"Ugly" People Booted Off Dating Site

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"More than 30,000 people have been banned from a dating website which says it's exclusively limited to beautiful users."

Greg Hodge, the site's managing director, said: "We got suspicious when tens of thousands of new members were accepted, many of whom were no oil painting.

"We responded immediately, repairing the damage from the Shrek virus and putting every new member [to the vote].

Greg Hodge
BeautifulPeople.com
"We have sincere regret for the unfortunate people who were wrongly admitted to the site and who believed, albeit for a short while, that they were beautiful," he added.

What the hell Internet?! Everyone is beautiful, they don't need you telling them whether they are or not.

-40 faith in humanity

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/13841257 via Scorched_Cascade

Edit: I've been getting lots of quotes about the "everyone is beautiful" thing and I stand by that. Everyone is beautiful, there is more than one type of beauty in the world. I am against the idea of this website and their general policy because it is so close minded and arrogant of a dating site when most of the time, physical beauty is a matter of perspective. If 29 guys think a girl is "ugly" and one guy thinks she is beautiful. Then she is beautiful.

TimeLord:
-40 faith in humanity

So it's at, what? -80 or something now?

OT: Greg Hodge can take a running jump into a septic tank with that kind of attitude. I bet he was that guy in high school who would have dated his own reflection when he wasn't working out in the gym.

When the website is called "Beautifulpeople.com" I'm actually not surprised. Some people are naturally better looking then others, that's how life works unfortunately. If people can't handle the criticism that people don't think they are good looking, don't post pictures on the internet, sorry to be so blunt but it's simple as that.

That and lets face it, the guy who created this site is clearly some kind of narcissistic douche who thinks he's from superior race or something

Chrono212:

TimeLord:
-40 faith in humanity

So it's at, what? -80 or something now?

OT: Greg Hodge can take a running jump into a septic tank with that kind of attitude. I bet he was that guy in high school who would have dated his own reflection when he wasn't working out in the gym.

-70, the gay kiss thing only got -30 :P

The sheer hubris of this story made me laugh. The site alone sounds bad enough (they are the same ones that asked members to reapply if they thought they had gained weight over the holidays) but calling the thing that lets people on without voting the "Shrek Virus"? I don't even...the arrogance is off the scale.

"Via Scorched_Cascade" makes it, falsely, sound like I was one of the people kicked off the site but ah well my prophecy came true even if it was forced.

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TimeLord:

Chrono212:

TimeLord:
-40 faith in humanity

So it's at, what? -80 or something now?

OT: Greg Hodge can take a running jump into a septic tank with that kind of attitude. I bet he was that guy in high school who would have dated his own reflection when he wasn't working out in the gym.

-70, the gay kiss thing only got -30 :P

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OT: Sentence to make this a longer post just to make it longer.
Dating sites are inherently flawed consumer products.

The site is just so stupid. Not even talking about the ugly people thing. Good looking people DON'T NEED a dating site to find another person. I'm sure they get asked out like every other day. I know several girls who are just -moderately- attractive and they get asked out all the time when they are at work. And that's just at work.

But isn't beauty also subjective? I think of myself as a really good looking guy, now I'm sure others would agree. But there would also be those would think I look like shit.

Well, there are some ass-ugly people in the world, but a website that made to show off the beautiful people? Lulzsec better do something right by humanity and fuck with that site.

TimeLord:
What the hell Internet?! Everyone is beautiful, they don't need you telling them whether they are or not.

-40 faith in humanity

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/13841257 via Scorched_Cascade

So why would you ever want to use that site?

Let them be as inclusive as they want, according to their definition of beauty. I think it's rather funny, and anyone who cares, well, they've got bigger problems that being an uggo. (Yeah I went there :P)

well it is called-beautifulpeople.com
If it is based around its livelihood I don't blame them.

Well, I'm not surprised. It IS a site whose only requirement for joining is a pretty face, so what did people expect? The announcement made me rage though. No need to be such a self-absorbed douchebag. Those insults were unnecessary.

Anyway, beauty is an incredibly arbitrary quality anyway, as rarely do two people ever agree on it.

Also, isn't this kind of old news? Or did it happen again?

WanderingFool:
Well, there are some ass-ugly people in the world, but a website that made to show off the beautiful people? Lulzsec better do something right by humanity and fuck with that site.

Also, IMDB, celebrity gossip sites (sometimes) and half the porn industry.

Alot of place are more likely to have attractive people than not.

Perfectly fine with me. I don't need internet to get a date. I discovered an entire world behind my pc screen. Who would have known?

So wait. Who judges beauty on this site, I wonder? A bunch of dude-bros in a musty basement?
"Oh dude, she's HAWT."
"What, really?"
"Yeah bro. Unibrows."

I bet the only person left on the site is Greg Hodge.

Its called beautifulpeople.com

You know, you'd think that they'd only have voted on attractive people on there. Its implied in the name.

Rensenhito:
So wait. Who judges beauty on this site, I wonder? A bunch of dude-bros in a musty basement?
"Oh dude, she's HAWT."
"What, really?"
"Yeah bro. Unibrows."

It's a members vote system apparently. I don't know who judged and let in the original people (site owner probably) but to apply you have to submit pics and every existing member that wants to can vote yes or no. It sounds more like a case of ego massaging than an actual dating site.

Yeah, get rid of all those ugly people. I want nothing to do with th- *looks in mirror* ...Shit.

Also, I know I'm not the only one (because no-one is ever the only one), but I find it endlessly hysterical that he uses the term "Shrek virus" when the entire point of that film is not judging people by their appearance. +50 irony.

TimeLord:
What the hell Internet?! Everyone is beautiful,

No they're not.

Anyway, its a site based around access depending on how well other people rate your looks, of course it isn't going to be nice about it.

A radio host here a couple years ago brought up this website (he's a fat dude). He was making fun of it, he tried to get on with a picture with him and 2 chicks in bikini's but got denied haha.

A website for narcissistic assholes...

I am disappoint.

Agayek:

TimeLord:
"More than 30,000 people have been banned from a dating website which says it's exclusively limited to beautiful users."

Greg Hodge, the site's managing director, said: "We got suspicious when tens of thousands of new members were accepted, many of whom were no oil painting.

"We responded immediately, repairing the damage from the Shrek virus and putting every new member [to the vote].

Greg Hodge
BeautifulPeople.com
"We have sincere regret for the unfortunate people who were wrongly admitted to the site and who believed, albeit for a short while, that they were beautiful," he added.

What the hell Internet?! Everyone is beautiful, they don't need you telling them whether they are or not.

-40 faith in humanity

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/13841257 via Scorched_Cascade

Considering the entire point of the website is for attractive people, it would make sense they'd ban the unattractive.

And you're fucking crazy OP. Not everyone is beautiful. This is a fact. If everyone was beautiful, no one would be. For better or worse, we just have to deal with that.

I think the point was "We have sincere regret for the unfortunate people who were wrongly admitted to the site and who believed, albeit for a short while, that they were beautiful,"

TimeLord was saying who are these people to say who is and who is not beautiful? Or who are these people to be telling others that they are not beautiful just because their members don't like the look of them?

That announcement from the site owner was just...inflammatory.

TimeLord:
Everyone is beautiful

My mirror begs to differ :I

"Shrek virus"? Did he not watch that film, because apparently he could use the morals taught by it. I'm not surprised, or claiming that they shouldn't be allowed to remove whoever they want from their own website, but they just sound like dicks.

Boot all the ugly people off of dating sites and there would be maybe three or four left.

Beautiful on the outside...ugly on the inside...

TimeLord:
"More than 30,000 people have been banned from a dating website which says it's exclusively limited to beautiful users."

Greg Hodge, the site's managing director, said: "We got suspicious when tens of thousands of new members were accepted, many of whom were no oil painting.

"We responded immediately, repairing the damage from the Shrek virus and putting every new member [to the vote].

Greg Hodge
BeautifulPeople.com
"We have sincere regret for the unfortunate people who were wrongly admitted to the site and who believed, albeit for a short while, that they were beautiful," he added.

What the hell Internet?! Everyone is beautiful, they don't need you telling them whether they are or not.

-40 faith in humanity

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/13841257 via Scorched_Cascade

Can't blame them. They don't want to advertise falsely. Of course, this doesn't stop me from making fun of people who frequent that site and sent in complaints. Oh, and not everyone is beautiful. Me being a prime example.
EDIT: Oh, and I love that trolling comment in his "apology".

They gained access without passing the required test. Of course they were kicked.

"...who believed, albeit for a short while, that they were beautiful,"

At first I laughed, then I wanted to punch the douche who said that.

Dango:
A website for narcissistic assholes...

I am disappoint.

I feel quite the opposite. Sure, it is appalling that there is actually a market for such a thing, but if someone is actually so openly shallow as to want to choose their partner based entirely on appearance, then by God let them have their cake and eat it. So that way in about 50 or 60 years when they are old, saggy, wrinkled, and alone the source of their regret will be all the more clear to them.

*Sigh* I'd expect that at least in the Internet people would stop spewing this "Everyone is purty!!1!" bullshit. Do you people even understand what beauty is for? "Beautiful" people are people who have better genetics, that means that beautiful people are less prone to birth defects and such. It is simply built into our brains trough evolution.

Wow again im loseing faith in human nature lol

No, not everyone is beautiful, the site stated it was for "beautiful people".

Some people are more attractive than others, just a fact in life, getting pissy about is a bit silly IMO.

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