While Niles does dedicate a small portion of her course to building confidence, she felt that area was best left to another plus-size guru, author and fat activist Virgie Tovar. Niles and Tovar have teamed up to offer clients a tandem package — Tovar’s online course, Babecamp, followed immediately by The Curvy Cupid Course. Babecamp is centered on breaking up with diet culture and “how to essentially live the babely life that all of us deserve,” Tovar said.
Niles sees an overhaul on how plus-size women view themselves as essential to the dating process.
“Going straight from this radical new way of looking at yourself and then directly into dating — that’s the way to do it,” Niles said. “People are going to be really ready for it after seeing their worth and their value.”