(And yes, apparently, even models have trouble dating, too).
“[When] I would [call myself] a ‘plus-sized model’… But if I said: ‘I’m a model,’ [they were] disappointed that I’m bigger.
And although Adele’s no longer on the singles market now that she’s hitched up with charity boss Simon Konecki, the London-born singer revealed last year that dating websites are right up her alley. I can’t put a photo of myself, so I don’t get any emails! Whitney created the US site because of her own struggles with online dating after becoming the first plus size woman to win America’s Next Top Model back in 2008.
Thompson says the purpose of The Bigandthe is to get the whole “big girl elephant” out of the room because potential mates will already know what they’re getting into.“[When] I would [call myself] a ‘plus-sized model’ . She told Radar Online,“I created this site so people don’t have to stress over their profile, but can focus on the fun and excitement of meeting and dating other incredible people of all shapes and sizes.”I get what Whitney is saying.
But if I said, ‘I’m a model,’ [they were] disappointed that I’m bigger.
With all the backlash over black women’s use of the word thick to describe a wide variety of sizes, it’s not surprising that “plus-size” is seen as equally ambiguous.
No one wants to be badgered with a million questions from someone trying to figure out “just how big are you,” so perhaps this site eliminates all that drama.
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Everyone can be a cougar, from top-level executives, soccer moms, community leaders, and newly single women who want the fun of a relationship without all the demands and baggage of traditional relationships. There is no standard age for cougars and Cougar Life welcomes women in their 30s, 40s, 50s and up.Whitney, the site’s president, told The Sun: ‘Adele is a ridiculously talented bombshell.I would be proud to work alongside her to continue to show the world what curvy girls are made of.’ ‘A letter has been sent to her agent and an offer is on the table,’ a representative for the site confirmed.This past month, Thompson launched The Boldand The Beautiful.com, a dating site geared specifically toward plus-size women and the men who love them.Thompson says she was driven to start the site after her own frustrations with online dating.She was selected as one of the finalists to enter the Top Model house.