June 02, 2005

Pretty is as pretty dates

As if single people didn't have enough reasons to develop complexes, now there is a dating site called beautifulpeople.net, where applicants can be rejected for insufficient attractiveness.

First launched two and a half years ago in Denmark and now a month old in the United Kingdom, beautifulpeople.net has proved wildly successful - with even the unsightly masses continually reapplying in the hopes of gaining entry to the world's prettiest virtual clique.

"We have people in Denmark who have been reapplying for two years now," says Hodge, who adds that the Danish site has spawned seven marriages.

Dude -- why do people in Denmark even need to apply? Everyone in Denmark is beautiful! Anyway:

Bryan, who got in with 60 percent of the vote (anyone who gets 50 percent or under is rejected) admits that while he's not a "GQ kind of guy," he is only interested in Vogue-caliber women.

"I am an artist," he says. "I have a very high aesthetic sense. I want my mate to be very attractive. Call me shallow. I am what I am."

Like Gale, he has been on only one date with a woman he met through beautifulpeople.net, and while he says it went well, he admits that dating in the real world is much more difficult for him.

"This is where it bugs the hell out of me - women do not have an animal attraction to me," Bryan grouses. "The women who like me tend to be a little older and overweight. It drives me nuts! It's not my type!"

Grab him while you can, girls!

(Thanks to Emily for the tip.)

Posted by Francis at 05:25 PM

A quick search, done because I wanted to see what certified beautiful daters looked like but beautifulpeople.net just transfers you to a "coming soon" site in the U.S.) shows there's a similar site called dreammatches.com.

I'm sure Francis disapproves, since he's lectured me for being shallow for considering looks a major part of why I date someone, but I think it's a good idea. Unfortunately, I might not qualify, but a site called halwaydecentlookingpeople.com would have really helped the last time I was trying to meet someone.

Posted by: Charles at June 3, 2005 02:04 PM

That's so stupid and shallow and indecent.... *searches for best picture of self*

Posted by: Mary at June 4, 2005 03:19 PM

I am a member of BP, and it is an excellent site for those of us who are single and on the internet dating scene who are tired of getting "hit on" by women that are......... let's just say, less than attractive.
I am speaking as a former member of match.com and I have at least a dozen stories I could tell about that site but let me just say this, not only do you see pictures and profiles but there are weekly get togethers in Manhattan where you actually meet alot of members in person and if their pic doesn't match what the look like in person they go on "THE LIST" and others know to avoid these people.
Call me shallow but I am sure that there are many people out there that feel the same way I do.

P.S. I met the most wonderful woman on that site who is not only "DROP DEAD GORGEOUS!!" but extremely intelligent, articulate and funny and we have been seeing each other for 4 weeks now.

Posted by: Bob at February 8, 2006 03:39 PM