BeautifulPeople.com, the "largest network of attractive people in the world," first caught our attention when it shed 5,000 members who gained weight over the holidays in January, but now it's expanding. The dating site to the shallow is launching a virtual sperm bank.
Don't take our word for its ridiculousness, though. Just read these quotes from its employers and users. Founder Robert Hintze decided to start the sperm bank because he was feeling generous — even ugly people deserve a chance at having attractive children.
"Initially, we hesitated to widen the offering to nonbeautiful people. But everyone — including ugly people — would like to bring good looking children in to the world, and we can't be selfish with our attractive gene pool."
Meanwhile Managing Director Greg Hodge wants to assure us there's nothing in it for BeautifulPeople.com — except for, maybe, publicity and page views.
"There are no financial benefits for us in doing so — we are simply responding to a demand for attractive donors. Every parent would like their child to be blessed with many fine attributes, attractiveness being one of the most sought after. For a site with members who resemble Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and Angelina Jolie you can imagine the demand."
But nobody describes it better than a potential sperm donor and real-life beautiful person. Find out what he has to say below.
"I'm from Norway and it's very common for young, healthy men there to donate sperm. There seems to be a shortage worldwide, being a BeautifulPeople.com member I wanted to do whatever I could to help others create beautiful babies."
It almost seems like BeautifulPeople has a sense of humor!