For me this was going to a big girl nightclub (yes they exist) but by far the most interesting and effective way to meet single and eligible men was randomly ‘in the wild’. There’s zero chance of a random bloke on the street walking over, striking up a conversation and asking me on a date.
In fairness, I don’t think this happens to ‘regular’ size people either but the point is still valid.
You have no doubt heard about Speed Dating either through the media or even a friend or family member, but just what advantages does Speed Dating have over other forms of dating? In this fast paced lifestyle we quite simply just don't have time.
Things are changing with loads of online dating sites and apps like Tinder but we still aren’t quite there yet.
As much as I loved living large in LA it finally came to and end and I’m now back in Oz and single as hell.
I had more dates in a month in the US than I would in a decade in Australia. As a fat girl I never had dates while living in Australia – but as soon as I moved to Los Angeles everything changed. Guys literally chased me out of bars just to speak to me (one of those encounters even turned into a three year relationship.) I was single, ready to flamingle and life in Hollywood was amazing and everything you’d imagine. Which is why I packed up, sold everything, gave up my radio hosting job and moved to Los Angeles with nothing but a suitcase.
My plus size blog Big Curvy Love was kicking along, I was working in podcasting, rocking fabulous fashion and for once in my life finally felt like a legit part of the deep end of the dating pool. I was exactly the same person; same personality, same looks, and same weight.
The purpose was to offer myself up as the guinea pig for plus size daters and report back on my experiences worts and all.
I went through all the options dating had to offer including Tinder, speed dating, mixers, activity-based dating, and introductions from friends. I created profiles on a lot of online dating sites.You get to "speed date" 15 similarly aged singles over the course of a couple hours in a relaxed, friendly environment. Once you have been Speed Dating you will definitely understand why this exciting form of dating is so popular. Just think for a second how long it would actually take you to meet 15 similarly aged singles or how much time and money you may have wasted clicking on internet profiles or the pub/nightclub scene trying to find Mr. I even launched my own 50 Fat Dates project as a way of documenting my experience in the plus size dating world. The only thing that was different was the location. My apartment was two blocks from the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was like living in a real-life Melrose Place situation.The guy next door was a drag queen, another neighbour was a romance novelist/ science professor/female bodybuilder, the guy above me worked for movie studio, there was a photographer, bass guitarist, actor, luxury car salesperson and me. I was in the centre of the world’s biggest dream factory, but the reality was I was crafting my own dream through 50 Fat Dates.Perfectly suited to our fastpaced lifestyle, this is an dating concept that is rapidly spreading all over the world. Now, out of every 15 similar aged singles you meet, how many do you think you might want to see again? Have you ever been out on an Internet or blind date? Talk about pressure, you start the evening with your heart in your mouth and all sorts of anticipations, but somehow things don’t quite work out – there’s no connection and you just can’t wait for the night to end...