Three or four weeks later I came back to Bumble, Tinder, and OKCupid.
However, I decided I was going to try to take the process a little more seriously, less mindless swiping, really try to meet someone etc., so I decided to change a couple of my photos so people would REALLY know what they were getting into as far as my personal views.
Since then we've been on many dates.” “I first contacted Rod when I saw his diary post.
I was attracted to his smile and he was wearing his motorbike leathers and looked very handsome.
I don’t expect everyone to feel as strongly as me on this issue, and some non-Trump supporters may very well be willing to date a supporter, and that’s their choice.
That linked post goes into why I won’t do so, but regardless, the point of a dating site is to find someone who meets your personal preferences.
I can accept some political differences with a person I’m dating, and normally I wouldn’t really care who you voted for in a presidential election, but my fears and concerns about this upcoming administration go beyond any typical difference of opinion/political party/etc (let’s be serious, Donald Trump is only pretending to be a republican anyway, so this isn’t my way of saying I won’t date republicans).
Most of my professional work has been in low income and minority communities so I have strong feelings about how his presidency will impact those populations.
Most messages flooding my inbox, of course, just said “hey how are you” because no one is original, especially on POF.My hatred of Plenty of Fish (aka POF) is so well-documented it wouldn’t even be possible to link to all my past rants about them.If you’re curious, I’ve talked about them in my review of paid dating site upgrades and while I think there are many things wrong with the site, the thing that really set me off about them was when I encountered a racist on their site and they did very little about it.So, these photos were really just a little extra reminder.It’s not as though I hadn’t mentioned politics before, and I felt like on OKC/POF I had really tried to explain my point in a respectful way.I added these two pictures to my profiles: I felt like these photos served a few purposes.The one on the right is just a hilarious photo (come on, me AND MY DOG are wearing ACLU shirts!!! SHE THINKS SHE’S PEOPLE [bonus points if you get that reference]), while also showing I support the ACLU, and also if I’m being completely honest, my hair looks nice in that photo for once.POF is attached to an e-mail I don’t use that much, so I had missed all the other e-mails about messages I’d gotten over the past few months.Funny enough, I guess I was meant to see this particular message, because I logged on and it was a message from the original racist.And again, I don’t think my explanation on my profile for why I didn’t want to date someone who voted for Trump was in any way disrespectful, it was just explaining my views and why they were important to me.This is the ONE user from the past couple weeks that POF did remove. This is just a sampling of what I’ve gotten over the last three weeks.