I also tried niche plus size sites, sugar daddy sites, interracial sites, and even a random one where the guy pays you to date them!
It was a personal priority to make sure I included up-to-date full length photos so when I showed up in person my date actually got what they’d seen online. My authenticity wasn’t always reciprocated but I could sleep well at night back at Melrose Place.
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.
The purpose was to offer myself up as the guinea pig for plus size daters and report back on my experiences worts and all.
We’re the ‘before’ on the Biggest Loser, the mum, the funny fat friend, the relatable mate but never the desired.The fact that Australia doesn’t have a dating culture doesn’t help either.Things are changing with loads of online dating sites and apps like Tinder but we still aren’t quite there yet.In fairness, I don’t think this happens to ‘regular’ size people either but the point is still valid.In LA there were so many impromptu meetings that led to dates. Everyone warned me that LA is the worst for dating but it’s so much easier than Sydney.