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Couple engaged after meeting on website for ugly people

Tom Clifford could not find a woman to love him because of the way he looked, until he met Janine Walker.

The pair, from Gloucestershire, Britain, had a whirlwind romance after meeting last month in October on Britain's first dating agency for ugly people, reported UK's Daily Mail.

The dating website,, helps to pair people who are "aesthetically challenged".

Janine does not mind the way he looks, and calls Tom her "handsome prince". She has also decided that he is the one for he after four dates.

Tom, 36, a carpet fitter, was quoted on Daily Mail as saying: 'I've been a joke to women for years because of the way I look. 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 happening.'

Tom had spotted Janine's picture on the website and wrote her a letter. It said: '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.'

Miss Walker, a shop assistant, agreed to meet him, and the rest, as they say, is history.

She said: 'I appreciate that Tom isn't Brad Pitt, but then I'm no Angelina Jolie either. 'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and to me Tom's the perfect, handsome prince.

They have also accepted a free honeymoon to Borth, Wales, offered by the dating agency to celebrate their upcoming nuptials and are in the midst of planning for a wedding in December.

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readers' comments

that's so sweet :)
Posted by lightasacloud on Fri, 12 Nov 2010 at 11:28 AM
My husband's old classmate is definitely uglier than Mr Clifford and he's happily married to his wife. He's got what is called "an onion nose" and pockmarked face but he has a heart of gold and a wonderful smile. They are both blessed to have each other.
Posted by malinablu on Fri, 12 Nov 2010 at 02:08 AM

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