That Sean Hannity, the Fox News host, even has a dating section of his website Hannity.com is ripe for punchlines. That he calls it Hannidate? Even better. But for a guy so concerned with attacking homosexuals and protecting America from rabid homosexuality, it’s a little curious that he’s also making a few bucks off connecting two dudes who want to get it on.
Back in 2006, Joel Stein found 21 gay profiles on Hannidate, “a full 11 of which I thought were real (though I’d like to believe that the guy called ‘Seeking Fellow Cowboy Fans,’ who wants to get ‘back to my favorite mountain’ and needs ‘help herding sheep,’ is totally legit).” Back then, Stein reported “Hannity, it turns out, is against same-sex marriage but is pretty libertarian on gay relationships, often standing up to gay bashers on his show and putting gay former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey’s book on his book club list.” So much changes with time, eh?
But what gay American is actually counting on Sean Hannity to help them find love? We decided to find out. So we entered some basic search criteria and, with a 500+ mile radius of New York City, we found some 78 gay men looking to meet other men (but only 39 with photos), and just 11 women looking to meet other women.
There’s AlphaSteve, a divorced 34-year-old father of three in Georgia who’s “Lookin’ for some good buddies.” He says this photo is “pretty much what i look like.”
abake07 is a 21-year-old “ambitious conservative” student at Ohio State and likes “cars, clothes, and nice stuff in general. Again, faith is a bigger part of my life.”
And bgee is a 25-year-old living in Los Angeles who eats “anything my Mama makes.” Adorable!
After spending more time on a dating website than someone in a relationship ought to, our original thesis proved true: The gays on Hannidate are like any other homo hoping the interwebs can find them love. But even more striking, this is absolutely not your Manhunt crowd. These men and women aren’t looking for one night stands or friends with benefits. Most say they are looking for longterm relationships, soulmates, and the stuff of Hallmark cards. Hannidate’s only drawback — and it’s a big one — is variety. There are too few gay profiles on the site, and most of these folks live too far apart to establish any meaningful contact.
But for all his railing against gay marriage, Sean Hannity might be doing a better job creating lasting unions between gay Americans than any site we’ve come up with.
So, you are saying that Right-wing gays are more relationship-oriented?
Dirty Ole Man
Hannity might as well offer a Gay option
to his shitty website. Where else will Right Wing, Closeted,
Tea Bagging, Racist Fags hang out aside from Queerty?
i read one interesting story for dating relationship of men here http://ping.fm/Y1Cay
I hate that show, as a matter of fact, I don’t watch anything on Fox.
#3 Jiya Jeams is apparently linking readers to her own post of “dating tips for men” of the heterosexual variety on a straight dating site.
I read Alpha Steve’s profile. What a nutjob. 34 y/o divorced. He thanks Bush & Jesus for all the blessings in his life, goes to first baptist church (he didn’t capitalize it) and wants men 20-40 to “wrassle” and do male things but “not in a gay way.” must be good with children. And more. Boy, I’m sure an average 20 year man has nothing better to do than to hang around 34 y/o divorced Steve and his kids. ‘n wrassle. hmmmm.
Also, Alpha Steve says right up front he’s against gays but
abake 07 & bgee say they’re looking for males for (a) activity partner and/or (b) relationship and/or (c) marriage?
the last two sound Gay to me. Interesting to say the least. In fact, they must be Gay because when I went on e-harmony a couple years ago you COULD NOT pick male looking for male.
Mr. Enemabag Jones
There are too few gay profiles on the site
That’s because homocons do all their trolling in public toilets.
Hannity has done plenty of gay bashing on his show. He also promotes mega-bashers like Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, and every southerner republican senator that there is. Your article is ridiculous, that he is really pretty libertarian, although he likes to bash us on his programs, and rally his right wing haters. With friends like this, who needs enemies?
i AM PATRICK GAY AND VERY NEW HERE LOOKING FOR A FELLOW LOVER
How did college drop-outs Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh become such unchallenged “authorities”, worshiped by their audiences that made them multi millionaires by peddling hatred of all sorts ? What a country this is.
This is totally kinky and who knows what. But somehow it sounds like a strange SM roll play…
Hannity supports homophobia on his toxic waste dump of a show but he can’t be directly homophobic himself out of deference to, or perhaps unease over, “rumored” FNC closet case, Shepard Smith.
Truth B. Told
AlphaSteve also writes on his profile:
I’m aganist the gays. i’m looking for some guy BUDDIES to
just horse around with and stuff. general macho guy stuff
like punching in the shoulder for no reason and drink beer
and agressivly wrasslin around in the yard or the livin room
for no reason, but not gayly. i’m a southern baptist and
i go to first baptist church. i’m thankful to God and
President Bush and Jesus for all the blesings in my life.
the word of God says that gays are not going to heaven which
is why i’m not gay… i mean, i wouldn’t be gay anyways caws
it’s sick and gross but… i’m just sayin, God says it’s
wrong, and i mean, who can argue with God? besides, it was
ADAM and eve, not STEVE and eve! i like to go out
with my buddies or just stay in, whatever they want. i spend
my time watching football and Nascar and would like to find
a good macho and confident buddy to go to Nascar and
wrasslin with. i also like to arm wrassle, clear brush and
burn the brush that i clear. I’m just lookin for a good
buddy (or 2) to clear some brush with. i’d one day like
to get myself a little place out in Texas or Wyoming where
me and my buddie(s) might start us up a little cow and calf
operation. that’s pretty much what i like. stuff where you
have to be pretty macho to do it. bungee jumping, chopin
some wood, rollercoasters etc. must be physically fit. no
coloreds, accept for blacks… oh, i also like girls.
Truth B. Told
i’m about 5’4″-ish (pretty much average height) and have pretty good muscle definition. i can bench anywhere from about 160 or 260. my buddies say i look like a cross between Tom Selak and an American Jean Claude Van Dam. i also get told i look a guy called harvey firesteen a lot, but i have no idea who that is. but i know he’s a big movie star. my best features are my skin and my right side profile. my buddies like to tease me by catching me with my left side profile showing (which I HATE!) my favorite clothes are my camerafloj. i like other guys who wear camo too. i just respect’em is all. i wear camerafloj so that people know i’m not gay.
Truth B. Told
AlphaSteve in the article above concludes:
i’m looking for some non-gay guy buddies who are Baptist and don’t believe in gayness and support president Bush. if you’re interested in being my buddy it’s important that you can handle how agressive i can be. i like to horse around a lot and i can be a downright ornery cuss.
no fatties please. must be good with children.
Age From: 20 Age To: 40
OK, is this a joke profile or is this dude serious?
TruthBTold – Of course, you can post Alpha Steve’s entire ad, but why and why in three separate posts?
Truth B. Told
@Jaroslaw: Because of the length. And because the link would not post. Any other questions?
I still wonder if this guy is serious. It sounds almost like sick satire. But who knows?
Ok, you didn’t do it intentionally but of course three separate posts makes three separate e-mail notifications to me. Appreciate the explanation. There is no way to say this without sounding snooty (and that is NOT my intention) but did you think posting the whole ad was necessary? I thought my summary more than conveyed this guy was nuts! 🙂
Yes, it is hard to believe this is for real – but here’s a true story. At an apt. building I used to live at this lady divorced her husband for adultery when the girls were like 10 and 12 y/o. They grew up with almost no contact with him; why she stayed in touch with him I’ll never know or maybe people who have kids together do….hoping the absent parent might change? or whatever? Anyway, the girls grew up and got married. She came over to tell me about a very recent conversation (Whitney was like 23 at this point),laughing and said he really doesn’t understand why the girls don’t want to talk to him. (haven’t talked to him in years)
How could he not understand? He was successful in his job, moved from Detroit and was living comfortably in New York – so probably most people would assume (because of modest financial success) that he is not nuts and yet he is. Or if not “nuts” then a major screw loose regarding his children?
So I think there are a lot of unidentified people that have major mental problems, but they’re “functional” in the same way people can be “functional” alcoholics.
I would try to contact one of these guys just to see, but they probably won’t answer any inquiries once they find out they’ve been on Queerty.
A now confused John from England (used to be just John but there are other John's)
@Truth B. Told:
Sh*t. I thought YOU were being satrical and then I read your exchange with Jaroslaw…
But not surprised. A lot of people are in denial and this isn’t anything new.
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