#Fat Side Stories is happening on twitter right now and the rest of us should just shut up and listen! Our chubby cheeked peers are telling us how to NOT offend them if you’re following the hashtag.Peep some of their dating accounts below and the lessons we gathered because of them.If there’s a match, they get 48 hours to message each other.
“Tinder relies on a match being made between two individuals depending more on physical appearance.
As a result, there haven’t been many positive remarks made by plus sized users,” Becky Han, a member of the marketing team explains.
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.
Attention plus-size ladies frustrated with other dating apps, Woo Plus is here: an app specifically for “Plus-size singles and their admirers.” Woo Plus features women and men of all shapes – but primarily plus-size – in the hopes that a specialized app will make it easier for people to find their perfect match, especially for people who are ignored on dating sites because of their size. I decided to solve this problem and create an app just for big girls.” Along with his sister’s experience, Raman got the idea for Woo Plus from a social experiment posted on You Tube in 2014, where one girl shocked a series of Tinder dates when she showed up wearing a fat suit, looking around 70 lbs. The video quickly racked up 23 million views, and the guys’ rude reactions showed how hard it can be to date when plus-size.
“Marginalization of people with atypical bodies is still a sensitive social stigma for many people involved in online dating,” co-founder Neil Raman tells PEOPLE. So Raman, along with co-founder Michelle Li, built a Tinder-like interface where users can also swipe yes or no to the plus-size singles.“We hope big girls can seek love and friendship in a comfortable and non-discriminating environment while enjoying the fun to swipe and get matched.” Of course, they haven’t been immune from criticism, with people accusing Woo Plus of singling out plus-size daters.“Someone even wrote an article to ask ‘Do we really need a plus-size dating app?’ She thought the existence of Woo Plus would only ‘make us retreat from the mainstream once again,’ ” Han says.“But just as we had promised, we just want to provide a comfortable dating platform connecting big girls and their true admirers.” Woo Plus wants to show that they’re trying to help the plus-size community, not tear them down. They have filters that crawl for keywords or phrases that usually indicate someone there just for a fetish fling.