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10 Biggest Benefits of Using Dating Apps for Plus Size Relationships

by Ellie

Everyone has their personal preferences on who they find attractive and who they date. For many, dating plus-sized people is a wonderful thing. 

Whether it’s for the attitude they bring, personal preference or something else is irrelevant. Plus-size relationships are common and fantastic!

What a lot of mainstream dating advice doesn’t outwardly recognize is there are a lot of benefits to plus-sized dating. Combine those benefits with the sea of great dating apps available to us and it’s the perfect combination.

In this article, we’ll be going over the top 10 benefits of using apps to find these relationships. Let’s get into that list, shall we?

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1. It reduces the risk of judgment you might face at the bar

For men and women of all shapes and sizes, meeting people in the wild can be a daunting prospect. Unless we’re particularly confident and extroverted it can be a time filled with anxiety and insecurities.

For the curvier among us this can be even more of a risk. What if the person I’m approaching isn’t into me? How are they going to react?

Since online dating starts with photos of our appearance, this worry is almost completely removed from the equation.

2. There’s less risk of a poor reaction on the first date

Likewise, online dating also means both parties know just what the other looks like before the first date.

They’re looking at photos of you, they’re talking to you and maybe even seeing your social media profiles. So long as your profile is an accurate depiction of you, there are no surprises in store on the first date.

3. It helps remove insecurities like “is he/she okay with my weight?”

Since they know what you look like and are still meeting up, they’re obviously okay with you being plus-sized, right? If you’ve been upfront and they haven’t had any complaints about it, then you’re good!

Having this peace of mind is a very big deal on the first date. It means you can relax and enjoy the experience. Get to know your date rather than sitting there in your own head wondering what they think!

4. Dedicated plus sized dating apps are available

All 10 of these benefits apply to all dating apps but even more so for the dedicated ones like WooPlus. If someone has gone to the effort of seeking out a plus size dating app and creating a profile, they’re obviously into it.

This move away from mainstream dating apps offers you an environment where you can really thrive. Just knowing that every person who sees your profile is actively seeking a plus size relationship is a huge benefit.

While there are plenty of people who are okay with it on normal apps, on dedicated plus size apps you know it’s everyone. It’s like joining your community where you can feel comfortable to just be yourself. That’s exactly how it should be!

If you haven’t used WooPlus since our huge 5.0 update you’re going to love some of the changes in there too. It’s now so much more than just card swiping. You can show off exactly who you are.


Alternatively, if you’d like to compare your options there are some other places to meet BBW to check out.

5. They give you an ego boost that’s great for your mental health

We all need that bit of an ego boost from time to time and dating apps can provide just that as well. This seems particularly true with dedicated plus size apps. When we surveyed our users we found that over 68% of them were encouraged to overcome self-doubt and be more confident in every aspect of life.

With the constant discussion around what constitutes as “healthy” on social media, we can’t help but feel a little down sometimes. Like no matter what we do, the world doesn’t seem to accept us because we don’t fit the mold.

Finding a happy, healthy relationship through online dating can be just what the doctor ordered. Just be sure you don’t learn to rely on that shallow reinforcement.

6. It reduces social pressure around your relationship

Regardless of how we feel, sometimes there can be some pressure around who we date too. Perhaps it’s family or friends that may not approve of your decision to date someone plus size. While that isn’t their place to judge, it doesn’t mean we can shut their opinions out. 

Online dating gives you the opportunity to be very selective about who you meet. You can get to know someone and only go on a date if you’re really feeling it.

This means you can get four or five dates in and have a great understanding of how the two of you work together. You can be sure it’s worth it before telling your friends and family. By that stage, it’s too late for their input to really shape your decision.

You’ve met someone great and you care about each other. The rest is just white noise.

7. It’s easy to specify exactly who you’re looking for

This is a huge benefit to online dating for everyone. No matter what app you’re using, you can narrow down your search criteria. While some apps may only offer age and location filtering, others can be far more specific.

This is another step to staying in control of the situation and getting what you want out of it. You never have to settle for anything less.

8. You understand their intentions and eliminate fetishists 

Perhaps one of the most frustrating things about dating as a plus size person is the fetishists. They’re people who want to date you because they seek out larger people for sexual pleasure.

If this is your thing too, I’m the last person that’s going to judge you. If you’re not into that but you get bombarded with creepy messages it can get irritating.

By taking the time to get to know someone online first, you can work out what they’re looking for. This saves you from spending time and money dating guys that may just be after you to satisfy their proclivities.

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9. It’ll teach you that you’re defined by more than just your waistline

Spend enough time listening to the media or reading online and you might start to feel like a measurement. Like your entire being is defined by a measuring tape. 

Funny since a Florida State University found greater body satisfaction from plus size models. Combine that with the countless studies that confirm the way the media edits photos of their models lead to lower body image and self-esteem. . . it’s almost like the media is the biggest danger here.

With online dating, you’ll find people who are interested in dating you. This will show you that you’re attractive and can be just as successful in the dating world as others.

10. You learn more about potential dates before you even meet

As said, you can be just as successful as anybody else when it comes to online dating. That means you ought to be just as selective as anybody else.

Narrow down your search criteria, unmatch anyone you’ve lost interest in and get to know the rest. The ability to learn so much about someone before you’ve even met up is perhaps the biggest perk of online dating.

It’s a major part of the reason it’s become such a common thing these days. Make the most of it and put yourself out there. Dating is fun and the apps make it that much easier for us all!


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