Sixty-one percent of users are male, 39 percent are women, and while the app is targeted toward women, Li points to this as proof that there are men who like "all different body types." While impressive, considering the app launched in October 2015, the user base still isn't huge.Tinder reported 50 million users with 12 million users joining every day as of 2014, and Ok Cupid reported having 12 million users in 2014.While not aesthetically superficial, bookish dating sites and events have a snooty connotation: Can literary tastes really make or break a couple? ' They were two of her favourite books of all time and she wanted to meet him."I think there's more to talk about: People see it as shorthand for educated and literate," says Stephanie Anderson, 25-year-old manager of Word in Brooklyn. Anderson questions the suggestion that "there's anything elitist about reading." The inspiration for "Between the Covers: A Matchmaking Service for Book Lovers" came when a regular customer eagle-eyed two books on Word's special-order shelf. Unfortunately, the books were for two different people, neither of whom was single." Soon after, Word staff hung up a corkboard and had customers who were game fill out slips of paper noting the authors they loved and loathed, as well as their contact information.This is a great idea, because it's easy for us to "like" people, but starting a conversation, now that's scary.there are over 25,000 users with 2,000 new signups every day.There are several websites dedicated to plus size or fat dating, but most cater to feederism and especially the fetishization of fat people. and that I was not deserving of love because of my body, a concept that many fat or plus size people are familiar with. I started off with a very closed mind; I expected this to be yet another fat fetish dating site. Cofounder Michelle Li says it's no mistake the model is similar to Tinder."It's a tried and true method, so we went with what works." Despite the swipe model, there are several differences.
Brooklyn's Word Bookstore matches up customers with a corkboard in the shop and also hosts mixers, proms and running groups for the brains in the neighbourhood.This has led to a lot of people posting their But the interactions I saw were mostly positive.My favorite part of this app is how, for the most part, people were genuinely being nice.They have filters that crawl for keywords or phrases that usually indicate someone there just for a fetish fling.But, Li says, the best option is for users to report inappropriate behavior or fetishization: "This is not the goal of this app, this is not what we're trying to do." And not all people with the fetish can or will be banned; there are plenty of thin people who admire bigger folks on Woo Plus.