A dating site for toffs? They’re welcome to each other
Thrillingly, there’s a new dating app, Toffee Dating, restricted to posh people. Thank God for that, went up the cry; how else are the rest of us guaranteed to avoid them?
It is only open to people who went to private school, who can drone on convincingly about Henley, polo, rugby and the like. I’m a comp kid and therefore dead common, but, ever the social climber, I had a furtive peek at some of the pics of the Toffee totty, just to see what the likes of me are missing. Oh dear. Granted, there are some gorgeous-looking people, but the general effect was of a Burberry ad, where the shoot had to be abandoned because everybody looked so smug that the photographer needed to stop to be violently sick. So, basically, like all Burberry ads.
Toffee seems to be aiming for the niche dating market, also featuring the likes of BeautifulPeople.com, which famously only allows in the physically gorgeous, presumably offering a “painting in the attic” clause for members who have decided never to age, get sick or suffer anything else that might result in an unsightly blemish.
While other dating sites and apps cater to different interests, and even kinks, Toffee and its ilk seem to be about one thing and one thing only – cutting out the riff-raff. A form of low-grade dating eugenics, if you will. All of which seems rather tragic, when people should be encouraged to mix it up as much as possible
– not only for the sake of the gene pool, but also their own sanity. The irony is that once someone goes down this self-selecting route, they almost automatically become the kind of person that nobody sane would touch with a very long bargepole or, indeed, an oar, even one that had sliced through the rarefied waters at Henley.