I’m all about people looking nice. As a sorority woman and a (sort of) functioning adult in society, I understand that sometimes you have to pull yourself together. Ever now and again, I pack my yoga pants away and throw on a killer dress and heels (okay, wedges). That being said, outwardly, I don’t think beauty is the most important thing in the world. Personally, I feel that a sense of humor, a good heart, and the ability to make delicious mac and cheese trump “beauty” any day — especially when choosing a mate.
Greg Hodge and his wife, Genevieve feel very, very differently.
The couple created the online dating site BeautifulPeople.com in 2002 to help match gorgeous singles with each other, because the world wasn’t quite vain enough. The only way to “join” the site is to submit your picture and allow current “beautiful people” to vote on you based solely on your looks. Yeah, they’re basically the “Mean Girls” of online dating. Unless you have perfect pores and a flawless fanny, you can’t sit with them. So long being able to make someone laugh. So long enjoying each other’s company. So long actually liking each other. This site throws all of that aside for what truly makes a relationship prosper: lack of cellulite and perfect cheekbones. May the beauty odds be ever in your favor.
http://t.co/H3fuZjGxle members look good naked… pic.twitter.com/upHNNdbkcd
— BeautifulPeople.com (@BeautifulPeep) March 3, 2015
Unfortunately, for about 3,000 people, they are no longer beautiful enough. According to New York Daily News, the dating site kicked out thousands of members on Thursday due to the fact that they suffered from — wait for it — “weight gain and graceless aging.” This is silly because don’t people know that the only way to age gracefully is to inject poison in your face and have the fat sucked out of your body? Screw supporting a family, becoming a good person, or feeling confident in your own skin. That’s not what America is about. Genevieve went on to say, “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.”
This is funny, because her husband seems to have no problem tweeting out the news to his 2,000 followers.
Dating site for beautiful people ditches 3,000 ‘unattractive’ people http://t.co/40zRd7yZC7 via @Femail — BeautifulPeople.com (@BeautifulPeep) March 5, 2015
Yeah, it totally seems like they feel bad about this whole thing. As for the “rejects”? Let’s be real, you’re not going to find your soulmate on BeautifulPeople.com. Sure, these folks might be nice to look at, but everyone knows that the prettiest people are the ones who will eat pizza in bed and make you laugh so hard your stomach hurts. Don’t get me wrong, Greg and Gen are hot, but they don’t exactly look like the type of couple who will devour a pepperoni pizza while freaking out over Frank Underwood. Enjoy your lives of beauty. The rest of us will be down here eating carbs, laughing our asses off, and finding someone who doesn’t delete us because we’ve aged. Let the insane beauty standards go, guys. A few well-placed laugh-lines never bothered us anyway..
[via New York Daily News]