This is a continuation to my Eharmony and Match.com post. . .
Denmark has taken online dating to a whole new level
Yesterday I was surfing the internet; trying to scoop some info about a specific someone and I ran across this oh-so-interesting website. . . Beautifulpeople.com! I think I may be a little late to the knowledge of this site but I did a little research and found some super stupid stuff.
Okay so here’s the run down on how this site works:
1. First you make a profile page for free (which is what they call the application)
2. Then you add your most HOT pictures that you own, and amp-up your profile, to make it sound awsome
*sounds pretty normal right
3. Then you get voted on by past members, on your hotness from a scale of 4, ranging from ‘Yes definitely’, ‘Hmm yes, OK’, ‘Hmm no, not really’ to ‘No definitely NOT’.
4. If you get enough postive votes then you are able to become a full on member, if not then womp womp you are booted off for being a ugly and a fatty.
– While the site contains about 5 million members, only 20 percent of applications to the site makes it to the community.Some of these rejections have resulted in death threats to the site owners
5. The ultimate final step: you get the privilege of voting on new applicants beauty
Of course a I found myself interested to see if I could make the site, so I made a profile: I recieved a quite a few postive responses but time will only tell if I can become a full on member of this egotistical website. I’ll let yall know either way, this could get embarassing!!
This is an excpet from a CNN.com article about this site and how they removed a bunch of members after the winter holiday in 2009, because they ate too much and posted their expanded bodies on the site:
A dating site that markets itself as an elite community for beautiful people with a “strict ban on ugly people” has axed about 5,000 members for packing on the pounds during the holiday season. The international site BeautifulPeople.com threw out members after they posted photos “revealing that they have let themselves go,” according to a company statement. “As a business, we mourn the loss of any member, but the fact remains that our members demand the high standard of beauty be upheld,” said Robert Hintze, founder of BeautifulPeople.com. “Letting fatties roam the site is a direct threat to our business model and the very concept for which BeautifulPeople.com was founded.” So BeautifulPeople.com sent those flagged members e-mails, according to the company statement, telling them they could register again for the site when the extra pudge was gone. “We responded to complaints by moving the newly chubby members back to the rating stage. This is the same as having them re-apply,” Greg Hodge, managing director of BeautifulPeople.com, said in a statement.
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- My Experiences with Love Potion #$59.95 (datingwebsites.org)