I don't think much of anything is, but that's just one reporter's opinion.
Beautiful is an online dating service where applicants to the website are voted in or out by existing members of the opposite sex over a 48-hour period.
A helpline was set up by Beautiful for users who were removed from the site and who falsely believed they were beautiful.
The media dubbed the virus "Shrek" after the animated film with an underlying story line of how looks should not matter.
The website has attracted considerable controversy in the media and much criticism since its inception due to its exclusive business model of only allowing perceived attractive men and women to join the dating community.
Managing Director of Beautiful People Greg Hodge states that people were tired of using mainstream online dating sites when looking for an attractive partner, since they allow anyone to join and have mediocre or non-existent filters for finding attractive people.
Beautiful People regularly hosts events for its members in major cities around the world.
Is it worth putting yourself through the stomach-turning feeling of watching hundreds of people rate you as unattractive?Beautiful People launched a satirical campaign in support of same-sex marriage in the United States in June 2012 by producing images using look a likes.The images depicted Michele Bachmann marrying Sarah Palin and Donald Trump marrying Mitt Romney with President Barack Obama as the priest.I've heard my friends strategize and occasionally agonize about picking the right photos for their dating profiles. At the time, I think I was like, "Friend, that is some serious Barbie overkill," but, you know. If you can't already tell, my self-esteem requires constant coddling.I haven't been in a cute photo sans boyfriend for, like, two years, so I decided to go with the portrait I use for my Bustle bio. I uploaded a few more photos, including one hair down (bonus: sheer shirt): The tides turned minutes later, and, with my ego fortified, I promptly forgot about this for a few days. From there, it seemed like a regular-enough dating site to me, with some vaguely British twists (people keep "blinking" at me instead of winking).One of my friends actually said she'd bang any of the dudes I showed her, but she's Going Through Something right now. No, I'm kidding, I'm sure that there are some nice folks in the mix, although you have to expect a disproportionate number of jerks on a site designed to weed out the less-than-gorgeous.Anyway, there ARE some qts to be found, at least in my opinion, but the ratio's not really any higher than it would be at a good bar downtown on a Thursday night. They can't all be intrepid sex bloggers like me, you know?In 2016, private data from over 1.1 million user profiles and 15 million messages exchanged between members were leaked after Beautiful People had erroneously made it available on a Mongo DB test server.Ever find yourself lazing about on your laptop on a Saturday afternoon, thinking, "Gee, I really wish someone were judging my looks in real time online right now"?Yeah, me neither — at least, not since my middle school Live Journaling days.You see, back then, there were these Live Journal communities with names like xx Gorgeousx or x___e Li Te__Xx or whatever; it was all very Gossip Girl.