How can a 'curvy girl' get more dates than her skinny friends?

Folsom author Kat Bacon outlines detailed plan to launch ladies into self confidence in dating world
By: Don Chaddock, Managing Editor
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1. Self image is holding you back. Many curvy girls say it doesn’t, but when I analyzed it, it did.

2. Accept who you are right now. You don’t have to worry about losing weight this minute.

3. Live in the now. Say “yes” to opportunities and push yourself.

4. Take action. You need to take action to get the dates you want. You have to put effort into finding the right guy.

5. Be confident in yourself and comfortable in your own skin. If you’re not confident, act as if you are.

FOLSOM, CA - Kat Bacon is a woman who knows what she wants – to help other “not-so-skinny” women conquer their fears when it comes to dating.

Bacon is the author of the soon-to-be published “Get More Dates Than Your Skinny Friends,” a self-help book billed as “A Curvy Girl’s Guide to Conquering Men and the Competition.” It is due to hit shelves Aug. 20.

The 42-year-old author, who is married, calls Folsom home. She penned the book when she was still looking for Mr. Right.

As a day job, she is a marketing executive in the financial services industry.

“I wrote the outline for my book a few years ago,” Bacon told the Telegraph. “In Folsom, on Christmas Day, (my husband) proposed a year-and-a-half ago. That helped me get the book (completed).”

She said she loves Folsom and enjoys the view from her home.

“We live up on the hill so our backyard looks out over Palladio and it’s such a beautiful view, with all the lights at night,” she said. “I would sit out there with my laptop computer and write.”

Why write the book?

“I really wanted to help other curvy girls,” she said. “I learned a lot of lessons (during three decades of successful dating) and wanted to share them.”

Doubt, self-image and a lack of confidence played into her fears.

“For so many years, I would doubt myself. Once I realized I’m great the way I am, guys started coming to me,” she said. “I want these girls to feel comfortable in their own skin.”

The book offers dating advice on where to meet people, how to “flirt like a pro” and how to “turn on the charm on a date while keeping it real.”

She is scheduled to appear on “The Today Show” at 10 a.m., July 26.

The book is published through Langdon Street Press and is available for $19.95 at or

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What: “The Today Show”

When: 10 a.m., July 26