A controversial dating website which only accepts “beautiful people” has now turned away upward of 8.5 million people due to “ugly features” they have.
For guys, poor posture and “effeminate” demeanor topped the ugly list. Ugly noses topped the list for both sexes, as did a “too small” mouth, bad teeth, obesity, bad skin, a unibrow, back hair, balding scalps, and dirty nails. Hey, on the positive side, the site’s founder, Greg Hodge, says many of the ugly traits listed are “easily fixable.” Uh, thanks?
“So many of the ugly traits listed are easily fixable, which means potentially there is a bigger market of beautiful people out there hidden behind excess weight, bad teeth, or lack of grooming,” he told Personal Space.
Beautiful People was launched in Europe in 2002 and launched in the U.S. and the U.K. in 2005. Those that hope to join "have to be voted in by existing members of the opposite sex. Then they can attend exclusive parties and events and meet and chat with other beautiful members,” Hodge told us, adding, “If the online dating market were a nightclub we would be the VIP room.”
Recently, the site introduced an additional service for Beautiful People rejects where they could opt in to receive either general feedback from a beauty expert or detailed feedback from a board-certified plastic surgeon, giving them bespoke advice on how they can improve their appearance. Again, thank you.
“Men will vote women in solely on how they look, whereas women look at the bigger overall picture; does this man look successful, is he displaying an interesting lifestyle, does he have money? Women actually read the profile descriptions when voting whereas men just look at the picture,” Hodge said.
He claimed thousands of marriages have happened and dozens of “beautiful babies” have been born since the launch. “This is what is most important to me when loving and lasting relationships and families are created,” Hodge said.
The site currently has 750,000 members and accepts fewer than 15 percent of applicants.
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