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    "LONDON (Reuters) - Britons are among the ugliest people in the world, according to a dating website that says it only allows "beautiful people" to join.

    Fewer than one in eight British men and just three in 20 women who have applied to BeautifulPeople.com have been accepted, an emailed statement from the website showed.

    Existing members of the "elite dating site" rate how attractive potential members are over a 48 hour period, after applicants upload a recent photo and personal profile.

    Swedish men have proved the most successful, with 65 percent being accepted, while Norwegian women are considered the most beautiful with 76 percent accepted, the website said.

    The way that BeautifulPeople.com accepts new members is simple. A potential member applies with a photo and a brief profile. Over 48 hours, existing members of the opposite sex vote whether or not to admit them, the site said.

    Options are: "Yes definitely," "Hmm yes, O.K," "Hmm no, not really" and "No definitely not."

    The site was founded in 2002 in Denmark and went live across the globe last month. Since then, the site has rejected nearly 1.8 million people from 190 countries, admitting just 360,000 new members.

    "I would say Britain is stumbling because they don't spend as much time polishing up their appearance and they are letting themselves down on physical fitness," Beautiful People managing director Greg Hodge said. "Next to Brazilian and Scandinavian beauties, British people just aren't as toned or glamorous."

    Only the male Russian and Polish applicants fared worse than British men, although Russian women had a 44 percent acceptance rate. Polish women did not appear in the table.

    German applicants were slated for offering up unflattering photographs, which may have hindered their acceptance rates at 15 percent for men and 13 percent for women, the lowest rate in their category.

    "German men and women aren't faring well, but they are submitting stern images, they need to soften up," Hodge said."



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    Oh noes, declined by 'beauty people'!

    I'd call that a compliment. Since they are scum anyways.
     
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    Hahahahahahahahaha, ROFL
     
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    That was pretty funny. Notice Americans weren't brought up at all? hahahahahahaha!
     
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    Wow...oh...wow.


    How strange lol! It must be such an ego boost once one gets "accepted into the club" hahaha.
     
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    I love exclusive clubs. Their memberships tell me who I need to avoid on the planet.
     
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    Thats hilarious...i searched the site...just a bunch of gym rats and makeup covered chics, nothing to marvel at, IMO
     
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    I agree, a lot of their clothes showed they have little to no taste of their own.

    The expressions on their face and the look of their eyes also makes me doubt the likelihood of witty or spiritual conversation.
     
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    I love exclusive clubs. Membership with them ensures a quiet drinking place when I go out, so that I'm not surrounded by a bunch of rowdies likely to start a fight when they're intoxicated.
     
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    As far as leisure clubs go, sounds like fun, I agree.
     
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    There is a huge amount of money spent on advertising and marketing to try and make British people buy cosmetics, clothes, shoes, hair styles and products, cars and certain lifestyle choices.

    Television beams images of perfectly toned model types with perfect hair, teeth and clothes into peoples homes as if that is how everyone looks. Vanity it seems is good business.

    Some people have been infected by this poison. But most people in the UK don't want to use their appearance as a way of exerting their personality over other people. This is changing for the younger generation though because they have grown up brainwashed by the marketing. They are more likely to be slaves to fashion and be body conscious.

    There is a book called Affluenza which attempts to establish how infected people are from different countries by status anxiety.

    All credit to the british for not becoming total slaves to image.
     
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    I noticed that too :D Makes you wonder, huh?
     
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    I am starting the ME elite club. NO ONE but ME is invited!!!

    nah nah naaaaah!!!!!

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    There are a few different ways I could respond to this news.


    • Ignore the basic rules of statistical sampling and begin posting pictures of attractive Brits.
    • Point out that while it is possible that Britons are visually less attractive, they more than make up for it in personality.
    • Speculate
     
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    Yeah thats probably the best approach!

    I think there is something of cultural interest in this though.

    For example if you go to say Italy people are very concerned about making a good impression with their appearance (la bella figura).

    In Britain if you wind the clock back 100 years everyone dressed exactly the same depending on their class. Now everyone is 'individual' although in reality they still wear clothing that reflects their social group or class.

    In the US success is admired and people can be more brash about their success. In the UK people are more wary about stepping out of line with everyone else. There is less tolerance of pretension. I don't think that is a bad thing.

    If some people start worrying too much about their image then other people start worrying about their image and you get an image arms race where everyone becomes insecure about their image!
     
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    I think Polish Girls are so pretty.
     
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