The last time I stressed out over this alleged holiday was in fifth grade, when the printer ran out of ink in the middle of printing cards for my classmates.
Man, they really drill in the message early with this nonsense: Maybe that’s why dating as an adult so often feels like a class we’re flunking. With rare exception, dating is considered a pain in the ass, but a necessary hurdle if you want to advance to the next romantic level.
Now, the Internet is divided over a new app that just launched in November: Woo Plus, which is specifically geared toward plus-size women.
The app was launched to help “BBW (big beautiful women), BHM (big handsome men), plus-size singles and fat admirers” find love.
The internet is full of stories about women being horrifically fat-shamed or harassed on dating sites, and yes, those stories need to be told. And at a certain point, I think they can become inadvertent scare tactics, frightening plus-sized women out of the dating pool.
I didn’t have the delicate graces of any of the women on TV. And nothing fit me so I couldn’t even wear anything cute. David was (way) older than me, worked at Butterfield & Butterfield, and introduced me to the world of nice towels and foie gras.
I started dating when I was 17, after years of being told that no man would ever want to be with me because I was fat. Since then, dating as a plus size woman has always been complicated.
That was me – a burgeoning mini-babe who didn’t know she was a total catch, trying really hard to get a boyfriend.
I always found the world of dating and romance both alluring and inhospitable.