They said looks aren’t everything in a relationship, but let’s be honest; physical attraction does play a big part in the dating game, especially when it comes to age-gap dating. As much as you might think that looks have nothing to do with it, there has to be some degree of attraction on both ends in order for the relationship to really work.
A new sugar daddy dating web site out of Britain is taking this whole concept of physical attraction to a whole new level. The site is designed to match young women with a rich sugar daddy, but it isn’t as simple as just signing up. In order to become a member, a panel of judges must first decide whether or not you’re good-looking enough to join.
Women are required to submit three recent photos, one has to be a face shot and another has to be a full-body shot. The panel then gives each woman a score out of 100. The higher your score is, the lower your annual membership fee is to join the sugar daddy site. In other words, less attractive women have to pay a higher fee to become a member. Meanwhile, men pay up to $100,000 a year to join. The idea behind the process of the dating site is to make it easier for a sugar daddy to filter down to the most beautiful women, because, after all, men are most interested in looks, according to the site’s founder.
As you can imagine, the web site has received serious backlash from people who believe that the process is chauvinistic, sexist, and just plain degrading. However, the founder may surprisingly (and sadly) be onto something. When this new sugar daddy dating web site launched last month, its servers actually crashed because so many women were logging on to try and upload their pictures.
This just goes to show that people still place a lot of value on physical attractiveness. After all, isn’t that why sugar daddies seek out young, beautiful women in the first place? And at the end of the day, these women are voluntarily signing up for the sugar daddy dating site, knowing from the onset that they’re going to be judged on their looks, and that those “scores” will be posted online for every potential sugar daddy to see.
What do you think: Would you consider joining this controversial sugar daddy dating web site?
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Winter, K., “‘British women are UGLY and men ONLY care about looks’: Founder of new dating site that pairs rich men with beautiful women sparks controversy,” Daily Mail web site, February 24, 2014; http://goo.gl/APHYi0.