Never be embarrassed about explaining your obsession with Yeti, or Jade Helm, or Kurt Cobain was murdered, ever again.....
An Interview with the Guy Behind a New Dating Site for Conspiracy Theorists
By Amelia Dimoldenberg
May 22, 2016
Just a woman looking at a man asking him to love her tin foil hat (Photo via Awake Dating)
Are you looking for love and also believe that shape-shifting reptilian aliens control the Earth? Do you like posting cherry blossom petal pictures on Instagram and discussing the 9/11 Truth? Well you're in luck, because there is now a dating site just for you! Launched on the 13th of April, Awake Dating is the brainchild of self-proclaimed Australian "truther" Jarrod Fidden and joins the likes of Dating Freedom Lovers and Paranormal Date.
A month in, the site has notched up over 4,0000 'awake' members – not be confused with "woke" people, apparently – and by the sounds of it, Jarrod has big plans. He's just hired a chief technology officer from the US, a legal representative team and numerous coders. He revealed plans for a social networking site this week too, and is meant to be pushing out an app next.
I've been single for a while now, and am partial to the odd alternative lunar landing theory, so set up a profile. The site's still pretty basic, but its simplicity does make it easy to navigate. It's got all the usual bits: a profile to which you add a photo, choose what genders you're interested in and specify your interests, ranging from political manipulation and deception to chocolate.
From what my algorithms returned, looking for love on Awake Dating mostly consists of wading through a sea of webcam selfies of white middle-aged men with a glint in their eye, but I'm convinced there is a more to it than that. To find out, I spoke to Jarrod and we chatted about the gaping hole he's aiming to fix in the conspiracy theorist dating market. I recorded the call, and so did he.