Darwin Dating promises to weed out ugly people as unfit for meeting. To that end, Darwin Dating lists a number of disqualifying characteristics. These include, mullets, acne, out of proportion noses and ears, too long back hair, saggy boobs, hairy feet and mid-digital hair. Whole list here. According to the website:
Darwin Dating has been created to better the lives of attractive people and to encourage them to find other attractive people with whom they can breed.
Started as a joke in April 2006 by Michael Fox, a 26-year old advertising salesman from Sydney, Australia, Dawin Dating is not the first website that aims to winnow out ugly ducklings. The pioneer in this field is BeautifulPeople (turn down the volume before clicking).
As The Scientist reports:
Along with a head shot, profiles on Beautifulpeople give brief descriptions of the member, with stats like height, weight, and whether or not the person owns a car. There are no other criteria, such as Darwin Dating's list of no-nos, except a minimum age of 18, a 14.95 UK pounds ($30 US) per month fee, and a clean harassment record. (Applying to Darwin Dating is free.)
Only one in five make the cut at Beautifulpeople whereas half of applicants are deemed fit at Darwin Dating.
Just one question to the would-be Darwin Daters: If ugly people are so "unfit," why are there so many of us?