Should applicants secure enough positive votes from members, they will be granted membership to the Beautiful People community.
Cheating spouses website Ashley Madison.com, facing hackers' threats to leak clients' nude photos and sexual fantasies, said it is heartened by some initial public response that sees the site as a victim.
The company website brashly reads, "Beautiful is the largest internet dating community exclusively for the beautiful.
Members rate new applicants over a 48 hour period based on whether or not they find the applicant 'beautiful.'" Imagine the gall!
The big news was broken on Twitter where Troy Hunt who is the operator of the Have IBeen made a public announcement stating that due to the insecure Mango DB test server left unguardedly open, without an admin password, millions of clients’ data was leaked and exposed on the Dark Web where their personal details are being traded.
He found that the site’s emphasis on attributes, rather than interests, was a bit stifling as a place to find a partner: “I could hypothetically search for a 21-year-old, 112 lbs., 5’7” girl who owns a house in Omaha, but not search for someone who was interested in rock climbing,” he wrote.
The fact that the site asks for and maintains such specific information from users means that the hack is remarkably revealing.
Ironically, in 2011, the company pulled a stunt saying that their site has been penetrated by a "Shrek virus," which paved the way for all "ugly" people to "invade" the space exclusively secured for beautiful people only.
Members rate new applicants over a 48 hour period based on whether or not they find the applicant 'beautiful'.