Its homepage offers the following tantalizing promises: Well, if there are two things I hate, it's riff raff and FAKE beautiful people, so why the hell not?It should be mentioned that I've never really dabbled in online dating, not even Tinder. To join Beautiful People, you fill out a brief application, which looks like this: And yeah, you do have to fill in every section, including your weight.But administrators have now shown that the rigorous 48-hour selection period is not a permanent pass by taking thousands of profiles down, mainly because of weight gain and “graceless ageing”.Genevieve Hodge, who founded the website with her husband Greg, said: “This may sound harsh, and it is the most difficult part of managing the business.“We take no pleasure in removing members, but it is a necessary evil in order to maintain the beautiful community and our prized business model.”Her husband claimed the website had been “kind” in breaking the news to ditched people with emails encouraging them to apply again when they are “back looking their best”.A self-proclaimed “elite” dating website has removed around 3,000 members because they were "letting themselves go".Beautiful describes itself as the “largest internet dating community exclusively for the beautiful” and puts people’s photographs to a members’ vote to decide if they are allowed in.As you could probably guess, you need to get enough Beautifuls, or at least Hmmm OKs, to outweigh any negative votes. I remembered one of my online dating-savvy friends extolling the importance of varied photos a few months ago: "You want some of your face, you want some of your body, you want some being goofy, you want some smiling normally, you want at least three different hairstyles," she said, ticking off her fingers.I've heard my friends strategize and occasionally agonize about picking the right photos for their dating profiles. At the time, I think I was like, "Friend, that is some serious Barbie overkill," but, you know. If you can't already tell, my self-esteem requires constant coddling.
The vote is democratic, if applicants secure a majority of positive votes they are accepted.
Ever find yourself lazing about on your laptop on a Saturday afternoon, thinking, "Gee, I really wish someone were judging my looks in real time online right now"?