Dating in a time of social upheaval has its downfalls according to a recent report from Vice News, which says that authentic leftists now fear being “wokefished” by potential dates who try to snag hookups on social media and dating apps by posing as dedicated progressives.
”Wokefishing,'” the outlet notes, “is when people masquerade as holding progressive political views to ensnare potential partners. 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. But in reality, they don’t give a sh*t. Or, as is often the case, they are actively the opposite in their personal lives.”
The term “wokefishing” is a derivative of “catfishing,” a common term, at least among younger generations, used to refer to situations where a profile or person on an internet site isn’t who they seem, and lures their target into a relationship, only to somehow take advantage of the situation.
In this case, it seems, fake progressives are looking to snag easy dates with leftists, particularly leftist women. The practice, Vice notes, probably began well before the recent, national anti-racism movement — it may go as far back as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) doomed bid for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination — but in the wake of the George Floyd protests, the phenomenon has only gained steam.https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/889daa/what-is-wokefishing-datinghttps://www.dailywire.com/news/leftists-now-concerned-about-being-wokefished-by-progressive-pretenders-on-dating-apps