Members of a controversial dating website claiming only to cater for beautiful people have shared a list of the worst traits that they ban ‘ugly’ applicants for.
BeautifulPeople.com , which has rejected 8.5 million people worldwide for not being attractive enough, has revealed the physical characteristics that are most rejected.
The poll of 3,000 members found bad skin, a disproportionate nose and weight were some of the main reasons why someone would get rejected.
Women were shunned for being ‘ThinFat’ – skinny but untoned – and men were kicked to the kerb because of their hair – for having too much or not enough.
The site, which launched in 2002, made headlines last year after announcing it would offer plastic surgery consultations to people who were rejected from the site after the owner Greg Hodge was himself booted off.
But Greg claims the US-based site uses a ‘democratic rating system to filter out the undesirables and gives them a distinctive insight into the unsightly’.
Managing director Greg, 43, said: “Members of BeautifulPeople rate hundreds of beautiful hopefuls every day who aspire to be granted access into their beautiful world.
“BeautifulPeople members, through a democratic rating system, filter out the undesirables, in order to keep their dating community beautiful.
Top 10 ‘ugliest’ traits according to men and women
Top 10 ‘ugliest’ features according to women:
- Bad mouth — too small, no lips, poor teeth
- Too short
- Bad skin
- Un-groomed facial or body hair — unibrow, nose hairs, wild beard, excessive back hair
- Crooked, large or otherwise ugly nose
- Balding or unkempt hair (not specifically styled that way)
- Bad posture
- Dirty or long nails or both
- Too skinny/scrawny/effeminate
Top 10 ‘ugliest’ features according to men:
- Obese/ overweight
- Eyes too far apart or close together or wonky
- Big/unsightly nose
- Bad skin
- Poor figure (No shape, curves)
- No butt, too much butt
- ThinFat — Skinny but; no body tone
- Bad mouth/teeth — too small, no lips, poor teeth
- Bad makeup (too much makeup, makeup not correctly applied)
- Unibrow, no plucking, too much plucking
“This has given members a distinctive insight into the unsightly.
“I was pleasantly surprised by our members’ feedback.
“So many of the ugly traits listed are easily fixable, which means potentially there is a bigger market of beautiful people out there hidden behind excess weight, bad teeth or lack of grooming.
“From a business perspective, that is good news.
“With a little more education in aesthetics, we will be able to further increase our market demographic and make the world a more beautiful place.”
The study found many ‘characteristics of ugliness’ overlapped between the two genders – like bad skin with men and women both rating it fourth out of ten and weight with men ranking it the top reason to reject women and women ranking it second.
Some of the complaints were specific to sexes with women shunning men based on hair, either in the nose, on the back, too much or not enough on top while men were more concerned about a female applicant’s physique.
Men also described some female applicants as ‘ThinFat’, women who are technically thin but have no shape or muscle tone.
Men with bad posture also scored very poorly in the survey with female members citing the potential of low self-esteem and a likely lack of athleticism for the result.
Fewer than 15 per cent of applicants are accepted into BeautifulPeople.com .
The website, which has 750,000 members, offers an opt in feedback service where failed applicants to the site are given advice on how to improve their appearance from a beauty consultant or plastic surgeon.