As a plus-size single person living in Manhattan, I should be excited. In addition to being cheesy as fuck, BBW is often associated with porn. Asked about using the term “BBW,” a spokesperson for Woo Plus said that they “do also use other words like plus-size, curvy, and curve” without really answering the BBW question.
My first gripe: The app calls itself a “BBW dating app for plus-size singles.” ICK. Oh, yeah, and definitely do that while you’re on your work computer.) It’s not a term that I want to identify with, especially on a dating app.
I’ve had an Ok Cupid account for a few months now, and although the app claims there are a number (not a particularly big number either) of potential matches for me, none of them are actively looking for me, or even looking for me at all. Available on i OS, Android, and Web My words are a bit sharper than my looks, so the idea behind Loveflutter really appeals to me.
Rather than swiping left or right based entirely on a few pictures, Loveflutter asks you to provide a quirky fact about yourself, and then obscures your picture behind it.
Available on i OS Bristlr isn’t as much about dating or hooking up as it is about connecting people.
It won’t ask too many questions when you first sign up, but it is the first time I’ve had the privilege of checking a box titled “I have a beard.” If you have facial hair, sign up to find people nearby looking to tenderly stroke it; if you don’t have a beard, use it to find the nearest one.
To be fair, other plus-size dating sites also use the term.
If you’re hirsute, or you’re into that, look no further.
The feed is populated with a nigh-endless selection of those with an active interest in facial hair, often a sticking point in early relationships, especially with a guy like me, where the beard comes as part of the package.
Tinder is a popular way to meet new people, go on dates, and perhaps enjoy some late nights with a friendly soul.
You’ll hear many folks singing the praises of the “dating” app, swiping incessantly, throwing out awful pickup lines, and generally having a great time.