Dating website for beautiful people
Beautiful is an online dating service where applicants to the website are voted in or out by existing members of the opposite sex over a 48-hour period.
Greg Hodge said: "Beautiful is based on a fundamental principle of human nature, that being we all romantically want to be with someone we find attractive, it's Darwinism, it's millions of years of evolution".Most of the users removed from the site were from the US but more than 550 from the UK also got the chop.The website boasts more than 800,000 users from 190 countries and first launched in Denmark 2002, before spreading to the US and UK in 2005.The website has attracted considerable controversy in the media and much criticism since its inception due to its exclusive business model of only allowing perceived attractive men and women to join the dating community.Managing Director of Beautiful People Greg Hodge states that people were tired of using mainstream online dating sites when looking for an attractive partner, since they allow anyone to join and have mediocre or non-existent filters for finding attractive people.Proving that brawn and brains are a powerful combination are James Lucas, a 25-year-old Henry Cavill lookalike who is a nuclear engineer in the US Navy and Julian Ostensen, a 19-year-old computer engineer from Norway.
To become a member of the site, all 24 beautiful singletons had to endure a 48-hour voting period where members of the opposite sex decided whether they were attractive enough to join their gated community.
However, 9 out of 10 applicants to Beautiful are rejected. I see dollar signs just walking out the door," Hodge said.
"It's a tough business model, because most of the people that knock on the door don't get in." A new way to join the 'Mile High Club,' for a fee So now he's created a mentoring program cheekily called "Adopt an Ugly Person." In the new program, Beautiful People members ranging from stylists to therapists volunteer to coach applicants on how to be more, well, beautiful.
A statement from Beautiful claims it does not attempt to define beauty but “simply gives an accurate representation of what society's ideal of beauty as decided by the members”.
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We are simply taking the Beautiful People concept into the real world.” In order to gain entrance to the as-yet unnamed club, there’s a catch: you must be deemed good-looking by members of Hodge’s Beauty Police, which consists of celebrity trainers, models, Hollywood insiders and influencers.