BeautifulPeople.com promises to match beautiful people up with other beautiful people for the purposes of matching sperm and egg donors with infertile couples or single women, reports AOL News' Lisa Flam. The site, originally a dating site — for pretty people only — is also considering letting unattractive people join its new fertility forum. Flam quotes one of the site's founders, Robert Hintze, as saying in a statement, "Initially, we hesitated to widen the offering to non-beautiful people. But everyone — including ugly people — would like to bring good-looking children into the world, and we can't be selfish with our attractive gene pool." The dating site has 600,000 members, and so far about 150 of them have said they'd be interested in donating sperm or eggs, Flam says. Bioethicist Art Caplan called the site a form of eugenics, Flam adds. "It's pure, utter nonsensical baloney, at best," Caplan tells Flam. "The genetics of attractiveness is something that we understand almost nothing about. There's no guarantee that attractive parents will produce attractive children."
Summer Johnson at blog.bioethics.net adds that the site is "hilarious and fascinating hucksterism at its finest."