Would you try to find love on a site only for beautiful people? (Picture: Ella Byworth/metro.co.uk)Let’s start off by saying we do not agree with this list of ‘ugly’ features.
We’re sure you’re wonderful and beautiful in your own way. You ignore the haters, especially if they’re in the form of a judgmental dating app.
That dating app is Beautiful People, a private, members-only site designed to match up physically attractive people with other physically attractive people.
Who’s defined as being physically attractive is up to the users of the site, who filter out ‘undesirables’ through, according to the founder, ‘a democratic rating system’. Those who don’t meet the mark aren’t welcome to join the site.
And if you become less attractive, you can be kicked off. That happened to the site’s owner, Greg Hodge, last year.
Greg claims that 8.5 million people have been rejected from the site for not being beautiful enough, and that there are currently around 750,000 members.
So yes, it’s quite exclusive (and highly superficial).
But what exactly will get you excluded from the site?
A poll of 3,000 Beautiful People members asked what ‘ugly’ features would make them say ‘no’ to an aspiring member. It’s pretty harsh reading, with unibrows and ‘crooked’ noses offensive enough to deem you unworthy of love through the site.
The ‘ugliest’ features that will get you rejected from Beautiful People:
Ugliest features according to women:
Bad mouth — too small, no lips, poor teeth
Un-groomed facial or body hair — unibrow, nose hairs, wild beard, excessive back hair
Crooked, large or otherwise ugly nose
Balding or unkempt hair (not specifically styled that way)
Dirty or long nails or both
Ugliest features according to men:
Eyes too far apart or close together or wonky
Poor figure (No shape, curves)
No butt, too much butt
ThinFat — Skinny but no body tone
Bad mouth/teeth — too small, no lips, poor teeth
Bad makeup (too much makeup, makeup not correctly applied)
Unibrow, no plucking, too much plucking
So I’m definitely not welcome. Cool.
Beautiful People owner Greg sees some hope in the poll’s results (where, Greg?).
He said: ‘So many of the ugly traits listed are easily fixable, which means potentially there is a bigger market of beautiful people out there hidden behind excess weight, bad teeth or lack of grooming.
‘With a little more education in aesthetics, we will be able to further increase our market demographic and make the world a more beautiful place.’
Last year Greg offered those rejected from the site plastic surgery advice, so that ‘helpful’ feedback really is intended to make a difference. Rejected applicants can also pay $10 for feedback from the panel, in case they fancy an non-professional tearing their self-esteem to shreds.
Alternatively, you could find a date on one of the many apps that doesn’t exclude you for failing to appeal to the majority. You can find love with someone who thinks you’re gorgeous, just the way you are… but probably not on a dating site that advises people to get liposuction and lip fillers before they’re worthy.
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