Beautifulpeople.com, a dating site for self-proclaimed attractives, is readying itself for expansion tomorrow morning. Starting Monday, it'll now be the premiere (only?) online destination for recruiters looking to hire beautifulpeople.com. Uh? Well, at least we know where Mike Jeffries will be at 12:01 am tomorrow morning. You know, so we can avoid it.
According to Mashable, this free service will "give individuals and companies access to its 750,000 member base of 'attractive' people. Only those members who are voted beautiful by others on the site are allowed to stick around."
So, it's like The Hunger Games, but more hurtful?
Employers will have a dedicated business profile and be able to pursue other members who are looking for a job. Members will also be able to look through job listings and apply directly to companies.
"An honest employer will tell you that it pays to hire good-looking staff," said Greg Hodge, managing director of BeautifulPeople.com, in a statement. "Attractive people tend to make a better first impression on clients, win more business and earn more."
BRB, gonna wash my hair 50 types with Pantene and submit a photo. Fingers crossed!
But seriously folks, how is this not going to get employers who use this service into trouble? I know ugly people are not a protected class for employment, but since the site's definition of attractive appears very narrow — able-bodied, thin, etc. — I wonder if this could open the site and employers up to lawsuits from people who don't fit those rigid standards.