It seems like dating websites have become extremely popular over the past few years but the question is how successful are the relationships that arise from these sites? For politically conscious people, it is very important that they are dating people who have similar beliefs. Since political views are essential to certain people, a group of Bernie Sanders advocates decided to make their own dating site Bernie Singles, “A place where daters can meet other people who understand the world.” The founders of Bernie Singles wanted to create a space where Bernie lovers could make a romantic connection with like-minded people who no longer want to “feel the Bern” of being single.
Bernie Singles is modeled after typical dating sites where users upload a profile picture, enter brief information about themselves and search for a match by age, gender, location and sexual orientation. Considering this is a political dating website, there are forums and live chat options to spark the Democratic Socialist foreplay. The page is has been experiencing issues due to the high volume of users therefore the founders started a GoFundMe page to raise $1,000. They estimated that should be enough money to keep the website up and running and guaranteed that the extra funds will go directly to the Sanders campaign. Although the site is a place to find a match and have political conversation Bernie Singles wants potential users to know that “The 1% aren’t the only ones getting screwed this election season.”