Politically progressive dating sites advice on online dating


02-Feb-2015 22:06

It didn’t take long for Bernie Singles, the Ok Cupid for Bernie Sanders supporters, to find its place on the cultural map.

Maggie Calkins, a 20-year-old student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, says she hasn’t been using the site to necessarily meet or date guys. “I basically joined to get more ideas on how to help Bernie and to also tell more people who support him to contact their state’s superdelegates,” Calkins explains.“A few people have actually messaged me asking how to contact the superdelegates in their respective states.Inspired by this group, Arizona State University political science student Colten Caudle threw the Bernie site up just a few days after Valentine’s Day.The site went viral; after a week, thousands of users had signed up, and the site’s tech team has grown to more than a dozen web developers and administrators working on the project around the clock.

I’ve had a few friend requests but haven’t had any message conversations besides that.” Calkins has joined a few Bernie Singles groups, including one called Bernie Ideas, but says she was already familiar with most of the strategies she found there, like volunteering, phone banking, and canvassing.Bernie Singles intrigued Griffin Winkworth, a 24-year-old Houston resident who’s involved in grassroots politics, because it’s the first dating site he’s come across that is built around interest in a popular political figure.



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