I mean, I haven't been single since my freshman year of college, and back then I met all my dudes at frat parties and favored a busted-up Black Berry Curve. I threw my scale out over a year ago, so it's entirely possible that I gave more of a goal weight.Oh, and also, I listed myself as being in a relationship, but open to party invites. Anyway, then you upload a photo, and so begins your 48 hours of judgment, during which the website's opposite sex members (I don't remember being offered a non-hetero option, although it's possible I missed it) proceed to vote you in or out by hitting one of the following buttons: They correspond, from left to right, to the following charming categories: Absolutely Not, No, Hmmm OK, and Beautiful.Ever find yourself lazing about on your laptop on a Saturday afternoon, thinking, "Gee, I really wish someone were judging my looks in real time online right now"?
The website has attracted considerable controversy in the media and much criticism since its inception due to its exclusive business model of only allowing perceived attractive men and women to join the dating community.
In June 2011, Beautiful was attacked by a virus which allowed users to join without going through the mandatory 48 hour voting process.
Vain 13-year-old me ate stuff like this up (as if middle school itself didn't afford enough opportunities to have my looks/menial details about my personhood judged harshly in a public forum).
Well, a few weeks ago, my lovely editor shot me an email asking me to try out a dating site that, for all intents and purposes, sounded like 2014's answer to the douchey Live Journal groups of the mid-aughts. ), and it recently made waves when applicants reportedly underwent drastic makeovers in order to gain admission.
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