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Dating for so-called “plus-sized” people can be incredibly frustrating, with many popular dates & hookup apps making fat-shaming a very real of prevalent reality, especially for those on the Plus+ spectrum. It’s oftentimes quite emotionally harming to show up excited for a date with someone you’ve been speaking with for weeks, only to have them react poorly when they see you in person.

In addition to dull old disappointment, larger folks also have to worry about their physical size becoming a fetish for the people they’re trying to date, with “feeders”, people who get pleasure or a thrill from encouraging weight gain in their partners, becoming an unhealthy part of what they hoped would be a typical romantic relationship.

Luckily, there are plenty of plus-sized folks out there with influential voices and its these people that have helped spawn a series of websites & apps that cater to big people with big hearts, who’re looking for real, down-to-Earth romantic situations. Below, we’ve outlined just a few of the top tier BB apps on the market. We hope you’ll take the plunge & roll the dice on these, as there’s love out there for just about anyone nowadays if you’re willing to look!

1) BBPeopleMeet

First up for the BB community is BBPeopleMeet, a service that caters to men & women that physicians tend to be a little larger-than-life. The services offered or about the same as standard dating sites, with options for short-term or long-term dating services.

Getting started is super simple, with the free signup process requesting just a few necessary personal details before launching you into the site’s personalized date launcher. Once you’ve completed a few short blurbs about yourself & what you’re looking for, BBPeopleMeet begins to work its magic, selecting & providing you with top matches, which can be set to refresh daily. Other functions include relatively ubiquitous ideas such as “flirts” and “winks.” Up to 30 hi-res images can be uploaded as well, which means that visitors will have a great idea of what they’re getting into with any new romantic connections.

A mobile app is available for all popular platforms and seems to be a great little digital offering, with reviews regular sticking around 4 stars out of five. Looking at the desktop site’s metrics, it seems as though the site is on the rise, although they’ve been getting a good 1 million unique page views a month. For a niche dating site, this is quite impressive, & its this that makes BBPeopleMeet the first mentioned on our list.

2) Wooplus

Wooplus actually first began as a reaction to a fat-shaming viral video that made the rounds a couple of years ago. In it, plus-sized people were shown showing up for blind dates, with their date’s reactions to their sizes being… let’s say “less than positive.”

Co-developer & company founder Michelle Li decided that enough was enough, and began the process of developing a specialized “Tinder clone,” one that would take the nuanced concerns of “heavy” individuals into consideration. It finally launched in the latter half of 2015, & has been steadily growing in membership since then.

As the app has developed, Wooplus has incorporated additional features, blending social media concepts for popular apps like Instagram & Tumblr, so now guests have the option to view photostreams, check status updates, & read blog posts, all before ever sending a message. For people with body issues, this can be a fantastic tool to help them feel comfortable in dating scenarios, and maybe even reach out when they otherwise wouldn’t. There are even some basic “card-flipping” games that provide an extra bit of fun.

Michelle Li and her team seem sincerely dedicated to providing a product for plus-sized people that treats them with respect & dignity, and that’s why we’ve included it on this list.

3) SelfieBBWs

Next, we’ve got SelfieBBWs, a site that tries to be a bit more nonchalant when it comes to offering these types of niche dating services. Of the sites on this list, SelfieBBWs may be the only one of them to shamelessly promote themselves as a mid-tier fetish site that occasionally lands people legitimate dates.

Sure, there’s a good amount of shameless marketing on the site, with pop-up messages, banners, and unwanted spam messages from bots. But frankly, SelfieBBWs doesn’t really try to hide what they are, a for-profit dating site for plus-sized folks. Kink is heavily accepted on this site, along with all types of body types and approaches to dating, which is why it’s included here. While sometimes a tad sketchy, the site does a great job of offering a lot of different dating ideas under the umbrella of plus-sized lifestyle choices.

4) BBWDesire

BBWDesire is the newest product on this list, having hit the market just a couple of years ago. While it’s still trying to prove itself as a legitimate app & site, BBWDesire has yet to make the same kind of waves as our first two companies listed here.

Getting started, it’s evident immediately that the site could definitely use a visual overhaul. We’d suggest looking past this particular flaw, along with the over-the-top advertisements, which can sometimes get a little frustrating. Generally speaking, there’s a lot of worthwhile functionality to enjoy on BBWDesire, including a plethora of chat rooms, the ability to host & rate images, and a modern level of online security.

Single folks looking to date on BBWDesire should also try & steer clear of the site’s “Fantasy Cuties,” which tend to be fake user profiles. But, if you’ve yet to find an app that works for you, maybe try BBWDesire. If you stick to the one-on-one chats & photo swipes, BBWDesire might just be the right plus-sized app for you.

The company has more recently released a version of their site as a mobile app, and while downloads haven’t exploded since its release, the reviews are generally positive.

Conclusion

While those looking for specialized avenues for dating may not always be able to avoid the occasional attempt at a scam, there are definitely options available to people from all walks of life. Having an untraditional body shape shouldn’t limit anyone when it comes to finding love. Now get out there and find some for yourself!

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