By Daniela Flores
Jason Pellegrino (an 8.2 on the attractiveness scale) says the problem with Internet dating services is not enough really hot-looking people. So he and a business partner have created HotEnough.org, a sort of online version of Studio 54, the exclusive '70s disco where gaining admission was a pitiless Darwinian exercise. HotEnough.org is for "fit, good-looking" people.
Prospective members must submit pictures and must be rated an 8 or higher by people already in the club. Once they're in, they are permitted to e-mail other "hotties" for $9.95 a month.
"It's definitely hard to get through that rope, but once you're in, you're in and you're part of the party," Pellegrino said. "But you know there's going to be a lot of people outside waiting."
Listen Jason Pellegrino, there is more to life than being ‘really, really, ridiculously good looking.’ We’re just trying to figure out what it is. This does bring a bit of Darwinism to online dating. Is Pellegrino making a press release out of what the rest of us are unlikely to admit? Or installing invisi-velvet ropes where none are necessary? The real question is: will some enterprising young capitalist start middle_of_the_road_looks.net or fugly-dates.org? The most Darwinian of the Darwinian are surely reserving those domain names now.