The creator of the online dating website Where White People Meet has been getting some questions about why he and his wife would build such a site.
The answer, according to the website’s “About Us” page, is “why not?
Grindr is a popular option for gay men; Her bills itself as a dating app for lesbians built by lesbians.
But what seems to have escaped Russell is that white people can already find each other with ease on these apps—and in real life, especially in Russell’s state of Utah, which is 91% white. “Where White People Meet” could pretty much describe almost every online dating website.
(He still owns the chain’s location in Layton, Utah, in an office that now doubles as the listed HQ for White People Meet.) Out sick from work one day last year, he found himself marveling at the number of Black People Meet ads airing on daytime TV.
I just believe it’s hypocrisy to say ‘one group can do this, but another can’t.'” This is Russell’s first foray into the online dating industry; he’s spent most of his career in auto sales, as the president of the since-franchised chain Automatic Car Credit Inc.
While the name targets white people, the site’s operator says that anyone can join as long as they abide by all the rules and regulations. Tweets about it date back to September 2015 but the account went silent until Thursday, when an image of the billboard went viral online.In addition, there’s also Tinder, for mobile-first millennials, and Hinge, for anyone who’s afraid of Tinder, and Grouper, for those who prefer to bring two friends along to blind dates.The League caters to a crop of Ivy League graduates and high-earning young professionals.In 2009, OKCupid analyzed how race affects users’ messaging patterns.Sam Russell suspected his dating startup, Where White People Meet, would ruffle a few Internet feathers. But 53-year-old Russell — the former owner of a used-car empire and the resident of a Zip code that is 92.4 percent white — swears he isn’t afraid of the backlash to his brand-new dating site. and that white people faced a dearth of online dating opportunities.