Darwin Dating

The other day the Seattle PI printed an article on what’s new in online dating. Darwin Dating is one of several new online sites devoted to hooking up beautiful people with other beautiful people.

I tend to be rather curious, so I checked the website out – or at least as much as I could without joining.

You must be between the ages of 18-35, and prospective members are either voted in or vetoed by the organization after submitting a photo of themselves.

Darwin Dating promises online dating minus the ugly people and boasts of being an alternative to other sites filled with “ugly, unattractive, desperate fatsos.”

They liken the dating process to “natural selection.”

“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.”

Here’s a shortened version of Darwin Dating rules.
(I left out the more graphic descriptions)

In order to join Darwin Dating, you have to agree that you don't suffer from:

Saggy boobs... in fact no saggy anything!
Sweat patches
Nerdy glasses
Pocket protectors
Fat rolls
Out of proportion noses
Non-symmetrical faces or bodies
Red hair and too many freckles
Pasty skin
Disproportionately large ears
Lack of personal hygiene
Out of date fashions
Out of date hair styles (especially perms)
Teeth that aren't straight
Teeth that aren't white
Uncared for fingernails
Bald patches (men, but particularly, women)
Anyone with a middle part
Lack of visible skin between eyebrows
Ski jump noses
Wobbly upper arms
Large gaps between teeth

I’m blown away by all of this.
Sure, we all have some degree of vanity about our own appearance.
And yes…it’s important to be attracted to our spouses or significant others.
But c’mon, people.

Anyone with any amount of maturity knows that beauty can only last so long – no matter how much cosmetic surgery you indulge in.

What happens when someone turns thirty-six? They’re no longer desirable in this exclusive group, so are they given the boot on their birthday? Let’s look at reality. They’re all going to turn thirty-six, and then forty-six, fifty-six, sixty-six, seventy-six…

What happens to a relationship that was based on outward appearance? I can’t imagine it would have much depth, growth, or longevity.

Personally I prefer someone with whom I can share intelligent conversation and who can make me laugh. Someone who won’t be looking for a hottie with a tanned, flat stomach if I gain a few pounds or wrinkles in my old age.

I feel sorry for these people, but I think it probably just makes God feel sad to see such shallowness.

“The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
I Samuel 16:7


1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:01 PM

    I'm just as horrified as you are by this! I'm happy to say that I would never think of doing something so shallow! I agree, looks can only go so far.


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