An extreme example of this trope playing out is portrayed in (which I hate to even bring up), with Jack Black’s character literally being put under a sort of spell in order to be able to see the inner beauty of Rosemary, played by Gwyneth Paltrow in a freaking fat suit.
I persuaded myself through cliches, “It’s a numbers game. Every lid has a teapot.” And with that 50 Fat Dates was born.
Rarely if at all are narratives used in which fat women’s bodies are viewed as sexy in and of themselves, where said bodies attract mates because they are desirable.
As we’ve discussed before, fat women’s bodies are often desexualized, and fat sexuality itself is something that’s seen as disgusting and undesirable.
I’m not just talking about the big time global dating sites either.
I also tried niche plus size sites, sugar daddy sites, interracial sites, and even a random one where the guy pays you to date them!