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Beautiful people dating site boots off 30,000 members for being too ugly

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gurning-manBOSSES at dating site have axed 30,000 members they consider too hideous, after a computer virus let uglies join.


The rogue code, which became known as the Shrek Virus after the Disney ogre of the same name, affected the site's normally rigid selection criteria and allowed a flood of, er, normal people to join.

Now bosses have got rid of them at a cost of £62,000 ($100,000).

Members were furious and a helpline has even been set up with counsellors on hand to help the distressed rejects from the site.

But Greg Hodge, managing director of, said: “We have to stick to our founding principles of only accepting beautiful people – that's what our members have paid for.

“We can't just sweep 30,000 ugly people under the carpet.”

The Shrek Virus is believed to be the work of a disenchanted former employee.

Hodge said: “We got suspicious when tens of thousands of new members were accepted over a six-week period, many of whom were no oil paintings.”

The site allows existing members to vote in new applicants if they are deemed beautiful enough.

And it's a tough gig - last year, about 5,000 members were removed from the site after they had put on weight over the Christmas period.

And it invoked the wrath of the Emerald Isle when a vote said Irish men were the ugliest in the world.

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