This Incel Dating Website Is Fake, Right? Please Tell Us It Is Fake.
I lied. We are going to be tipping our toes into the manosphere today. Sort of! Mainly because I could not really find anything else good for your open thread. My other choice was a video of this lady I am currently a little obsessed with who says she has alien human hybrid children (because sure, why not!), and I just really need other people to appreciate this with me...
Or this video featuring a very bad song about the QAnon conspiracy...
BUT, there is an incel dating site, cleverly titled Date An Incel dot com and seriously, we kinda need to talk about it. Unfortunately for all of us, there aren't profiles of our potential incel suitors, because the site apparently operates in more of a matchmaker service type of way. You just fill out this handy questionnaire, and apparently they contact you with the future love of your life.
The extra creepy thing about this is that they are somehow trying to present it as a way for for progressive women to do a good deed, by donating their vagina to a lonely incel.
We help form relationships that spread a message of love and peace. Many people suffer from the negative effects of Involuntary Celibacy. These 'Incels' often share the same common goals as the rest of the population- a desire for acceptance, love and community. We built #DateAnIncel to bring this minority group into the forefront of the online dating scene, providing them with a platform to be connected with regular partners.
If you have felt moved by the recent media attention around the incel movement and have been looking for a way to turn your romantic life into a message of hope, #DateAnIncel is the service for you. We match the attributes and interests of both incels and other site users to aim to form romantic relationships that by their very nature reduce risks that plague society.
IF YOU HAVE FELT MOVED. By the men out there murdering people. Nice!
Despite only having launched in May, the site already has a definitely real testimonial from a "Rebecca" from Boise, Idaho, NOT CANADA, LIKE YOU WERE PROBABLY THINKING.
"I had been looking for a way to contribute to solving the problems of the world with incredible love, integrity and humility. Having been single for a few years whilst actively lobbying for Democratic reform, my friend showed me an ad online she has seen for #DateAnIncel. It felt like the perfect way to unite both my professional and personal desires.
Unlike other dating sites, this platform provided a safe space for me to discover myself and the incel community... and then eventually Brad. Brad had never been with a woman before and had been nervous of signing up but had also been encouraged by a friend. We started chatting and developing a magical online secret world we could escape to. This secret world didn't care about your relationship history, your successes or where you're from. It cared about your interests, passions and desires.
3 months later, Brad and I agreed to meet in person. I knew instantly Brad was the man I loved. I knew I could help him and that in my helping him, I would be utilizing my romantic life as a signal for greater change."
RIGHT. This is all very believable.
Their Twitter currently has only a few tweets, including one very, very weird one from Daily Caller writer Dave M. Brooks.
What's it like to hold the hand of someone you love? https://t.co/nbi7oy8PmM— Dave Brooks (@Dave_M_Brooks) May 29, 2018
He does not otherwise appear to be much of a joke teller, so what that's about... who even knows. Speculation is WELCOME.
Anyway! This is now your OPEN THREAD! Enjoy your weird videos and your weekend! And don't forget to What's it like to hold the hand of someone you love? https://t.co/nbi7oy8PmM
What's it like to hold the hand of someone you love? https://t.co/nbi7oy8PmM— Dave Brooks (@Dave_M_Brooks) May 29, 2018 " rel="noopener" target="_blank">tip your servers!
Robyn Pennacchia is a brilliant, fabulously talented and visually stunning angel of a human being, who shrugged off what she is pretty sure would have been a Tony Award-winning career in musical theater in order to write about stuff on the internet. Previously, she was a Senior Staff Writer at Death & Taxes, and Assistant Editor at The Frisky (RIP). Currently, she writes for Wonkette, Friendly Atheist, Quartz and other sites. Follow her on Twitter at @RobynElyse