They say real friends tell you the truth, no matter how much it may hurt. So how many of your friends tell you if you look good or not? It may or may not be at the top of your list, but I suppose that deep inside – for some people at least – it is an important question that they want answered.
It is rather sad, if you think about it, but yes, there is an app that will give you feedback about your looks. It is called the Ugly Meter.
The brainchild of Jo Overline and Ryan Allen, Ugly Meter is an iOS app with the tagline “When your friends won’t tell you the truth, the Ugly Meter will.” That is more than enough to give you an idea just how sad the concept is, isn’t it?
Still, believe it or not, the Ugly Meter has reached #3 in the App Store. That’s #3 top paid and #3 top grossing app.
What the Ugly Meter does is simple. It takes a picture of you (or anyone else for that matter) and then rates the photo from 0 to 10. Since the app has the word “ugly” in the name, I guess it is logical to have 10 as the number for ugliest and 0 as “very sexy indeed”.
I can see how the app can bring a little fun, but it is also very easy to see how things can go totally wrong. As a matter of fact, parents and educators already have voiced their concerns over the app. You know just how cruel a teenager’s life can be. Now if you are way beyond your teen years, and you still need the Ugly Meter to boost your confidence, then I suggest that you seek some help. If, however, you are with a bunch of close friends who can take as much as they dish out, it’s a whole different story. Add a shot or two of tequila into the mix, and you just might have something to really laugh about.