(Russell would not share how many had actually become paying members.) He insists that the reaction has been overwhelmingly positive thus far; it’s the people criticizing him, he says, who don’t truly understand the true nature of race and racism.
“I knew there was some potential for backlash, but I’m not going to dodge it,” he said.
Her husband left her for a younger woman and she is dealing with issues of abandonment, old age and the new world order of internet dating.
It is a position in which she never thought she would find herself.
(“If you’re a black man who prefers to date white women, this might be a good option,” he said — presuming you can get over the object of your affection’s stated racial preferences.) It costs a month to message other members, and the site’s terms of service specifically prohibit messages that “promote racism, bigotry, [or] hatred.” “The site is not racially motivated in any way,” Russell stressed.A renowned scientist once theorized that finding “intelligent life” on other planets in the universe would be like shooting a particular blackbird in a room full of blackbirds, with the lights out.Ironically, the same probability applies for finding a “normal man” on an online dating service.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.It’s why the site’s “About” page carefully avoids mention of Russell or his wife, Jodie, and why their address is listed as a P. The couple bought the domain “wherewhitepeoplemeet.com” in May 2015 and commissioned their son, a high school senior, to design it.It does not mean the end of your sex life or that you will need to remain unmarried for the rest of your life." “It’s our right to have this business,” he replied — the “we” presumably referring to white people, generally.“If we want equal rights in this country, it has to be equal rights for everybody.” Russell points to his site’s recent traffic as evidence that others agree: More than 100,000 people visited White People Meet on Sunday, and — as of this writing — 1,033 people have registered to browse the site for free.Nothing scary where I felt like I was in danger, some awkward, embarrassing on both ends,” recalled Maguire.“Some great guys that got away, some didn’t like me and vice versa. I’m embarrassed to say how many.” Maguire added, “I would come home and call my sister and call my friends.She knew few people in the beach cities, so she jumped into the foreign world of online dating more than five years ago.“I had so many horror stories and some good ones too.