Dating Website Dumps 30,000 Members For Not Being Beautiful
The dating world certainly has changed in the last 20 years. There was a time, believe it or not, when folks actually met in person and decided at that point if they wanted to make a bit more of it. And I have to admit that looks certainly played a factor. So I guess I shouldn’t be surprised now that in the internet dating scene, certain dating sites have restrictions based on looks.
There exists a dating website called BeautifulPeople.com that does just that. Members are selected solely based on their looks. In order to be accepted on this site and to be able to contact and possibly date any of the other members, you are required to be voted in by the existing members who use a traffic light scale that rates you from “absolutely not” to “beautiful”. What a great way to mess with your self esteem.
Apparently, it messed with the self esteem of one of their former employees who in turn created a virus that allowed some 30,000 new members in that were on the ugly side. (At least by BeautifulPeople.com standards). The virus was quickly named Shrek after that animated film whose entire plot was created around the assumption that looks don’t matter. Kind of humorous if you think about it.
Of course, the members were incensed when they realized that their private club had been invaded by unrefined noses, uni-brows and cellulite.
"We got suspicious when tens of thousands of new members were accepted over a six-week period, many of whom were no oil painting," said Greg Hodge, managing director of BeautifulPeople.com. “We have to stick to our founding principles of only accepting beautiful people – that's what our members have paid for," he added. "We can't just sweep 30,000 ugly people under the carpet."Continued on the next page