We Found Love in a Hopeless Place: A Dating Site for Those Who Love Trump
Fortunately or unfortunately, we all have to admit Trump is definitely a noteworthy person. Never before has America known mental disorders named after it current president, neither have any Americans felt uncomfortable due to clothes with captions praising the country or even just someone having them in their wardrobe. Now it’s time for a new wave of “improvements” as a new dating website created specifically for those who back the president launches this month.
The idea for creating a “liberals-no-entry” website stems from Christy Edwards Lawton’s experience last year at a Manhattan party when she noticed a beautiful woman across the room.
Despite the woman’s “stunning” good looks, she had a surprising secret… she couldn’t find a boyfriend in New York City because she voted for Trump.
“I’m a Republican,” the woman whispered to Lawton, she recalled. “They don’t want me.”
Faced with romantic despair, Lawton saw opportunity. That encounter at the party—and the now-infamous incident where a Virginia restaurant refused to serve White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders—inspired her to start Righter, a dating network that caters to Trump supporters who have been rejected on more mainstream dating apps over their political beliefs.
Righter, which launches later this month, is meant as an amorous safe space, but only for those who back the president. If you’re a liberal, Righter might actually sue you if you try to join.
A new dating site called "Righter" will be launching this month, catering to Trump Supporters and Conservatives ONLY.— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) December 4, 2018
The founder, Christy Edwards Lawton, says she will sue any Liberals who try to join the site.
Try It Ms. Lawton!
“I have a very nice legal team that will be handling that,” Lawton said. “This is zero tolerance.”
Righter is not the first dating site aimed at Republicans only. Fox News host Sean Hannity started a not-long-for-this-world dating site dubbed “Hannidate” for his fans nearly a decade ago. In October, a Trump-centric dating app called “Donald Daters” launched... and immediately exposed its users’ data.
But Righter differs from rivals like Donald Daters by being pitched specifically towards Trump supporters who believe their political views have kept them from finding love or even a hook-up on dating sites like Tinder, Bumble, or OKCupid. Righter’s Instagram posts position the app as a place where Trump supporters can escape the rejection they’ve experienced in the cold liberal dating scene.
“I kept hearing repeatedly how they kept getting swiped left on and couldn’t even get a date,” said Lawton, who fundraised for Trump’s 2016 campaign.
Righter is going to be the #1 dating site for Conservative singles to find long-term, meaningful, loving relationships. Why swipe left when you can swipe Righter? pic.twitter.com/d2wZsJgh4c— Righter (@wearerighter) November 19, 2018
Lawton insists that the market is there. She said that ahead of the launch, she and her staff created tests profiles on apps like Tinder where they found profiles that rejected Trump voters outright. She also said they discovered Tinder users who would pay to “super-like” their accounts but reject them once they learned they supported Trump, Daily Beast reports.
“You just paid money to like us, but you want nothing to do if we’re conservative,” Lawton said.
Lawton’s app has some unusual rules as far as dating sites go. Men can be reported if they don’t pay for the first date. Lawton also insists Righter is “not a sex app,” and wants users to hurry and meet up.
“We are not online to have pen-pals,” Lawton said.
Righter users can’t hide their age, and the app will be policed for photoshopped pictures added to make a would-be dater look better. Users who are caught altering their pictures will get three strikes before getting the boot from Righter entirely.
“Females make themselves look different, younger, thinner, better,” Lawton said. “That’s not going to happen on our app.”
Righter has also taken swipes at some of its competition. In one Instagram post, Righter uses a popular meme format to show Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson looking shocked when he learns that women must initiate conversations on Bumble, a potential Righter rival.
“On Righter, men initiate, women respond,” the post reads.
Any obvious Democrats will get the boot from Righter, according to Lawton, though she conceded that it might be difficult to immediately figure out the ideology of the user in order to purge him or her.
But if they did find a Trump critic on the platform, Lawton said she wouldn’t rule out calling in the lawyers to get them off. Asked whether suing a would-be dater was a bit extreme—an anti-aphrodisiac, if you will—she insisted it wasn’t.
“Bring it on,” Lawton said. “This is ridiculous. They’re sitting here suing our president.”