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Awake Dating features all the normal bells and whistles of a dating network, but with the caveat that most — if not all — the users consider themselves “awoken” to the true nature of reality. Under this wide tent are the lovesick eyes of every variety of truther you can possibly imagine.
Fidden believes his site will empower fringe thinkers who have been ostracized from ‘normal’ social circles because they hold outlandish and stigmatized beliefs that are not part of standard consensus reality. He doesn’t even subscribe to the word conspiracy theorist, instead preferring “early adopter of inconvenient truths.” Even if one is not looking to date, there is an element of world-building on the site, too. The community features a virtual 3D environment called “Awake City,” where members can meet each other in avatar form.
Instead of using the term "conspiracy theorist," which is often "employed to discredit and ridicule," Fidden prefers the term "early adopter of inconvenient truths."
The beta version of Awake Dating launched on April 13, followed by a series of short YouTube ads.
By the end of May, Fidden plans to launch an Indiegogo campaign, which will allow members to continue using Awake Dating for free. If he raises enough money, he will also launch the "3D City" feature, a virtual environment where members' avatars can meet and chat.
One member writes that they are interested in "human beings who 'get it.'" Another writes, "10 or 20 years ago, I would have considered myself closer to normal — but these days? Any who, I'm 46 years old, divorced, not terrible looking, Libertarian, and more or less on the fringe politically." The people on Awake Dating tend to be older than 35, and there seem to be a lot more men than women. Many describe themselves as misfits or "misunderstood."
originally posted by: AccessDenied
...Somebody seriously needs to help them come up with a new jingle...
originally posted by: 0hlord
a reply to: AccessDenied
This could work... but "awake" in what sense? Politically or spiritually? BIG difference. Huge.
Fidden imagines the site as a judgment-free zone for people who hold non-mainstream beliefs. The world can seem like a lonely place for conspiracy theorists, he says.
"My wife and I were lucky to 'wake up' together some two odd years ago," he writes in an email. "To find an awake partner to share your interests with — That is a true blessing. So Awake Dating was born as a premium platform for discussion, networking, and meeting others who share their interests and view of 'reality.'"
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: SaturnFX
If the reptilians were smart they would stay away from women.
I think if there ever is an alien invasion instead of unleashing bacteria on them we can let the women handle it, they can nag them off the planet.