In addition to its cute name, Chubby Bunnie has a lot to offer in the world of BBW dating

In addition to its cute name, Chubby Bunnie has a lot to offer in the world of BBW dating

From the Large Friends front page, you can put in the gender, age, and location of the person you’d like to meet. The next page will tell you how many active local profiles were found that fit your criteria. You won’t be able to see any of them until you sign up for a free account though. Once you’ve filled in the basic details, you’ll move on to the type of relationship you’re looking for (friendship, casual, marriage, etc). Then you get to go through and answer questions about yourself and your ideal partner, like whether there are kids in the picture now or whether you’d like kids in the future, body type, relationship status, physical appearance, education, occupation, religion, etc.

You have the option of leaving a “Please ask me” response if you don’t want an answer to affect how others view you or feel you need to include an explanation. Finally, you’ll have the opportunity to do more than check boxes or select from specific answers. You’ll get to write a quick paragraph about yourself and another about your ideal match. Upload a photo if you’d like (profiles with pictures get more views), then browse!

With a free membership, you can receive messages and winks, send winks, see who liked your photo, receive photo requests, update your status (similar to Facebook), and access some of the features, like BBW first date ideas and dating advice, that make this site stand out among the rest. If you upgrade to the Gold membership, which is around $1/day, your profile will get more visibility, you’ll gain mobile access to the site, and you’ll gain extra features like being able to see who viewed your profile, who’s interested in you, and more.

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On this site, you can even earn a free gold membership if you can’t pay for one. Simply add dating and safety tips, offer suggestions for making the site better, promote the dating site in your social media, and email them to let them know what you’ve done.

A basic, free membership allows you to create a profile for others to view. Gold members can send you messages if they like you and you’ll be able to reply. However, the only initial contact you can make with anyone is a wink. Your searches with a basic account are also limited to age, gender, and location, whereas Gold members can refine their searches in additional ways. There are also forums on the Chubby Bunnie site for talking about dating, love, friendship, and everything in between. You can also ask about places to meet BBW or the people who love them if you’re hoping to go out one night and meet people in person instead of sticking to online dating.

Subscriptions are available for about $1/day for those who want to pay for only a month at a time, or up to about $20/month for those who are comfortable committing to several months at a time.

BBW Clubs to Visit

Sometimes you just want to get out from behind the computer screen and meet people face-to-face in a place you already know you’ll be accepted and appreciated. That’s where BBW clubs come in.

Club Bounce

Whittier, CA’s Club Bounce opened in 2004 to cater to BBW, BHM (Big Handsome Men), and those who love them. It’s all about acceptance, so they aim to make you feel welcome no matter what, (just don’t show up dressed in your cozy sweats or anything gang-related or overtly offensive). Your age is the only thing that matters; you have to be at least 21 years old. Dressing up is recommended, but they won’t turn you away for wearing blue jeans. Expect to pay a cover charge of $10 or $15 and listen to all kinds of music. It’s easier to get information about upcoming events from the Facebook page than the club’s homepage, but you can also enter your email address on the website to get updates about special events.