We JUST created this awesome self-study, on-demand version of the course (including all the same content as the coached version of the course — just at a lower price) so you don’t even have to wait another second for our next launch!! And if you want to upgrade to coaching? You totes can from inside the course, anytime you want!

How long does the course last?

The course rolls out lesson-by-lesson over 28 days to help keep you paced and on-track. Emails pop into your inbox every few days to check in on you, allow you to hit reply to ask questions or get help with stuckness, and to introduce new lessons to you. It’s self-study, but we NEVER want you to feel left alone in the process!

Who teaches the Curvy Cupid Course?

The Curvy Cupid Course is taught by therapist, dating coach, and plus-size blogger Krista Niles, LCSW. Trained at Stanford and the University of Chicago, Krista is an expert in evidence-based therapy practices designed to treat body shame, low self esteem, anxiety, and depression. Having worked with plus-size women in her private psychotherapy practice, Krista noticed that the curvy community often needs support in feeling confident enough to put ourselves out there and get started with dating. She created the Curvy Cupid Course to teach the skills needed for successful dating at any size to as many curvy women as possible, as an affordable alternative to months of expensive psychotherapy. She loves, loves, loves the body-positive/fat-positive community and is so excited to be venturing into this oh-so-important revolution.

How is the course structured?

The Curvy Cupid Course is an 18-lesson course that includes video lessons, a workbook, an online community, and online action steps that support you in:

  • Learning every skill you need to start meeting the RIGHT people!

  • Developing an attractive online dating profile, chalk-full of hooks to catch the eye of your ideal person

  • Building a portfolio of profile photos that you'll be proud to show off on any dating site

  • Learning the tips, tricks, and hacks that make online dating work - and how to use them to your advantage

  • Finding out where and how to meet great matches

  • Harnessing the skills you already use successfully in other areas of your life to take control of your dating life

  • Establishing a deliberate dating plan designed to help you meet your partner

  • Reclaiming your dating life from worries, what-ifs, and waiting

  • Internalizing the skills you need to push through resistance, sidestep the sleazier aspects of online dating, recover from rejection, say goodbye to bad fits, and set up great dates!

...and so much more!


What does the course include?

The Curvy Cupid Course is packed with step by step, actionable techniques to get you up and running and meeting great matches. The course is… 

  • Video lessons guiding you toward owning your confidence, setting up your life to encourage dating, putting up an attractive profile, attracting magnificent matches, and much more

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) skills that are proven to take the power out of body shame, anxiety, and negative self talk. The course isn’t therapy, but I teach you a lot of the research-based skills you need to build your confidence and change your mindset!

  • The exact methods I used to find my soul mate and perfect-fit partner on OKCupid without having to change a single thing about myself (after years of half-hearting it and second-guessing myself). And yep, these are the tools that help others find their soul mates, too! Not just me!

  • A comprehensive walk-through of the dating process, from setting up your profile to going on dates

  • The inside scoop on how to make online dating work for you, not against you

What topics do we cover?

Some of the topics covered in the course are:

  • What to do when you keep meeting the wrong people

  • How to master the basics of dating, both online and offline

  • Choosing your dating sites and strategies

  • Fashion for dating

  • Taking fabulous profile photos

  • Crafting the perfect profile

  • How to find curvy-friendly matches

  • Starting a conversation and flirting - even if you’re shy!

  • Setting up on great dates

  • Managing rejection

  • How to keep going when you want to give up

How long will I have access to the course materials?

How does lifetime access sound? I developed the Curvy Cupid Course because dating is a marathon - not a sprint. The course is here to be your sideline support for as long as you need it. After enrolling, you have unlimited access for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

is the course only for straight, cis, monogamous women?

The course is designed to be inclusive of all LGBTQI women and nonbinary folks. I myself am a queer woman (pronouns she/her/hers) who has dated men, women, and nonbinary folks online. The course is open to all genders except cis-het men, here — sorry cis dudes.

Now, we don’t specifically focus on poly relationships, and most of our students are looking for monogamous relationships — so a lot of our materials are monogamy-oriented. We certainly don’t exclude poly folks, but if you’re looking for specific guidance on polyamory, you might not find that here!

How do I recommend the course to a friend without embarrassing her?

Yep, this can be tricky! Bottom line is that there’s no shame in being plus size — most folks are nowadays. And heck, there’s no shame in needing help getting started with dating! This stuff is HARD! Pretending that a friend isn’t plus-size or that they don’t need help with dating can actually just contribute to stigma and shame. So I recommend a few strategies:

  • Try posting about the Curvy Cupid Course on Facebook. That way you can generally put the word out to your friends without targeting one specific friend.

  • Emphasize that there is real hope out there for curvy women looking to date! Being a deliberate dater can help turn a confusing and heartbreaking process into a successful one.

  • Focus on the stats - well over 20% of us meet our partners online nowadays, nationwide. And that number includes your great uncle who just got remarried and who still uses a landline because he can't be bothered with those computers and whatnot. Among my friends and family members, ages 20-60+, 60% of us have met our partners online! It's successful because it puts you into the path of many possible partners who you would never have run into in real life.

  • I always like to remind newcomers to my program that online dating doesn't take the romance out of the whole situation. Rather, it increases the chance of you having that heart-fluttering, did-they-just-touch-my-hand-on-purpose, love-at-first-sight feeling because the Curvy Cupid Court teaches you how to pull those magnificent matches into your life.

  • Recommend that they start with the Plus-Size Dating Starter Course, a free, 7-day email course designed to help your friend get a profile up and get going with dating.