“Hot girl summer” was coined back in 2019 based on the song by Megan Thee Stallion. And it quickly turned into a phrase of empowerment for numerous women throughout the warmer months. Now a worldwide phenomenon, the concept of having a hot girl summer is truly in the eye of the beholder. For some a season of confidence, and for others a focus on personal freedom.
As a plus size queen, having a hot girl summer might come easily to you, but how does staying body positive translate into dating? No matter how confident you are in yourself, there are plenty of moments where the dating process can have an impact on your overall self-esteem and body positivity.
WooPlus is here to let you have both a body positive and hot girl summer experience, especially if you’re vaccinated and ready to mingle!
Become a Plus Size Boss: Know What You Deserve
A big part of being body positive and having a hot girl summer is knowing what you deserve. Knowing what you deserve when it comes to plus size dating is easier said than done, but it’s still something that should be a focus for you in the coming months.
One of the best things about using WooPlus to find a partner is that the app has had a policy of banning body-shaming from day one.
Before the summer months begin, do some journaling and set the standard for what you feel you deserve. Try to clearly outline what kinds of messages/comments cross the line for you on dating apps and what other things might trigger you.
While some messages are merely innocent flirting, others that make you feel even slightly uncomfortable should not be taken lightly. WooPlus should feel like a comfortable space for you as there is a zero tolerance policy when it comes to fat shaming, and it has always been that way.
Have Curvy Confidence: Own Your Profile
If you’re just joining or are already on WooPlus to find a life partner, you’ll want to show the real you.
While showing the real you might put you out of your comfort zone at first, this choice will ultimately allow you to truly own your profile and manifest the body positive/hot girl summer of your dreams. One of the best ways you can own your profile as a plus size single is by choosing a profile picture that’s both reflective of your beautiful body and radiant personality.
Owning your online dating profile starts with taking/finding photos that make you feel confident. If you have some recent photos of yourself that you love, great! Recent photos leave little room for deception and help potential partners to see the real you. However, if you don’t have anything recent that you feel comfortable posting, now is the time to gather some friends and do a multi-outfit photoshoot!
Whether you’ve invested in a few new summer dresses or you have your favorite ol’ faithful fit you love ready to go, try to get excited about the process. And, if you haven’t been feeling as confident in your clothes lately, one body-positive item you can bring along to combat negativity is supportive shapewear. Donning shapewear under your outfit is sure to help you feel more confident in your look and show prospective suitors that you own your curves!
Stay Busty and Bold: Plus Size Singles Don’t Wait
Now that you’ll finally have the chance to have a somewhat normal dating experience this summer. Make sure you’re being bold about setting up dates. If someone is interested in you, don’t put off meeting each other over Zoom or in person. There are several unique virtual dating plans you can propose to get the ball rolling. It depends on how comfortable you feel seeing people.
It might be tempting to put off a date, especially if you’ve been out of the game for a bit. Encourage yourself to be bold. Putting yourself out there in the plus size dating community can be challenging at times. So remember to be kind to yourself. If you’ve properly vetted your suitors, you should have nothing to lose when scheduling a date, so don’t wait!
Remain Body Positive: Empower Yourself
Gearing up for the summer months may be harder for plus size women as it usually means showing more skin. If you consider yourself a confident, big, beautiful woman (BBW) who has no problem sporting a bikini. To that we say: yas queen! But, if showing your beach body is challenging, that’s okay too.
The best way to overcome the negativity you have towards your body this summer is to empower yourself. Don’t focus on losing weight to fit into a swimsuit or avoid the water altogether. Instead, recognize that every body is a beach body, no matter the size.
Practice positive affirmations, meditate, and learn to trust yourself. Having a strong foundation of trust in who you are. And that will translate into being body positive towards how you look all summer long!