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Dating app for people who went to private school slammed. A NEW app exclusively for people who attended a private school has been slammed as “elitist”, “classist” and “totally ridiculous”
It's anything but ridiculous. Going to a private school makes you one of Britain's ruling class. It's a warrant that you have worked hard and had a good education. If you went to a government school you could be a know-nothing nobody.
The 7% of the population who went to private schools in Britain basically run everything. They even dominate Britain's Olympic team. Britain is lucky to have them. Britain would be a real mess if it were run by the know-nothing, never-stretched graduates of the State schools.
So you see why the system below touches on a real need for people to meet others with a common background and with common values. Private school graduates are actually different
And to be even more politically incorrect, private school graduates are also an intellectual elite. So much so that doubts have arisen over whether the later-life success of private school graduates is due to their schooling or their higher IQs.
There are two prerequisites for getting into a private school. Your parents have to be able to afford some pretty steep fees and you have to pass the Common Entrance Examination (CE), which is little more than an IQ test. And the money requirement is also intellectually selective. Going back at least as far as Terman & Oden in the 1920s it has been known that high IQ people tend to get rich. Herrnstein & Murray wrote a well-known book a couple of decades ago which also showed that.
Not all rich people are smart but most are. The dim aristocrat is a well-known figure in British life but they tend to lose their money -- so once again the relationshp between money and IQ is established.
So it is pretty clear that private school kids are intellectually more gifted and we know that IQ is an important factor in assortative mating -- people's general tendency to marry others with a similar background to themselves. So the facility described below should be very helpful. It pre-sorts your partners into a potentially useful category
For the sake of balance, I should add a few qualifying notes to what I have said above. There are quite a lot of smart working class kids who will do as well as private school kids if they are offered schooling similar to what private schools students get. That happens in Britain's government-funded Grammar schools. And Grammar schools too require the student to pass an admission test -- the 11 plus -- which is also largely an IQ test. And many Grammar School graduates have gone on to do well both economically and in other ways.
Sadly, however, the British Left are furiously opposed to Grammar Schools so there are not now many of them, thus entrenching Britain's low social mobility. What school you went to is overwhelmingly important to life-success in Britain. And it is the British Left who stand in the way of broadening access to advantageous schools
THE world’s first dating app for the privately-educated has launched — but its founder insists it has nothing to do with snobbery or social division.
The app, Toffee, launched earlier this week and is the brainchild of Londoner Lydia Davis.
It is strictly off-limits to anyone who attended a state school thanks to a “hybrid checking process” that uses “automated social media cross checks” and a “manual screening process” to make sure the great unwashed don’t slip through the cracks.
But despite restricting membership to those from privileged backgrounds only, Ms Davis, 36, told The Mirror it was designed purely to help people find their soulmates.
“Toffee is just about helping people meet and fall in love. It’s not supposed to be snobby or divisive. I just want to help people do their thing,” she said.
“It’s just another niche dating app — there are lots of other dating apps for normal people.
“But there are also apps specifically targeted at smaller groups. There’s one for finding a sugar daddy, one for Jewish daters.”
She told the publication she expected the app to be controversial. “Navigating the dating scene is really difficult, and it’s proven that people want to meet like-minded people who share the same interests and values,” Ms Davis said.
“I know it might bring about lots of feelings but it’s not meant to offend anyone. “Toffee is just a dating app for a group of people. We’re not trying to be snobby.”
But despite Ms Davis’ assurances, Toffee has been slammed as “elitist”, “classist” and “totally ridiculous” online, with one reviewer even labelling it a “classist hate crime”.
Ms Davis, a professional matchmaker, is now in a relationship with an unnamed man from a “similar background” who was also privately educated — but she insisted she would have been open to dating someone from any background.
She also told The Mirror she would be happy if her potential future children married a commoner. “I’m a total romantic and finding someone to fall in love with is so special. Everyone’s preferences are different and that’s what makes it exciting,” Ms Davis said.
Toffee has an Instagram account and a Facebook page, and its bio states: “Toffee is the world’s first dating app for people who were privately educated. We set it up because we know people from similar backgrounds are more likely to stick together.”
By JR on Friday, April 20, 2018
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