It may not be the experience of It doesn't surprise me that you might be feeling out-of-place in the dating scene.Just look at the facts -- "plus-size women account for, on average, 1 to 2% of the bodies represented in mainstream media." So even though the majority of women in America are plus-size, you're not seeing yourself represented within the media you consume. You're actually in the majority and as Gregg Simms declared of himself above, there are TONS of men who go for women who are not Twiggy look-a-likes; you are not anywhere close to being an afterthought or a consolation prize.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with a friend of yours saying “She’s smart, funny and voluptuous.
A woman in every way.” Oftentimes, it’s not about your size, but the presentation of who you are.