Monday, January 04, 2010

The holiday hangover of the comely. -- a meet-up site with a strict "no ugly people policy" -- ... is banning 5,000 members who packed on too much weight during the holidays.

"We were getting a lot of complaints from members who were meeting with people who gained a lot of weight or who gained weight in their photo albums," said the Denmark-based free site's managing director, Greg Hodge. has about 500,000 members around the world. Each has to go through a rigorous entry process, only getting voted in if their fellow members find them sexy enough.

The site now only lets members of the opposite sex vote members out because, Hodge noted, lots of women were voting other women out to simply cut down on the competition. [NY Post]

More: The US, UK and Canada led in the number of members expelled...

"Letting fatties roam the site is a direct threat to our business model ...

"The USA has been grossly over-indulging since Thanksgiving -- it's no wonder that so many [Americans] have been expelled from the network ... In the UK and Canada, Christmas and the New Year are all about over-eating, over-drinking and watching TV on the sofa."

It's tragic that in today's world holiday eating, drinking and self-indulgence cause so many to forget the true spirit of online dating.

Hey, they have a calendar.