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“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.
As a result, there haven’t been many positive remarks made by plus sized users,” Becky Han, a member of the Woo Plus marketing team, told .“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.” However, the app has received quite a bit of criticism, especially with one particular aspect: While women must be plus-size to use the app, men don’t have to be, which many feel gives the app a “fetishizing” quality while further categorizing plus-size women as “other.” “For me it feels that instead of addressing the way plus-size women are treated in society – and most certainly on the dating scene – we are having to further separate them,”London-based plus-size blogger Callie Thorpe told .“Personally I am also not a fan of the term BBW – it makes me feel like I am a fetish purely for men and I’m not comfortable with that.It baffles me that people think that men can only like one type of woman! It’s always important to have options when it comes to plus-size dating.” As for the Woo Plus team, they’re insisting that their main priority is creating a safe space.” Another important thing to note is the app’s tagline — “Big girls, you’ve got more admirers than you think” — as well as its use of phrases like “Real women have curves.” Many women have been taking to Twitter to express their concerns about the app. “Someone even wrote an article to ask ‘Do we really need a plus-size dating app?However, others feel that it’s important to create a space specifically for plus-size women in the dating world.
“We know [the] Tinder format works, so why not take it into more specific space?
Is it attracting the interest of couch potatoes, the chronically ill or the guys just looking for a little action?
Every dating app has its supporters and its naysayers.
Happn, for example, allows you to match up with people you’ve crossed paths with throughout the day IRL — a quality that some call brilliant and others have been dubbing creepy.
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.