- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 14, 2017

On its company website, OkCupid touts itself as a dating app where “everyone’s welcome.” But given the company’s recently promotion of and fundraising for Planned Parenthood, pro-life singles using the service might disagree.

In a series of five Facebook posts Wednesday and Thursday, dating app OkCupid promoted the nation’s largest abortion-services provider, starting with a 10 a.m. EDT picture post on Wednesday reading: “I would never date someone who doesn’t support Planned Parenthood. (OkCupid makes it easy to find them.)”

“Share if you agree,” reads the caption OkCupid added to the post.

Two hours later, OkCupid added a Facebook item promoting a company blog post announcing a new #IStandWithPP profile tag. 

Another picture post at 1 p.m. EDT noted how “90% of millennial women on OkCupid do not think Planned Parenthood should be defunded.”

“It’s true,” added the post’s caption. “OkCupid women stand with Planned Parenthood. Follow us on Instagram for more tips on sexual health >> https://bit.ly/2qkzvvm”

In addition to its Facebook push, OkCupid posted five Instagram entries over the past two days, including one Thursday morning reading: “OkCupid Stands with Planned Parenthood.”

That post promoted a matching-dollar fundraising effort for the family-planning organization. OkCupid has also promoted the crowdfunding effort via its Twitter page

“Due to the amazing response today we are matching every $ up to $50k to ,” OkCupid tweeted Wednesday evening.

As of this publishing, apparently only $650 was raised on the Crowdrise.com page devoted to the effort.

• Ken Shepherd can be reached at kshepherd@washingtontimes.com.

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