He also told the BBC that his wife, Tatiana, was already living in Vienna with their two young daughters before he started dating Marney in December, but that they are not legally separated.WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah -- The creator of the controversial new dating Web site, 'Where White People Meet.com' says the number one question he gets asked is, "Why? " “What prompted the idea is I was at home a few months ago sick watching daytime television being bombarded with whereblackpeoplemeet.com, LDS Singles, Christian Mingle, you name it there were websites out there and I thought, ‘well, why can’t there be where Where White People Meet.com?Since Friday the website has gone from five members to more than 2,000.Jeanetta Williams, spokeswoman for NAACP, said she thought the billboard was strange but didn’t feel like the site was a hate group.The married leader of right-wing British party UKIP said Monday he’s broken up with his young activist girlfriend over racist text messages she sent about the country’s future American-born princess.Henry Bolton, 54, said on the BBC’s Radio 4 Monday morning that he split with Jo Marney, the 25-year-old model and journalist whose relationship with the U. Independence party leader has captivated some corners of the British press in recent weeks.Williams released a full statement: "I thought it was strange that they would put this Billboard up in Utah, especially with such a large White population and the high cost of Billboards.I was surprised when they would put up billboards here so you can meet other white singles because everyday you can meet white singles.
“If we want equal rights in this country, it has to be equal rights for everybody.” Russell points to his site’s recent traffic as evidence that others agree: More than 100,000 people visited White People Meet on Sunday, and — as of this writing — 1,033 people have registered to browse the site for free.
(“If you’re a black man who prefers to date white women, this might be a good option,” he said — presuming you can get over the object of your affection’s stated racial preferences.) It costs a month to message other members, and the site’s terms of service specifically prohibit messages that “promote racism, bigotry, [or] hatred.” “The site is not racially motivated in any way,” Russell stressed.
And yet, regardless of what Russell thinks about his site or his own intentions, there’s no denying that dating is racially motivated — and online dating, demonstrably so.
While an early version has been online since August, the site officially launched last weekend when Russell unveiled an immediately divisive billboard southwest of Salt Lake City.
Although that billboard depicts a smiling white couple, Russell insists that anyone over 18 may join, regardless of race or ethnicity.
Apart from being perplexed by the need for a service to meet white people in a state that — according to 2014 census estimates — is more than 91 percent white.