Conservatives Only They say: “Join the lib-free dating scene.”We say: “Lib-free,” perhaps, but certainly not “Glamour Shots portraits with your dog(s)” free.
Conservatives Only is more aggressive in its dating approach, with a large font that appears to be riddled with bullet holes, and an assurance that there are no “feminazis,” “socialists,” “marxists” or “communists.” Despite being “lib-free,” it was surprisingly not “lez free,” as we found 16 conservative lesbians on the site.
Online dating for conservatives is tricky, particularly for those in the movement, because it is a fairly small pool. It’s telling that the point of the event is to find a significant other, but yet it’s still called “Friend Swap.” A mixer with mixed messages is so D. I recall being set-up with five people at the 2013 Friend Swap, most of whom I met at the event.
During a short flirtation with the dating site OKCupid, one man I was matched with emailed that he recognized my photo and without any additional pleasantries asked, “How can I speak on a panel at CPAC? If I’m being honest, there may have been a time I offered a cute author a book signing at CPAC, but it was frustrating to be approached about CPAC when I clearly had another purpose for being online. For the first time last year I participated in an event called “Friend Swap,” an invite-only gathering of single Washingtonians. It was started several years ago by Harvard Law graduates who moved to D. In 2004, The Washington Post wrote, “When 500 Friend Swap members get together one Wednesday night in March at Maxim Restaurant near the White House, the cumulative effect is less that of a singles scene and more of a convention at the Omni Shoreham.” I suspect this is a dig at CPAC, which was held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel for many years.
To which I replied, “The odds are good, but the goods are odd.” Given that CPAC afforded me opportunities to help promote right-leaning organizations and people, I was regularly approached by people who wanted to speak. there seems to be no line between business and dating. Yet, he thought it was perfectly acceptable to approach me about it.
While many of the stories will resonate with all women, there are some unique aspects of dating within the conservative movement. From 2006 to 2011 I was the Director of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).“It’s interesting to watch as the face of Conservatives evolve into a movement that embraces all people and of course allows us to provide more choices for our members.Conservatives marry for the long haul and we provide a safe forum for them to find a lifelong partner.” Citing an independent poll that reveals more and more conservatives are focused on finding a partner who shares the same political and world view, the site promises a “Lib-Free” dating pool. The others talked about work and people we both knew. Several times on Christian Mingle and e Harmony I was matched with guys who already knew me through CPAC . Predictably, one of my matches was the guy from OKCupid who asked how he could become a CPAC speaker.