But like most humans, us fat people want people to love us for who we are, not for our bodies, or not because of our bodies.
I am so sick of fat people not thinking they can't or won't find love. People genuinely looking for compatibility, no fat shaming, creators anti-fetishization and taking steps to prevent it Not many users, limits in numbers of likes If you're a plus size individual and sick of the fat shaming and limitations from other dating apps, this is worth a try.
What’s a plus-size romantic to do in a world obsessed with skinniness?
They have filters that crawl for keywords or phrases that usually indicate someone there just for a fetish fling.
But, Li says, the best option is for users to report inappropriate behavior or fetishization: "This is not the goal of this app, this is not what we're trying to do." And not all people with the fetish can or will be banned; there are plenty of thin people who admire bigger folks on Woo Plus.
There will always be the inappropriate or lewd comment, but mostly I saw a lot of people being kind, especially women being kind to other women, which I'm all about: 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 of the times I have used other dating apps in the past: some were polite, some were crude, some quoted Adele, the usual:.
If you are a plus size or fat person, you know how difficult it is to 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. It was that video that inspired Woo Plus, an app exclusively for the plus size dating community.
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 2015, the user base still isn't huge.
Tinder reported 50 million users with 12 million users joining every day as of 2014, and Ok Cupid reported having 12 million users in 2014.
This can lead to people finding you on other platforms, as a fellow journalist had described to me they were doing for their story on the app.