“Personally I am also not a fan of the term BBW – it makes me feel like I am a fetish purely for men and I’m not comfortable with that.It baffles me that people think that men can only like one type of woman!There are several websites dedicated to plus size or fat dating, but most cater to feederism and especially the fetishization of fat people. and that I was not deserving of love because of my body, a concept that many fat or plus size people are familiar with. I started off with a very closed mind; I expected this to be yet another fat fetish dating site. Cofounder Michelle Li says it's no mistake the model is similar to Tinder."It's a tried and true method, so we went with what works." Despite the swipe model, there are several differences.My weight has fluctuated dramatically throughout my life – I was a fat child, a thin teenager, a chubby sixth former, a skinny student and so on, up and down through my adult life.I’ve never bought into the lie, popular with some elements of the media, that everything will be better when you’re thin.
The profile names had to be slightly different because the site won’t allow two the same.
Co-founders Neil Raman and Michelle Li told the Daily Dot that the idea for the app emerged after they watched a viral video showing men mocking a woman for her size.
They were disappointed in how often this happens in the world of dating, especially when they both knew men who specifically wanted to date plus-size women.
First, you can only like a few people a day, unless you invite friends to join the app, an obvious attempt at getting more users.
Second, if you don't interact with the user within 48 hours of you both mutually liking each other, the "like" disappears and you lose your opportunity to talk to them, a feature that prevents endless "likes" with no contact.