Dating can be hard – and as more and more people turn to online dating, it’s easier than ever to find something that caters to your niche interests.
Apparently, one group of people isn’t doing so well – white supremacists.
The Proud Boys, a right wing racist group mostly based in the US, have set up their own dating website. They admit only men into their group, and say that they believe that ‘Western’ culture is under attack.
Telegram, an encrypted messaging app which is popular among alt-right groups, has been used by Proud Boys to solicit nudes and ask women for more photos.
Now, the Proud Boys have added a questionnaire to their website where they ask women to submit photos, information about their age, height and weight, as well as questions about their ‘bra size’ and ‘how much alcohol and drugs’ they can consume. In the questionnaire, they say that “they’ve been asked by many women” to start a Proud Boys dating website.
In the questionnaire, women submitting themselves to the dating site are also asked to ‘rate themselves’ from one to ten.
This isn’t the first time that a far right group has tried to create a dating app just for them – Donald Daters came out in the US in 2017, as did Righter.
These apps suggested that right wing people were discriminated against in the sexual marketplace - and that they were better off meeting people who already wanted to date right wing people.
The group was founded in 2016 by white supremacist Gavin McInnes, and call themselves a ‘fraternal organisation seeking to repopulate the West’.
Members of the group have been arrested for inciting violence at protests and in public spaces, and initiation into the group involves really bizarre rituals – like being beat up by other members of the group while repeating the names of cereal brands.
Proud Boys have gained even more notoriety over the last two years – many of them go to Trump rallies and fight left wing activists, and many Proud Boys were arrested after fighting at a protest in New York in October.
The Proud Boys previously had a by law which banned masturbating – from 2018 – and it seems like it may not have worked out the way that they wanted...