OkCupid bans white supremacist from dating app

If you’re a white supremacist, you won’t find love on OkCupid.

That’s according to the online dating company, which Thursday banned a New Hampshire man for life from using its services because of his alleged affiliation with hate groups.

In a series of tweets, OkCupid said it prohibited white supremacist Chris Cantwell from its site within 10 minutes of learning that he was registered there.

“There is no room for hate in a place where you’re looking for love,” the company said in one of its tweets. “If any OkCupid members come across people involved in hate groups, please report it immediately.”

Cantwell, who lives in Keene, was at the center of a Vice News documentary that aired this week following the violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Va. HBO

Cantwell, who lives in Keene, was at the center of a Vice News documentary that aired this week following the violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Va.

In the approximately 20-minute episode, Cantwell talks openly about how he spends time at the gym and carries a pistol, “to make myself more capable of violence.”

After a woman was killed by a white supremacist who drove a car into a crowd of counterprotesters, Cantwell tells a Vice reporter, “A lot more people are gonna die before we’re done here, frankly.”

Cantwell has two outstanding warrants stemming from the rally.

Officials from the Virginia commonwealth attorney’s office said Thursday that he is wanted for illegal use of gases and injury by caustic agent or explosive. Both are felony charges, officials said.

Steve Annear can be reached at steve.annear@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @steveannear.

Continue reading for just $1
Only $1 for 6 months of unlimited access to Globe.com
Get access now