Sean Hannity's dating website disappears
Published: Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Updated: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 20:07
In the words of Dr. Phil McGraw, "You have the ability to choose how you perceive any event in your life and you exercise this power of choice in every circumstance."When it comes to Sean Hannity, choices are very important; they give off an aura of self-worth, pride, and personal values (which had better be "wholesome" and "conservative") . Aren't conservative beliefs key to the validity of any human being?
That's why it's important, if one happens to be politically conservative, to procreate with other conservatives.
And that, of course, is why Sean Hannity founded something called "Hannidate", which according to the former website, was "the place where people of like-conservative minds can come together to meet. Whether you are looking for a life partner or just someone to hang out with, here you'll be able to find exactly who you are looking for, locally or around the world. It's fun, interactive, safe and anonymous - until you decide to take it further."
The dating website has been around since 2005, and of course generated quite a vitriolic reaction from the FOX News-hating community of progressives.
"Conservatives need late-night, out-of-town hookups just as much as liberals," wrote Joel Stein, a columnist for the LA Times. "They also, it seems, need some hot man-on-man action. If you pull down the menu on Hannidate, you can select 'I am a male, seeking a male.' This was surprising because not even eHarmony allows same-sex pairings. Stranger still for a Fox News commentator's site, you can select ZIP codes in Beverly Hills, Provincetown and San Francisco."
Although eHarmony does currently allow same-sex searches, for liberals, it seems to have left a homophobic stench. And the domain name hannidate.com is no longer valid. Why? There seems to be no explanation available anywhere.
Make no mistake, Hannidate was no hoax. When one types "Hannidate" into the search box on Sean Hannity's website, old profiles advertising single conservatives expressing their love interests and right-wing love pop up.
Although the failed Hannidate was met with as much scrutiny and laughs as it deserved (especially by the Chicago Tribune), it's not fair just to criticize Hannidate for wanting to bring together like-minded conservatives for dating. Other notable websites include libertarianpassions.com, activistpassions.com (a dating website for socialists) and Anastasiadate.com (for those seeking "Russian brides). Which one is the worst? "We report, you decide." And then there's eHarmony; maybe that one wins.
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