CBS has rejected a Super Bowl ad from ManCrunch.com, a "gay dating Web site." The rejected ad shows two men engaging in "a passionate, male-on-male make-out session" while watching the Super Bowl. The left is in an uproar, and CBS is being accused of "straight-up discrimination" for rejecting the ad.
This news comes the same week that eHarmony paid $2 million to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging the company discriminated based on sexual orientation by not performing same-sex matches.
Apparently, a straight-only dating site is immoral, but a gay-only dating site is just fine.
A similar double standard exists when it comes to dating sites that cater to racial preferences.
A Google search of the term "interracial dating site" reveals numerous websites that cater to people who have a preference for a race other than their own. Here are links to the top 3 sites, along with an image and quote from each:
#1 - interracialmatch.com:
"singles here start out with something in common, love for singles from other races, ethnicities. The common interest will help make dating easier and more effective."
#2 - afroromance.com:
"We specialize in bringing together singles who want to date different races."
#3 - interracialdatingcentral.com:
"we specialize in interracial dating services."
It's not just whites and blacks seeking to date interracially who have specialized dating sites. A search of the term "black dating site" reveals numerous websites for black singles who prefer to date black. Here are the top 3:
#1 - blacksingles.com:
"we bring single Black women and men together... this is the place Black people meet."
#2 - blackscene.com:
"one of the most popular sites for black dating and people looking for black personals on the internet"
#3 - soulsingles.com:
"where Black people meet for dating and friendship"
While there are plenty of sites for blacks seeking blacks, and whites and blacks seeking each other, there doesn't appear to be any dating sites for whites seeking other whites. In fact, when reclusive publishing heir William Regnery proposed creating such a dating site in 2004, he was attacked for it.
Whites seeking to date white can still use general-purpose sites such as eharmony or okcupid to find a partner - this is, if they don't mind being ridiculed and called racist because of their preferences.
Last fall, administrators at the dating site okcupid.com declared that "racism is alive and well." The reason? An internal analysis had showed that white women on their site "prefer white men." The administrators also alleged that white men using their site were "shitty" and "self-absorbed," because they didn't respond to non-white women as often as they did white women.
The okcupid administrators apparently agree with Washington Post Style Columnist Carolyn Hax, who last year wrote that white women who prefer to date white men are "racist" and "morally repugnant."
Would Hax or the okcupid administrators label people who sign up for interracialmatch.com or blacksingles.com racist? No, they wouldn't, even though the users on those sites have indicated they have a preference for a partner of a certain race.
In the online dating world, the only people who can be racist are straight whites who prefer to date other straight whites (i.e., whites who are looking to one day have white children).