Dating site limits membership to 'beautiful people'

2:02 PM, Feb 13, 2013   |    comments
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(Courtesy BeautifulPeople via Newslook)

ATLANTA -- Appearances may not be everything, but they're just about the only thing that will get you into an exclusive online dating club,

Interested applicants must submit photos to be judged by existing members of the opposite sex. Members' voting options range from "beautiful" to "absolutely not." 

"The vote is fair and democratic," the website explains. "BeautifulPeople does not define beauty it simply gives an accurate representation of what society's ideal of beauty is as decided by the members."

Those who don't make it through the first time can try again with a different picture.

"The concept and site was founded on one very basic principle of human nature - that is, romantically, people want to be with someone they are attracted to," the site says. "BeautifulPeople simply removes the 'first hurdle' as every member is exactly that - 'beautiful' - as deemed so by their peers."

BeautifulPeople says 700 couples have tied the knot after meeting on the site, but many others simply enjoy the "playground for the aesthetically blessed."

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