Fortunately, sites seem to be trying to combat this problem.
Ok Cupid recently released a Membership Pledge, which takes aim at harassing behavior and messages.
"There's a very limited representation of bodies when it comes to media in general, especially when it comes to women" she says.
' And when I'd say no, they'd say, 'Oh, well you're fat, anyway.'" Craig says the criticism would bother her back then, before she'd started her successful fashion blog in 2013, found the body positivity movement, and started embracing her shape. While dating apps are notoriously scary spaces for women in general, with some 57% of female app users reporting some kind of harassment, plus-size women seem to have a tougher time than their "straight-sized" counterparts.
In fact, the plus-size dating app Woo Plus found that 71% of its 1,000 users reported having been fat-shamed on "regular" apps.
For instance, the way Ok Cupid calculates compatibility between users is by having them answer Match Questions and then rate those questions by how important they are to them.
Ok Cupid's algorithm then uses that information to calculate a match percentage between a particular user and a potential partner.