Singles, obviously, who just want to meet like-minded people.Earlier this month, a few passionate Bernie Sanders supporting women were banned from Tinder after promoting Sander's presidential campaign to their matches.And since divides over politics can be a deal breaker in a relationship, Sanders proponents naturally decided to make their own dating site: Bernie Singles, a place where daters can "meet other people who understand the world."So who's on the site?There are also forums and a live chat to spark the Democratic Socialist foreplay.The site’s now up and running again, thanks to a team of volunteers.Earlier this month, Bob, a middle school history teacher in Wichita, Kansas, posted a mirror selfie in a Facebook group for single Bernie Sanders supporters. ”When Nicole, a nursing student in Boston, commented on it, Bob (who asked that last names not be used so his eighth-graders wouldn’t find it and torment him) creeped on her profile and saw that she also liked his favorite band, Descendents.In the photo, he is giving a thumbs up and wearing a T-shirt with a collage of disembodied Bernie heads, like one does. They started talking, and while they haven’t DTR’ed their relationship yet, they hope to meet in Chicago soon.
The demand for its services, says Joshua Kaunert, a 41-year-old Chicago-based activist and one of the site’s creators, has been “overwhelming.” “I live in a really, really small, conservative town in Montana,” says Beth Hannah, a 29-year-old nonprofit director who volunteers for Bernie Singles and founded the Facebook group that connected Bob and Nicole.“Finding someone who isn’t a Trump supporter or who isn’t a Republican is really difficult.”Meeting someone in a community of likeminded people, she says, gives the peace of mind of “knowing that you don’t have to worry about, ‘Oh, this guy is really, really great, but he kiiind of doesn’t like immigrants.’ You already know the person is on the same wavelength, probably morally and ethically, if they like Bernie Sanders.” It’s modeled after typical dating sites: Users post a profile with a photo and some info about themselves, and can find matches by age, gender, location, and sexual orientation.