a health issue. Jill Scott, Raven Symone, and Monique lost weight. In Atlanta, BM have choices and the more educated they are the more choices they have. Why do we still hear sistas scream about their hair and nails getting messed up!
Why would a BM with so many options,Hispanics, Asians and white women, end up with a over weight BW. Educated BM want a health woman to marry. I love when people make up statistics like right on the spot… AJ says: April 22, at I was fortunate enough to have dated men with ranges of taste in women. My college experience was a different story, it was quite similar to what you stated.
All the way down to the chubby chasers. You are telling the truth gurl! Thank you for having the guts to tell it like it sadly is. I just keep asking myself that over and over again. April 25, at She is light-skinned mixed race , so I wonder if that makes a difference. She was much less feminine…I imagine that might have been it? Also environment plays a factor, I think. Now that the second friend is in college, she has had much more romantic success.
Do what you have to do. Even if you have to view yourself as a commodity to men, you have critically examined the situation and view it as a means to an end rather than as a measure of self-worth. Sure I have more, but knowing that men have an interest in me without knowing me bothers me. I guess be aware that dating successfully can often mean turning off your brain… Dave says: The woman above is a big beautiful woman.
She is not thick. Big and beautiful, no doubt, but not thick. Something about this seems very unfair to me. In engaging them she pays little attention to the one that is not over 6ft because he is not her type. Is that not the same thing? I like darker-skined women. If there is a group of women friends — six the color of midnight and one much lighter — I am going to pay more attention the the six than I do the one.
Who I choose to give my time to is my choice and if I choose to not engage any woman at anytime I choose, for whatever reason, it is my personal right, no? Why the unique snub reserved for the one fat girl in the crew? As a man who has had some success dating let me say welcome to the world most men date in. Even the most desirable of us deal with this. The things we can sometimes call women who do this is against the mission of this blog, Im sure, but trust that many of us feel you here.
Do fat girls check for fat men? I ask because all of the fat black guys I know are married or in relationships with fat women. Are self-assured, non-compromising, unapologetic, in-shape women checking for fat guys in abundance? And if a fat girl decides that she only likes men over 6ft with athletic builds do fat men have a legit beef with her?
I am in good shape because I work out and take care of myself. I do so for myself. I tend to be attracted to women who seem to workout and when I go out I spark up conversations with women who fit what my desires nurtured or natural I dont know. But I like my choices are. I however, am not tall, so I am not on the radar of most women over 6ft.
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