Top Model Whitney Thompson Is Launching A Plus-Size Dating Site

Thompson in her ANTM days

Whitney Thompson–winner of America’s Next Top Model, “cycle” 10–was the show’s first plus size champ. She’s also the first alum to transition into… online dating? Thompson is launching a dating site for plus women this week, called The Big and the Beautiful. Thompson got the idea after becoming fed up with her own struggles to find a date online. She says:

“[When] I would [call myself] a ‘plus-sized model’ . . . guys would expect me to be a really big girl. But if I said, ‘I’m a model,’ [they were] disappointed that I’m bigger. Either way, I wasn’t what the guy was looking for.”

Thompson has basically articulated the problem with the word “plus,” as it appears in modeling, fashion, and real life: it doesn’t mean anything. When we start using “plus” for anything over a size 4, we get a word without any meaningful definition real fast.

Anyway, members pay $40 a month and can choose to describe what they want as more of a relationship or a hook-up. To which Thompson adds, “Curvy girls like sex, too.”

Do you think a dating site for sizes [X] and up is a good idea?

(via NYPost)

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    • Olivia

      I feel like this covertly says “big people are different and need their own dating site.” Like they’re not good enough for normal people. I don’t know, it doesn’t make sense in my mind. You’d never start a dating site for skinny people.

      • Abigail

        I actually totally agree with that. I feel like plus sized people often are the worst about making ostracizing (sp?) themselves and making themselves seem different. I don’t see why they need a seperate place to find love. It’s not like plus sized people ONLY date plus sized people. If Whitney Thompson is having trouble finding love, she should try a different playing field, but not create a different playing field.

    • Kayla

      She looks pretty damn toned (airbrushed, maybe) to be considered plus size. Her thighs have just the right amount of curve and her boobs aren’t overly big or anything. And might I add, her stomach looks flat!

      She’s gorgeous! Not a stick, nor a bunch of rolls (at all!). In my opinion, she’s a more realistic model, with a body that looks healthy and is more attainable for what we “average ladies” might want to achieve.