The website boasts more than 800,000 users from 190 countries and first launched in Denmark 2002, before spreading to the US and UK in 2005.
A statement from Beautiful claims it does not attempt to define beauty but “simply gives an accurate representation of what society's ideal of beauty as decided by the members”.
They decide whether you are qualified to join the Luxy community or not.
The vouch process help us make sure we have the best and high quality users.
Shameless ppl tryna take profit of ppl and steal their opinion they should be banned of the net! I know a few people who have found love on Beautiful People but it has not happened for me im afraid.
I browsed through the male members..i wonder why is this site called "beautifulpeople". People always told me that I am a decent looking guy, so I decided to give it a try.
The site is also offering advice from “beauty mentors” on how to get back up to the standard.“Letting unattractive people populate the site would compromise the very concept for which Beautiful was founded,” Mr Hodge said.“If their looks aren't up to our members’ exacting standards and they do not secure a majority of positive votes, then their profiles are immediately removed.”Anyone who is found to be failing to maintain their looks is put back through the rating system, where members of the opposite sex only can select options including "yes, definitely", "hmm yes, ok", "no, not really" and "no, definitely not" based on photographs and a brief profile.
Most of the users removed from the site were from the US but more than 550 from the UK also got the chop.
This can be very hurtful and kill your self esteem. Anyway, you can find good looking singles on any other dating site.
I guess it all comes down to the membership levels in the area your in and this just so happens to be better for me. Then I tried another pic, still voted out, then a final one probably the least flattering of all and was voted in with a high rating again. Of course personality and other traits not accounted for. They kinda look like uglier versions of Seth Rogen, Steve Buscemi, Dj Qualls.
I've switched over to We Just now and that is looking more promising already. First time I uploaded a recent pic that on the barometer was given a rating of around 98%. A few months later I was single again so rejoined, uploaded the same pic as previously and was voted "out" rating was like 20%. I would say most people are average to slightly above average looking.
The cull was conducted by Beautiful of members whose looks they say no longer come up to the 'rigorous standards expected' of the 'exclusive community' and who now need to look for love elsewhere.'They are also offering free mentoring with one of the site's beauty mentors, who have volunteered to give their time to help improve the looks, style and confidence of anyone who wants join or rejoin the site.'Entry to Beautiful is only possible after passing a democratic rating process, where members of the opposite sex vote 'Yes definitely', 'Hmm yes, O.
K', 'Hmm no, not really' and 'NO Definitely NOT' based on photographs and a brief profile submitted by new applicants.