Fat ladies dating site
The app was launched to help “BBW (big beautiful women), BHM (big handsome men), plus-size singles and fat admirers” find love.
“The unfortunate reality is that the current dating environment is very cruel to bigger girls,” the app’s San Francisco-based CEO Neil Raman told Raman got the idea in 2014, when the dating website Simple Pickup conducted a social experiment in which a woman showed up to her Tinder dates wearing a fat suit, eliciting cruel and frustrated responses from her dates.
I should point out that I’m an 18 at this point and happy to use the word fat because I find ‘plus size’ patronising and I mentally think of it as phat instead. I set up these profiles on free online dating site OKCupid.
"It's a tried and true method, so we went with what works." Despite the swipe model, there are several differences.
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.
there are over 25,000 users with 2,000 new signups every day.
Sixty-one percent of users are male, 39 percent are women, and while the app is targeted toward women, Li points to this as proof that there are men who like "all different body types." While impressive, considering the app launched in October 2015, the user base still isn't huge.
Over the course of five days, 'fat' Yvette (pictured left) received 18 messages, 74 likes and 81 visits.