Dating a fat woman
As a plus size woman in Australia I found it difficult to meet Aussie men and ended up moving to Hollywood to dip my toe in the deep end of the dating pool. New Year’s Eve rolled around I was contemplating the coming year. I had to haul myself back on the dating horse and put a chubby leg over.
I ended up in a three-year relationship which was great, until it wasn’t and we broke up and I was single again.
And yes, I even enjoy going out for a good meal if you can manage not to make a big deal out of it.
And don't invalidate my experiences as a fat woman.
Whether or not fat hatred is malicious, it's still harmful.
Check your own issues with fatness before telling me to check mine.
The quest for 50 Fat Dates continues so keep an eye out for date #19.
I’m going back to my ‘type’ and see what happens this time.
I started thinking it through, “What if I just did one date a week? “If I did that for a year I’d date 50 people.” That’s huge!I persuaded myself through cliches, “It’s a numbers game. Every lid has a teapot.” And with that 50 Fat Dates was born.Also, because plus size dating is a taboo, because so many big girls (including me) have been told they’re ‘too fat to date,’ because I wanted to find out what guys really think about dating plus size women and because I needed to put myself out there! Although based on the response I’m sure that would have been possible. I tried online dating, meetups, introductions, dating events, big girl night clubs, conferences, weddings, and networking mixers.Actually, I found it super easy to date in Los Angeles. All 18 dates asked me out again and I certainly broadened my horizons when it came to dating outside my ‘type’. I think there’s always that person who changes you and he was that for me.I’ve been on a dating hiatus ever since and a lot has changed in my life but #18 isn’t going to be the end.
Although, (spoiler alert) one of the 50 Fat Dates actually did come knocking on my door.