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Woman Who Founded Conservative Dating App Tells Women: ‘Close Your Legs, Please’

An Idaho woman who founded a dating app for conservatives has some succinct advice for women: “Close your legs, please.”

Christy Edwards Lawton, the founder of Righter, an app aimed for “men who are men” and women who are “feminine, not feminist,” says she has 20,000 global users after launching in December. She came up with the idea after meeting a model at a conservative fundraiser who reminded her of Melania Trump, whom she greatly admires. Speaking to The Daily Mail, she said of Melania:

She is literally an angel. I mean, she is. We are so fortunate to have her as a First Lady … she’s done every single thing possible to support her husband, one of the best presidents we have had in office. I just think she’s phenomenal. I just think she’s absolutely breathtakingly beautiful. Who are you going to put on the cover of Vogue? She has every single freaking stylist and fashion designer, flawlessly – and she wears the Christian Louboutin heels like a boss on the lawn of the White House. Who pulls that off?

The Righter app says men have to pay when they go on dates with women; Lawton reasons that women usually spend money making themselves beautiful for the date. She is blunt about the proliferation of genders assumed by current political correctness, stating, “Men are men; there’s not 21 genders on Righter.”

Lawton stated, “So the principle of the app was always conservative principles. What was just interesting, after Donald Trump got elected, was the toxic environment that we were in.” She commented on the casual sex that is redolent in the modern era, asserting, “I think it started with TV; I think porno being so accessible on your phone, that definitely helped. I think that the apps, the dating apps, Tinder, definitely escalated it and made it so easy. But again, I have to say here, there is a responsibility on women: Close your legs, please. Here’s the issue: If men can get it that easily, and if you’re repeatedly giving it to them that easily, it’s supply and demand. Guys, this is economics 101. Sexonomics”

Lawton has two children, a 20-year-old son and a 17-year-old daughter; she said, “Not on any level would I raise my daughter as a feminist.”

She recalled meeting the young model who inspired her to come up with the app:

I walked in, and I am very attracted to beautiful women — who you don’t see a lot of them. ‘There’s not a lot of striking, beautiful women, especially nowadays — and when I say that, I mean women that look like Melania. I feel like women don’t get dressed up anymore, and I walked in, and there’s this woman, girl, I’m going to say she was 21, 22. She was in this white outfit that would take your breath away — and I thought, “She’s got to be a model.”’ She’s like, “They either want me for arm candy or they want to bed me.” So she goes, that’s it – and she kind of proceeds to tell me that she’s a conservative and a Republican but she has to be kind of hidden because of her profession, and it’s very, very difficult for her. I was so stunned by this. She’s nice; she’s very nice. She’s intelligent, she has her degree. I’m like, this girl can’t date? Something’s wrong. This is ridiculous. And I’m sitting here thinking through my Rolodex of the men I know that I could easily put in front of her …. So I’m like, “How many friends do you have that are kind of like you?” She’s like, “Quite a few.”

She added, “I think women should celebrate their femininity and embrace it … How many people have we talked to where they’re having these one-night stands on Tinder? Okay, then what? Where do you go from there? I don’t understand what happened to the dance of the first date. What happened to sitting across, having live communication, getting to know someone, flirting a little bit, enjoying the touching of a hand, enjoying the first kiss?”

In December, before the dating app had launched, The Daily Beast ran an article about it titled, “Righter: The Dating Site for Those Who Can’t Get Laid Because of Their Love of Trump.” It wrote:

Righter, which launches later this month, is meant as an amorous safe space, but only for those who back the president. If you’re a liberal, Righter might actually sue you if you try to join. “I have a very nice legal team that will be handling that,” Lawton said. “This is zero tolerance.”