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About LoveAfterWLS

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  • Birthday 04/10/1964

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    50 year old who has lost over 100 lbs in the last six months thanks to my sleeve. Loving life, getting fit and meeting lots of awesome friends along this journey!
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    Walking, tennis, bearded dragons
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    I own www.LoveAfterWLS.com - a brand new dating site for bariatric patients
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  1. LoveAfterWLS

    New Dating Site for Bariatric Patients!

    I approved people at 5:00 am so hopefully you were one of those. If not, please email me at marla@laminack.com and I will make sure you are registered. I'm sorry I have to approve people. We haven't always done that. We have approximately 100 spammers from overseas per day try and sign up to spam the forums with offers of viagra and other things. Its less time consuming for me to approve real people vs spammers than it is to constantly delete spam posts from the forums.
  2. LoveAfterWLS

    New Dating Site for Bariatric Patients!

    Hi, we weren't actually hacked. There were some Joomla upgrades that needed to be made. Thanks!
  3. LoveAfterWLS

    New Dating Site for Bariatric Patients!

    Looks like we've been hacked in the last 24 hours! Not to worry, they didn't get in but did manage to mess up the site. My IT department is working on it. Thanks for letting me know!
  4. LoveAfterWLS

    New Dating Site for Bariatric Patients!

    Were you able to sign up yet? For awhile we blocked anyone from outside the US because people were signing up from overseas and spamming the forums. We've unblocked that again and I'm just having to be more diligent about deleting spam. It's true there is not a ton of traffic on the site but we've got over 3,000 members and growing every day. It takes time to build a successful dating site. Be patient, check back often and share the link in your groups and with single friends!
  5. LoveAfterWLS

    New Dating Site for Bariatric Patients!

    We've tried very hard and spent a lot of money over the last three years to get this site going. It's extremely hard to start a dating site from scratch. When I researched making this site, I learned that most companies make up 500 - 1,000 fake profiles and send fake messages to people. I wasn't about to do something as dishonest as this. What I do need for this dating site to be a success is for people to talk about it and share the link with their friends. A lot of people say negative things about the site because it's not got 100,000 members. I'm not sure where people think I'm magically supposed to make those people appear from. This dating site is totally free to use, unlike other sites. I am happily married and don't need the site. The site was created two and a half years ago when I was talking to some wls friends about the hardships of dating after wls. I thought how cool it would be to date or even marry someone living the same lifestyle. I asked my husband to build the site and I assumed the wls community would support it and advertise it. It takes a village to make a new dating site successful. As I stated earlier, this site cost me a few thousand dollars. I did it because I am passionate about weight loss surgery, relationships and helping people succeed. The site is completely free to use. The only person it costs is me. There have been at least three successful relationships come from the site that I know of. It would be great if rather than talking negatively about the site and the lack of members if people would help support it by sharing the link with your friends and in your online support groups. Only then will the wls singles grow. Thanks so much and good luck!
  6. LoveAfterWLS

    Online dating

    I have spoken with Alex about this and I believe his response was that he's too busy promoting his own site to promote mine! He has graciously let me post here a couple of times. I try to post in Facebook groups but oftentimes the admins don't allow it, which I don't understand. I made the dating site as a favor to friends who asked for it. It's totally free and I make no money off the site. The site costs me money. New dating sites take time and I'm still hopeful it will take off eventually.
  7. LoveAfterWLS

    Pssssst ….. hey guys! You will want to read this ;-)

    There are a lot more women on the site than men but the men are picking up!
  8. LoveAfterWLS

    loose skin after 50

    I am 51 and lost 150 lbs. my skin is bad. I've already had a tummy tuck with muscle repair and a breast lift. A total of 6 1/2 pounds removed! I'm scheduled on June 30th for augmentation and to have my arms done. I plan to have my thighs and butt done in the fall.
  9. LoveAfterWLS

    New Dating Site for Bariatric Patients!

    My husband does build sites and when I decided I wanted to start that site, I had two options. I could wait months for him to build a site from scratch with all custom coding or we could buy one off the shelf and have the site within a couple of days. Being the impatient female I am, I wanted it right away! lol There are a lot of things about the site I would change and will eventually. It's just hard to justify pulling my husband off paying jobs to spend hours and hours on a free site. I need to work on content but suffered a pulmonary embolism after my tummy tuck in January and have been recovering from that. I will someday make changes but for now, it serves a purpose. Thanks for your input!
  10. LoveAfterWLS

    Anybody older doing this?

    I am 51 and was sleeved two years ago. I am well below my goal and have just scheduled round two of my plastics. I slept with a cpap machine for 13 long years and stopped using it about six months after surgery. I had previously had three knee surgeries and could barely walk to the mailbox. I now walk/run 5ks and usually walk 5 miles a day. Welcome!
  11. LoveAfterWLS


    Looks great! I just scheduled my arms and augmentation for June 30th. I've already had my TT with MR and breast lift. I'm not looking forward to another long recovery but it must be done.
  12. LoveAfterWLS

    New Dating Site for Bariatric Patients!

    There are almost 2,000 members on www.loveafterwls.com now. It's still relatively new and slowly growing. It will only grow if people use it, participate and share the link. It's completely free so you've got nothing to lose!
  13. Alex has graciously allowed me to sneak into the mens room to tell you all about something exciting! I've started a dating website for bariatric patients. I wanted to create a safe place where men and women who've had surgery can meet people with similar goals. I can't think of anything more awesome than finding someone to share this journey with. Our website is TOTALLY FREE! It features profiles with up to ten pictures, private chat, private email, blogging and more. We are just getting off the ground so it will take some time to build the membership but you can help make this a success. If you are single or have other single friends, please send them to check out the site. We've got a fair amount of women to get started but we need men! Please visit www.loveafterwls.com for more information and to get your profile started. http://www.loveafterwls.com

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