Posted on August 5, 2004

Sites: Dating the White Way

Andrew Murr, MSNBC, Newsweek, Aug. 9

It’s hard for white separatists to get a date. And not just for the reasons that you think. Part of the problem is that there are no whites-only dating services, says William Regnery, publisher of The Occidental Quarterly, a magazine that espouses white nationalism and whose statement of principles calls for limiting immigration to “selected people of European ancestry.”

Regnery’s now preparing to enter the market — he recently announced the idea of a racially exclusive dating Web site in a letter to subscribers. He says he’s worried about the declining percentage of whites in the population and hopes a dating site would increase the number of white families, “since the survival of our race depends upon our people marrying, reproducing and parenting.” Such fears tap into the “common paranoid fantasy” of white separatists, says Mark Potok of the watchdog Southern Poverty Law Center. But Regnery defends the whites-only matchmaking idea, insisting that it is no different from sites run for Jewish singles. “I’m sure you’re familiar with JDate,” he says, naming one Jewish-dating site. “It’s huge, and there are a variety of other ones for ethnic, religious [and] special-interest groups.” For now, Regnery’s project has no domain name and no start date. “This is still a gleam in the eye of the beholder,” he says.