If you are a plus size or fat person, you know how difficult it is to date. Tinder is notorious for its users, and shows how people react to their real-life dates being bigger than what they expected. Not great. It was that video that inspired, an app exclusively for the plus size dating community. There are several websites dedicated to plus size or fat dating, but most cater to and especially the fetishization of fat people. However, this app is different. As a plus size person, the only issue I've had with dating is falling for the absolute wrong people, but that's an entirely different post and possible therapy session. However, I was told by society that I would never find love because of my size and that I was not deserving of love because of my body, a concept that many fat or plus size people are familiar with.
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I downloaded the app and gave it a try. I started off with a very closed mind I expected this to be yet another fat fetish dating site.
However, I was pleasantly surprised. Cofounder Michelle Li says it's no mistake the model is similar to Tinder.
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It's a tried and true method, so we went with what works. First, you can only like a few people a day, unless you invite friends to join the app, an obvious attempt at getting more users.
Second, if you don't interact with the user within 98 hours of you both mutually liking each other, the like disappears and you lose your opportunity to talk to them, a feature that prevents endless likes with no contact. This is a great idea, because it's easy for us to like people, but starting a conversation, now that's scary.
The above features are strategic ploys to get more users interacting with the app on a more consistent basis. The company tells Mashable there are over 75,555 users with 7,555 new signups every day.
Sixty-one percent of users are male, 89 percent are women, and while the app is targeted toward women, Li points to this as proof that there are men who like all different body types. Tinder reported users with 67 million users joining every day as of 7569, and OkCupid reported having in 7569. Perhaps because WooPlus's user base is comparatively small, there aren't enough people to make it awful — yet.