The 6 Creepiest Things About R U Dateable's Justin Lookadoo

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On Wednesday, students at Richardson High School near Dallas were treated to an assembly featuring Justin Lookadoo, porcupine-looking religious "motivational" speaker. Lookadoo is the man behind the Web site R U Dateable and related books, in which he presumes to tell 16-year-olds how to find a suitable mate.

Among his nuggets of wisdom: Dateable girls "know when to shut up," and datable guys are "real men" who are "stronger and more dangerous" than girls.

Needless to say, the shit hit the fan. Parents of students at the school say they were never notified of the assembly, and students claimed they were told the assembly was option only AFTER it was over. Luckily, there is hope for the youth of today. The entire presentation when viral after several students, disgusted with Lookadoo's message, started trolling him on Twitter with the hashtag #lookadouche. Classic.

A video of Lookadoo espousing his worldviews has been removed from YouTube. Someone's on damage control.

Lookadoo's Web site shows his philosophy is firmly rooted in Conservative Christian doctrine, with references to God scattered throughout. Never mind that his Dateable rules seem like a dumbed-down, teen-friendly version of the controversial 1995 sexist self-help guide also called The Rules.

I took the girls' version of his R U Dateable quiz, answering honestly, and guess what -- totally undatable. How to break that to my husband of eight years?

But the most troubling aspects of Justin Lookadoo's philosophy don't stop at his message to teens. Let's have a look at just who Justin Lookadoo is.

1. Taxpayer Money Probably Paid for Him to Speak at Richardson High School.

The school hasn't yet said how it paid Lookadoo's speaking fees, but a PDF on his Web site offers the following helpful advice.

Justin has a variety of programs suitable for all age groups and all kinds of schools.He is covered under many federal programs, including Safe and Drug Free Schools, Campus Improvement, Title I, Title IV, Character Education, Abstinence Education, Pregnancy Prevention, Tobacco Prevention, and many others.

2. He's a Creeper, Part 1.

On his Web site, Lookadoo.com, Justin Lookadoo lists his age as "legal in every state."

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Ohhh, I get it. A statutory rape joke. Funny!

(Here's a link to the PDF of his FAQs, presumably given to people who want to hire him, which says the same.)

3. He Doesn't Even Follow His Own "Rules."

Yesterday, Lookadoo's R U Dateable partner appeared to be Haley DiMarco, also a conservative Christian motivational speaker. This morning, though, her presence has been totally scrubbed from the R U Dateable Web site (don't blame her). Luckily, the text version is still cached.

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DiMarco's bio says, in part, "She's got the answer for everything... And it isn't only students; adults even want a piece of her mind too."

Hmm, maybe if she had just shut up and been respectful to the more powerful men in her life, she'd still be a part of R U Dateable.

And in this interview, Lookadoo describes his spouse as his "loud-mouthed, skydiving, WEIGHT-LIFTING" wife. For what it's worth, he also says he met her at a restaurant and refers to her as his "wife-to-go."

So what's the consensus? Full-of-Shit Huckerster or Genuinely Confused about the Battle of the Sexes?

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33 comments
Rolando Ontiveros
Rolando Ontiveros

nobody want to see this stupid picture or hear about it anymore. Move on already. Is this really news worthy enough to post a 4th time?

Rolando Ontiveros
Rolando Ontiveros

This is ridiculous, I'm tired of seeing his face. Houston Press is about to get unlike.

Catherine Palcher Poole
Catherine Palcher Poole

Saying that girls who are datable "know how to shut up" isn't very "Christian like" in my opinion. Good for the students!

Puller58
Puller58 topcommenter

How people keep someone like him in business is a testament to P.T.Barnum.

grendelblue
grendelblue

I've seen this alot of times, people love trolling these guys.

He, no doubt, says things like "If any girls want to tell me about their relationship issues, come to me!"


"Dont worry, i can help you with any issues in your bedroom. You can confide in me!"

You must always be wary of fanatics. Theres a reason they are fanatics.



kimsal
kimsal

the age thing might have been a drinking joke, not a rape joke.

ladygreyheart
ladygreyheart

This clown couldn't get a date in high school, this is his revenge.

kero_bearus
kero_bearus

I grew up in the bible belt many years ago. I am glad that people are catching on that there is something seriously wrong with christianity.  I mean the liberal sects may seem fine, but how can one be a liberal when the fundies makes them look bad? I have come to the conclusion than any brand of christianity isnt for me, and i wont budge on that. As for this douchebag, I remember our school having events like SYATP, things that they shouldnt have on public school property. In retrospect, Im a little put out that people have put up with it for so long.

Schitt.C.Rumpney
Schitt.C.Rumpney

Sound and look like another PhattAss George Zimmerman Welfare Scammer site.  Someone at that school who ordered up THIS bowl ofShit, must have gotten a percent of the fees!

silver_wolf300
silver_wolf300

I love how the author here actually made a very good case about this nut perpetuating rape culture. That IS EXACTLY what he is doing by stating that men can't control their urges and are more or less animals. Right on the "R U Dateable" quiz under the boys section it actually says "You push the physical as far as SHE will let you. She’ll make sure you don’t go too far. True or False" By even insinuating right here that a teenage boy has to rely on his possible mate to stop him from making bad choices pretty much takes care of any doubt that he is a misogynistic pig. I also noted in the comments that some people still think Christianity is the only religion that people practice. As a practicing Wiccan, and a very confident young woman, I find this mans remarks and ideology repulsive. And I'm a believer that if a boy is taught how to be a real man and not some pig who abuses men/women, then he will have a deeper relationship with the woman or man he may end up with. #thisarticleisawesome #Lookadooisanut #noteveryoneischristian #christianmoralsarenottheonlymorals But what can more can you expect from a person who believes that women are supposed to be subservient to men and be barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen. It's no wonder so many teens are confused and leaving Christianity to find alternative means of spirituality. I can't blame them.

Joe G. Camacho
Joe G. Camacho

He looks like his parents were Sid Vicious and a porcupine

Andy Gerard
Andy Gerard

Some of your writers are obviously against Christian principles . This article has gone way to far because of the writers homosexual agenda . Calling this man a rapist is the same as saying whoever wrote this garbage has moral character . #Propaganda #HatesChrist #YouAreThePervert #EditorsShouldReadYourGarbage

Marcel Wormsley
Marcel Wormsley

He'll be in the news for a child porn charge or stat. rape soon enough.

Stephen Conley
Stephen Conley

I'm tired of seeing his face all over my newsfeed. Who cares? I haven't read a thing about him and I'm not going to.

Justin Childress
Justin Childress

No proof from this article that any of this was said, and after watching one of his videos he seems like a well educated professional speaker. The ignorance from the author of this post is flabbergasting.

maya008
maya008

We need to do more than criticising. Let's start a campaign or an online petition for him to not make speeches at schools ever again! 

Brent Nobles
Brent Nobles

Multiple typos, video has been taken down. Good job, Houston Press.

Zafar Amin
Zafar Amin

Nut jobs everywhere; it's the administrators at the schools that allow / pay him to speak that need to be held accountable.

Scarlette Lopez
Scarlette Lopez

The nerve of him! How dare he! I can't believe he would do something so vile...frosted tips?!?!

grendelblue
grendelblue

@kimsal I don't see that. "How old are you" "Im legal, if thats what your're asking!"


In now way would that ever mean legal to drink, unless you are being asked by a bartender.

excampuskiddo
excampuskiddo

@kimsal Still a questionable thing to say, especially from somebody who touts conservative Christian principles.

kero_bearus
kero_bearus

@Andy Gerard Christian principals? Like bashing babies heads? Or what about people that try to kill their children cause God said to do it. That is in the bible too. Prisons are filled with devout christians, and dont give me that BS that they werent christian until after they went to prison.

mgargra
mgargra

@Andy Gerard Well since your Christian then why don't you do what your "good" book says and shut up lol nevermind I mistook you for a woman with that long hair hahahaha oh well.... shut up anyways

kero_bearus
kero_bearus

@Justin Childress Your lack of education is appalling.

ihveanaddiction
ihveanaddiction

@Justin Childress Did you read any of the links posted? There were clear and definite quotes. The guy is ridiculous and he's perpetuating a horrible stereotype. If women should be seen and not heard in your world, then yeah. Maybe he's "well educated", but in the real world, the guy looks like a cartoon character and he promotes a completely misogynistic lifestyle. That is NOT educated.

nebeltex
nebeltex

@Brent Nobles  You are correct. I think I get the message the article was trying to get across, but with all the mistakes, I can't be sure. Does HP need an editor?

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