Ugly people need love, too.
That's the mantra of UglySchmucks.com, the new dating website for the, ahem, less attractive members of the dating population.
I think we can all agree that it's shallow to obsess too much over looks. On the other hand, it's unrealistic (and a complete fallacy) to say that looks don't matter at all. And while beauty is in the eye of the beholder, there are certain unavoidable truths about beauty: Some people have it and some people don't.
This website is for those who don't.
It's no surprise that dating websites went this way. There are already sites for beautiful people and rich people and sugar daddies and married people, why not ugly people, too?
But who identifies themselves as "ugly"? Does anyone really look in the mirror and think, "Wow I sure am heinous. Time to go meet a woman!"
I think most people think they're somewhat attractive, no? And for some, this site produces the added bonus of allowing you the experience of being the hottest woman in the room.
A friend of mine who attended an engineering school (no names) said that back in school, the severe shortage of women in engineering (which is a problem in itself) led many of his guy friends to coin a phrase: "engineer hot."
"When there are not a lot of good looking women, the semi-OK ones start to appear better looking," he told me.
In this case, a semi-attractive female could appear exponentially hotter in a dating pool of not-so-hotties. What could make you feel better than to be the hottest lady in the room?
What do you think of this dating site? Would you ever even consider it?
Image via UglySchmucks.com