With increasing polarization between the left and the right since Donald Trump’s rise to power, his supporters have found a novel way of dating that precludes going out with anyone who is not his fan, reports the Independent.
The unusual dating site, called Trump.dating, believes in hooking up partners on the same side of the political spectrum — in this case — Trump loyalists. Created by a group called Friends Worldwide, which also owns some other dating sites, the aim of the website is to help Trump supporters find like-minded partners. The website creators believe that because of the increasing polarization along partisan lines in American society, people are finding it more and more difficult to hook up with prospective partners who get along on the political front. Most dating experiences these days, the makers argue, are turning sour straightaway because of differing political views (there is probably no single person in American politics who divides opinions so starkly).
The home page of Trump.dating shows a couple donning Trump hats, all smiles, with the following headline and caption.
Find The America First Partner Of Your Dreams
Dating in 2018 is more of a challenge than ever before, thanks in part to today’s polarizing political landscape. While searching for a potential partner on other dating sites, it’s not uncommon to see messages like No Trump supporters or Proud liberal. We’re wrecking the dating game and giving like-minded Americans a chance to meet without the awkwardness that comes with the first conversation about politics. Wouldn’t it be refreshing to already know that your date roots for the same team?”
There is a website called https://t.co/W3oGk7I9zc, and you have to be straight to use it: pic.twitter.com/hZGiZihHYE
— Tim Mak (@timkmak) February 17, 2018
But as unusual as the idea of having a Trump dating site is, the restrictions imposed by the website on users is keeping in line with the views generally espoused by America’s Commander-in-Chief. For example, Trump.dating is made exclusively for straight men and women while gay users are forbidden to join. That comes across as slightly ironic as people on the dating site can be married and could look for extra-marital flings.
This was first noted by Weekly Standard reporter Jim Swift, who took a dig on Twitter by stating that just like Trump himself (who is reported to have had two alleged affairs soon after his marriage with Melania in 2005), his fans could also look to date outside marriages.
They let you join if you are happily married, just like the man himself! pic.twitter.com/NlhYRCIBql
— Jim Swift (@JSwiftTWS) February 17, 2018
Other Twitter users also blasted the Trump dating site with one user pointing out that it saved other people a lot of trouble because Trump’s fans would now be out of the larger dating pool, while another user made fun of Trump’s seeming admiration for Russian president Vladimir Putin.
Haha….looks like we’ve got a match!! pic.twitter.com/twOWbipVRH
— Tricia (@coobyd_tricia) February 17, 2018
Kind of them to take themselves out of the dating pool. Saves the rest of us some nasty surprises.
— monika full stop (@leszy_) February 17, 2018
This is not the first dating site exclusively for Trump’s supporters. Fox reported about Trump Singles, a dating site with at least 24,000 members prior to the president’s inauguration last year.