If there’s a match, they get 48 hours to message each other.
Perhaps because Woo Plus's user base is comparatively small, there aren't enough people to make it awful — yet.
, people to just chat with, friendships or hookups — so pretty much the norm for dating apps.
Attention plus-size ladies frustrated with other dating apps, Woo Plus is here: an app specifically for “Plus-size singles and their admirers.” Woo Plus features women and men of all shapes – but primarily plus-size – in the hopes that a specialized app will make it easier for people to find their perfect match, especially for people who are ignored on dating sites because of their size. I decided to solve this problem and create an app just for big girls.” Along with his sister’s experience, Raman got the idea for Woo Plus from a social experiment posted on You Tube in 2014, where one girl shocked a series of Tinder dates when she showed up wearing a fat suit, looking around 70 lbs. The video quickly racked up 23 million views, and the guys’ rude reactions showed how hard it can be to date when plus-size.
“Marginalization of people with atypical bodies is still a sensitive social stigma for many people involved in online dating,” co-founder Neil Raman tells PEOPLE. So Raman, along with co-founder Michelle Li, built a Tinder-like interface where users can also swipe yes or no to the plus-size singles.
“We hope big girls can seek love and friendship in a comfortable and non-discriminating environment while enjoying the fun to swipe and get matched.” Of course, they haven’t been immune from criticism, with people accusing Woo Plus of singling out plus-size daters.
“Someone even wrote an article to ask ‘Do we really need a plus-size dating app?This is a great idea, because it's easy for us to "like" people, but starting a conversation, now that's scary.there are over 25,000 users with 2,000 new signups every day.“Tinder relies on a match being made between two individuals depending more on physical appearance.As a result, there haven’t been many positive remarks made by plus sized users,” Becky Han, a member of the marketing team explains.First, you can only like a few people a day, unless you invite friends to join the app, an obvious attempt at getting more users.