File this under: things we will never, ever do. The dating site beautifulpeople.com (aka “shallowpeople.com”?), which caters specifically to people deemed “attractive” by their peers (aka other people on the internet?), claims that a virus gave 30,000 people access to the site who did not, in fact, make the cut.
The website therefore had to send out a “carefully worded” email to these poor saps who for one shining moment were given reason to believe that they had been rated “beautiful” by other users of the site. Nearly $112,000 worth of refunds have also been issued.
The worst part is the story of Rachel Godfrey, a 31 year-old nanny, who had met a guy on the site during her trial period. She was really getting along with him when she got locked out for not meeting the site’s standards.
Sadly (bravely? Naively?), Godfrey plans on re-applying for the site –after getting a make-over and professional pictures done.
“What if he’s the one? This is the only way I’ll be able to get in touch with him.” she told The Guardian.
Oh, Rachel. Come to HowAboutWe.com. We guarantee you our members are 100% less shallow.