One BBW Review

Let the fashion industry and mainstream media tell it, and you would swear that Ashley Graham was the first bombshell of a woman who is plus-sized. But ask your everyday man (or woman), and chances are they can run down a few beautiful women who could be an eye-pleasing magazine cover as much as the perfect advertisement for a One BBW Review.

Interestingly, this is a site where people don’t have to pause over whether they should say “curvy,” “thick” or a “few extra pounds” and feel like they’re lying. If you’re on BBW Cupid, chances are higher that you’re pretty comfortable dating (wo)men of all different shapes and sizes.

In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American men are on average 197.8 pounds (with a 40.3-inch waist) and American women are 170.5 pounds with a 38.7-inch waist.

So does that mean you can’t sing along to the Commodores “Brickhouse” and celebrate those who are 36-24-36? Nope. But if you’re on this site, you’re intrigued by a “brickhouse” who is of another size, too.

One BBW Review

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Website Overview

So you’ve already joined the site and aren’t sure what to do next. One BBW has an introduction service allowing you to instantly communicate with potential matches and go on an instant date. Although the service is usually $9.99, they’re offering it for free to get the ball rolling.

Key Features

One BBW gives you the opportunity to browse all over the place. Maybe you want to see new members on the homepage or look at featured profiles. You can check out who is currently active, their age and how far away they are from you.

You don’t have to worry about having to individually click on each link. It’s right there from the homepage. And best of all, chances are pretty high that if they joined this site, there’s really no reason to even bother lying about your weight.

They already know what they’re going to get—unless for some reason you still exaggerate your weight (or height). Just don’t. Once you two meet, the real size will end up showing up anyway.

Show off all of your best head-to-toe photographs, recent ones specifically, and let the other user get to know you as a (beautiful) person.

Where Are the Majority of Members Based?

From 10 miles to 200 miles to no limit, you have the option of meeting people all over the map.

Sign-Up Process

Oddly, although the site asks BBW if they’re looking for a man or another BBW, the site also asks what your size is once you get past the age and name. So if you’re someone who is athletic or slender, this is your time to clarify that.

This is also the time to clarify whether you prefer the following terms: curvy, heavyset, thick, voluptuous and so on. You also have the option of choosing your ideal body type, regardless of whether it matches yours.

Communication Options

For paid rates, you can send unlimited messages and flirts, see all full-size public photos; browse and watch public videos of any user; see full profiles and social network handles of all users; see who likes you and wants to meet you; and search users by interests and screen name.

Pricing & Membership Options

Expect for the prices to come up immediately. There’s a 30 percent discount going on right now, which means you can pay $0.70 per day for a five-day deal ($3.49), $9.33 per month for three months ($27.99) or $20.99 for one month. Use credit cards, PayPal or make a discreet payment by cash.

Safety & Security

Depending on how you look at it, the lack of extra photos is a good way of finding out who is serious about dating and who is not. While you can see the main image, trying to click on the other four options will take you to a payment page.

Be prepared for advertisements though because you will immediately get messages about joining other weight-specific sites like CurvySingles.com. If you don’t want ads, these inbox messages (that come in almost immediately after you join) will become a nuisance fairly quickly.

Make sure you do not click on anything (ad wise) that you do not voluntarily want to see. Although photos are filtered so you cannot see other users without payment, the site doesn’t do much to filter out website redirects, so make sure to do your due diligence when it comes to anti-virus software.

The moderators will block you from entering an email address, phone number and/or mailing address on the public platform for security reasons. They’ll also block offensive language and abusive language for your own sanity. Be prepared to fill in the fields correctly, too, because if you don’t, they’ll auto-block that as well.

Keep in mind that the live chat option to “Chat With a Single Man!” or “Find a Nice Guy” are third-party sites, so the username that you use on One BBW may be taken on the other site. Even “Accept New BBW Admirer Request” takes you elsewhere. It would make sense to try to stay as close to your username as possible on these other third-party sites so other users can find you on both. You can also block and report spam at any time.

Pros & Cons

As with any niche site, your communication must eventually switch from whatever the category is (i.e. “I like thick girls”) to being able to get along. Don’t get too focused on talking about weight and height, and forget to actually have a conversation about whether you even like this person.

The problem with the sign-in process is that it doesn’t ask much else once you’re out of the territory of name, location, height and build—not even smoking or drinking habits, or how many children you have. Even when you try to add to your profile, there aren’t many filters outside of age and ethnicity, so your headline and intro better be pretty specific if you want to filter out who you do and don’t want to talk to. However, even though you don’t have much to work with, don’t expect to get very far without paying. Even clicking on photos will require payment.

As mentioned in “Safety & Security,” auto-ads are an immediate problem. Even without a photo on the page, one of the first messages that were received within 10 minutes of joining the site was “Hey cutie.” How can this person know you’re cute? He doesn’t. What does he know? That he wants to recruit you for his site, too. Unfortunately, even paying for membership does not filter out the ads. It will, however, open you up to getting more messages from real users.

Bottom Line

As with any niche site, including ones that are weight-specific, you have got to get along with the person. No matter how much (s)he just loves a little more meat on your bones, if that’s the only thing you two have in common, prepare for the relationship (or date) to go south fast.

The good news is you don’t have to worry about uploading photos that are 20 years younger and slimmer. This is your time to be honest. The downside is the site doesn’t particularly do anything to point out who you are as a person outside of your size, so you will be in full control of filtering who and who you don’t want to talk to and what kind of conversation you want to have.

Could the introductions help? Sure. But once someone is in your inbox, it’s up to you two to keep each other wanting to continue the conversation. Think of a few icebreaker questions, and make the monetary membership worth your while.

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