"I'd get messages from men that would say things like, 'Do you want to meet up to have sex?
' And when I'd say no, they'd say, 'Oh, well you're fat, anyway.'" Craig says the criticism would bother her back then, before she'd started her successful fashion blog in 2013, found the body positivity movement, and started embracing her shape. While dating apps are notoriously scary spaces for women in general, with some 57% of female app users reporting some kind of harassment, plus-size women seem to have a tougher time than their "straight-sized" counterparts.
Ok Cupid recently released a Membership Pledge, which takes aim at harassing behavior and messages.
Before members are allowed to interact with the Ok Cupid community, they have to agree not to send any harassing, unwanted, or sexually explicit messages.
Ho met her first husband the "traditional" way — in person, long before dating apps were a thing.
We have this really narrow definition about who is valuable, and that rarely includes women at all, let alone women of color and women who are plus."When plus-size women are represented, they're not the main characters.
Instead they're the funny friend, or the helper, and they rarely find themselves in the center of romantic plot points.
So we spend a huge amount of time deliberating how we can make Ok Cupid better at highlighting your passions, your beliefs, and your interests.".
Bumble publicly shamed a man who was sending lewd messages to women on the company's blog last summer.