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    Default Dating site for beautiful people expels 'fatties' after holiday weight gain

    A dating site that markets itself as an elite community for beautiful people with a "strict ban on ugly people" has axed about 5,000 members for packing on the pounds during the holiday season.

    The international site http://BeautifulPeople.com threw out members after they posted photos "revealing that they have let themselves go," according to a company statement.

    "As a business, we mourn the loss of any member, but the fact remains that our members demand the high standard of beauty be upheld," said Robert Hintze, founder of BeautifulPeople.com. "Letting fatties roam the site is a direct threat to our business model and the very concept for which BeautifulPeople.com was founded."

    The site describes itself as an "elite online club, where every member works the door" -- that is, users can join only after enough members vote them "beautiful" during the 48 hours after their profile is uploaded.

    And apparently, enough beautiful people were angry that some members had enjoyed a bit too many treats during the holiday season.

    So BeautifulPeople.com sent those flagged members e-mails, according to the company statement, telling them they could register again for the site when the extra pudge was gone.

    "We responded to complaints by moving the newly chubby members back to the rating stage. This is the same as having them re-apply," Greg Hodge, managing director of BeautifulPeople.com, said in a statement.

    The company said it "expelled" 1,520 users from the U.S., 832 from the U.K., 533 from Canada, 510 from Poland, 425 from Germany, 402 from Italy, 323 from France, 220 from Denmark, 176 from Turkey and 88 people from Russia. In the e-mail, it gave users suggestions for boot camps and workout facilities to get themselves back in shape.

    Some gave the site a shot again, hoping fellow users might not see them as the "fatties" others had.

    "Their re-applications were reviewed by existing members, and only a few hundred were voted back in. Over 5,000 were rejected," Hodge added.

    Hodge admits, and has admitted from the time his company started, that his site may not be fair, but people want to date someone they are attracted to.

    "Is it elitist? Yes, it is, because our members want it to be," Hodge said when the company started out in 2005. "Is it lookist? Yes, it is, because our members want it to be. Is it PC? No, it's not, but it's honest."

    And on this site, beauty is certainly in the eye of the beholder; only one in five applicants is normally accepted, a company statement said.

    Maintaining those standards is what the site is about, Hodge said, and that's why people were expelled.

    "Every year we see that some of our members from Western cultures eat and drink to excess over the holidays, and clearly their looks suffer," he said in a statement. "The U.S.A. has been grossly over-indulging since Thanksgiving. It's no wonder that so many members have been expelled from the network. We hope they will be back after shedding the festive pounds."
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    is this from the Onion or something?

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    that's pretty funny

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    Didn't eHarmony or one of those other sites get caught turning people down because they were less than attractive?
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    If it's true I really don't see a problem with it.
    Stay out of it, dude.


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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    is this from the Onion or something?
    That's what I thought too.

    Also, is there a dating site for overweight people? If not, there should be. I think they have them for farmers, vegetarians and people with pets.

    I've heard some funny stories from a friend who used eharmony. Lots of girls post pics of themselves with their 1998 bodies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugs Meanie View Post
    That's what I thought too.

    Also, is there a dating site for overweight people? If not, there should be. I think they have them for farmers, vegetarians and people with pets.

    I've heard some funny stories from a friend who used eharmony. Lots of girls post pics of themselves with their 1998 bodies.
    yep...google it.

    www.bbbpeoplemeet.com

    Match.com shows up as having sections devoted to big people.

    www.largefriends.com
    Stay out of it, dude.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugs Meanie View Post

    I've heard some funny stories from a friend who used eharmony. Lots of girls post pics of themselves with their 1998 bodies.
    and I'm sure lots of dudes posts pics of themselves with their 1998 hair!

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    Quote Originally Posted by broken9500 View Post
    If it's true I really don't see a problem with it.
    Me neither. I have been a member on this site for a couple years now and it is very frustrating to have to waste time looking through profiles of women that have let themselves go. Who has time for that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    that's pretty funny
    I think it is too. I think more than anything though...it's great publicity!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholas_kudochop View Post
    I think it is too. I think more than anything though...it's great publicity!
    i'm sure it is - i'm too ugly (and married) to be on that site. But I think it's great that good looking people are being booted for not being good looking enough. Fantastic stuff.

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    Sounds like an awesome site, I'm gonna try to join being the stud muffin I am.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    Sounds like an awesome site, I'm gonna try to join being the stud muffin I am.
    Let me know how that goes over with your lovely bride.
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    Considering this is the first I've ever heard of it, I think this is just for publicity.

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    Mrs Brett - Honey what is this charge on the Visa for beautiful people ??

    Brett - Ohh baby doll that is a dating site I joined, its only for beautiful people - cool huh?

    Mrs Brett - (grabs frying pan and thrusts it into Bretts head).

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