50 Fat Dates

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Date #16 The Accidental Date

I’m finally biting the bullet and preparing to start shooting 50 Fat Dates videos so set up a meeting with a college alum to get his advice. We met a few years ago when he reached out to me as a new arrival in LA. We have a similar frame of reference as we have... read more

Date #15 The Momma’s Boy

I was a guest at a plus size fashion show when I noticed a sexy guy on the other side of the catwalk. He flashed me a sparkling smile and I got a glimpse of his grill. The shiny mouth bling was like a beacon of light and before I knew it my big bum lifted itself from... read more

Date #14 Stalker or Sweetie?

As an active online dater I guess it was bound to happen sooner or later. Before I tell you what happened on my 50 Fat Dates quest I need to get you up to speed on a few details. The Backstory I work in Beverly Hills and get my coffee from the same cafe every day.... read more

Date #13 Menage a Trois Part 2

I left this date with more questions than I arrived with. Nekko is 42  years old and originally from Central America. He works at a surf shop in Santa Monica as well as for the school district and spends his spare time painting.  I was expecting to go on a date with... read more

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7 Online Dating Profile Pics To Avoid

Wonder why you aren’t getting lots of hits in your online dating profile? Maybe you are performing a cardinal sin. If your photo isn’t good it’s a straight up no. When you’re on the plus size online dating scene you need a good photo. Don’t... read more

Top 7 Plus Size Online Dating Tips (From a Fat Girl)

I’ve learned a lot in my 50 Fat Dates quest and have a few plus size online dating tips of my own to share. This info will save you time, disappointment and annoyance while you wade through the dating pool. Before you sign up to a stack of plus size online... read more

My Response to Fat Girl Tinder Date Video

I’m fat, I date, and I’ve never had anyone walk out on a Tinder date with me! Here’s the ‘Fat Girl Tinder Date’ video by male dating site Simple Pickup that has gone viral. The scenario is “what happens when someone’s Tinder... read more

Date #1 Speed Dating – 50 FAT DATES

50 Fat Dates 50 Fat Dates follows my quest to find Big Curvy Love (girlfriend’s in her thirties and looking for a man…don’t judge.)  I’ve challenged myself to go on 50 dates over the course of  one year and share my dating stories, plus size dating tips and lessons... read more

Reader Submissions

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What is this Cowboy’s Ideal Date?

READER SUBMISSION: I’m currently in a relationship but I remember the trials and tribulations of dating. The following tale is not mine but that of a co-worker and not for the faint of heart ;) She lives in a rural area of Arizona where the dating opportunities are... read more

Tinderella

READER SUBMISSION:  My date Brian and I started talking on Tinder where I never thought I would meet a decent guy to be honest but I like our conversations a lot and decided to add him on Facebook. We continued talking throughout the next couple weeks and he offered a... read more

Curvy Cougar Country: The First Impression

READER SUBMISSION: Curvy Cougar Country A little bit of insight from a one curvy cougar to another. Online Love: The Era of Romance? Chapter 2: Here’s The ‘Skinny.’ The other day I was messaged by a very hot guy. Super hot, you know the kind, slightly... read more

Plus Size Dating Advice 911

READER SUBMISSION: I went to NTB for an oil change on the 1st. The guy working inside that day (Todd) was super cute and charismatic. I was the only customer so we talked and laughed while the garage was changing my oil and rotating my tires. Todd made the point of... read more

Single Life

Single Girl Saturday: I Drive Myself to Dates

READER SUBMISSION: I’m a Latina 41-year-old single mom of two.  This story is from 1 year after ending my marriage when I was 33. Back during these years there was “phone dating” lines also known as “party lines” as internet dating had... read more

The Single Life: Paint Nite

I’ve been wanting to do Paint Nite for a while and finally bought an online deal so it was $25. I invited my lovely friend Tam and we chose the Sunday evening class that was held at a local bar. It’s part of my new lease on life and embracing my single... read more

Embracing My Single Girl Status

I needed a break from online dating and decided to take my own advice of ‘getting out there’ to meet men in the wild. Actually, I can’t decide if this is a vehicle to meet men or embracing my single gal status and simply getting out there and doing... read more

Fashion

The Story Behind My Wide Calf Boots

Twenty years ago I was sitting in a Jenny Craig consultation with a bag of pre-packed food in front of me and a form asking me what my ‘dream outfit’ was once I reached my goal weight of 53kg/ 116lbs (spoiler I never reached that weight LOL). My answer... read more

Plus Size Dresses Rock!

Dresses, dresses, dresses! I wear them in summer, fall, winter and spring! Dress them up or dress them down. Wear them with flip flops or work it with a jacket and boots. Whenever I see a City Chic dres sin size XXL (24) I instantly closet it on Gwynnie Bee. I find a... read more

Fall Florals for Fierce Fatties

I closested this via Gwynnie Bee because it’s a color palette and shape I don’t normally wear. It’s a lot more ‘grown up’and stylish than I normally wear so I thought I’d give it a go and see what it looked like. I think this is... read more

Red Houndstooth Dress & Black Moto Jacket

Every time I wear this red houndstooth dress I get at least two compliments! I just love it! It’s a sleeveless jersey A-line fit-and-flare dress with scoop neck, stretch-knit fabric, elastic stretch-waist,  all over houndstooth pattern with colorblock panels,... read more

Podcasts

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Podcast 012: Plus Size Lingerie w/ Chrystal Bougon

We get under your clothes and talk plus size lingerie in this episode of the Big Curvy Love podcast! Chrystal Bougon joins us in the love lounge. She is the owner and founder of the plus size lingerie boutique, Curvy Girl Lingerie. We start out chat about plus size... read more
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