BeautifulPeople.com is an online dating service that only allows attractive people to join. Applicants submit photos and within 48 hours they find out if their application has been successful or not.
The website has stirred up some controversy since its launch in Denmark in 2001. The site has rejected nearly 1.8 million people from 190 countries, admitting just 360,000 new members.
However, Greg Hodge, managing director of the site, explains, “Is it shallow to want to be with someone you’re attracted to? If you are in a bar or a club and you are going to approach someone, you’ll approach someone you’re attracted to. There’s nothing shallow in that. People are fed up wasting time and money meeting unattractive people on the net.”
Nonetheless, which countries’ are the most and least beautiful judging by their application success rate?
In the male category, Russia and Poland fared the worst in the world with a success rate of 9%, while British men are not doing much better, with a success rate of 12%. After that, there are the Irish and the Germans.
“It would help if Irish men stopped sending in photos of themselves that they have taken in the pub,” says Miki Haines-Sanger, a spokeswomen for beautifulpeople.com. “And they should consider a bit of a makeover before submitting their profile photos.”
These guys must be fairly jealous of the Swedes. They come out at number one with a 65% acceptance rate. They were followed by Brazilians, Danes, and Italians.
Men from the United States have a respectable acceptance rate of 24%.
Norwegian women were number one the list with 76% acceptance rate. Women from Sweden, Iceland, and Brazil also did well.
Again, Germany and the United Kingdom didn’t do well. Their acceptance rates were around 14%.
Some of the losing countries on the male list, such as Russia or Ireland, did far better on the female list.
Women from the United States have an acceptance rate of 37%.