OMG! I just heard about this unbelievable move by a now infamous dating website. Have any of you over 40 daters heard about this?
At www.BeautifulPeople.com – members vote if you fit their beauty standards for this elite site. If that isn’t scary enough, they took this to the next level. After the holidays, management put literally thousands of members up for a revote. The reason? Possible holiday weight gain.
Guess what? 5,000 members were voted off the island!
My question is -how was this decided? Did these members have post-holiday photos up or does the site have some cyber link directly to members’ bathroom scales?
Here’s what Robert Hintze, founder of BeautifulPeople.com has to say about this action.
“As a business, we mourn the loss of any member, but the fact remains that our members demand the high standard of beauty be upheld. Letting fatties roam the site is a direct threat to our business model and the very concept for which BeautifulPeople.com was founded,” This was reported in an article about the recent demise of so many members.
Are you as shocked and befuddled as I am? Excuse me? Fatties? How fat could these people be if they got voted on in the first place. I can’t help but think this was a poorly thought out PR ploy to get attention. Like Madonna says, even bad publicity is good publicity. Do you think there are skinny folks now so curious to see if they can cut the mustard that they are lining up to be voted on? Does give one pause…
Ah, the price of beauty is very high. What a great site this must be, packed with quality members that have their priorities in order. I’m sure it’s hard to choose among the vast assortment of shallow-minded hotties.
Would you even want to be associated with such a site? Honestly, I think they did the ousted members a favor. Maybe now these singles will have a chance to find real prospects for a love based on more than the percentage of body fat.
I would most certainly advise my dating coaching clients who are dating over 40 or dating after divorce to steer clear of this dubious online community. There are plenty of other sites to find prospects. Don’t bother with this nonsense!
Care to weigh in on this one?
Oh my, sorry for the pun there – just couldn’t help myself!
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