I love it. Beautifulpeople.com, the site that only lets in hotties, has supposedly given 5000 members the boot for putting on too much weight over the holidays. It did this by reviewing new pictures that members had uploaded. Sounds like a big PR stunt to me…who uploads pictures of themselves looking that much fatter to an online dating site?
Money quote from site founder Robert Hintze:
“Letting fatties roam the site is a direct threat to our business model and the very concept for which BeautifulPeople.com was founded.”
You can read Honey’s post on Dating Beautiful where she first reported on the site. Apparently, to get in, you submit a picture and profile of yourself and other members vote on it. If you’re hot enough, you’re in. Not looking your best? You’ll be slumming it on match.com with the rest of the fatties!! I haven’t tried to weasel my way in to see what the hubbub is about but I may get it a shot.
Has anyone been on this site? Is it worth a crap? If you’ve been kicked off, I’d love to get a copy of that email giving you the boot!!