Tuesday, 05 January 2010
The first time I heard about the dating website BeautifulPeople.com, I immediately thought it to be odd. It's a dating website based primarily on looks and appearance. I thought: "Wow, that's sending out the wrong message. But different strokes for different folks, I guess." The websites homepage states:
- Do looks matter to you, when it comes to selecting a partner?
- Do you want to guarantee your dates will always be beautiful?
- No more filtering through unattractive people on mainstream sites
- Meet beautiful people locally and from around the world - now
- Attend exclusive events and private parties
Why you ask?
According to BeautifulPeople.com, ''vigilant members'' called for drastic action after users posted photos of themselves celebrating Christmas and the New Year - revealing they had ''let themselves go''. Robert Hintze, the founder, was quoted as saying:
''Letting fatties roam the site is a direct threat to our business model and the very concept for which BeautifulPeople.com was founded.''Yes, so-called "fatties" and "ugly people" were kicked off the site for gaining a few extra pounds during the holiday season. I mean c'mon. Who doesn't put on a little extra warmth after indulging in decadent Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners? Not to mention the irresistible desserts.
While BeautifulPeople.com are saying they are simply maintaining the high standard of beauty on their site, I think they is something fundamentally wrong with this.
What do you think of this dating website based on looks alone?