Elite dating site turns away millions, but why?
There are people so keen to join an ‘elite’ dating site catering specifically to ‘beautiful people’, that they are putting themselves through extreme makeovers in order to join this exclusive members site.
In order to join BeautifulPeople.com, there is a 48-hour period whereby votes are cast on would-be members by existing members of the opposite sex to decide whether they are deemed attractive enough to join.
Surprisingly, the site originally launched more than a decade ago in 2003. In this time the site has rejected an overwhelming 7.5 million applicants. However, more than one in four of those hopefuls who are refused fail accept defeat and have made dramatic changes to their appearance in the hope of being accepted in the future.
Greg Hodge, managing director of BeautifulPeople.com, said: ‘Because there are no limits to the number of times a rejected applicant can attempt to re-apply, it is not unusual for us to see three, four or sometimes more than 20 attempts to get through our very stringent voting-in process.
‘Take a look at some of the best looking celebrities in Hollywood and it’s clear to see they weren’t born beautiful.
‘Demi Moore, Nicole Kidman and Ryan Seacrest are all great examples and an inspiration to unattractive people the world over so if they can do it, then so can you.
‘Sometimes it’s just down to straightening your teeth, curbing your appetite, grooming yourself with a little more care and getting down to the gym.
‘We’ve also recently launched a mentoring service, pairing some of our most successful members who are also professional beauty experts, stylists and confidence coaches with beautiful hopefuls who don’t know how to improve their looks.’
What do you think of the idea that there is an elite dating service reserved only for ‘beautiful people’? Are London cosmetic surgery clinics set for an influx?