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Pellegrino, whose day job as a project manager for a construction company in Maplewood leaves little time for dating, is 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds, has brown eyes and a bright smile, goes to the gym at least three times a week and gets his stylish haircut touched up every two weeks. "I see myself more in like the 7.5 range," he said.
A DATING website is opening an exclusive new club where every guest is vetted to ensure they are attractive enough to enter.
"We see this mirrored through the site’s rating system where men who exude wealth and success in their images, but who may not be that attractive, are often voted in.
Non-members and guests will be let in for drinks only if they pass muster with the on-site Beauty Police – a team of door pickers who allegedly have inside "knowledge" of the standards the site’s members expect.
Those deemed to not reach the California club's standard - which is decided by a panel of judges - will be ejected from the bar.
Managing director of Beautiful Greg Hodge says that they are just following the site's users' wishes, as they are apparently tired of going on nights out surrounded by people they don't consider pretty enough.
Among those who didn't make the cut was Jeanette Ponder, a 28-year-old Internet blogger from East Orange who considered herself an 8 or 9.
She said she applied because she thought it would make a good story. "When you put yourself out there in any situation, even if it's one which you're not taking seriously, it's going to sting." But she also reasoned: "You cannot make a relationship by being arm candy." Like it or not, Hot operates according to a principle that watchers of the singles scene have long recognized: "People tend to end up with partners who match them in physical attractiveness," said Margaret Clark, a professor of psychology at Yale University.