The internet is full of stories about women being horrifically fat-shamed or harassed on dating sites, and yes, those stories need to be told. And at a certain point, I think they can become inadvertent scare tactics, frightening plus-sized women out of the dating pool.
So, I reached out to Marie Southard Ospina, journalist, style blogger, and beloved bad-ass of the body positive movement.
It’s not a level playing field, and there’s no point pretending it is.
But having a larger body is not a deal-breaker — though it may seem so.
She’s also a seasoned vet of dating as a plus woman — as well as navigating a long-term relationship (she and her partner recently welcomed their first child; for the baby pics alone, you should check out her Instagram).
With her guidance I’ve put together a list of reminders to bear in mind when diving into dating, whether you’re new and nervous or experienced and tired of the BS.
Not all women will accept a fat man, but some women will. Many women (not all) are much more flexible about what they find attractive in a man than most guys realize.
If a fat man is able to make a woman feel attracted to him in other ways (e.g.
If you don’t know how to turn her on during an interaction and are actually turning her off in subtle ways (e.g.The best, largest and most effective Tall Dating Site in the world.This is the best place for looking for tall dating relationship or marriage.I’ve never bought into the lie, popular with some elements of the media, that everything will be better when you’re thin.But, as a single woman trying everything I can to increase my chances of finding The One, I was interested to see how much of an issue size is for single men.