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"I feel like the entire culture has changed so much," she says. Everyone is just judging based on appearance."That said, the idea that apps are to blame for people's obsession with their prospective partners' looks isn't completely fair.
Dating apps don't exist in a vacuum — they're essentially just digital platforms where society's existing views on bodies play out.
' And when I'd say no, they'd say, 'Oh, well you're fat, anyway.'" Craig says the criticism would bother her back then, before she'd started her successful fashion blog in 2013, found the body positivity movement, and started embracing her shape. While dating apps are notoriously scary spaces for women in general, with some 57% of female app users reporting some kind of harassment, plus-size women seem to have a tougher time than their "straight-sized" counterparts.
In fact, the plus-size dating app Woo Plus found that 71% of its 1,000 users reported having been fat-shamed on "regular" apps.
"In terms of finding love, you think about romantic comedies and advertisements depicting romance, and it's almost always about a thin woman.
We have this really narrow definition about who is valuable, and that rarely includes women at all, let alone women of colour and women who are plus."When plus-size women are represented, they're not the main characters.
Search, Explore & Discover You’re primed and ready to go! There are a number of ways to find your potential dates.If you need to take a new snap, get hold of a smartphone and follow these tips to ensure you’re looking your best.Have fun, be honest and think about what makes you unique and interesting and make your photos count.2.No matter your age, gender or appearance, it’s never too early to get in touch with someone you find appealing.Be bold and send that first message or let them know you’re interested with a wink.