There are a few things to keep in mind when online dating: 1) A picture says a thousand words, 2) if you're looking for something very specific, go for a niche site and 3) know thyself.
A new dating site has the latter two facets covered in spades (with a little of the first thrown in for grins).
According to the , a place called The Ugly Bug Ball has surfaced in the UK, a place known for its abject honesty.
Dating Site Spawns Sperm Bank For Beautiful People The site's founder, Howard James, had an epiphany that led to the creation of the site: "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." While I disagree with his assessment, as looks are on a bit of a bell curve and most of us fit into the 4 to 7 "average" range, I appreciate the need to exploit this market.
5 Ways Online Dating Changed In A Decade On the other hand, this could be shortsighted.
When we see a couple of twos with their hands in each other's back pockets, we get a little mouth vomit when we think of them slapping bellies after eating a ton of KFC but, presumably, no one has convinced them that they and their opposite number are actually ugly.
The Ugly Bug Ball, however, seems like an admission of defeat, or the bad kind of settling.
We men love to complain about how women have extraordinarily high standards when looking for a mate—however, we fail to look a little bit deeper at why this is the case.
While women may get an ego boost when they receive 30-100 messages in any given week, nobody really wishes to have that much admin to sift through.And when 80% of the messages are either, you can’t really blame them for not responding to most messages—even if you personalize your mails.The fact of the matter is that women receive far too much “unwanted” attention.Is this a bad business, or do ugly people finally have a reason for living?Should there be a dating site in which attractive people with low self-esteem can date unattractive people who constantly compliment them? Ok Cupid found that when some men think a woman is ugly, other men are more likely to message them.