To me this is so wrong!

@winterose (39899)
Canada
June 24, 2008 10:32pm CST
Apparently there is new website and shameful from Canada where I live, it is called beautifulpeople.net, and it is a dating website but the catch is you have to be beautiful, if you are not you don't get in. You make an application and put up your picture and people will vote, if they don't find you beautiful they will send you a rejection letter. In an age of political correctness this is awful, young girls especially and even boys have enough body image problems, they don't need this as well. What do you think? http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/print/CTVNews/20080624/beautiful_people_080624/20080624/?hub=TopStories&subhub=PrintStory
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
25 Jun 08
I think it is wrong also. I think beauty is in the eye of the beholder anyway. We cannot help the way some of our body parts look. We look like our family etcetera. Alot of people have a self image and they are very comfortable with it. We should not have to be judged by others on what they think about us. Some of us feel bad enough as it is and that is only because they always choose a certain stereotype. I think everyone is beautiful in their own way. Some people look nice on the outside but they are very ugly on the inside.
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@Annie2 (594)
• United States
25 Jun 08
I agree with you that we cannot help what we look like. We look like a combination of our relatives! We didn't get to place an order for what we wanted to look like. Yes, please mom, create me with the looks of Angelina Jolie! Thanks.
@winterose (39899)
• Canada
26 Jun 08
yes you are right, but we have been judged since time began, always the beautiful girls got the dates in school, or the jocks, the nerds etc, never had a date
@Icyfairy (284)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
25 Jun 08
i think that is one of the shallowest things that someone could come up with. first of all beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. just because someone doesnt think i'm beautiful it doesnt mean that i'm not and it doesnt mean that no one will think that i'm beautiful. and secondly anyone could join that site, search on photobucket for a pic and put that up as a picture of themself. its the age of technology where anything is possible. you can make a man look like an extremely hot woman with the right computer software therefore judging whether or not someone should join based upon looks is completely stupid. furthermore, looks aren't everything. i would never date someone based on looks; simply because i would be looking for someone of quality. i met my bf online and we fell in love with each other without ever once seeing a picture or hearing a description of one another because we were looking for something more than a hot date. thats proof right there that looks dont matter. i think that a site like that isnt worth joining because no matter who you are paired with, you are never gonna find someone who truely loves you for who you are. nor are you gonna find someone who will stick by you no matter what. the members of that site should realise that beauty fades and it should be the least important aspect if you are really looking to find true love.
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@winterose (39899)
• Canada
26 Jun 08
oh I agree with you 100 percent.
@greysfreak (1385)
• United States
25 Jun 08
I think I've seen that site before, or at least a site just like it.. and I think it is horrible as well. I have always hated how I look, and growing up, for the most part I wasn't led to believe otherwise. To this day I feel like I am not good enough for anyone, and with me that even goes for friendships as well. So I definitely wretch at the thought of a site like this. The people who get accepted are most likely stereotypical "beauties" and half naked chicks. Don't get me wrong, I look up to a lot of pretty celebrities and wish I looked like them, but most the females that top the charts on these sites are typical not even that attractive, occasionally there are, but for the most part they are half naked and have a big chest. People are so predictable... it's sad, really!
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@winterose (39899)
• Canada
26 Jun 08
you are right hon, it is very sad.
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
25 Jun 08
That is just terrible. I would not want to associate with a place like that. No matter what I looked like. In my mind, everyone is beautiful in thier own ways.
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@winterose (39899)
• Canada
26 Jun 08
hi hon it has been such a long time since I have seen you around.
@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
25 Jun 08
That is about the stupidest thing that I have ever heard of.. I guess that only "beautiful" people have honesty, decency, integrity, and morals.. "Beautiful" people are the only ones who know how to love, laugh and make someone happy.. "Beautiful" people are in for a great big huge letdown, when they find that the world doesn't revolve around them and their looks.. You do not have to be beautiful to have and raise a child, bake a cake, sing in the choir, make love to your husband, or even just grow a plant, life consists of so much more than just being "beautiful".. I guess that I had better go and sign up for the site as my husband of 40 years says that I am the most "beautiful" woman in the world.. HAHA, I win..
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@winterose (39899)
• Canada
26 Jun 08
amen to that
• India
25 Jun 08
Crazy and insane things never last long.. and sure they have a life of a bubble that is about to burst. Take care friend.
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@winterose (39899)
• Canada
26 Jun 08
I agree
@howard96h (11643)
• New York, New York
25 Jun 08
That is crazy and probably won't last long. I will bet that the people who join are rally doing it to see if they make it in and are accepted as beautiful and not really that interested in finding a date.
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@winterose (39899)
• Canada
26 Jun 08
you could be right hon,
• United States
25 Jun 08
omg that is insane!! and people have so much of a difference in what beauty is too!!
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@winterose (39899)
• Canada
26 Jun 08
I know it is awful
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
25 Jun 08
They have something similiar to this in my city. They have a dating service in Santa Monica, California. On the website, they ask you how much money you make. If you don't make enough, you can not sign up.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
25 Jun 08
Someone out there can be missing out on meeting there soul mate just because they don't make enough to suit the match makers. Quite silly really..surprised they don't have it to where you have to run a credit check and be judged by that too..oops! I hope that doesn't give anyone ideas about starting that up..
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
25 Jun 08
I would not be at all surprised if they already do credit checks on some of these dating sites.
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@winterose (39899)
• Canada
26 Jun 08
that is like the country clubs for the rich, if you didn't have money you didn't got in.
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
27 Jun 08
thats awful to be rejected if some one didnt think you were pretty or handsome enough to be in the program I think they should stick with teh programs like face book or here
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@winterose (39899)
• Canada
28 Jun 08
yes but this site is not a dating site and these people are looking for a dating site where they don't have to date plain or ugly people.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
29 Jun 08
we to me that makes them plain ugly! inside
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
25 Jun 08
Sounds like a place perfect for shallow,selfish,"plastic" people. You are right who needs to be judged as not good enough or a "hottie" when all the person is doing is trying to find love..kinda reminds me of the popular kids circle at high school you were only allowed in if you were what they call perfect hottie.. I judge people by what they have inside not outside..and that is how I would like to be judged. Bring judged that harshly would flatline someones self-esteem, it is just not worth even signing up to join such a place..beauty is in the eye of the beholder..
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@winterose (39899)
• Canada
26 Jun 08
seems only the ones that were not beautiful like you and me thought that way because the beautiful even in my highs school would not date anybody but a beautiful looking person,
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
26 Jun 08
It is a shame that there are such people that only think of the outside appearence. Beauty can only get you so far in life and often fades over time. I am no beauty I admit but I still wouldn't want to be judged on my appearance it is not who we are inside and how you are. I believe if people would just sit down and not worry about the looks of someone they would find they would have alot more friends. But some leave their friends behind if they aren't part of the beautiful people club and that is just not right.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
25 Jun 08
I agree with you and I am sure I would proberly be one of the ones that gets rejected due to being overweight and I also am disabled from having ms. I wouldn't be surprised if the United States comes up with a website like this also.
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@winterose (39899)
• Canada
26 Jun 08
it just really is disgusting
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
26 Jun 08
I agree it really is and unfair.
@jewel76 (2305)
• Canada
30 Jun 08
OMG!!!! Me and hubby are both stunned at this new website!! and even more so that it hails from Canada!! It is shameful!!
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@winterose (39899)
• Canada
1 Jul 08
I know but that is free enterprise, lol, those sites can go up they are not illegal.
@Muelitz (1592)
• Canada
29 Jun 08
It is sad to hear that there are sites that discriminates, especially originating from a country that promotes equal opportunities. What we could do is boycott these kinds of sites. Don't fret about it outside beauty fades in age. The inner beauty lasts a lifetime. :)
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@winterose (39899)
• Canada
1 Jul 08
oh I know hon, only superficial people, or people who need other people to validate them will be going to sites like that.
• United States
29 Jun 08
LMAOS. That makes me laugh. I'm pretty confident that I won't get rejected, BUT THAT IS UTTERLY UNFAIR AND STUPID. Ideas of beauty vary from people to people and it's not fair that certain people who aren't considered "beautiful" are rejected.
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@winterose (39899)
• Canada
1 Jul 08
yep I agree
• United States
27 Jun 08
WOW. I have never heard of anything like this. You look at some people and you may think they are beautiful. Other people, after getting to know them, you know they are beautiful. Outward beauty can be easy...surgical procedures, make up, etc. But, inward beauty can't be bought or surgically altered. It sounds like a whole lot of shallow people. They should be ashamed.
@winterose (39899)
• Canada
28 Jun 08
yep it sure is a whole lot of shallow people.
@raydene (9874)
• United States
26 Jun 08
Sweets, This is not new news! It has been on dateline or one of those news shows that the very rich are looking to date only the beautiful and mostly younger people...not just men but also older women....Yuck...make me ill!!! I'll take my 'ugly' friends any day! xoxoxoxoxoxo
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@winterose (39899)
• Canada
26 Jun 08
oh I know it is not news, but I put it up for a discussion question and it is a new site so that is why I choose this one.
• United States
26 Jun 08
Who the h-ll do they think they are judging who is beautiful? Last I knew beauty came from the inside. A truly attractive person can be the most ugliest person on the inside. One mylotter told me today that beauty is skin deep but ugliness is all the way to the bone. I liked that quote. I have seen many heavy people that are beautiful and attractive. I also have seen many homely looking people that are attractive on the inside. I think looks should not matter. It is all about personality! So you are beautiful because you have a great personality. To h-ll with that website!
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@winterose (39899)
• Canada
26 Jun 08
you are right, to hell with them.
@sid556 (30997)
• United States
26 Jun 08
That is horrible!! Do you know how many young girls struggle with their esteem and question their looks? I have 4 very beautiful daughters. All have at some point gone thru that "awkward" stage. Can you imagine a young girl pretty or not getting turned down from such a site and what that would do permanently to her ego? Rather than dwelling on physical beauty, we should be teaching our children the importance of inner beauty. Also, I have seen some very attractive people who are not in the least photogenic. This is just a bad thing and lets hope it doesn't go far.
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@winterose (39899)
• Canada
26 Jun 08
yep I just hope it does not hurt too many young girls like that.
@norwexer (149)
• Canada
25 Jun 08
Meh the way I see it is that there are websites for gays , straights, diable, latino, black, asian etc etc. So really whats the big deal. If someone doesn't like the idea they will not go to the site. It is like TV if you do not like the programme turn off the TV.
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@winterose (39899)
• Canada
26 Jun 08
it is the message that they are sending out and that is a big deal, and what about the people who apply and are rejected, how do they feel,
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