"I saw it as men coming to their senses in the fall, winter and spring, but losing their minds in the summer," she said.
Larger women can easily mistake an SDD-based relationship for true love, leading to crushing heartbreak, Li adds.
The app was launched to help “BBW (big beautiful women), BHM (big handsome men), plus-size singles and fat admirers” find love.
“The unfortunate reality is that the current dating environment is very cruel to bigger girls,” the app’s San Francisco-based CEO Neil Raman told Raman got the idea in 2014, when the dating website Simple Pickup conducted a social experiment in which a woman showed up to her Tinder dates wearing a fat suit, eliciting cruel and frustrated responses from her dates.
"SDD clearly has a biological basis." Ashly is a Woo Plus member who feels victimized by SDD.
She met an apparently loving man and the two enjoyed an intimate and cozy winter.
We offer a platform where plus-size people feel comfortable reaching out to a potential significant others knowing they are dealing with others who are like-minded and like-bodied.
As a rule, women have been fighting men’s traditional stereotype of “hot” since the dawn of time.Woo Plus is committed to being a safe, fun, friendly environment where plus-size singles and their admirers can find dates, love, relationships and friendship.We know human beings are a lot more than their size!Recognized by psychologists and sociologists, SDD is linked to a rise in melatonin in cold weather, which triggers a slower pace and a preference for snuggling at home, Li said."It's not just fickle millennial dating behavior," she added."As soon as winter is over they show their true face.Nothing is more frustrating than the feeling of getting ripped off." Brianna, another Woo Plus member, had a similarly frustrating experience.This actual Twitter message is a stunning example of Seasonal Dating Disorder behavior.Woo Plus is warning its 100,000 users such shallow approaches often leave heavier ladies abandoned and heartbroken when warm weather arrives. "Sadly, at this festive time of year, we feel it necessary to put out a warning." Seasonal Dating Disorder is the practice of starting a romantic relationship during cold weather, only to abandon the new love interest as spring approaches.Raman and co-founder, Michelle Li, built Woo Plus, which has a Tinder-like interface that allows you to swipe yes or no to plus-size singles; matches are given 48 hours to message each other.Before being matched, however, you’re required to fill out a profile, asked about your body type and body shape (with options ranging from “inverted triangle” to “rounded/apple.” “Tinder relies on a match being made between two individuals depending more on physical appearance.