Some braniacs have come up with a concept where only the beautiful have the right to date. Sounds crazy, right? Well, the history of elitism would agree, even if you don’t.
We’re talking about Darwinian dating. If you look at photos of Darwin you might say that he wasn’t very pretty (we’re sorry, but it’s true) and therefore, he wouldn’t be eligible to try himself in this new dating arena.
So, what is Darwinian dating? The concept started as a joke in 2006 by Michael Fox. He was a 26-year old salesman in an advertising form Sydney, Australia. His website www.darwindating.com promised to summon only the most beautiful people out there.
Yes, you could be disqualified from being a dating match if you had acne, mullets, big ears or an out of proportion nose, hairy back and feet, or saggy breasts. His website states:
“Darwin Dating has been created to better the lives of attractive people and to encourage them to find other attractive people with whom they can breed. Attractive people are at a disadvantage on normal internet dating sites. They have to wade through a plethora of ugly people and ugly people pretending to be attractive in order to find someone who matches their own attractiveness. Our strict rules and natural selection process makes Darwin Dating the perfect medium for attractive people to find other people of their own kind.”
This may sound selfish and elitist, but this website wasn’t the only one promoting relationships for the beautiful only. Even before Darwin Dating, there was a website, www.beatifulpeople.com, where only the most beautiful people passed the test. It’s said that only one in five made the cut, whereas more than half succeeded to get a spot on www.darwindating.com.
There was a lot of fuss about both websites, and even some distinguished publications took the time to dig deeper into the theory. Even Harvard courses used the term for their research.
As for www.beautifulpeople.com, The Scientist says: “Along with a head shot, profiles on Beautifulpeople give brief descriptions of the member, with stats like height, weight, and whether or not the person owns a car. There are no other criteria, such as Darwin Dating’s list of no-nos, except a minimum age of 18, a 14.95 UK pounds ($30 US) per month fee, and a clean harassment record.” However, Darwin Dating doesn’t cost you any money.
If you still like the idea of you being marked as eligible or not and to find yourself on the hot plate, you can try it yourself. It doesn’t cost a thing. If you’re anywhere between 18 and 35, you can try your luck. And here’s why, “The male sex drive peaks at 18 and the female sex drive peeks at 30 making 18-35 the perfect breeding age bracket.”