Talk About a Cutthroat Dating Service

Talk About a Cutthroat Dating Service

‘Beautiful People,’ the controversial dating website, has turned away some 8.5 million would-be members with “ugly” features. Would you make the cut?

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The dating world isn’t an easy one. In fact, it can be a brutal one that can kill your self-confidence. But, that has not stopped the dating service Beautiful People from making it even tougher on oneself.

Beautiful People is a members-only dating site of 750,000 members that essentially attempts to fill up its community only with people that are beautiful or extremely attractive- not on the inside, just outside.

Since launching in 2002, they claim to accept less than 15% of applicants, which would result in about 8.5 million people being turned away “for not being attractive enough.”

“Members of Beautiful People rate hundreds of beautiful hopefuls every day who aspire to be granted access into their beautiful world,” Founder and managing director, Greg Hodge said. “Beautiful People members, through a democratic rating system, filter out the undesirables, in order to keep their dating community beautiful.”

According to women, per the New York Post, the ‘ugliest’ features on a man are:
  • Bad mouth — too small, no lips, poor teeth
  • Obese/overweight
  • Bad skin
  • Un-groomed facial or body hair — unibrow, nose hairs, wild beard, excessive back hair
  • Crooked, large or otherwise ugly nose
  • Balding or unkempt hair (not specifically styled that way)
  • Bad posture
  • Dirty or long nails or both
  • Too skinny/scrawny/effeminate
According to men, the worst features a woman can possess are:
  • Obese/overweight
  • Eyes too far apart or close together or wonky
  • Big/unsightly nose
  • Bad skin
  • Poor figure (no shape, curves)
  • No butt, too much butt
  • “ThinFat” — skinny but no body tone
  • Bad mouth/teeth — too small, no lips, poor teeth
  • Bad makeup (too much makeup, makeup not correctly applied)
  • Unibrow, no plucking, too much plucking
  • “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,” Hodge mused. “From a business perspective, that is good news.”

    “With a little more education in aesthetics, we will be able to further increase our market demographic and make the world a more beautiful place,” he added.

    Hodge, 43, himself was kicked off his own site for not being worthy enough.

    “When I couldn’t get voted back on, it was a blow,” Hodge says. “It wasn’t good enough to just be told your application wasn’t successful, you want to know why.”

    And last year, the site partnered up with Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, Linda Li, to “launch a ‘feedback’ service, providing rejected aspirants with advice from plastic surgeons and beauty industry experts at a discount to ‘help them improve their looks.’” You can read more about this story on the New York Post.

    Here’s how people on the Zip app are weighing in on this all over the country!

    ‘Beautiful People,’ the controversial dating website, has turned away some 8.5 million would-be members with “ugly” features. Would you make the cut?

    19% I’m beautiful
    81% Doubt it, don’t care
    17% I’m beautiful
    83% Doubt it, don’t care
    23% I’m beautiful
    77% Doubt it, don’t care

    I’m beautiful

    Doubt it, don’t care

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