‘Wokefish’ Dating Trend: Shady Men Are Pretending To Be Progressive On Apps
Why would anyone do this? If you’re a right of center person, a moderate, or a classical liberal, why would you even try to date a progressive?
by Ben Cost
Online opportunists are redefining the “politics of love” by weaponizing being woke to lure unsuspecting men and women into the sack.
Yes, horny guys are using progressivism as a virtual pickup line.
The latest in a long line of dirty dating tactics to emerge is “wokefishing,” a term coined by writer Serena Smith. “People masquerade as holding progressive political views to ensnare potential partners,”(Link): Smith told Vice. Wokefishermen can be thought of like catfishers — those who use fake online personas to defraud victims — but only for sex instead of money.
According to Smith, “A wokefish may at first present themselves as a protest-attending, sex-positive, anti-racist, intersectional feminist who drinks ethically sourced oat milk and has read the back catalogue of Audre Lorde, twice.” However, in actuality, these practitioners of false identity politics couldn’t care less.
With their fauxgressive covers officially blown, Twitter is blowing up with stories about the disturbing new dating trend.