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Why would society want to encourage people to identify themselves like that? It seems to me this would just contribute to sizeism, racism, ableism, etc.
The site itself makes a lot of downright untrue — not to mention cruel — assumptions about “ugly” people. Even if it’s a self-selecting group who joins, it saddens me that the online dating pools — which can already be a vicious meat market — are further subdividing in a way that doesn’t challenge notions of beauty.
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The Ugly Bug uk launched on Monday as the first online dating site only for ugly people in the U. It claims to “deal in reality,” is free to join and filled with 1,500 unattractive people who want to, um, bump uglies.
Taylor, a 22-year-old student at Hunter College, had confided in her roommate about the trip and they agreed to swap text messages during the day to make sure she was safe.
Once in Greenwich, a man who appeared significantly older than his advertised age of 42 greeted Taylor at the train station and then drove her to the largest house she had ever seen.
But isn’t a dating site for “the aesthetically challenged” kind of … True, they are a self-selecting group, who willingly put themselves on there.
Second of all, founder Howard James’ quote is the funniest ever: “It’s a sad fact that up to half of the UK is made up of ugly people yet amazingly nobody has ever thought of providing a dating service for them.” The rules are strict: attractive singletons are not allowed!While he summered on Martha's Vineyard, she'd likely pass another July and August working retail in Times Square. ("Taylor" is the pseudonym she uses with men she meets online.Neither she nor any of the other women interviewed for this article permitted their real names be used.) In her profile on the site, Taylor describes herself as "a full-time college student studying psychology and looking to meet someone to help pay the bills." Photos on the site show her in revealing outfits, a mane of caramel-colored hair framing her face.I’m troubled, though, because “ugliness” and “attractiveness” are so subjective.The idea that some people may define themselves as being “ugly,” if they’re not really at peace with it (i.e., not embracing it in the empowering way some people have embraced slurs like “gay” or “slut”), seems exploitative.