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Dating website trims the fat

BeautifulPeople.com ejects members for packing on holiday pounds

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A dating website that only allows pretty people is showing no mercy to those who put on holiday pounds. After recent photos posted by members revealed they had indulged in too much chocolate and eggnog, BeautifulPeople.com gave about 5,000 former beauties the boot. According to managing director Greg Hodge, “newly chubby members” were asked to reapply in response to complaints from their still-trim counterparts. “Their re-applications were reviewed by existing members and only a few hundred were voted back in. Over 5,000 were rejected.” Site founder Robert Hintze defended the move: “Letting fatties roam the site is a direct threat to our business model and the very concept for which BeautifulPeople.com was founded,” he said.

The Telegraph

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