Akin to a beauty contest scorecard, a person's attractiveness is ranked from one to 10.
And generally, it's presumed that the beautiful Amazons among us (the eights, nines, and 10s) should only date each other -- while the "uglies" of the bunch (the twos, threes, and fours) must stick to their own Quasimodo kind.
but I, too, have dated my fair share of Salman Rushdies.
I've welcomed men into my bed who were short, fat, or balding (sometimes all three), while I, thankfully, am none of those things.
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.
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”.
Or that Gwen Stefani pulled the plug on her marriage to Gavin Rossdale after the randy rocker was allegedly caught under the sheets with their nanny.
Or that Denver Broncos’ wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders got clotheslined by wife Gabriella amid her accusations that “when he’s not playing football on the field, he ‘plays the field’ with numerous women.” Considering all of that, there is some relief in the fact that we may not be as good-looking as our favorite stars — or even our real-world objects of envy — but hopefully we are happier in our domestic situations. I publicly apologize for the major transgression that dramatically changed all of our lives.” Like many in Hollywood, King and Bumpus remain estranged, lending credence to the smarts of Harvard researchers and making the rest of us feel better about our middling selves.
Genevieve Hodge, who founded the website with her husband Greg, said: “This may sound harsh, and it is the most difficult part of managing the business.“We take no pleasure in removing members, but it is a necessary evil in order to maintain the beautiful community and our prized business model.”Her husband claimed the website had been “kind” in breaking the news to ditched people with emails encouraging them to apply again when they are “back looking their best”.
The site is also offering advice from “beauty mentors” on how to get back up to the standard.“Letting unattractive people populate the site would compromise the very concept for which Beautiful was founded,” Mr Hodge said.“If their looks aren't up to our members’ exacting standards and they do not secure a majority of positive votes, then their profiles are immediately removed.”Anyone who is found to be failing to maintain their looks is put back through the rating system, where members of the opposite sex only can select options including "yes, definitely", "hmm yes, ok", "no, not really" and "no, definitely not" based on photographs and a brief profile.
Most of the users removed from the site were from the US but more than 550 from the UK also got the chop.
, Greg Hodge, is opening a Los Angeles bar for beautiful people only. The first step to getting in is to join the website, where you send headshots, bodyshots and a profile. Applicants then have to pass a rating process where existing members vote on applicants over a nail-biting 48-hour period.
We’ve got to agree there, how many “spirit” one night stands have you heard of? The bar will be an exclusive, members only safe space for the gorgeous people to hang out in, where they won't be visually assaulted by the sight of ugly people. You can be assured only symmetrical beauties are inside so you don’t have a reaction.