Fat people thrown off dating site
"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 Beautiful
"Letting fatties roam the site is a direct threat to our business model and the very concept for which Beautiful 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.
was called a creep because in his profile he wrote he will not “consider dating women who are over 30 and overweight.” “OK, so my sister messaged someone on an online dating site just to say hi ... “I was also specific about weight as I have never been attracted to big women.
“I was specific with age because I would like to start a family one day and, to be honest, I think that the necessary timeline before doing so is shortened/compressed with a lady over 30,” he wrote.
Online dating has jumped among adults under age 25 as well as those in their late 50s and early 60s.
The share of 18- to 24-year-olds who use online dating has roughly tripled from 10% in 2013 to 27% today.
And apparently, enough beautiful people were angry that some members had enjoyed a bit too many treats during the holiday season.
So Beautiful 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.
Potential applicants have to pass a rating process before they are accepted on to the site by existing members.Digital technology and smartphones in particular have transformed many aspects of our society, including how people seek out and establish romantic relationships.Few Americans had online dating experience when Pew Research Center first polled on the activity in 2005, but today 15% of U. adults report they have used online dating sites or mobile dating apps.(CNN) -- 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 Beautiful threw out members after they posted photos "revealing that they have let themselves go," according to a company statement.