Dating site gets rid of 3,000 for being ugly
A dating website has axed 3,000 people for being too ugly. The site claims to find love for only the most beautiful people, so if you have a face like someone trying to force an ankle through a tennis racket, it is Tinder for you pal.
This was undertaken by Beautifulpeople.com, who got rid of those who they reckon don't come up to the ‘rigorous standards expected’ of the ‘exclusive community’. Of course, the people that remain on the site must have something wrong with them, or they wouldn't have to use a dating website to find a mate to hump if they are so impossibly beautiful.
Members have been removed for a variety of reasons, with the most common being that they'd put weight on or - and get this - 'graceless' ageing.
This sends a very clear message to those who sign-up for the site: if you're good looking, stay on top of it or else. And if you're thinking of joining the site, because people cry at how amazing your face is, then you need to know a few things.
The site says: "BeautifulPeople is the first dating community of its kind. To become a member, applicants are required to be voted in by existing members of the opposite sex. Members rate new applicants over a 48 hour period based on whether or not they find the applicant ‘beautiful’. Should applicants secure enough positive votes from members, they will be granted membership to the BeautifulPeople dating community. The vote is fair and democratic. BeautifulPeople does not define beauty it simply gives an accurate representation of what society's ideal of beauty is as decided by the members."
Of course, it does define beauty, because if you hit the biscuit tin too frequently, you get booted off.
Greg Hodge, managing director, said: "We have to stick to our founding principles of only accepting beautiful people – that’s what our members have paid for. We can’t just sweep 30,000 ugly people under the carpet."