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LadyX
Posted: Monday, April 16, 2012 3:35:34 PM

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Dating website Darwindating.com vows to weed out the unattractive people from its dating pool, forcing them to swim somewhere else. Touting that they're "online dating for beautiful people only," they use Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection as their justification, but they point out that, because Charles Darwin was "very ugly," he wouldn't be able to join the site. From there, they proclaim the plight of the good-looking people everywhere.
"Attractive people are at a disadvantage on normal internet dating sites. They have to wade through a plethora of ugly people and ugly people pretending to be attractive in order to find someone who matches their own attractiveness. Our strict rules and natural selection process makes Darwin Dating the perfect medium for attractive people to find other people of their own kind."

Indeed, the ugly need not apply. So what constitutes ugly? Well, they have a full list, including: acne, mullets, bald patches, large gaps between teeth, too many freckles, and bizarrely enough, "anyone with a middle part." There's even a "chimp calculator" to see if you make the cut.


Dating website "For Beautiful People Only"

Is this:

a) a cruelly exclusionary practice, given that people are already nervous enough about how they stack up in the dating universe, without fear of being turned away for ugliness,

b) a pragmatic move for attractive people seeking other attractive people, since lying on profiles about appearance is so rampant and wasteful of everyone's time, or

c) right or wrong, another reflection of our obsession with superficial beauty.
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2012 3:58:31 PM

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Nicola discussed something similar to this in a topic Ugly' people invade BeautifulPeople.com back in June 21, 2011.

I'm surprised that this is still going on with dating websites d'oh!
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2012 4:04:00 PM

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Mìstress_Latexìa wrote:
Nicola discussed this in a topic Ugly' people invade BeautifulPeople.com back in June 21, 2011.

I'm surprised that this is still going on.


And another site, at that. I can honestly see merit in it, but not without a lot of hurt feelings from 'the excluded' for sure.
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2012 4:09:10 PM

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And another site, at that. I can honestly see merit in it, but not without a lot of hurt feelings from 'the excluded' for sure.


It is a shame and I would have to say yes to a, b, and c angry7 I personally don't see the merit in it at all but I was glad to see that there are sites out there that specifically cater for the 'uglies', and no beautiful people need not apply - I don't agree to it, but as they say, payback is a bitch evil4
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2012 4:10:26 PM

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I don't really see any issue with this. They already have a dating website for ugly people. It's called eHarmony. geek

Anyway... most dating websites are exclusionary on some level - that's why they have 'search' engines there, so people can pick the looks/height/salary-range they prefer. This website just does the preliminary searching for you to narrow things down ahead of time.

There are tons of existing websites for sugar-daddies and millionaires, but somehow the beautiful-people one tends to upset people more on principle, and I've never been sure why. If you try to join the website and end up rejected, then you can't whine about it because if you wanted to sign up, you are just as superficial and vain as the people on it - the only difference is that your perception about yourself is way off and reality checks can hurt.

There's certainly no lack of non-discriminating dating websites that are open to everyone, but people shouldn't delude themselves into thinking that those search-engine drop-down menus aren't being put to good use for purely vapid/shallow reasons on any site that offers them.


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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2012 4:36:16 PM

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I dislike it mainly because it shows how superficial society is. I don't really have a reason that it should be taken down, nor do I think it should be. My main problem isn't with the site, it's that people had a desire for something like this. Oh society, why you so stupid?
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2012 6:23:01 PM

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I say fine, let all the beautiful people choose from amongst themselves. Then they can have pretty babies and live happily ever after in their beautiful fairyland...

After they meet up with a few other beautiful people, they will discover that beautiful people are just the same as us ugly people, just with more to worry about if they get a spot or add a bit of lard around the middle. Plus if they are preoccupied with each other, it will mean the uglies get less mean comments thrown at them.

I'm all for it.

But when all's said and done, we're just people in different shells with different priorities, and if a person wants to be with a person they think is pretty, then good luck - hope they want you back.


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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2012 9:31:24 PM

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Meh. It's not a website that I would join. Even if I WAS one of the beautiful people. Let them play in their pretend paradise. It'll just make the fall that much harder when they age and get all (ewwwwwww) wrinkly and non-beautiful ...

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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2012 9:32:45 PM

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MrNudiePants wrote:
Meh. It's not a website that I would join. Even if I WAS one of the beautiful people. Let them play in their pretend paradise. It'll just make the fall that much harder when they age and get all (ewwwwwww) wrinkly and non-beautiful ...



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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 12:23:29 AM

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That is such a sad thing. Even if the beautiful people from their site do produce children their genes might make their kids ugly.

Wasn't there an dating site for "ugly" people called "uglybugball'?

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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 6:46:44 AM

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Dancing_Doll wrote:
I don't really see any issue with this. They already have a dating website for ugly people. It's called eHarmony. geek



laughing3 sign5

Good one DD.

But seriously, doen't it depend on your definition of beautiful? Have never personally used a dating web-site (I'm just too damn gorgeous) but would think this 'tactic' is just a marketing strategy, designed to pique your interest and maybe get you to enroll. Afterall, if they accept you (and your money) won't you feel all pretty and superior as it feeds your vanity? coffee


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Afterall, if they accept you (and your money) won't you feel all pretty and superior as it feeds your vanity? coffee


If that site is charging $$, I have a feeling their standards for what they consider "beautiful enough" will start a steady downward slide as the bills roll in and the actual number of members remains a shallow pool (literally and figuratively).


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Looks sure to offend many. I wish I had thought of it.

In order to join Darwin Dating, you have to agree that you don't suffer from:

Saggy boobs... in fact no saggy anything!
Sweat patches
Nerdy glasses
Pocket protectors
Weird pubic hair
Mullets
Fishnet stockings - Fishnets are okay, provided you are hot
Fat rolls
Acne
Out of proportion noses
Non-symmetrical faces or bodies
Red hair and too many freckles .. yes, that's right
Hair in the wrong places on women
Too much hair in the wrong places on men
Pasty skin
Patchy skin - especially if tendency to flake on others
Disproportionately Large ears
Lack of personal hygiene
Out of date fashions
Out of date hair styles (especially perms)
Large hips (men)
Small jaws (men)
Teeth that aren't straight
Teeth that aren't white
Uncared for fingernails
Bald patches (men, but particularly, women)
Facial hair (women)
Long back hair (men)
Anyone with a middle part
Ear and/or nose hair
Crooked or webbed toes
Webbed fingers or toes
Bent essential anatomy (men)
Oversized essential anatomy (women)
Lack of visible skin between eyebrows
Mid-digital hair
Ski jump noses
Wobbly upper arms
Hairy feet
Large gaps between teeth
Overuse of bright blue eyeshadow

If you fit into any of these categories, let's face it, you're ugly, but you aren't alone. Darwin Dating isn't for you but don't despair, there are plenty of ugly fish in the sea and they're all on every other dating website out there!

If you think you might meet our criteria sign up to chat to gorgeous online singles!

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Overuse of bright blue eyeshadow



Dammit. Does it make a difference if it's glittery, do you think? d'oh!

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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 7:41:11 AM

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I hate to say it, but we all know what "beautiful" is. Most people are average, regular, everyday looking people. Some will think a person is pretty or handsome, some will think the same person isn't pretty or handsome. Some people truly are ugly. Yes, there is someone for everyone. But we all know ugly when we see it. And truth be told, some ugly can be fixed. We've all seen makeover shows where they turn the beast into a beauty. But that takes money. Rich and ugly can be overcome. Poor and ugly and you're fucked.

Beauty is unmistakeable. We all see it. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder? True beauty is on the inside? Beauty comes from within? Pfft, I bet those phrases were all coined by ugly people. Are there regular people who think they're beautiful? Damn right. ARe there beautiful people who think they're only ordinary. Yep, that too. But society, the world over knows beauty. On a purely pleasing to the eye, external view of a person, we all know beauty when we see it.

What's inside a person does ultimately matter most. Character and beauty aren't necessarily the same thing. Rarely do we see an very beautiful person dating or married to a Wildabeast. We've all known someone that didn't catch our eye at first sight. Yet later after we got to know him/her, found them to be extremely attractive.

Most dating sites are all about the physcial appearance first. That's how people meet. If a person is browsing through ads on a site, he/she isn't going to stop and read the bios of someone that they aren't attracted to.

I'd never join the beautiful people dating site (I wouldn't pass the screening process anyway) but if the uber-pretty people out there want a site that weeds out the butterfaces, who cares.





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lafayettemister wrote:
I hate to say it, but we all know what "beautiful" is. Most people are average, regular, everyday looking people. Some will think a person is pretty or handsome, some will think the same person isn't pretty or handsome. Some people truly are ugly. Yes, there is someone for everyone. But we all know ugly when we see it. And truth be told, some ugly can be fixed. We've all seen makeover shows where they turn the beast into a beauty. But that takes money. Rich and ugly can be overcome. Poor and ugly and you're fucked.

Beauty is unmistakeable. We all see it. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder? True beauty is on the inside? Beauty comes from within? Pfft, I bet those phrases were all coined by ugly people. Are there regular people who think they're beautiful? Damn right. ARe there beautiful people who think they're only ordinary. Yep, that too. But society, the world over knows beauty. On a purely pleasing to the eye, external view of a person, we all know beauty when we see it.

What's inside a person does ultimately matter most. Character and beauty aren't necessarily the same thing. Rarely do we see an very beautiful person dating or married to a Wildabeast. We've all known someone that didn't catch our eye at first sight. Yet later after we got to know him/her, found them to be extremely attractive.

Most dating sites are all about the physcial appearance first. That's how people meet. If a person is browsing through ads on a site, he/she isn't going to stop and read the bios of someone that they aren't attracted to.

I'd never join the beautiful people dating site (I wouldn't pass the screening process anyway) but if the uber-pretty people out there want a site that weeds out the butterfaces, who cares.


Great post! laughing8



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Poor and ugly and you're fucked.



Only if you're poor and ugly and very, very lucky. drunken

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Only if you're poor and ugly and very, very lucky. drunken


Or if you're wearing a small brown paper bag over your head. And a larger one for your fat rolls. crybaby

I think that the website is great for like-minded people to bask in each others sublime beauty. I'm not gonna b/s about beauty on the inside because some people are damn hot assholes and you can't deny it. But OK, they want to meet other gorgeous people online. I say leave them to it. They're probably gonna find someone just as pretty and just as arrogant and thank god they'll leave the rest of us alone.

I can't believe sweat patches is on that list though. A man who doesn't get sweat patches after working out is gonna be pretty damn fat so they're kinda busted. Maybe they mean permanent stains...ew...

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Shylass wrote:


Only if you're poor and ugly and very, very...


...wealthy.

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No one with a middle part?

Not even her?



If she can't join, I'm not joining either. That'll fix 'em.



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Not really sure where they're going with the name. Darwin was the product of millions of years of evolution but wasn't much of a looker. Nice beard though.
EugenicsDating would be a little more accurate?
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Is it a sign of our times that conceit is no longer considered 'ugly?

or

arrogant, big talking, bigheaded, cocky, conceity, full of hot air, gall, ham, hot stuff, immodest, know-it-all, loudmouth, narcissistic, overweening, phony, puffed up, self-important, smart-alecky, snotty, stuck up, swollen-headed, vain or vainglorious?







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WellMadeMale wrote:
... In order to join Darwin Dating, you have to agree that you don't suffer from:
...
Non-symmetrical faces or bodies
...
Bad news for them - that excludes everybody. The whole basis of most successful computer facial recognition systems is to measure the differences between the left and right hand half of the face.

Also, almost nobody these days parts their hair down the middle.

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FtLMale wrote:
Is it a sign of our times that conceit is no longer considered 'ugly?

or

arrogant, big talking, bigheaded, cocky, conceity, full of hot air, gall, ham, hot stuff, immodest, know-it-all, loudmouth, narcissistic, overweening, phony, puffed up, self-important, smart-alecky, snotty, stuck up, swollen-headed, vain or vainglorious?







It is to me. Still considered ugly I mean.
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I think sites like these are great. That means that all the shallow fucks that thinks looks is everything and personality, intellect, humour and pretty much anything I want in a girl will wander off from the dating sites I wish to join in the future. This is a good way to weed out the good looking people that otherwise would have totally wasted your time. You would have looked at the pic and gone "(s)he's hot!", spent hours messaging back and forth and then finally meet up. Maybe you head into a relationship and then you realise after a few months that you can get more intelligent conversations out of the radiator of your neighbours broken down car. So I say keep doing that. Hell, I say set up singles bars and all that shit. Let the skanky bimbo's wander off and let me find a woman that I can love until I grow old and die, and not just until she loses her looks. That's my My 2 cents anyway...

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A point on the glasses front...styles are constantly changing, was there not a point recently where geek glasses were cool to wear? How can you let that define you?

Pff, not my style

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What do you define as ugly? A person who you believe is not as attractive as you? I would rather meet a not quite so attractive person with a golden heart than a person with an ugly heart.

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