If a user accrues enough poor reviews and ratings, he will be automatically — and permanently — banned from the site." data-reactid="22"Woo Plus, a location-based dating app for “bigger women, big guys, and curve lovers,” has introduced a new feature to empower its community of plus-size women, who are often subject to body-shaming and ridicule.
Users can now flag harassing behavior by reviewing, rating, and commenting on the profiles of guys they’re messaging with, according to a new press release.
Just look at the facts -- "plus-size women account for, on average, 1 to 2% of the bodies represented in mainstream media." So even though the majority of women in America are plus-size, you're not seeing yourself represented within the media you consume. You're actually in the majority and as Gregg Simms declared of himself above, there are TONS of men who go for women who are not Twiggy look-a-likes; you are not anywhere close to being an afterthought or a consolation prize.
That said, I think the biggest mistake that people can make is attempt to “downplay” the reality of who they truly are.
Yet, plus-size women account for, on average, 1 to 2% of the bodies represented in mainstream media.
I had more dates in a month in the US than I would in a decade in Australia. As a fat girl I never had dates while living in Australia – but as soon as I moved to Los Angeles everything changed. Guys literally chased me out of bars just to speak to me (one of those encounters even turned into a three year relationship.) I was single, ready to flamingle and life in Hollywood was amazing and everything you’d imagine. Which is why I packed up, sold everything, gave up my radio hosting job and moved to Los Angeles with nothing but a suitcase.
My plus size blog Big Curvy Love was kicking along, I was working in podcasting, rocking fabulous fashion and for once in my life finally felt like a legit part of the deep end of the dating pool. I was exactly the same person; same personality, same looks, and same weight.
What’s a plus-size romantic to do in a world obsessed with skinniness?
Heavier people can certainly face a different set of challenges on the dating scene, and our 10 Best Blogs for Plus-Size Dating were selected for the contentious, creative and fun ways they explore this field.