How to Nail the Plus Size Dating Scene: Our Favorite Sites and Apps

by Lisa Martinez
February 25, 2020
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When it comes to dating, it’s hard enough to find enough time to go out on a date let alone mental energy to handle the whole dating scene. Between sifting through potential dates to wondering if someone is secretly a serial killer to worrying about fitting your dating life into your already busy schedule, there’s barely any time to breathe.

If you’re just as stressed as we are about the whole plus-size dating scene, never fear – we’ve put together some of favorite dating websites and apps to help you finally find love (or at least someone to go out for coffee or to dinner with). Here are our top 9 favorites.

WooPlus

A newer member on the dating scene, WooPlus is one of the only plus-size exclusive dating apps on the market.

This app caters specifically to the curvy population, with a positive-only community that has zero tolerance for any sort of negativity or bullying. With over 150,000 active users and growing, this app is quickly changing the name of the plus-size dating game.

WooPlus has the classic ‘swipe-to-like’ setup, much like Tinder, but with a card-game like twist (but you have to join the app to find out exactly what it is). Basically, without giving too much away, you get a limited number of cards per week to use (but you can always purchase more if you’re willing to shell out for it) and you can throw them at different profiles to spark a conversation with someone you’re interested in.

And with the option to talk to multiple people as well as to disconnect if you’re not feeling anything meaningful, WooPlus is a great plus-size dating app for the girl who wants to find something great without wasting any of her valuable time in the process.

Bumble

If you’re not on Bumble just yet, stop everything you’re doing and download the app. NOW.

This app is designed from top to bottom with women’s comfort and peace of mind, well, in mind. YOU get to make the first move. YOU can choose if or when to carry on a conversation. YOU get to set the boundaries. YOU are the one that gets to decide what is happening, when it’s happening and if it will continue.

Not to mention – Bumble has a zero tolerance policy for harassment or bullying, so you can kick those creepy guys and girls straight to the curb without worry.

And if you’re not in the market for an SO – you can also use bumble to find friends with their BFF feature. A little strange to get used to, but totally worth it if you’re in a new place and searching for like-minded gals to hang out with.

Hinge

If you’re searching for something a little more serious, definitely hit up Hinge.

This dating app is “designed to be deleted,” focusing on helping women and men find meaningful long-term relationships based on like interests and points of view. Essentially, you take a personality test once you join and you match with people nearby that share your unique interests or would mesh well with your beliefs and personality.

They focus on the connection between you and the other person before you even meet up, making it the perfect choice for any plus-size gal out there who’s worried about matching with some random person.

Tinder

Now let’s take it back a notch to Tinder. Probably the most famous dating app out there, this baby is great for meeting a lot of different people very quickly.

With Tinder, the world is your oyster – you can meet potential partners and potential friends, all in one place. Simply set your radius, age range and what you’re interested in and get swiping.

Tinder keeps the chitchat in the app, too, so you don’t have the worry of someone stalking you on social media or finding you in real life, unless you really, really want them to. It’s a great way to get your flirt on without the fear that they’re going to expect anything in return.

Because swipes are typically image-based, you only match with the people that you are mutually attracted to you, which is great at helping eliminate that awkward dance of do they really like me or not when you finally meet up.

Clover

If you like the idea of Tinder but want a more meaningful connection like you’ll get with Hinge, Clover is the perfect plus-size dating app for you.

This app pairs the excitement of matching with potential suitors like through Tinder with the thrill of making a real connection through shared interests, like through Hinge.

You can swipe to ‘like’ the guys or girls that you’re interested in and, once matched, decide whether you’d really like to meet in person for a date.

If you’re a little more on the old-fashioned side and prefer meeting people through shared activities, there’s also an option for local events and online meet-ups to connect with other like-minded people around you.

Coffee Meets Bagel

If you hate starting a conversation with someone you don’t know (especially if they’re, like, SUPER attractive), Coffee Meets Bagel is the dating app for you.

This app has a super unique feature in that it sends you matches rather than you endlessly swiping through hundreds of faces, hoping for a unique connection. Once you fill out your profile with all of your interests and what you’re after through the app, you’ll get a daily delivery at 12:00pm of potential matches.

If you find someone you like in your daily dose, you can get a chat going super easily. The app offers icebreakers that are perfect for starting a conversation, such as mentioning that you recently took a vacation to some exotic destination or that you adopted your sixth cat from the local humane society. That way, you don’t have to worry about how to start talking to someone you don’t know – the conversation sort of just kicks itself off!

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