A lot of men or women must have thought about what it’s like to date as a plus-size woman at some point. Dating today is very tricky for a lot of people, especially a plus-size woman. From offline to online dating, there are more varieties nowadays.
People fetishize, ghost, and do or think weird things about certain physical characteristics or attributes. Plus-size women often have a very different experience with dating compared to other women who are considered to be normal-sized. We’re going to tell you some stories from some women who are plus-size to shed some light into their dating lives. The women we talked about, some of them date online while the others prefer a more traditional route, some enjoy a more casual sexual experiences and others are happy while being in committed relationships. But, all of them have one similarity, their plus-size body.
Questioning Whether They’re Worthy or Not
It’s not uncommon for plus-size women to have thought about this before. To understand what it’s like to date as a plus-size woman, you need to understand their lack of confident. For online dating where people exchanging pictures to get to know each other, putting up a picture can be very tricky. most plus-size women don’t want to put a full body picture of themselves because they don’t want anyone to know about how they look in real-life.
This also leads to editing their pictures to the point they look completely different in real-life. At some point, some plus-size women just become ‘lost’ of who they actually are. Not just editing how they look but also their personalities.
Not only that, they do what they call a ‘pre-warning’ to their potential dates. They have to tell people that they look bigger than they’re in the pictures. It’s like revealing a dark secret to new people. It’s like telling people that they might not be good enough and in a way, they’re also apologizing for being themselves.
Questioning Whether They’re Allowed to Have a Type or Not
If you know what it’s like for people telling you that you can’t be fussy about your dates just because of how you look, then you should be able to understand what it’s like to date as a plus-size woman. It’s not uncommon for plus-size women to be told that they’re being unreasonable for having a type and trying to find certain qualities in people more attractive than others.
It can be ridiculous sometimes, when people expect you to be passive and more accepting of everyone just because you weight more than the average person. Everyone should be entitled to have a type and allowed to look for a certain characteristic in other people.
Not Being Allowed to Eat
It’s really difficult for plus-size women to eat in public, let alone in a date. Some people expected them to not eat at all when they’re outside. You certainly don’t want to go to a nice restaurant, order some food and just sit to play with your food or just staring at nothing. That would be a waste of time and money.
No matter what your size and shape is, everyone should be allowed to eat food in public and of course you can eat what you want. You don’t have to not eat or just order a salad or something like that. You can order a big and juicy burger once in a while without being judged by other people especially your date. We hope that now you understand what it’s like to date as a plus-size woman.