It’s Not Shallow if I Only Like Beautiful People

Or that is the sort of argument presented by members of Beautifulpeople.com, a dating site which, as The Times stated, “was founded in 2002 in Denmark, to bring together the country’s attractive people — and presumably produce some beautiful Scandinavian babies. Late last year it expanded worldwide, and has grown to 500,000 members — 40,000 of those from the UK. It has also rejected two million people, disproportionately, alas, Britons. One in eight Britons is successful, compared with a majority of Swedes. And, in a pleasing confirmation of another national stereotype, Russian women succeed half the time — while Russian men are, at least according to Beautifulpeople.com, the ugliest of all.”

How does it work?

The author of the article says that “each guest [at the Beautifulpeople.com gathering held in in Chinawhite’s, one of London’s swankiest nightclubs off Oxford Street] has been selected for his or her looks, chosen from thousands of applicants to “the largest network of attractive people in the world”. Each has had his or her picture voted for by his or her previously successful peers.”

Basically, you won’t be selected, accepted, and invited, if you’re ugly.

How do members justify their choice of matchmaking website?

“I just joined because I wanted to meet people,” Alexandre says. “It might be strange, but people should be able to do what they want.” Marina agrees. “Really, I’m against this sort of thing. But, well, I don’t want to go out with anyone fat or bald.”

Another girl says “It’s more honest — all my friends who use dating websites say it comes down to the pictures anyway,” she says. “What this website does is take looks out of the equation so you concentrate only on personality. Really, it’s less shallow.”

What do you think?

Taken from the article Beautiful dating events: “It’s not shallow to say I Like Beautiful People

Comments

  1. Two reasons to be grateful to ‘beautiful people’.

    First outrageous ideas like these, put into practice by outrageous people turn life into an exciting and worthwhile experience for the rest of us..

    And secondly they take out the most narcissistic people, so that we don’t have to bother about them on the mating market.

  2. Colson: people still take looks into an account for choosing their partners, though…..

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