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If you are a plus size or fat person, you know how difficult it is to date.
A size 18 woman, posting some of her least flattering, double chin-featuring pics, received 18 messages in five days.That’s 18 more than the bodyshaming community might have you expect.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 Woo Plus, 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. 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 started off with a very closed mind; I expected this to be yet another fat fetish dating site. Cofounder Michelle Li says it's no mistake the model is similar to Tinder.Thin me received more than double the attention – 36 messages, 211 likes and 210 visits.
There was nothing dramatically different in the content of the messages – some men just sent a ‘hi’, some wrote essays, some tried one-liners and others just opted for old-fashioned compliments.
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“Tinder relies on a match being made between two individuals depending more on physical appearance.
As a result, there haven’t been many positive remarks made by plus sized users,” Becky Han, a member of the marketing team explains.
A date with me now would be way more fun than it would have been then.