Source: Mad World News
We live in an era of idolatry and instant gratification which paired with the accessibility of technology can call genuine companionship into question.
This is especially true when the premise of an online dating site is based solely on one’s appearance.
BeatifulPeople.com is a website which only accepts new applicants by member vote of the opposite sex who weigh in on the physical appeal of whether and individual is attractive enough or not to join.
The intrigue of this internet elitist group has been such a draw that one in four applicants originally denied membership have chosen to go to physical extremes to be considered attractive enough to be accepted into this arrogant group of shallow individuals.
To make the cut, dating hopefuls are undergoing extreme makeovers including endless hours in the gym, dangerous dieting, and extensive plastic surgery.
The odds of acceptance are increasingly stacked against them as approximately 7.5 million applicants have been rejected since the start of the site in 2003.
Some singles use their sheer determination to be accepted onto the site as a way to make some healthy changes in life.
This was the case for Kelly O’Donell, who is a nutritional consultant from Canada and transformed herself through diet and exercise after originally being overweight for her height and age.
“I was tired of feeling run down and sick all the time. So I decided to learn all I could about nutrition and began to exercise,” O’Donell told the DailyMail.
“Eight years later, two half marathons, and 90lbs slimmer, I truly have left that life behind. I love the results.”
Changing behaviors and bad habits to become healthier and feel better about yourself through your own hard work and achievement is positive.
However, to do so in hopes of finding love and acceptance online from strangers who don’t know your heart and personality seems sad and will only cause personal pain in the end.
According to Greg Hodge, managing director of BeautifulPeople.com, there are no limits to how many times one can apply — even if they have been rejected several times over.
“It is not unusual for us to see three, four or sometimes more than 20 attempts to get through our very stringent voting-in process,” Hodge said.
Which is to say that unless you do something about how you look — and enough of it — keep applying so the site can tell you you’re still not good looking enough, until you completely transform who you are on the outside, since what is on the inside does not count.
Hodge offers ridiculous words of advice for those who have made it their mission to be part of this conceited clan.
“Sometimes it’s just down to straightening your teeth, curbing your appetite, grooming yourself with a little more care and getting down to the gym.”
Also, for those that can’t seem to figure out everything that is physically wrong with them and how they can become what the community deems acceptable, the website offers a mentoring service.
Hodge said that this service “pairs some of the site’s most successful members who are also professional beauty experts, stylists and confidence coaches with beautiful hopefuls who don’t know how to improve their looks.”
No word on if there is a life coach on how to be a decent, caring, and loving human being. Intelligence isn’t even required or remotely considered.
All that matters is if one is not suffering from a condition known as being “aesthetically disadvantaged.”
Browse through the gallery to view their drastic transformations.