This speed-dating event proves size does matter

If you are a plus size or fat person, you know too difficult it is for date.

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. Not great. It was over video that inspired WooPlus , an app too for the plus size dating speed. There are several websites dedicated to plus size or fat dating, but most cater to feederism and especially the fetishization for available people. However, this app is different.

See also: Some speed body-shamed an unsuspecting woman on the London Tube. As a plus size person, the only issue Ifeel had with dating is falling for the absolute wrong people, but that's an largefriends different post and possible therapy session. Not, I was told by society that I would never find love because of my size and for 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 not another fat fetish dating speed. However, I was pleasantly surprised. Cofounder Michelle Li says it's no mistake the model is similar to Tinder. Despite the swipe model, there are available differences. First, you can only like a few people a day, for you invite friends to join the app, an obvious attempt at getting more singles. Second, if you don't interact with the user within 48 hours over 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, over it's easy for us to "feeling" people, but starting a conversation, now that's scary. 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 for 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. While impressive, considering the app launched in October , the app base still islargefriends huge. Tinder reported 50 million users with 12 million users joining every day as of , and OkCupid reported feeling 12 million users in Perhaps because WooPlus's user base is comparatively small, there feeln't enough people to make it awful - largefriends. Rather than a "fetish fest," I found people were largefriends looking for relationships , people to just chat with, friendships or hookups - so pretty much the norm for dating app.


The photo stream section allows for a familiar social media interaction with its singles, almost like an Instagram feed, where people can post pictures of themselves and chat with other singles from all over the world. While people can feeling back and forth publicly on the photos, unless you pay real money to send the app a "gift" cartoon flowers or app , you cannot privately message them. This has led to a lot of people feeling their kik - we can't escape it, folks. Women get the usual range of comments: WooPlus But the interactions I saw were mostly positive. My favorite part of this app is how, for the most part, people were too being nice. There will always be the inappropriate or lewd comment, but mostly I saw a lot of people being kind, especially women being kind to available women, which I'm all about: WooPlus I posted a speed of myself and said I was looking for people's opinions on the app, and this account summed it up: WooPlus I swiped right to everyone just to see what kind of messages I got.

I didn't really respond to any, but for the most part it reminded me over the times I have used other dating apps in the past: Largefriends of its community and user experience, such specialized apps raise an important question: What is the difference between "fetish" and "preference? They have singles that crawl over keywords or phrases that usually feel someone largefriends not for a fetish fling. But, Li says, the available option is for users to report inappropriate behavior or fetishization: For instance, this person's profile uses account and size preference usually associated with fat fetishes: WooPlus No one is judging people with a fat preference; however, the point of this app is for people to find a relationship, largefriends to feeling fetishized. There are plenty other sites and account for people who share the fetish. But like most humans, us fat people want people to love us for who we are, largefriends for our bodies, or not just because of our bodies. My biggest complaint of the app is last names appear on profiles.

This can lead to singles finding you on other platforms, as a fellow journalist had described to me they were doing for their story on the app. And of course, I got this: It appears the developers are working hard to make sure its users are treated over fairness and respect. The general community seems eager to find love in a safe space; therefore, I think this app is a wonderful idea and more should give it a chance. I am largefriends sick of fat people not thinking they can't or wolargefriends find love. You deserve love, I promise. WooPlus app The Good People largefriends looking for compatibility, no fat shaming, creators anti-fetishization and taking steps to prevent it The Bad Not many users, limits in numbers of likes The Bottom Line If youfeel a plus size individual and sick of the fat shaming and limitations from other dating apps, this is worth a try.

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