Online dating personals for fat ladies
The rest of the profile details were the same for both – Funnily enough, when that ‘thin’ me bikini shot was taken, I still thought I was fat.
That’s why I’m wearing that white skirt – to cover up my ‘massive belly’ and ‘big thighs’.
"I'd get messages from men that would say things like, 'Do you want to meet up to have sex?
' And when I'd say no, they'd say, 'Oh, well you're fat, anyway.'" Craig says the criticism would bother her back then, before she'd started her successful fashion blog in 2013, found the body positivity movement, and started embracing her shape. While dating apps are notoriously scary spaces for women in general, with some 57% of female app users reporting some kind of harassment, plus-size women seem to have a tougher time than their "straight-sized" counterparts.
"There's a very limited representation of bodies when it comes to media in general, especially when it comes to women" she says.
"In terms of finding love, you think about romantic comedies and advertisements depicting romance, and it's almost always about a thin woman.
That’s 18 more than the bodyshaming community might have you expect.The most important element to me is that no matter my size, I’m now twice as confident in my body than I was as a size 10.When I was thinner I was more self-conscious, less confident around men and much more uptight."Online dating is like a shopping catalogue, which seems to make people more critical," says Emily Ho, a body-positive fitness blogger and social media strategist.
Ho met her first husband the "traditional" way — in person, long before dating apps were a thing.
A date with me now would be way more fun than it would have been then.