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.
Don’t use an 8 year old photo from your college trip to Cabo just because you look hot. You don’t want to make it worse by having to explain that what you really meant by “outdoor survival expert” was that your Bear Grylls tribute video made it to the top of Reddit when Man vs. If faith is very important to you or you can only see yourself with someone who shares your obsession with film noirs and whiskey-based cocktails, say so.
Read on for more → Asking your peers and consulting the Internet can lead to information overload, and you may not be getting the truth.
"People can say that the site is shallow, they can say it's superficial, but I think we're all a bit superficial when it comes to dating," Pellegrino said.