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.The reason people are talking about the dating site is that there doesn't seem to be a need for it.Sometimes it's hard to find what you want out there in the world, or to find someone that wants what you offer.That's why almost 91% of single people in the US have tried online dating.In the 'About' section of the website, it reads: "I am sure some of you are wondering about the concept and need for a dating website titled "Where White People Meet. Oh and users can only search for a date of the opposite sex, sorry racist gay and lesbian folk!A used-car mogul from Utah has created either one blatantly racist dating site or one extremely calculated attempt to rile our collective outrage.White people still represent the majority of Americans, and in the dating world, there are benefits to being white.Ok Cupid, one of the largest dating websites in the US, compiles data on its "matches" between its members.
Thanks to the internet, American racists can even cut out the KKK meet market (if they want to). Of course, the website owners claim that it isn't racist and merely caters for a special interest group like other dating sites. There are various dating websites that promote and cater to just about every origin, race, religion and lifestyle out there. Because anti-discrimination laws would probably pose a problem if the site actually prohibited non-whites from joining.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.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 first came up with the idea five months ago, while spending a sick day home from work.He and Jodie, his wife of four years, were fascinated by the commercials for dating websites such as “Black People Meet,” “Farmers Only,” “Christian Mingle,” and "LDS (Latter Day Saints) Singles" on daytime television.In 2009, Ok Cupid found that white men get the most responses from potential mates.