Though anyone can join Russell's site, its exclusionary title and apparent focus has irked many people on the internet. "I just believe it’s hypocrisy to say ‘one group can do this, but another can’t.'" The "groups" Russell is referring to are the primary audiences for dating websites like Black People Meet or JDate — which allow users to connect with black and Jewish singles (respectively).Russell's views and comments have fueled internet outrage, to the point that what he's doing feels a bit like performance art; he may even be saying stereotypically racist things to incite anger and draw more attention to his site.
His reply isn't really steeped in the idea of service, but rather in the idea that because spaces for nonwhite people exist, spaces for white people should also exist.
"It’s our right to have this business," he told Dewey.
"I was bombarded with dating sites for every walk of life, and I thought in my own mind, 'Why can't there be a website for where white people can meet? Questions there be a website for where white people can meet?
There are so many niche dating sites for just about everything because those things are hard to find. Try finding another furry by simply asking "Are you a furry like me? Hitting on the wrong dude in a bar when you're a gay man like me could get you beat up.
Hi I am looking for someone who knows how to kiss and make my knees go weak, someone who knows how to treat a woman, someone who makes me feel like I am the world, even if I'm not.
As every human being knows, dating is a stressful and mostly garbage activity -- but it can lead to what many call the best thing a human can experience: love.The thought being: Why do white people need a dating site that's specifically for them when they've already cornered so many other dating sites?The Washington Post's Caitlin Dewey asked Russell just that.A used-car mogul from Utah has created either one blatantly racist dating site or one extremely calculated attempt to rile our collective outrage.Sam Russell is the 53-year-old mastermind behind Where White People Meet, a dating site whose title explains its purpose. I dated a black woman once," Russell told the Washington Post.Yet they only reply well to guys who look like them," Ok Cupid co-founder Christian Rudder wrote on the site's blog.