As much as I loved living large in LA it finally came to and end and I’m now back in Oz and single as hell.As soon as the wheels hit the tarmac an invisibility cloak descended over me and I was once again back to being undateable.
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My plus size blog Big Curvy Love was kicking along, I was working in podcasting, rocking fabulous fashion and for once in my life finally felt like a legit part of the deep end of the dating pool. I was exactly the same person; same personality, same looks, and same weight.
I even launched my own 50 Fat Dates project as a way of documenting my experience in the plus size dating world. The only thing that was different was the location. My apartment was two blocks from the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was like living in a real-life Melrose Place situation.
Being a ‘big girl’ in the USA isn’t a deal breaker by any means – it’s a descriptor, not an insult.
Some men like blondes, some like tall women, some are attracted to boobs, butts, brains, athletic types, and some like big girls, fat chicks, or plus size women. I kept wondering why American guys are so different to Aussie blokes when it comes to dating fat chicks and why in one country I’m kryptonite and the other I’m candy.
My entire adult life (and I'm talking post-puberty so like, from 15 on) I have been a size 14 or a 16.
I'm a natural hourglass, and it's kind of crazy that I've lived this long being so damn insecure about it.
I also did things to bust this big booty out of my comfort zone.
For me this was going to a big girl nightclub (yes they exist) but by far the most interesting and effective way to meet single and eligible men was randomly ‘in the wild’. There’s zero chance of a random bloke on the street walking over, striking up a conversation and asking me on a date.
The fact that Australia doesn’t have a dating culture doesn’t help either.
Things are changing with loads of online dating sites and apps like Tinder but we still aren’t quite there yet.
She has taken the country by storm as she has crossed over from plus-sized fashions only to world-wide acclaim.