Attractive plus sized womanAttraction is a personal choice and as the old saying suggests, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. Dating sites are not new to the Internet and neither are big beautiful/handsome men and women.

So what does BBW or BHM stand for and how they are different from general dating sites? Just like there are sites for religious beliefs, geographical locations and ethnic background, there are also sites to help full figured women and well built men find love.

The acronym BBW and BHM stands for big beautiful women or big handsome men. It is not uncommon to see these acronyms sprinkled through the internet because of the popularity and interest in plus size dating.

For years voluptuous women and well built men were considered to be outside of the dating scene. Today with BBW dating sites those theories have changed drastically. There are sites out there that cater to men and women of all shapes and sizes.

Here are a few of my personal favorites:

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Although BBW dating sites cater to women and men that are heavier set, this does not necessarily mean fat, overweight or even obese like some may imagine.

Think about women in history such as Marilyn Monroe, many of whom still consider one of sexiest women ever. By today’s standards Monroe was chubby, but when most people look at her they see a healthy, happy woman.

Many people are tired of the social pressure of conforming to unhealthy dieting practices; they just want to find love that is true, just like they are. Curves are in and the Twiggy body style is out. Many women and men alike prefer a little bit of meat on the bones of their mate.

Since the BBW dating niche has surfaced, men and women have more choices in regards to their partner’s physical characteristics along with personality and other traits.

Since everyone has different tastes, attractions and desires, it is important that people have choices with online dating. It would be a boring world if everyone liked the same color eyes, hair and body style, thank goodness for uniqueness and choices.

BBPeopleMeet.com

BB People Meet

BB People Meet claims to be the most active site for overweight singles – and with 90,000 active users there shouldn’t be too much of a problem finding a romantic or platonic connection here. Created by the “People Media” group (which is owned by Match.com), they’ve been around since 2003 – which explains their sizable community.

Like most, the site offers a free (though restricted) account to guest members, with which you are allowed to browse the site, setup your photo ad, and even send out a few flirts. Other forms of communication, such as email and instant chat are only available upon upgrading.

You can search by state, or using the detailed search form to bring up others who exactly match your tastes and preferences. The ZIP code locator lets you refine users to your particular area.

The community on BB People Meet is generally open and inviting. However there’s no (or very little) profile moderation in place, which means that profile quality “leaves a lot to be desired”. The community is for the most part self-policing in that suspicious profiles can be flagged to the site’s customer support.

LargeFriends.com

Large Friends

Large Friends has put the choice in dating with their search tools and large membership base. This makes it possible to find a plus sized lover, mate, or friend very simply.

The basic membership allows individuals to post a profile, upload pictures and browse other member’s profiles. By upgrading to a Gold membership, member’s can then gain access and the ability to contact other members, use advanced search tools, and much more.

The site has a tool that will sort profiles based on zip code, age, gender and other features such physical characteristics. Communication between members includes options such as email, instant messenger, and message boards just to name a few. With numerous members it is easy to find a lover, friend or pen pal that one has spent a life time dreaming of.

Remember basic membership is free, but upgrading gives more tools and flexibility to members. Membership is affordable and can be purchased for less than $30 dollars per month. It is possible to find the plus sized lover of your dreams and if you are in doubt just check out the success stories on the site. There are millions of plus sized individuals in the United States and love lives are growing as well!

BBWCupid.com

BBW Cupid

BBW Cupid is free to join and caters to full figured women and their admirers. It is owned and run by a company called Cupid Media. Individuals can post a profile and photos on the site before upgrading to a Gold or Platinum membership. After upgrading there are many tools and options provided such instant messaging, chat, favorites and a video gallery.

The site is very easy to use and members can search for preferences such as characteristics, occupation and other desires. Regardless of whether a member is looking to meet a lifetime lover or to expand their circle of friends, BBW Cupid is a great way to do so. Many use the site to find others that are like themselves, allowing a larger circle of friends and contacts.

Membership is affordable and establishing a profile is very easy. Members find that they can be talking with others in a matter of minutes after signing up. There is something about plus sized love and finding it has never been easier or more convenient.

BBW Cupid’s declares that their mission is to help plus size women and men find love and happiness without the hassle of general dating sites. Personalized mailboxes help members keep up with their communication and allows them to spend less time learning the site and more time focusing on love.

BBWPersonalsPlus.com

BBW Personals Plus

Love is in the air at BBW Personals – Not only does the site attract plus size women there are a number of BHM (big handsome men) that are looking for love as well. BBW Personals allows a free membership with the option to upgrade for less than $25 per month. They allow members to find new friends, soul mates, or Pen Pals. Now there is a site that finally caters and specializes in those looking to love every inch of their mate!

Members can search through profiles and narrow their searches through a number of characteristics. No matter what is important to the person, they can find it through this site. Essay profiles can be created to help members post information about their likes, dislikes and goals in life.

These essays can be viewed and can help find the perfect mate. Chat, video messaging, forums and advice is also available for members, who have upgraded. Uploading photos and creating a profile only takes a short time and opens up many doors to finding larger lovers. Members can also choose a six month membership for $83.94, which is a fantastic deal!

Lovingbbw.com

Loving BBW

If those plus sized lovers get you in the mood, Loving BBW may be the site for you. With only around 2,000 members it’s a small, but select community of individuals. The site offers a free membership with limited access and tools. The free membership does offer a person the opportunity to look around the site and make sure that it is the right one before spending a dime.

Members that upgrade to the Platinum membership find that they have excellent tools such as video profiles, video chat and much more. There is no more wondering about what the typed word communications mean because with video chat, you are able to talk while looking at one another.

Loving BBW also features personality matching software giving members the most advanced tools to find their dream lover. Members also enjoy online dating tips, advice and an easy to use site. Profiles and chat allow just about anyone to be up and talking to others in a matter of minutes. Convenient search tools and virtual flirts can be used to break the ice between members and get the conversation going.

Given the small membership pool, the prices are on the steep side. Platinum membership can be purchased for $39.99 per month, with the option for 6 months at $149.94.

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