A billboard surfaced in Salt Lake City, Utah, advertising a white-only dating site called Where White People Meet.
The controversial dating site boasts a one-race, heterosexual only dating experience — despite claiming the contrary on its homepage.
“I just don’t think it’s the way to teach our kids to love all when you see billboards like that,” Salt Lake City resident Kim Gilbert said of the billboard.
Other residents expressed their disapproval of sites that target a single race.
“I have a lot of friends who are biracial couples and they’re in love and they’re happy,” resident Kayla Lemmon said.
“I don’t think we should have a dating site with only one race. I think it excludes someone who could be your soul mate and is a different color than you."
While the site has yet to respond to the sign, its About Me page addressed the controversy directly.
"I am sure some of you are wondering about the concept and need for a dating website titled “Where White People Meet.Com”. Our answer to that would be why not? There are various dating websites that promote and cater to just about every origin, race, religion and lifestyle out there. So again, why not “Where White People Meet.Com”?
The question naturally arises, can anyone join? That answer is yes, as long as you are at least 18 years of age and you agree to abide by the rules and regulations set forth for all members to follow. We want our dating forum to be simple and inexpensive with the ability to connect like minded people in a non discriminatory fashion.
Here at “Where White People Meet.Com” we believe in the concept that all people have the right to “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness”. We also believe that finding your perfect partner, your soul mate is one of the best ways, as humans, to obtain happiness. Furthermore we believe that all men are created equal (the word men stands for a species, not gender).
We sincerely hope that you decide to join today. There are hundreds of dating websites to choose from, so please join ours if it fits your preferences and helps bring your ideal soul mate that much closer. Here at http://www.wherewhitepeoplemeet.com we believe that all people, regardless of race, creed, color or religion deserve to be happy and that no one should go through life alone."