reply to post by LDragonFire
It's a shame. Whatever happened to Beauty being in the eye of the beholder? Ahhh, well...
With that being said: I think the website is only enforcing via policy what most online daters do in private: they weed through all the photos of
people whom they consider "ugly." C'mon, right? That website is just saving its members the trouble of doing it themselves. Or, at least they are
mitigating it. Because once you "make it" and are accepted into that site, don't think it's going to be all roses from there.
Once on a site like that, the people on there are going to do the same thing: weed out all the "less desirables." They will stratify and develop a
heirarchy of beauty. All the website is doing, really, is eliminating the VOLUME of "undesirables" a person need to weed out. So, don't feel bad if
you didn't make the first cut and make it onto the site, because once there, you'll be swimming with the most bloodthirsty of the beauty sharks.
ADDITIONAL THOUGHT: In the end, this website is a SERVICE to anyone who values more than looks, for the most shallow kinds of folks will gravitate to
this site. In essence, these "beautiful" people have removed themselves from "normal" folk, who now won't accidentally encounter the shallow, the
vain, the self-centered, the arrogant and the plain-old mean. Of course, this is not to say that "ugly" or "average" folks can't have those
qualities, either. At least this way, people will be less likely to accidentally stumble into a shallow person and have to go through the emotional
heartache of getting attached to someone who is going to dump you when a better model comes rolling along.
ANOTHER THOUGHT: Hey, how about a website that makes you take an IQ test and if you don't score enough, you can't look for mates on that site? OR,
how about a website that verifies your financial worth before letting you onto it? You see, there are many "qualifiers," ---not just physical beauty.
And, to the dismay of the "beautiful," they may be lacking in other qualities. For those people who have ALL the qualities down, well, I imagine
they don't need a dating site.
edit on 21-6-2011 by GhostLancer because: ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS