Prospective members must submit pictures and must be rated an 8 or higher by people already in the club.Once they're in, they are permitted to e-mail other "hotties" for .95 a month."It's definitely hard to get through that rope, but once you're in, you're in and you're part of the party," Pellegrino said.So he and a business partner have created Hot Enough.org, a sort of online version of Studio 54, the exclusive '70s disco where gaining admission was a pitiless Darwinian exercise.The site, Hot Enough.org, is for "fit, good-looking" people."But you know there's going to be a lot of people outside waiting."The 33-year-old Nutley resident said he and his partner, Sean Cohen of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., created the site after concluding that Internet dating sites attract a lot of brave and desperate people, but not particularly attractive ones.
Using Hot "saves time and it does the searching for you, narrows it down to the people that you are interested in meeting," he said.
"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.
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.
Hodge says: “Wealth is a strong factor of perceived attractiveness – especially with women.
"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.