One night, my roommate made a Moscato-fueled decision to join the newest trendy site just to see what would happened.
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.
And, one of them was a welcome message from the owner of the site, so I guess that doesn’t really count.
Of course, our profiles weren't identical, but within a week, my tall, thin, redheaded roommate was coming home late from dates with guys she met online, leaving me to finish our bottle of Moscato alone.
Seeing how the dating floodgates opened for my tall, thin, redheaded roommate made me very aware of my slow trickle of interested men.
I didn’t know it was possible to get so many messages in a day until she showed me her inbox.
Sure, dating is a mixed bag no matter your body size, but I always say that dating as a plus-size girl can be…different.
Oftentimes, it’s downright frustrating, especially when I compare my dating life to that of my thinner friends (read more about that here).
Going out to bars and clubs can make a big girl feel invisible.
So, for me, online dating was a good way to meet guys without pressure.
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!