I have several family members and friends who are considered to be plus-size, and they’ve sometimes struggled in their dating lives because some people can’t see past superficial, unrealistic standards that celebrities, the media, and society place on us.
Whether you want a date or partner who’s like-sized and can relate to your experiences, or if you’re into full-figured women or shapely men, these 11 dating websites are for you. They’re all welcoming, popular, and free, and they allow you to filter potential matches by appearance and interests, among other identifiers.
Nowhere else online will you find more plus-size singles (and those who admire them) than on Match. With more than 30 million members, and counting, and more than 13.5 million monthly visitors, and counting, Match has a massive user base of people of various appearances. Not to mention they’re from all over the world and range in age, gender, sexual orientation, education, religion, race, interests, and dating goals. It’s free to sign up for a basic membership on Match, so give it a go to see what you think.
|Gender Ratio||M: 49% | F: 51%*|
LargeFriends is the self-proclaimed “#1 BBW dating site for plus-size singles and admirers,” having grown to 190,000+ monthly visitors since it was founded in 2002. In addition to providing free registration, advanced search features, and various forms of communication, the site also provides, through its forums, helpful advice, including where to go on a date and how to avoid dating games.
“Discover love, romance, and friendship on the world’s premier dating network” is the promise BBWDateFinder makes to plus-size singles, and the team strives to keep that promise by making the sign-up, browsing, and messaging processes as easy as possible. If you have three minutes, then you have time to create an account on BBWDateFinder. Then you’ll be on your way to finding and receiving highly compatible matches.
“What are you waiting for?” is the question BBWRomance asks as soon as you land on the homepage, and we’d have to agree that you’ll want to jump on this opportunity ASAP. The Fresh New Profiles section is where you’ll be showcased, and you can see others who’ve just joined as well. If a relationship is your goal, you’re in luck — the site is only meant for commitment-minded singles. BBWRomance also offers a mobile-friendly version of the site, so you can date wherever you go and no matter what you’re doing.
When BBWFriendsDate says it’s a totally free site, it means it. Whether you’re uploading your information or photos, sorting through and liking profiles, or chatting with other users, this plus-size dating website won’t ask for your credit card number. Voluptuous women and big-boned men also love BBWFriendsDate for its social media-like atmosphere, which makes initiating a conversation feel natural, not awkward and intimidating.
ChubbyBunnie has more than 1 million profiles created by curvaceous daters from all over the country. Use the Quick Search to connect with them in a matter of seconds, or take a little more time to add details about yourself and your ideal match. Once someone catches your eye, show interest by adding them to your Favorites list and/or sending a virtual wink. You’ll also be able to read and respond to messages sent by Gold Members — it won’t cost you anything.
MenWhoLikeBigWomen wants plus-sized women to know they’re not alone and that there are people out there who will desire them. In fact, the site has over 15,000 active daily users who’ve expressed interest in this niche. To get started, all you have to do is provide your gender, the gender you’re interested in, age, country, and state. MenWhoLikeBigWomen has other unique services as well, including BBW Q&As, chat rooms, live counselors, advisers, and other experts who are available in real time.
We’re not all looking for Prince or Princess Charming to come sweep us off our feet and take us to a castle where we will live happily ever after — and BBWLocalHookup gets that. For those who want someone to sweep you off your feet just for the night and for more adult activities (wink) — you’ve come to the right place. From hookups to threesomes and other casual encounters, BBWLocalHookup has frisky singles for it all!
WooPlus is known as “the most comfortable plus-size dating community,” which means you can be your true self without fear of judgment or stereotyping. More than 470,500 active members, and counting, have signed up for the site, and it’s responsible for more than 3.3 million matches and counting. WooPlus won’t charge you to create a profile, upload numerous photos, view profiles, receive match suggestions, and chat. One happy user named Becky said, “I found a gentleman here who is really nice and definitely my type. It was love at first sight, and he proposed to me six weeks later.”
Among the longest-running plus-size dating services, BBWCupid launched in 2004, with an Android app following not too long after. Sign up for a free basic membership through the homepage, or download BBWCupid on Google Play. You won’t have to reach for your wallet when you want to chat either. BBWCupid has been backed by Cupid Media, a preeminent niche online dating network, so you know it’s trustworthy and it works.
BBWAdmire says there are three reasons why you should choose them over other plus-size online dating sites: 1) It’s safe and secure thanks to its internal messaging system. 2) Everything featured is absolutely free to use. 3) You can access chat rooms and forums to discuss a variety of topics with other members. Don’t forget to check out the Recently Online page to see who in your area has logged in around the same time as you.
When It Comes to Love, Size is Just a Number!
Some of my stocky friends have stuck with more traditional dating avenues, while others have turned to dating sites like the 11 we’ve highlighted above. If you think about it, you’ve got nothing to lose because these plus-size dating sites will be kind to you, your heart, and your wallet!
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