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Monday 10 August 2020

Toby Young Dating Site - Comedy Gold

Still trying to pretend that the Coronavirus pandemic is not really as bad as even his own preferred Government says it is, the loathsome Toby Young has had a brilliant idea. Or at least it seemed that way at the time. “We’ve introduced a dating forum at http://LockdownSceptics.org, so singles who feel the same way about the virus can meet and not have to worry about differing attitudes to social distancing”.

Would he be encouraging others to break the law? Moving right along from that thought, the ridicule was soon raining down, typified by “Just signed up for the Toby Young dating web site and got my first two matches” with photos of Ann Widdecombe and Katie Hopkins. Ian Fraser added “What a spiffing wheeze [geddit?!?!?]! Toby's launched a Tinder for anti-maskers and virus spreaders”. Then came the embarrassing screen shots.

James Doleman grabbed a pearler before it was deleted. Under the heading “Seeking Patriotic Crumpet”, the poster told “After a demoralising divorce I was, like many, invigorated by the Brexit movement only to [be] let down by Boris in this mask debacle. Looking for albion-loving lady 35-50 who would be open to dressing up as Winston Churchill and spanking me with a cricket bat while I sing ‘Land of Hope and Glory’. No snowflakes need apply”. Whatever floats your boat. Wonder why he was divorced?

Wonder why Tobes felt the need to deny him his freedom of speech? No matter though, some of the more recent entries on the forum are equally grim, with the impression being given that someone out there is taking the piss out of the hapless Young.

Here’s one fine example: “38 year old nationalist, libertarian seeks 16-55y/o white female for maskless dates, political discussions and maybe more. Higher Education: University of Life. I will not succumb to the nanny state or science. I will not tolerate homosexuals, Guardian readers, feminists, or those who believe in equal rights. If you do move to the USSR”. That’s “Surrey/South West London area” for anyone interested.

Or how about “I was divorced a few years ago and am not buying this lockdown business one jot - seems to be a big distraction from all the illegal immigrants flooding into this country (why are the government covering it up?). Have seen a few myself at various hotels I've tried to book”. Finances? “Certainly enough to cover my round!” Ri-i-ight.

But then comes the Pièce de Résistance. “Artist and struggling writer, ex-Forces WLTM blonde, blue-eyed woman for relationship that will last a thousand years. Interests include public speaking, VW Beetles and Ancient Greek Olympics. Dislikes include Indiana Jones films. Slight anger issues. No timewasters, trade unionists, homosexuals or communists”.

Don’t tell me, he’s a bit on edge, he hasn’t slept since 1945. Meanwhile, suggestions came in for theme songs (“take my breath away” being a favourite) and Doleman contributed the coup de grace: “Hearing Hollywood are already making a film about Toby Young's dating App … Fatal Attraction”. Was that really such a great idea, Tobes?

Toby Young went to Oxford, you know. Just to do the drains, you understand.

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AndyC said...

A dating site for anti-maskers? Almost as funny as the one just started up for flat-earthers I read about in Wired recently. I imagine there is a large ven overlap with those two groups, so maybe they could get together.

The Toffee (597) said...

Here's a right one...Wonder who it could be?

Sad, desperate 50-odd year-old 'male', with delusions of self-importance and a penchant for watching domesticated animals fornicating, seeks council estate white supremacist for a bit of 'rough & tumble'.

Andy McDonald said...

Not sure about the 38 year old nationalist, but Mr Tweed sounds familiar. Has he been on the telly at all?

Anonymous said...

Early Candidate for the Darwin awards if ever I have seen one

Anonymous said...

Many thanks, I've joined up!

Glad to see there are still people immune to groupthink and unnecessary restrictions and NO he wouldn't "Would he be encouraging others to break the law? What a typically pathetic insinuation. Get a life, which it seems you would like to stop others having!

Burlington Bertie from Bow said...

I get the impression that Young's problem is that, when he was a kid (past tense optional), however naughty he was his liberal dad just absolutely refused to get annoyed with him or to indicate in any way that he was even aware of the little twat's existence.

50 years later he's still trying to get attention by being, to his emotionally-stunted mind, shocking and outrageous. But still nobody cares.

Having given up on getting anyone's shocked attention, he now must get what little pleasure he can from the public's piss-taking and ridicule. Not really a substitute, but it's all he has.

Stephen said...


That last line has the potential to come back bite you on the arse in a few weeks' time.

Anonymous said...


I got the parody account posing as Hitler but I don't know which far-right tosspot you're pretending to be. Is it the git from Spiked? You'd need to complain more about trans people if that's what you're going for.

Anonymous said...

Disappointed he didn't call it OK Covid

N said...

Is that because no one else would ever want to be with you?

I already know the answer.

"Get a life"
From someone in a covid death cult joining a dating site set up by Toby Young, that's a bit rich mate.

grim northerner said...

If Katie Hopkins is the standard on offer, they will need to throw in course of viagra beforehand.