Man, they really drill in the message early with this nonsense: Maybe that’s why dating as an adult so often feels like a class we’re flunking. With rare exception, dating is considered a pain in the ass, but a necessary hurdle if you want to advance to the next romantic level.
And when you’re plus-sized (or if your appearance doesn’t conform to mainstream beauty standards in other ways), dating can seem fraught with even more challenges.
But what is it about plus-size ladies that turns me on? They're confident and comfortable in their own skin.
As you can see, both are identical except for the photos and the fact one has ‘overweight’ as body type and the other has ‘thin’.
I also changed the wording slightly just in case OKCupid cottoned on and took them down.
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.
If you doubt my assessment, just read the article written in “Lots of times you see a guy, he could be normal sized or he could be overweight himself, with a woman that is a bit overweight.
When that happens a bunch of things go through a guy’s mind.
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.
By now I hope we can all agree that Valentine’s Day is, well, a little bit silly.
The last time I stressed out over this alleged holiday was in fifth grade, when the printer ran out of ink in the middle of printing cards for my classmates.
But we live in an imperfect, unfair existence, and shapely women sometimes don't get the public fawning that smaller women do. Smaller women can have nice fannies, but no one does junk in the trunk like plus-size women.