Too much fruitcake = kicked out of OLD??

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Registered: 11-29-2006
Too much fruitcake = kicked out of OLD??
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Mon, 01-04-2010 - 1:13pm
According to this article in the Guardian, an online dating website is kicking out members who overindulged during the recent holiday season. What do you think about this - is it sizeism at its finest? Would you become or remain a member of a site that excluded candidates based on their size?

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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-28-1999
Fri, 01-08-2010 - 10:56am
I wouldn't so much have a problem w/ a site devoted to "fitness" and athletic type people. If someone is really into hiking, skiing or doing athletic events, I think it's a good way to meet others who are so inclined. If I were to look on a guy's profile and see that most of his activities are the outdoor/sporty kind of things, then I would just know that it's probably not a good match for me cause I'm not that athletic. But that's an interest, not just being matched solely because of physical beauty. As my boss said once "so if you go out w/ someone because of their looks, then what do you do? Just sit around looking at each other?"
iVillage Member
Registered: 06-06-2003
Fri, 01-08-2010 - 7:46am
I think they should do everything they can to promote the site.
iVillage Member
Registered: 09-18-2009
Thu, 01-07-2010 - 1:51pm

There is a OLD site called FitnessSingles.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-27-2004
Thu, 01-07-2010 - 1:01pm

I totally agree with you Music, and even more importantly, what happens to us gals who like chunky men?

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-29-2006
Wed, 01-06-2010 - 3:21pm
It really does sound very shallow and I wouldn't want to join there, either. I like sites that are more inclusive than exclusive. iVillage, for example, is targeted for women but we don't exclude men, and we actually welcome the male perspective so we can get some insight from the guys out there. How boring would we be if we kicked them all out?

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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-29-2006
Wed, 01-06-2010 - 3:20pm
Yeah, I somehow doubt all the employees there are models, but to each their own.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-28-1999
Tue, 01-05-2010 - 9:49pm
Honestly, doesn't that sound like a website for beautiful & shallow people? I suppose if you join a site that's marketed only for the most beautiful & you have to be judged to join, then what do you expect? I wouldn't even think to apply. lol Not that I am terrible, but certainly I wouldn't like to have a bunch of strangers judging me. As for regular sites, I dont' think people should be excluded cause of any type of looks--there is someone for everyone, theoretically. It's not just good looking skinny people who manage to get married.
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-22-2007
Tue, 01-05-2010 - 2:24pm

Wow - I wonder if all the people who work for that site are thin & attractive?

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-29-2006
Tue, 01-05-2010 - 12:54pm

I think they'll probably end up actually

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Registered: 10-16-2006
Mon, 01-04-2010 - 4:59pm

Wow, I've never heard of this. I suppose they can do whatever they like, and if being thin and attractive is the site's selling point, oh well, I guess this will exclude some people. First all of, I find it hard to believe that people gained so much weight over the holidays that they are considered too fat now. Seriously? Secondly, do members have to post recent photos of themselves every few weeks to stay on the site? This is so weird!

I would find it hard if I were thrown off of a site because I am "old" (55), but if I knew from the get-go that a site excluded old broads, I just wouldn't try to join in the first place.