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article imageCouple who met on dating site for aesthetically challenged to wed

By Lynn Curwin     Oct 29, 2010 in Lifestyle
Stow On The Wold - A dating site designed for the "aesthetically challenged" is celebrating the first engagement between members who met through the agency.
UK residents Tom Clifford and Janine Walker, who met on The Ugly Bug Ball in August, plan to get married this winter. They became engaged after just four dates.
''I've been a joke to women for years because of the way I look,” The Telegraph quoted Clifford, who is 36, as saying.
''I always thought that I was too ugly to meet Mrs Right but my life changed when I met Janine.
''She's beautiful and I love her in every possible way. I still can't believe this is happening.''
Clifford, who is a carpet fitter, has been single since 1998.
After he saw Walker, 31, on the site he sent her an email which said: ''Dear Janine, Just seen your beautiful face on The Ugly Bug Ball and would love to meet up. You live near me, so this shouldn't be a problem.
''I've got a face that makes children cry but, as they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder - and I think you'll love me too.''
Walker said that, while Clifford isn’t Brad Pitt, she is no Angelina Jolie either.
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and to me Tom's the perfect, handsome prince,” The Telegraph quoted her as saying.
"I'm just so pleased to have been able to meet him, and I'm head-over-heels in love."
They both live around Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire, and share a fondness for junk food.
The Ugly Bug Ball is providing them with a free honeymoon in Borth, Wales, where they have a company caravan.
The Ugly Bug Ball web site states that:
“Half of UK daters aren’t pretty so instead of fishing in a small pool of prettiness and getting nowhere dive into an ocean of uglies and have more choice.
“Ugly people are a better calibre of human - pretty people generally aren’t very nice and tend to be a bit shallow
“Ugly people have had a tougher life and therefore tend to be more considerate and more loyal. A recent TUBB survey also proved that they try harder in bed.
“Once with an ugly partner it is unlikely that anyone will try and take them from you meaning you can let yourself go completely once you’re together.
“In these straightened times TUBB is cheaper as a) We don’t charge much as the pretty sites and b) Ugly people have lower expectations – for a first date A Family Bucket will usually do the trick.”
A photo of Walker and Clifford can be seen on The Telegraph web site.
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