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rickvee July 30th, 2015 12:16am

Inspired by rebelfury (uh oh...) There are several online dating websites that discriminate against a lot of different folks. Such as Jdate, blacksingles, farmersonly, gaydar... Should they be allowed to stay exclusive to their respective groups?

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AbandonedAccnt Not here.
07/30/15 9:43 am

Sure. Nothing immoral about any of it.

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Mattwall1
07/29/15 8:33 pm

I can't speak for the others, but JDate doesn't prohibit non Jews, nor does its Tinder equivalent that it happens to be surfing right now, JSwipe. It may de facto prohibit people in that it is expensive, but it doesn't actually prevent non Jews from

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
07/30/15 3:25 am

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Mattwall1
07/30/15 7:15 am

While one could say that, poverty isn't a protected class in the way race or religion are for example

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
07/30/15 7:32 am

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Mattwall1
07/30/15 8:17 am

I'm not denying that there is such a thing as prejudice against poor people. But given the poll presented itself as one dealing with legal issues of discrimination, charging money is an entirely different matter from actually banning a race from

Mattwall1
07/30/15 8:17 am

Joining (which isn't happening)

bethanyq Ess Eff
07/29/15 7:24 pm

I don't believe any of those sites actually forbid others from participating; they simply market and cater to their respective demographics.

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EarlyBird Portland
07/29/15 7:28 pm

E-Harmony does not accept gay people.

bethanyq Ess Eff
07/29/15 7:32 pm

Right; I meant out of the sites listed in the question. Eharmony sucks anyway IMO... They set me up on the worst dates of any site I ever used when I was single!

Mattwall1
07/29/15 8:35 pm

I can't speak for the others, but JDate definitely allows non Jews (it's arguable some areas have more non Jews than Jews on the site). Also, for some reason, there's an Amish dating site, and it doesn't ask if you're Amish (no, I'm not on that one)

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
07/30/15 3:22 am

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Mattwall1
07/30/15 7:14 am

You're definitely not alone in that Nema

rickvee Living the dream
07/30/15 2:41 pm

Beth - My mistake, I didn't add "etc." to the list.

bethanyq Ess Eff
07/30/15 4:01 pm

Fair enough, Rick. I guess I don't have a problem with dating sites *catering* to certain demographics, but I do have a problem with actual exclusion where it occurs (for immutable characteristics and religion/culture; I'm okay with limiting users to

bethanyq Ess Eff
07/30/15 4:01 pm

farmers or something like that, because becoming a farmer is a choice).

Mattlajoie83 Semi Charmed Life
07/29/15 6:18 pm

How about first we get rid of the kkk and black panther party then we can worry about this

Casper Deep inthe Heart ofTexas
07/29/15 6:10 pm

Discrimination is discrimination.

It would be good if discrimination were well defined, illegal & not state sponsored.

voc I am...what I am
07/29/15 5:43 pm

The only problem I have with this is what if there was a whitepeoplemeet.com?

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EarlyBird Portland
07/29/15 5:50 pm

I thought about that too.

EarlyBird Portland
07/29/15 5:52 pm

The problem is white people don't mind if every ethnic group has their own site but we cringe if we have our own.
Is this a symptom of white guilt?

voc I am...what I am
07/29/15 5:54 pm

In my home town we had a men's club that got sued for discrimination. It's now the Saginaw club (named after the town). Every time I hear curves for women or blackpeoplemeet.com I think of that.

EarlyBird Portland
07/29/15 5:56 pm

Ugh.. I don't like hearing of those stories :-(

voc I am...what I am
07/29/15 6:01 pm

Me either, but they happen

rickvee Living the dream
07/30/15 2:42 pm

That's pretty much what I put in the link. Where's whites only dating?

Axl752 NY
07/29/15 5:26 pm

There is Christian mingle too, don't forget about that one.

alkie New York
07/29/15 5:24 pm

Of course. Geez people are so ridiculous. Pisses me off to no end.

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EarlyBird Portland
07/29/15 5:23 pm

Yes! If I want to date a farmer, why waste my time digging through a zillion people on other sites when one site has nothing but farmers! Same with Christians, Jewish, Black, etc.

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phen nebraska
07/29/15 5:27 pm

I agree. There are plenty of situation which p can consider discrimination. And honestly, everything is discrimination

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
07/29/15 5:34 pm

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EarlyBird Portland
07/29/15 5:37 pm

That's a little different nem..

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
07/29/15 5:38 pm

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phen nebraska
07/29/15 5:38 pm

Exactly... And look at applying for a job. That all discriminates who can and cannot work there.. BA required, LMHP required...I know plenty of ppl without masters who can do a better job than those with masters

EarlyBird Portland
07/29/15 5:41 pm

This is leading back to gay wedding cakes again.

phen nebraska
07/29/15 5:44 pm

That's not where I was talking it bird

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
07/29/15 5:44 pm

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EarlyBird Portland
07/29/15 5:47 pm

Dating sites are fulfilling specific needs.
A bakery is serving everyone EXCEPT one group of people.

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
07/29/15 5:47 pm

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EarlyBird Portland
07/29/15 5:48 pm

Phen, I know you weren't but I know nem well enough to know where he was going to take it...

EarlyBird Portland
07/29/15 5:49 pm

Agree. But one is acceptable discrimination, the other is not.

political Georgia
07/29/15 6:36 pm

Interesting profile picture EB.

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
07/29/15 6:47 pm

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EarlyBird Portland
07/29/15 7:25 pm

People are attracted to who they are attracted to. It's not racist that I'm attracted to white men. It's just fact.
Dating sites are catering to what people are attracted to.

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
07/29/15 7:30 pm

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