We're personally inspired by role models like Kirstie Alley, 63, who tears up the floor on "Dancing With The Stars," and was quick to defend Lady Gaga after the media frenzy over her weight gain. Check out our slideshow to find out the 10 cities where big, bold and beautiful is hot, hot, hot.
In light of yesterday’s controversial piece by Maura Kelly, I’m posting a story by Jennifer Abramowitz (as told to me), an amazing plus-size woman who recently spoke openly to me about her experience dating in New York City.
Happn, for example, allows you to match up with people you’ve crossed paths with throughout the day IRL — a quality that some call brilliant and others have been dubbing creepy.
The site analyzed the behavioral data of its more than 2.5 million users to find the location of the site's most popular users who self-identified as "big and beautiful." The site defines "popular" as those users who were getting messaged and flirted with the most.
Confidence, often seen as a turn-on, may be part of the attraction: 70 percent of single 50 daters reported they feel more comfortable in their bodies than ever before, according to the site. Lean is better than not lean, but I think we send a horrible message to the world, especially to girls," Alley told People.
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.
If you're worried that carrying a few extra pounds is an online dating deal breaker, relax -- especially if you live on the West Coast or in the south.
Our Time.com, an online dating site for people age 50 and up, has identified the top 10 cities for plus-sized daters.
It baffles me that people think that men can only like one type of woman!
Woo Plus is a dating community which has a lot of real plus size members.
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 .