The purpose was to offer myself up as the guinea pig for plus size daters and report back on my experiences worts and all.I went through all the options dating had to offer including Tinder, speed dating, mixers, activity-based dating, and introductions from friends. I created profiles on a lot of online dating sites.

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For decades I tried to prove my worth is more than my weight to no avail – so I literally had to move overseas to be seen.

So, do you know any single American guys who want to date me?

It was a personal priority to make sure I included up-to-date full length photos so when I showed up in person my date actually got what they’d seen online. My authenticity wasn’t always reciprocated but I could sleep well at night back at Melrose Place.

I also did things to bust this big booty out of my comfort zone.

You will meet people wether you are overweight or not.

That's probably not the issue you should be focusing on at the moment though.

I had more dates in a month in the US than I would in a decade in Australia. As a fat girl I never had dates while living in Australia – but as soon as I moved to Los Angeles everything changed. Guys literally chased me out of bars just to speak to me (one of those encounters even turned into a three year relationship.) I was single, ready to flamingle and life in Hollywood was amazing and everything you’d imagine. Which is why I packed up, sold everything, gave up my radio hosting job and moved to Los Angeles with nothing but a suitcase.

My plus size blog Big Curvy Love was kicking along, I was working in podcasting, rocking fabulous fashion and for once in my life finally felt like a legit part of the deep end of the dating pool. I was exactly the same person; same personality, same looks, and same weight.

In LA there were so many impromptu meetings that led to dates. Everyone warned me that LA is the worst for dating but it’s so much easier than Sydney.