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.
Before being matched, however, you’re required to fill out a profile, asked about your body type and body shape (with options ranging from “inverted triangle” to “rounded/apple.” “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 Woo Plus marketing team, told However, the app has received quite a bit of criticism, especially with one particular aspect: While women must be plus-size to use the app, men don’t have to be, which many feel gives the app a “fetishizing” quality while further categorizing plus-size women as “other.” “For me it feels that instead of addressing the way plus-size women are treated in society – and most certainly on the dating scene – we are having to further separate them,”London-based plus-size blogger Callie Thorpe told .
“Personally I am also not a fan of the term BBW – it makes me feel like I am a fetish purely for men and I’m not comfortable with that.
However, after talking to your male co-workers and observing that you’re not being contacted, you have to be asking yourself – is it REALLY in my best interests to tell the truth if 95% of guys are going to dismiss me for doing so?
This is the online dating dilemma that faces MILLIONS of people each day.
I have been online dating for about two months and it’s been so-so thus far. I’m 5’3″ and an hourglass-ish size 10, so while I’m not obese, I’m definitely not “athletic and toned.” I chose pictures that I think accurately show this.
) I almost wrote it all and sent it out last night, but I decided I need to cool off first.
Truly amazing men who were great friends, fantastic supporters of mine and some of my best cheerleaders for all of my crazy business ideas. It seems that most mature men don’t seem to even care about my body type. Maybe because I am so straight forward on my ads so then only men who are feeling me, reply?
”The answers to those hypothetical, imagined (hopefully, for now) questions are: 1. I know that within my black, male friend circles, we had no problem expressing our love of curvy women.
As far as the previous black culture mention, through the years I’ve noticed that in black and Latino/Latina culture (mostly), women with curves are revered.