This right-wing dating app promises a safe space for Trump supporters
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders' rejection from a Virginia restaurant is a lot like rejection from a would-be date over support for President Trump.
At least that's the business premise of one conservative woman's new dating network. Inspired by Sanders' incident, Christy Edwards Lawton founded Righter specifically for Trump lovers in search of love, The Daily Beast reports.
Along with hearing about Sanders, Lawton also met a "stunning" woman who she assumed "would have no trouble finding love," she told The Daily Beast. But the woman had a secret: Men "don't want me," she said, because "I'm a Republican." That led Lawton to craft Righter "specifically" for spited Trump supporters "who believe their political views have kept them from finding love" on traditional dating sites, The Daily Beast writes.
To prove there's a market for this crowd, Lawton crafted dating app profiles and got plenty of matches, she tells The Daily Beast. When the fake profiles claimed they had voted for Trump, though, other users backed off. Righter upends that Tinder dynamic by preventing users from editing their photos or hiding their age, and also by promising to sue any liberals who may sneak onto the app.
In other fun rules, "men initiate," conversations on Righter, and "women respond," Righter declared with a meme on Instagram. Righter's Instagram is also home to some very poorly Photoshopped memes touting the president and first lady Melania Trump as #couplegoals, if you're into that sort of thing. If not, read more about Righter at The Daily Beast. Kathryn Krawczyk