The plus size dating site known as the Big and the Beautiful is the brainchild of Whitney Thomspon, winner of America’s Next Top Model in 2008. Although not necessarily obese herself, Thompson noticed that being a plus-sized model had its disadvantages and therefore set up the site specifically for women who do not fit the traditional definition of "skinny". As well as that…
…the Big and the Beautiful is for both BBW (Big, Beautiful Women) and BHM (Big, Handsome Men).
During our review we noted around 6,000 users online at one time – not a bad number.
TheBigAndTheBeautiful.com: What it Offers
When setting up a profile on TheBigAndTheBeautiful.com, singles can specify the type of body they have (words like “voluptuous, cuddly, fuller figure” and many more are generally on offer). Likewise, you can search via body type – though try not to be too specific, you don’t want to end up narrowing your search down to nothing.
Communicating with The Big and the Beautiful
There are numerous ways of communicating on The Big and the Beautiful: new members are given the opportunity to send 3 messages for free when they first sign up. You can also send little ice breakers to get the conversation flowing: “gifts” and a “flirt” feature will let you do this effortlessly.
The Big and the Beautiful Premium Features
While the site might seem rather plain, the Big and the Beautiful is not lacking in premium features to help you get to know the other singles around you. By activating a Top Search Listing, members can have their dating profile pushed all the way to the top of the results. Naturally this means more visits and messages. Your profile will also be highlighted, drawing more attention to it.
In addition to Top Search Listing, members can send "Priority" messages – meaning your message will show up first in the inbox of the person you decide to message!
Those who enjoy premium membership will also be notified when a new member joins the site – and will be recommended to them. "Premium Member Badges" are also stuck to your profile. However, be aware: new members are only visible for 6 hours.