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Are you hot enough to date?

Attractive, fit singles like you deserve an above average dating pool and the leading online dating sites just don’t meet that standard. Online dating sites are a great way to meet that future soul mate - much better than trying to make a connection at a bar or club. Yet, on most leading dating sites, it simply takes too long to sift through the swarm of photos, e-mails, and teases to find a compatible match.
That’s where HotEnough.org comes in. We’re filling that long-standing void in the online dating industry. With our selective screening and voting process, you know from the start that our members will be much more compatible to your taste. As a HotEnough member, you get full access to our attractive clientele.

Well, first of all, when looks are that important to you, why do you have that much of a problem getting a date? I'm sure there are plenty of good-looking and shallow folks around for you to wallow in. (Seriously, when was the last time that you saw a supermodel that was single?)

Okay, I could have it wrong. Maybe this site is full of deep, wonderful, beautiful people, and they just need other deep, wonderful, beautiful prople to pair with to keep the gene pool pure.

Somehow though, I am cynical.


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Jan. 5th, 2007 01:00 am (UTC)
Apparently showing cleavage makes simply above-average-looking women HOT.

I'm in!

(just kidding. I think I'm cute, but the fact is that I'm not cute enough for some waitressing jobs. And even more painful...I'm convinced my extra pounds are hurting my chances at "normal" jobs.)
Jan. 5th, 2007 01:27 am (UTC)
Being in the extra-pounds club myself, I know that I lost a job once primarily because of my weight. I wasn't able to sue because of the way that I found out, but it ticked me off a walloping amount.
Jan. 5th, 2007 01:31 am (UTC)

That would indeed piss me off mightily.

Especially when the people are prejudiced against fat people, are more understanding of alcoholism, drug addiction, bad organization, or chronic slackers.


Better now.
Jan. 5th, 2007 02:37 am (UTC)
Yeah-- if I hear "just put down the snickers bar and go for a walk" one more time, I'm gonna kill something. And probably eat it.

I gained like 12 pounds in the past couple ofweeks just from being lazy, So already I'mdoing something about it because I can't standto see myself getting chubby and not being able tobutton my jeans, I just don't understand howsome people let themselves go for hundreds ofpounds and never give a fuck and then get reallylow self esteems when they know damn well if theywould just lose some fucking weight they would besexy and feel good about themselves once again.Stop being lazy, just eat right and go for afucking walk around the block instead of aroundthe kitchen. YOU CAN DO IT FAT PEOPLE!!

i fucking hate fat people too. they waste myhealth care payments, sit on other people, blockup streets, overuse resources, smell like shit,are ugly as shit, and think the world should makeseats bigger because they want to let themselvesbloat. well fuck you. when your predestined heartattack comes the kindest thing i'll do is notfine you for taking up up that 6 by 6 space on thesidewalk.

We should create a tax based on how obese you are.Like if you're 20 lbs. overweight you have topay the government an extra $20 that month. Theextra money would be used to pay for benches androads and all other facilities fat people takespace from.

We just choose to filter them out from our peripheral vision. Fat people are ungainly. Mostly, they smell. And they obscure our vision. They take up too much space.

Fat people are also really lucky. When they travel on a plane, they pay the same price as a skinny bloke like me on Economy class. What the fuck? Shouldn't they pay twice the price? Or thrice the price? Perhaps airlines should start charging excess body weight instead of excess baggage weight. That would ease the load of planes and potential delays with luggage.

And if you're really unlucky, you're seated next to a fat person on a direct flight to Los Angeles from Sydney. Fuck. The fat person's ass on your seat. You can't move as the pretty lady sitting next to you is fast asleep. What do you do? Don't even get me started if the fat person farts.

You're fat because you eat too much and you're lazy.

Jan. 5th, 2007 02:45 am (UTC)
Where did you *find* these?

I want to hunt down the authors, and force them to work 50-hour weeks at a desk (while being forbidden to fidget, or walk further than the bathroom). Their only food options will be banana-flavored Slim-Fast, or standard vending machine fare. I will sneak into their homes, and wash all their clothes in hot water, so they shrink.

And then I shall *fart* on them.
Jan. 5th, 2007 03:17 am (UTC)
I just want the shirt (I'm 5'10" and 225lbs). Does it come in XL?
Jan. 5th, 2007 03:25 am (UTC)
You'd have to be small framed to come off as "fat" at 5'10" and 225 lbs.

I checked out your userinfo, and we have a lot of thing in common (stuff you have listed, that I haven't put in my profile).

I am going to laugh my ass off if you tell me you work for US Bank.
Jan. 5th, 2007 04:24 pm (UTC)
Fat is in the eye of the beholder.
I could stand to lose about 65-75 lbs. Then I'd be about where I should be.

I work for one of the other big banks in town. I talk about work a lot in my journal, so I can't really say which one (hooray for NDAs), but think horse & buggy.

*friended*, so you can read about all my work-related exploits and tales of woe, should you choose.
Jan. 5th, 2007 04:09 pm (UTC)
I'll chime in on this one.

As a contractor I've been in a couple of corporate offices over the past year and some. I learned that there is a new rule that seems to be sweeping corporate America: If you're hot, you don't need to be competent.

Please understand that I'm speaking as a professional with over twenty years in the workforce. I've been a supervisor, an NCO in the Air Force, and an engineer. I've received my share of awards along the way.

None of that matters now. Competence and experience are not assets. By contrast, coming in dressed like you're going clubbing (and I'm speaking of both genders here) while flirting with your co-workers will get you far.

It's infuriating.

Communications skills have gone down the tubes. GeekGoddess is just finishing up a national project that she's worked on for over four years. The team started as a collection of smart, capable professionals who focused on getting the job done. One, by one, though, those people were all replaced with their younger, "hipper" counterparts. The team now consists of tight T-shirt-wearing just-out-of-college hotties who all majored in "Peeking Thongs and Jutting Nipples" while minoring in "Bitchy = Hawt!".

Okay, so, hot isn't a bad thing. The problem is that they're incompetent. Emails go unanswered for days. Project goals get missed by Project Managers who say things like "OMG!" in meetings. None of that matters. The upper management team -- all male -- just nods and smile while never caring to hear a word that these wunderkind say. All that matters is that they're "Hawt!"

I've seen the same thing. Project goals get dropped by the local hotties (both genders, mind you). The competent folks swoop in and fix the problem. Who gets rewarded? Who do you think?

It's distressing to see this because it points to a larger problem. Our media-soaked culture has resulted in a generation of kids who all act and think like they come from LA. You know what? LA sucks! Let LA be LA. Leave the rest of the country alone, dammit!

Okay, I'm done ranting. Honest.
Jan. 5th, 2007 04:33 pm (UTC)
Good thing I'm in the IT world. Information technology doesn't seem to attract the hotties, so we all have ample bellies down here in the basement cube farm. Mind you, we make up for our protruding pots by having vastly superior intellects - so we tell ourselves over chessboards and AD&D games, at least. ;)
Jan. 6th, 2007 01:54 am (UTC)
Hot = worthy of good pay and positions of responsibility
my sad story (if you care to read it)

I put off applying for a job in the "research" portion of my old department because
1. I didn't want to run the risk of screwing up someone's important issue, and
2. I kept telling myself that my job was temporary, and I was going to move to another industry.

Finally, I decided to apply (because I saw a few dumb/lazy people had gotten the promotion, and I thought I could do the work at least as well as they).

I'd worked in the main department for years, had a great interview, my smarts/ability/work ethic were never in question. I didn't get the research job, but the hiring manager actually dropped by my desk to tell me she'd "almost hired" me - it was "between you and one other girl".

I couldn't believe it. I immediately asked, "Why didn't you hire me?"

She stopped, and stammered something about how I was "too young".

Fucking hell. If 30 years old is "too young", I didn't have time to stick around that underpaying hell-hole until I'd "aged" properly.

The girl who was hired was much thinner and prettier than I was (or most of the other old hand who had applied). I also believe she was younger than I, and she had worked there for about 1/3 of the time I had.

And not incidentally: in the two years before I'd applied, everyone in the research department who was even *slightly* overweight slimmed down, was let go, or moved to another department. The remaining researchers engaged in weight loss competitions, and took walks during overly-long breaks. They started dressing like they were going on dates, instead of coming to work.


And on my latest temp assignment, I was snubbed by the *tiny* human resources peon. She was specifically asked to give me a *full* tour, with personal introductions, the day I arrived at the large office. She showed me the main meeting room, the kitchen, and the office supply room - that's it. But before we took a single step, she made a point of talking about how she *loved* to work out, and "that's what we do a *lot* of around here".

I'm not a skinny-hater. But I think I can smell fat prejudice now and then. And I don't think it's just that I'm fatter now than a few years ago...I agree with you that the culture is changing.
Jan. 5th, 2007 10:05 pm (UTC)
You know, I was in IT for 11 years.

Having been in Marketing now for 3 months I'm ready to go back.

If anyone knows of a good IT job for a former Web Engineer that doesn't have any on-call (the medical reason that I left the field) let me know.
Jan. 5th, 2007 10:53 pm (UTC)
What does a web engineer do?
Jan. 6th, 2007 12:04 am (UTC)
We used to be called "Web Administrators" (ala UNIX Administrators).

- Configured Web servers.

- Configured services.

- Managed and supported web content administration services (Broadvision, WebSphere, Oracle 10GAS, etc..)

You know, brainy stuff.

And I have to tell you, at this point I actually miss that stuff.


I used to complain that my work didn't last long. Well, I just spent a month writing content. Had it approved by a bunch of people , as well as the big software company out in Seattle. Then, today, after a lot of work, all my copy was discarded in favor of much WORSE copy from an ad agency.



And then my PM wrote me and said "Oh, and you put too many spaces after your periods. Fix that. And don't forget to cross your C's and A's."

Yes, you read that right.


I miss being an engineer.
Jan. 6th, 2007 01:06 am (UTC)
Yes, I've noticed how some software and on-line interfaces shorten-up my writing.

No! I put those blank lines there for a reason! And I was taught that you put two spaces after end-of-sentence punctuation...has that rule changed in the past 5 years?
Jan. 6th, 2007 01:11 am (UTC)
Spacing test of LJ
The test: 1space hmm. 2spaces hmm. 3 hmmm. 4 hmm.
Jan. 6th, 2007 05:41 am (UTC)
Re: Spacing test of LJ
if you want actual spaces, try " "
Jan. 6th, 2007 05:38 am (UTC)
Well, HTML and some XML will eat up whitespace, primarily by design. For instance, multiple spaces will be treated as a single space, tabs are ignored, stuff like that.

Grammar and spelling rules change over time. For instance, I was taught that the proper spelling of no one was 'noone', as in one word. Try that now. And the use of the apostrophe in 'its' (the posessive) like the cat has its ball used to be it's.

Rules suck. That's why I make up my own words.
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