back to article Shove off, ugly folk, says site for people who love themselves

The hotness police at BeautifulPeople.com have reportedly booted off 3,000 ugly folk, telling them "their looks no longer come up to the rigorous standards expected". The site, which helps people looking for love who love themselves meet other people looking for love who love themselves, periodically reviews the suitability of …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Tawnie Lynn (pictured)

    And I was lead to believe the standards were high. Doesn't look like she was anywhere near the front of the queue when the beauty gene was being handed out and after reading her statement I would hazard a tentative guess that she was probably first in line for the dumb blonde gene.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Tawnie Lynn (pictured)

      Concur. Dunno about the acute blondness gene, but the hollowness gene for sure. There are people which you just look at and your first thought is: "Is there anything inside?". That look fits the bill 100%.

      1. The Vociferous Time Waster

        Re: Tawnie Lynn (pictured)

        Still would though

    2. MrT

      Re: Tawnie Lynn (pictured)

      Is that her, ahem, "professional" name?

    3. h4rm0ny

      Re: Tawnie Lynn (pictured)

      And here come the usual parade of people needing to disparage the looks of someone who is generally considered attractive to make themselves sound superior. Or if it is not possible to disparage their looks, to make unsupported claims about how they must be shallow or dumb. Because as we all know, you only get a couple of good qualities when you're born and if you choose looks or popularity, you must also be stupid or shallow.

      Don't like the site, don't join. Don't like that they turn away people who don't meet their standards? Same is true when I interview someone for a job (or am interviewed). Different people want different things from a partner. What is wrong with specialist dating sites in principle?

      1. Dan 55 Silver badge

        Re: Tawnie Lynn (pictured)

        And here's me thinking M[rs] * Lynn disparaged first.

        * Regex.

        1. h4rm0ny

          Re: Tawnie Lynn (pictured)

          >>And here's me thinking M[rs] * Lynn disparaged first. * Regex.

          How so? I haven't seen her disparaging the looks of anybody here. Claiming some sort of first strike from her seems unsupported. Also, your regex will lead to a lot of false positives. Try the far less exciting but accurate "Mrs|Miss|Ms".

          1. Dan 55 Silver badge

            Re: Tawnie Lynn (pictured)

            S?[Hh]e said that, “If the management failed to maintain the quality of the site by polluting the gene pool, most members would leave" which is pre-emptive disparagement.

            I know my regex, S?[Hh]e's not going to slip one past me.

            1. h4rm0ny

              Re: Tawnie Lynn (pictured)

              >>"I know my regex, S?[Hh]e's not going to slip one past me."

              Unfortunately for you, it's rather too late as you already attempted to be clever with your first regex and messed it up (a very simple Mrs / Miss / Ms) that included an infinite set of false positives. Normally it's not that important but given that this thread is mainly people making unsupported statements about the intelligence of people they don't know, I figured I might as well point out some of the flaws.

              As to "pre-emptive disparagement". Not really convinced. People are making lots of insults of the intelligence, personality and looks of people they've never even met and you're attempting to say she started it by being a member of a club. Has she come here and made personal attacks such as people here are doing? Has she turned down any of the posters here and said they're not good enough to be members? I don't think either is true and I don't see being a member of a specialist dating site constitutes attacks on people here who may or may not be members. It's not like El. Reg has been targeted and told we're not good enough for the club.

              1. Dan 55 Silver badge

                Re: Tawnie Lynn (pictured)

                I was going for two possible matches. I'm sure you'll get it eventually.

                1. h4rm0ny
                  Facepalm

                  Re: Tawnie Lynn (pictured)

                  >>You were trying to add a footnote to your regular expression weren't you? Except you actually turned your regular expression into a different one! Muppet! I should have realized what you meant.

                  But really, didn't it occur to you that you'd just written a completely different expression by putting an asterisk on the end? It's not like anyone wouldn't have known what you meant! :D

                  1. G Watty What?

                    Re: Tawnie Lynn (pictured)

                    You didn't realise the * was for the footnote?

                    Careful now, that horse is pretty high, climbing off maybe difficult! Muppet* **

                    * There is no regex in this message :)

                    ** Apologies for the insult but as you'd said it already, I couldn't resist. I only mean it in jest, I am sure your a nice person really and not a [Mp]uppet***

                    *** There was some Regex there but the *** was not part of it.

                    1. h4rm0ny

                      Re: Tawnie Lynn (pictured)

                      >>"You didn't realise the * was for the footnote?"

                      That is correct. When I see a regular expression with an asterisk on the end, I read it as part of the expression. Natural enough, I would have thought. Anyway, my mistake I suppose. I tend to put regex's on their own line in a post. Or use delimiters.

                      >>** Apologies for the insult but as you'd said it already, I couldn't resist. I only mean it in jest, I am sure your a nice person really and not a [Mp]uppet***

                      No offense intended. And I did use the term first so it is fair to return it to me. Not sure about the nice person or not (I seem to provoke extreme opinions on the subject) but I do admit when I am wrong. ;)

                      I'm going to maintain that putting an asterisk on the end of a regular expression is darn silly, however! ;)

                      1. Benchops

                        Re: Tawnie Lynn (pictured)

                        > When I see a regular expression with an asterisk on the end, I read it as part of the expression.

                        There was clearly a space before the '*' which means it would match

                        Mr

                        Ms

                        Mr␣

                        Ms␣

                        Mr␣␣

                        Ms␣␣

                        ...

                        in fact to express it succinctly,

                        M[rs] *

                    2. The First Dave Silver badge

                      Re: Tawnie Lynn (pictured)

                      Of course not: in that context * has a meaning within the Regex, but neither †

                      nor ‡ do, conversely both of the latter are well-known as being mainly used for footnotes, while * has about a billion different meanings.

                2. Jedit
                  Joke

                  "I was going for two possible matches. I'm sure you'll get it eventually."

                  What's the difference between BeautifulPeople.com and EpilepticPeople.com?

                  One has members taking fits...

                  1. LucreLout Silver badge
                    Coffee/keyboard

                    Re: "I was going for two possible matches. I'm sure you'll get it eventually." @Jedit

                    What's the difference between BeautifulPeople.com and EpilepticPeople.com?

                    One has members taking fits...

                    This deserves way more upvotes than it's getting. Funniest thing I've read all day.

          2. G Watty What?

            Can't we all just agree regex is beautiful?

            I don't get it....won't M[rs] match:

            Mr

            Ms

            I maybe wrong, happy to be corrected. Was your beef with the 'Mr' match?

      2. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Tawnie Lynn (pictured)

        h4rm0ny, so which bit of not wanting to share a lift with someone because they may not be as perfect as you and your friends think they are do you find not to be shallow or rather dumb.

        1. h4rm0ny

          Re: Tawnie Lynn (pictured)

          >>"h4rm0ny, so which bit of not wanting to share a lift with someone because they may not be as perfect as you and your friends think they are do you find not to be shallow or rather dumb."

          I don't see that it relates to intelligence at all. I have been stuck on a plane next to some large and unpleasant people and not liked it but my dislike has not stemmed from intelligence or lack of. It's a matter of preference uninformed by that. As to shallow, no, I don't think that's true either. Shallow would be if I only cared about that criteria. Having it as a criteria amongst others does not make one shallow.

          What one is attracted to or seeks in a romantic partner is not all that defines somebody. There are a lot of interesting or complicated people who have a wide range of talents, interests or work that makes them fascinating. If I find that a writer or director or scientist who's work I find fascinating or has interesting views on things happens to like physical qualities X or Y in their sexual partners, I don't immediately call that person shallow. Nor should you. But that is what you are doing here, if you think about it.

      3. Robert E A Harvey

        Re: Tawnie Lynn (pictured)

        >usual parade of people needing to disparage the looks of someone

        I rather think that anyone who puts their head above this particular parapet is fair game for gettting shot at.

        1. h4rm0ny

          Re: Tawnie Lynn (pictured)

          >>"I rather think that anyone who puts their head above this particular parapet is fair game for gettting shot at."

          Why? They didn't ask to be featured on an international IT news website.

          1. Michael Wojcik Silver badge

            Re: Tawnie Lynn (pictured)

            They didn't ask to be featured on an international IT news website.

            Perhaps you should consult your dictionary on the customary meaning of the phrase "press release".

      4. Goldmember

        Re: Tawnie Lynn (pictured)

        "What is wrong with specialist dating sites in principle?"

        Nothing, I suppose. Each to their own, and all that. Putting aside the comments of the girl in the picture and taking the view of the airheads who frequent such a site, she isn't all that hot. Sure, caked in makeup and with the professional (or decent amateur) shot plus possible retouching she looks moderately attractive in the photo, but take all that away and she's just plain. I imagine she's no beauty first thing in the morning.

        But she talks of herself as though she's a stunner, and has completely set herself up for scrutiny. That's what I take issue with.

      5. Loyal Commenter Silver badge

        Re: Tawnie Lynn (pictured)

        Because as we all know, you only get a couple of good qualities when you're born and if you choose looks or popularity, you must also be stupid or shallow.

        I think it's more a case of, if you judge people solely by their looks, then you are 'stupid or shallow'. Stupid, because people have no choice over the looks they are born with, and shallow, because when it comes to the vast number of attributes that a person may possess, their looks are a single one.

        Judging people based on their appearance would appear to be the sole function of this site, so it is reasonable to conclude that the users are, in fact, quite likely to be stupid and shallow individuals.

        The featured individual's reference to 'polluting the gene pool' also smacks rather of eugenics, which doesn't exactly endear her to me.

      6. NumptyScrub

        Re: Tawnie Lynn (pictured)

        Don't like the site, don't join. Don't like that they turn away people who don't meet their standards? Same is true when I interview someone for a job (or am interviewed). Different people want different things from a partner. What is wrong with specialist dating sites in principle?

        The horribly grey area involving bigotry / discrimination legislation, IMO. If they specialise in interests or activities then fair enough, but when they specialise purely in physical characteristics, it does start to skirt dangerously close to existing discrimination legislation.

        Or if it is not possible to disparage their looks, to make unsupported claims about how they must be shallow or dumb.

        Regarding Ms. Lynn, then I am perfectly happy judging her purely on her words:

        “If the management failed to maintain the quality of the site by polluting the gene pool, most members would leave. ... It would make BeautifulPeople just like every other dating site – full of the kind of people you wouldn’t want to share an elevator with, let alone date.”

        It is only 2 sentences, but I think there are enough hints in there to gauge the depth of her character, at least superficially.

        1. h4rm0ny

          Re: Tawnie Lynn (pictured)

          >>"The horribly grey area involving bigotry / discrimination legislation, IMO. If they specialise in interests or activities then fair enough, but when they specialise purely in physical characteristics, it does start to skirt dangerously close to existing discrimination legislation"

          No it doesn't. Not unless the government has started to mandate who we are attracted to. (They haven't, have they?)

      7. Michael Wojcik Silver badge

        Re: Tawnie Lynn (pictured)

        What is wrong with specialist dating sites in principle?

        What is wrong with mocking them, on principle?

        Also, of course, people who pronounce themselves beautiful are opening the door for disparagement.1 And they're guilty of a category error, since while some aspects of physical attractiveness seem to be cross-cultural (e.g. facial symmetry), beauty is largely evaluated on subjective grounds that are highly culturally inflected. The pictures I found claiming to be of Lynn don't meet my standards, and I'd guess the same would be true of many of their members. There's no reason they should care about that, but having pronounced themselves beautiful according to some arbitrary metric, they have no defense against being evaluated, in public, against other such.

        Now, as to whether she's shallow, stupid, etc, I cannot say; perhaps she's simply playing the role in order to take advantage of people who are shallow and stupid. In which case more power to her.

        1I'm quite a looker myself. Disparage away!

    4. Christoph Silver badge
      Joke

      Re: Tawnie Lynn (pictured)

      I wonder where he got that photo he's using?

    5. Lamont Cranston

      Re: Tawnie Lynn (pictured)

      You weren't supposed to look at her face!

    6. LucreLout Silver badge

      Re: Tawnie Lynn (pictured)

      Ms Lynn is a looker, no doubt about that. While I'd be willing to share a condom with her, that is about as far as it goes. I'm certainly not looking to share the rest of my life with the sort of person who values looks over intelligence, personality, etc etc (were I not already married this is).

      Sorry Tawny, but in 20 years time my Mrs will still be smart, funny, and reasonably good looking for her age. You'll just be reasonably good looking for your age, and your husband will have replaced you with a girl who's likely not born yet. I see it all the time in the City.

  2. Steve Davies 3 Silver badge

    Three things come to mind here

    1) The Groucho Marx saying

    I don’t care to belong to any club that will have me as a member

    2) The Carly Simon song

    You're so Vain

    3) The 1960's band 'The Pretty Things' who were not that pretty.

    I say, let them stew in this own self gratification of wonder. Who says that they are that pretty anyway?

    1. Paul Crawford Silver badge
      Thumb Up

      Re: Three things come to mind here

      You deserve two up-votes for getting Groucho & Carly in to one post.

    2. skeptical i
      Thumb Up

      Re: Three things come to mind here

      The old Charles Addams "Is there someone else, Narcissus?" cartoon also leaps to mind -- http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-PHVP8f4nIxM/UCS0n2Yf5vI/AAAAAAAAARU/QdJpkyFVJyI/s980/SH838.jpg

  3. Arctic fox
    Thumb Down

    How does one express ones feelings about this kind of site..........

    .........and the kind of people they cater to? The words "nauseated contempt" come to mind.

  4. Bloodbeastterror

    Naomi Campbell

    Living proof that beauty is only skin deep.

    (And the UK isn't a county...)

    1. Richard 81

      Re: Naomi Campbell

      Everyone knows it's a small province of the superstate Oceania.

  5. Nigel Brown

    What was it they used to say?

    Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder?

    1. DropBear Silver badge
      Trollface

      Re: What was it they used to say?

      Yeah, but how do we get women to drink some of it...?!?

  6. Sealand
    Pint

    Interesting. Exactly how are they checking members' beauty once you're a member?

    Automatic scrambling of the avatars? Checking through your windows? Or just: "Hey, you've been a member for so long - you can't possibly be beautiful anymore. At least not as beautiful as us".

    It's Friday. Beauty is in the beer.

    1. h4rm0ny

      >>"Interesting. Exactly how are they checking members' beauty once you're a member?"

      There are periodic reviews and your photo gets voted on by the general membership. Also, from time to time a site admin will require you to have a video call with them so they can check your photos really do look like you.

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        1. Michael Wojcik Silver badge

          Have you faded from your 70's glory perchance?

          Don't be silly. Harmony's a vampire. Her beauty will never fade.1

          1Modulo wooden-stake disease.

  7. Michael H.F. Wilkinson Silver badge

    The shallow end of the gene pool

    Even by the standards of the general internet, this is an extreme load of vacuous twaddle. I would not want to spend any time in the presence of said Tawnie, let alone in the confined spaces of an elevator, where the stench of her (no doubt liberally applied) perfume would probably trigger an allergic attack. Besides, to paraphrase the immortal words of Marvin the Paranoid Android: "I get a headache trying to think down to their level"

  8. tony2heads

    How about a dating website called

    PhotoshoppedPeople.com

    Of course there would be the need to weed out people with extra limbs, or body parts floating in space - but it would be about as realistic as BeautifulPeople.com

    1. Androgynous Cupboard Silver badge

      Re: How about a dating website called

      My favourite is still going strong I see: http://richorbeautiful.com. I, of course, am accepted there on both counts.

  9. Novex
    Thumb Down

    Not 'Darwinian'. The site is more like a form of eugenics.

  10. Richard 81

    Better to keep them all in one place, so they don't bother the rest of us.

    1. Steven Raith

      A thousand times this. I've met some seriously narcassistic people in my time, and with one exception (someone who was narcassistic but knew it and made up for it by also being a good lass overall) they've all been the sort of people that I tend not to associate with.

      If this keeps them off dating sites for us normals, that's fine by me....

      Steven "tends to find people to be more attractive once he gets to know them better" R

  11. elaar

    If they're all so beautfiul and perfect, then why do they need to resort to using a dating website?

    1. Paul Crawford Silver badge

      Probably because they are vain tossers and quickly lose anyone initially interested in their looks once their personality (or lack thereof) is known.

      But don't listen to me, I am just ugly, bitter & twisted...

      1. chivo243 Silver badge
        Paris Hilton

        @Paul Crawford

        I am listening, as I also fit the bill, but would add old, grey and in the way to your list.

        Nicely Put!

        Paris as you can't get any more opposite than that

      2. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        I have a rule of thumb...

        .. that is usually borne out, viz. beauty is inversely proportional to personality.

        Beautiful people can get by on their looks, so don't have to be nice. Less beautiful people develop good personalities in order to be liked. I've ..um.. "known" .. enough of both types to know who I'd rather spend more than a night with.

    2. h4rm0ny

      Because just because you're physically beautiful. doesn't mean you necessarily have more opportunities to meet people or that you will necessarily get approached by people you like. People do not automatically approach a girl because she is beautiful (or turn out to be single when they do). Indeed, many men will be more likely to approach a girl who is plain or dresses so, on the basis they think that girl is more likely to like them.

      1. Paul Crawford Silver badge

        @h4rm0ny

        You are right to a point. Someone who is above-average in terms of attractiveness is not guaranteed to get attention from folk that they want, maybe because they are afraid of rejection as the presume such a person is overwhelmed by offers.

        But this is a site offering only other "beautiful people", and that alone suggests they are not looking for those missing Joe Averages who are average looking but underneath really a decent and interesting blokes.

        1. h4rm0ny

          Re: @h4rm0ny

          >>"But this is a site offering only other "beautiful people", and that alone suggests they are not looking for those missing Joe Averages who are average looking but underneath really a decent and interesting blokes."

          True, but I was responding simply to someone's argument that if these people were attractive they would not find a dating site useful. It's a rebuttal to someone arguing how the patrons can't be attractive because they use the site.

          It is quite clear that the site is used by people who also want to prioritize looks in their partner(s).

        2. Omgwtfbbqtime Silver badge

          @h4rm0ny

          It used to be* a squaddie maxim:

          Go Ugly Early.

          not so much to find a nice personality, or a girl you would like, as one who would put out.

          I met Miss Right (yes there is a Mrs omgwtfbbqtime) so I stopped looking for Miss Right Now.

          *It probably still is, and always will be.

      2. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        It's also the case that the more beautiful a girl is, the less likely she is to get chatted up. It has nothing to do with her being a snooty cow or not, but most guys seem afraid to chat them up.

        Whereas the minger will never be in short supply of attention - the theory being that they're gratefull for the attention.

        1. Mad Mike
          Joke

          If that's a problem, I'm offering myself as the solution!!

          Come on all you beauties, I'll take it on the chin and give you plenty of attention of whatever type you like :-)

          1. Eddy Ito Silver badge

            And the Oscar for creativity and subtleness in a euphemism goes to Mad Mike.

        2. Michael Wojcik Silver badge

          It's also the case that the more beautiful a girl is, the less likely she is to get chatted up.

          Have a citation for the methodologically-sound research that supports this claim?

  12. Trollslayer Silver badge

    *shudder*

    Looks like I had a narrow escape, almost joined that site.

  13. frank ly

    Just wondering

    "The UK was the county with the second most members expelled ..."

    Which country had the most members expelled? Does this indicate wishful vanity or a robust sense of humour?

  14. Elmer Phud

    Self lovers

    So, yet another site for solipsistic wankers.

    Must be soooo hard taking money from them folks

  15. Peter Storm

    Hmmm

    Are you sure this site isn't secretly a selection process for the Golgafrincham B Ark?

    1. Afernie

      Re: Hmmm

      She does look as though she might need to take along a hairdresser, for maintaining the required 'standards' - but surely she'd turn her nose up at sharing the atmosphere of her new home with sales assistants and telemarketers?

  16. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Life Imitates Art?

    There's an episode of Family Guy where Peter Griffin has plastic surgery and joins a club like this.

    That was very funny, as satirical TV cartoon shows go, but it's fucking weird when it happens for real.

  17. Zog_but_not_the_first Silver badge
    Happy

    Time to join the Devon police force?

    For a moment I read that as "The Totnes police at BeautifulPeople.com have reportedly..."

  18. Graham Marsden
    Holmes

    "It would make BeautifulPeople just like every other dating site...

    "- full of the kind of people you wouldn’t want to share an elevator with, let alone date.”

    Erm, I think as far as most people are concerned it is *already* like that!

  19. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    That's Life.

    I understand the argument about shallowness, etc, but I wonder how many people up/downvoting the comments here would pick a partner they couldn't stand to kiss or sleep with? Be honest - how often do you see someone you find ugly but you think "Well, if they're kind and fun to be with, I still would"? Yeah, right.

    Face it, what do you call someone you don't fancy but get along with well? A friend.

    We're attracted to partners by their looks. If you can't stomach kissing someone, they're not going to be a lover, are they? This may not be PC or comfortable to some people, but that's the way it is. I know I'm stuffed now that I'm old, grey, waistband-challenged, and balding, but I've come to accept it. I had my time when I was young and had hair, but now it's all over. Women used to look at me occasionally, but now I'm invisible unless it's cold and I'm wearing a woolly hat and they can't see my lack of hair!

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: That's Life.

      So, you are happy to accept that the 'hive mind' of this website can select people for you? Do you have no opinions of your own? Are you insecure enough to think that, if this site's moderators dont think that a person is hot enough for you, you shouldn't be subjected to their photo? Would an image of someone who doesn't meet some kind of accepted attractiveness criteria offend you? Are you that easily led / stupid?

      Happy to have the occasional story about this site, as it provides the opportunity for the minging like myself to point and laugh at 'hotties' who are the gullible, stupid, shallow, insecure, narcisistic and therefore totally unnatractive people who'd want to be a member of such a site.

      1. h4rm0ny

        Re: That's Life.

        >>"So, you are happy to accept that the 'hive mind' of this website can select people for you?"

        To some extent, yes. It's not as if all the members conform to some precise look and type - people can look very different to each other but still both be hot. But this site weeds out a lot of those that I wouldn't find hot and that saves time. Furthermore, the staff actually reach out to people and check that the photos are of them, that they're up to date and not heavily photoshopped. You can't say that of most dating sites. So sure - it's a useful service to verify and gather people one might want to date. And it's not as if this is the only way one can meet potential partners. Being a member doesn't mean that you wont meet that one colleague / friend of a friend / etc. but it also gives you somewhere to go where you will meet the type of people you want to date. (You meaning someone who signs up to the site). For people who have difficult work lives, that's a major boon.

        >>"Do you have no opinions of your own?"

        I think anyone who has read my frequent posts on El Reg's forums can confirm that I very definitely have opinions of my own. They kick in as stage two when I (or the other person) start looking through the candidates. You seem to be presenting this as the site coming to your house and saying: "here is your date. You will like them". It's not, it's a service that provides people you might like and weeds out the ones you probably wont. And if in the ones that were weeded out is someone you might have got on with, you probably would have wanted them as a friend instead anyway.

        >>"Are you insecure enough to think that, if this site's moderators dont think that a person is hot enough for you, you shouldn't be subjected to their photo? "

        Not sure how insecurity follows from others deciding an applicant isn't "hot enough" for me. But no, either way.

        >>"Would an image of someone who doesn't meet some kind of accepted attractiveness criteria offend you?

        It would detract from the value of the site, much the same way it wastes my time when someone turns up for an interview who isn't qualified for the job. It would also waste their time as a member of the site is likely only to want to date people who are generally regarded as physically attractive.

        >>"Are you that easily led / stupid?"

        Again, not sure how not seeing an image of someone unattractive leads to meaning someone is stupid, but again, no.

        >>"Happy to have the occasional story about this site, as it provides the opportunity for the minging like myself to point and laugh at 'hotties' who are the gullible, stupid, shallow, insecure, narcisistic and therefore totally unnatractive people who'd want to be a member of such a site."

        I find your attitude far more aggressive, insulting and generally filled with preconceived stereotypes than people simply voluntarily signing up to a service where they meet attractive potential partners. Evidence that people who use the service are more gullible? Or insecure? Or are you just bringing the assumptions into play that support your worldview?

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: That's Life.

          Hiya! Cheers for the uber comprehensive reply! One thing though.....

          >>"Do you have no opinions of your own?"

          I think anyone who has read my frequent posts on El Reg's forums can confirm that I very definitely have opinions of my own.

          The post I replied to was from an AC.....Did you click the box by mistake? Otherwise how am I to know the post was from a highly ennobled, Rt Hon siver badge winner? *tugs forelock respectably*

          Other than that, agree to differ! Have a great day!

          1. h4rm0ny

            Re: That's Life.

            >>"The post I replied to was from an AC.....Did you click the box by mistake? Otherwise how am I to know the post was from a highly ennobled, Rt Hon siver badge winner? *tugs forelock respectably*"

            I had the page sorted by Newest First and mistakenly thought your post was a reply to my own. So consider the rest of my post to be valid but the part about opinions only to apply to me. I don't post as an AC. I did once years ago, for a joke where someone said they were posting AC in case their wife read their comment and I posted an AC reply pretending to be that wife posting AC in case my husband read it... Hmmm, one of those had to be there. ;)

            >>"Otherwise how am I to know the post was from a highly ennobled, Rt Hon siver badge winner? *tugs forelock respectably*"

            I keep waiting for my gold badge, but none appears. :(

            >>"Other than that, agree to differ! Have a great day!"

            Agree to differ is fine. A good day to you, also.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: That's Life.

      You seem to be inferring that being attracted to someone is 1) purely a function of physical appearance 2) everyone shares the same objective standard of beauty. Everyone has met people that people that would be deemed gorgeous by standard media conventions and who turns out to be insanely dull or dim-witted or self-absorbed. Likewise, everyone has met someone who isn't much to look at it but is great fun or who has a certain charisma. Attraction is a complex and multifactorial phenomena. This site basically just focuses on singular aspect, probably the detriment of all others.

      I look like a train wreck of an individual but I married someone who most people deem to be very attractive. She was far wealthier than I am, quite possibly more intelligent and what some uncharitable individuals might describe as "completely out of my league". I am a pretty decent type of fellow though I think, sometimes amusing and I try to treat people with respect. This includes not assuming that everyone shares my thoughts and opinions on subjects. Something to think about perhaps...

  20. x 7

    Vain vapid vanities ........

    she looks like she suffers from foetal alcohol syndrome to me. I'm guessing her IQ is around her bra size

    1. Simon Harris Silver badge

      From the picture maybe not high enough to work out how to do up a bra.

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  22. Whit.I.Are

    Somthing else to discriminate against

    Sexism, racism, ageism, fatism, uglyism. Whatever next?

  23. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "... Gestapo of the beautiful ..."

    The idea of a movie based on that phrase makes my eyes water just thinking about it.

    A hat tip to the scribe.

  24. Joe Drunk
    Pint

    LMAO

    At the 3,000 that were booted from that website. Just what they deserved for signing up in the first place.

    And Tawnie...I've definitely seen way better.

    Beer icon because Tawnie, after I've had a few, I will probably change my mind.

  25. MattW99

    Gutted...

    They wouldn't let me join - apparently I'm too good looking and it wouldn't be fair to the other members.

  26. Simon Harris Silver badge

    Why bother?

    Why is el Reg giving this odious site the time of day again? Lester already wrote about them, more amusingly, a few years ago.

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/11/17/beautiful_people/

  27. smartypants

    Mingers are Winners in the end!

    The best thing about being a minger is that the ageing process is just a rearrangement of unattractive flesh, rather than the loss of something you had.

    (P.S. 'Graceless Ageing' - sounds a good idea. Must give it a go.)

    1. fearnothing

      Re: Mingers are Winners in the end!

      My gran was a firm believer in growing old disgracefully. Consequently, she was hilarious. Sod the pretty people, if I find a lass that makes me laugh as much as she did, I'm sorted.

  28. Mad Mike

    Look out MENSA

    Presumably, the MENSA website is in for the same sort of abuse. After all, what's the difference? This website is for beautiful people only (how you judge that I'm not too sure), whereas MENSA is for people with very high IQs.

    It's always struck me that both represent a lot of stuck up people, trying to lord it around over some perceived advantage they have.

    If beautiful people are considered airheads etc. (as has been suggested in many posts), does this mean people belonging to MENSA are all ugly hags?

    1. smartypants

      Re: Look out MENSA

      Actually, that was a good point you made.

      From the Mensa home page:

      "Mensa aims to identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity."

      Or alternatively, somewhere you can chat with like-minded individuals about how lucky you are to be so brainy.

      It seems incredibly dull and though I am spectacularly clever(*) I wouldn't want to rub shoulders with the sorts of people who select themselves into little groups like this.

      (* a lie)

      1. Mad Mike
        Joke

        Re: Look out MENSA

        Yes, I thought it was as well!! Perhaps I should apply for MENSA? What an appalling thought.

        The one character trait that really irritates me beyond all others is people who are completely up themselves. Don't care what the trait is.....beauty, money, intelligence, impeccable dress sense. You name it.

        Anybody who runs around letting others know how superior they are in some sense or another is generally a poor person in my book. A little hubris goes a long way.

        Personally, I'm all for becoming the founder member of www.richandhandsomeandintelligentandhunglikeadonkey.com.

        Anyone care to join me?

        1. Graham Lockley

          Re: Look out MENSA

          Nearly had me joining up there but I went for www.richandhandsomeandintelligentandhunglikeahorsefly.com instead ;)

    2. Vanir

      Re: Look out MENSA

      The most beautiful, the most intelligent; these websites are, to some extent an expression of their desire to be seen to be superior to some other group of people.

      I am superior to those that clean toilets for a living, because I do not. Therefore I have right to treat them with insult and injury.

      We're all full of shit.

    3. fearnothing

      Re: Look out MENSA

      The guy who founded MENSA eventually washed his hands of the organisation. He wanted it to be a gathering of people of great ability so that they could combine their efforts for the improvement of humankind. Instead the result was, in his own words, "mental masturbation".

      Tells you a lot about humans, really.

  29. Mad Mike
    Joke

    Tawnie Lynn

    Now, that's a very deep south sounding name.

    Surely her dating website should be:-

    www.beautifulandrelatedpeople.com?

  30. x 7

    "hunglikeahorsefly"???????

    someone getting his metaphors mixed?

    or did the spielchucker kick in there?

    1. Graham Lockley

      Self-deprecating humour doncha know :)

  31. NotWorkAdmin

    Can you put the original picture back?

    I wasn't quite finished.

  32. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Did Marilyn Manson come up with that website?

  33. Marketing Hack Silver badge
    Thumb Down

    "polluting the gene pool"

    I don't know about looks, but Tawnie struck a blow to keep the asshole trait in the human gene pool.

    1. skeptical i
      Devil

      Re: "polluting the gene pool"

      Funny thing, though, is that the work of even the most skilled plastic surgeons does not transmit to offspring. So one could argue that people on this site who owe their beauty to silicone and surgery could be doing a disservice to the "gene pool"; imagine the horror in the delivery room when the product of two "beautiful people" turns out to be very very different and then there's some 'splainin to do (as the attending nurses try to suppress their laughter).

      Take or leave my dog's breakfast looks but at least they's honest dog's breakfast looks. :^)

  34. Simon Harris Silver badge

    New picture

    Gosh - the Elonex one wouldn't win any beauty contests! That's one ugly looking netbook!

  35. Will Godfrey Silver badge
    Meh

    Hmmm

    I wonder what the people who own/manage/run the site look like.

  36. x 7

    Just discovered that if you Google for images of Tawnie Lynn, you can get a much more complete view of her. She even has her own book! Only pictures though, no words. I think its meant for those who prefer physical rather than intellectual stimulation.

  37. ecofeco Silver badge

    Self correcting

    Inbreeding will eventually fix that.

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