So, for me, online dating was a good way to meet guys without pressure.
One night, my roommate made a Moscato-fueled decision to join the newest trendy site just to see what would happened.
We messaged back and forth for a few days, until he asked me if he could feed me and if I would be willing to gain weight for him. Delete — Finally I got a message from a tall, handsome personal trainer with a great sense of humor.
After messaging for a few days, he asked if I wanted to grab a drink with him.
Natalie Craig, 25, from Chicago, is a plus-size fashion blogger who started using dating apps in her 20s.
But while she initially turned to the apps in the hopes of connecting with someone, she explained to Refinery29 that she was very quickly targeted by men who readily sent her cruel comments about her weight - particularly when she turned down their lewd proposals.'When I was first on the apps, I experienced people fat-shaming me,' she says.
I like having multiple dating accounts, so when she asked me to sign up with her, I happily agreed.
We set up our profiles, added a few quirky one-liners for good measure, uploaded photos, and went to bed.
However, the college graduate has written extensively about being called 'fat' on her blog and revealed she now embraces the word instead of resenting it. The word was spewed at me as an insult from kids on the playground in elementary school, boyfriends, and mean girls in high school.
The word is still used to belittle me and many other women. She also revealed that she's learned to 'love and accept' her body and that she's also changed the way she views the word fat now. And what better way to hold myself accountable for reclaiming the word "fat" by wearing it proudly!
I didn’t know it was possible to get so many messages in a day until she showed me her inbox.
Sure, they weren't all winners, but the attention was flooding her way. But, I remained patient and over time, interested men found their way into my inbox, finally!
On her blog, Plus-Size Princess, Ce Ce Olisa has detailed everything from what it's like to be the only big black girl in a yoga class (fine, thanks!