Dating as a polyamorous woman brings with it a lifetime's worth of misconceptions and jealousies. Add a few extra layers of fat to that experience, and things can get depressing real fast. As a non-single, fat, polyamorous woman, I can't tell you how often I've been questioned about my confidence, self-worth, who I am, and why I'm into what I'm into. And I'm not the only one who feels this way. For anyone who's going to date a fat woman at some point in their life, here are some tips for not ruining your chances to get with all this. Don't fetishize me If literally the only reason you are interested in me is because I'm fat, you might want to take a step back and get to know a bit about me first.
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In the dating world, there's a certain grading system with which you're undoubtedly all too familiar. Akin to a beauty contest scorecard, a person's attractiveness is ranked from one to And generally, it's presumed that the beautiful Amazons among us the eights, nines, and 10s should only date each other -- while the "uglies" of the bunch the twos, threes, and fours must stick to their own Quasimodo kind. But, every now and then, a couple pulls the switch off this genetic equilibrium.
There are a lot of things that straight-sized people do not know about being fat and in love. What if I told you that not only can fat people be happy, they can also be loved by an array of folks with different body types? That we, too, can have beautiful whirlwind romances and fairytale weddings? Maybe you want to be an ally to fat people and stop hating your body. Perhaps you want to empathetically lean in to a conversation that needs to be had.