Skip to comments.Dating site for Ayn Rand fans enables the world’s most obnoxious people to breed
Posted on 10/19/2013 6:20:10 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
Earlier this week, The Wall Street Journal posted this round-up of niche dating sites. Many of the sites paired would be lovers based upon a shared lifestyle (farming) or a shared food allergy (gluten).
However, the far and way most disturbing match-making enterprise was the Atlasphere Dating Service, the site dedicated to matching devotees of Ayn Rands philosophy of Objectivism.
According to WSJ.com:
Atlasphere founder Joshua Zader, 40, of Phoenix, says niche sites are more efficient than broader sites such as OKCupid or Match.com.
If you assume that maybe 1 out of 500 people is a serious fan of Ayn Rands novels, on a normal dating site you have a 1 in 500 chance of someone sharing the same basic values, he says. On the Atlasphere, every profile shows you what you want, he says. The 10-year-old site has seen a spike in membership in recent yearsit has more than 16,000 dating profilesafter two Atlas Shrugged movies were released, says Mr. Zader, a Web developer. User handles include Atlas in Arlington and ObjectivelyHot.
He founded the site after attending Objectivist conferences, where the open secret is that most people are there to meet potential partners. You shouldnt need to fly to a conference to meet people with your values, he says.
Perhaps the biggest service this website provides is saving innocent bystanders the trauma of witnessing the courting process that happens at a conference for a fair to middling dead writer who advanced a damn near sociopathic world view.
A cursory view of the eligible singles on the site reveal that many of them fancy themselves thinkers, dreamers or writers. No surprises there. Many of them talk about finding their Roark, Reardon or Dagny, because they painfully want these aggrandized, one-dimensional characters to exist in real life. One gentleman humblebrags about training to become a ninja warrior in case you were scared that all the dudes look like tweedy, bow-tie wearing George Will clones.
If the Atlas Shrugged movies did indeed cause a spike in the sites membership, there dont seem to be any debonair Grant Bowler types or strikingly blonde Taylor Schillings to be found. However, poor filmmaking and paltry box-office may not be the Atlas Shrugged franchises biggest crimes. They are now indirectly enabling the worlds most obnoxious people to breed.
“enables the worlds most obnoxious people to breed”
The whole news media has the most obnoxious people especially the liberal news benders.
I just don’t see purist atheist Randian types having more than 1.1 children per marriage.
Including the "involuntary breeding" occuring in the occupy camps.
Anyone who thinks John Galt’s radio speech is foreplay will be too tired to have sex.
Compared to, say, Saul Alinsky?
Just for the record, the site this comes from is a flaming leftist site.
A lot of married folks already think selfishness is a virtue. At least these folks will be honest it about it for a change.
That said I’ll take Ayn Rand’s ideas over Karl Marx’s any day of the week.
Likes: Long walks on the beach to scout off-shore drilling sites
Turn-ons: When the train “arrives on time”
Body type: Curvy as a dollar sign
No hope there, if they do accidentally, they will get abortions.
meanwhile welfare recipients breed like rats.
The appalling body count proves that Marxism is the champion toxic atheistic world view. But with university social science departments, they don't need a dating site.
This could be one of the lost paragraphs from Atlas Shrugged! Somewhere between the train wreck and the doomsday weapon, I would guess. The death throws of a society consuming itself and looking for anyone, other than themselves, to point out as the cause of the decay.
The air she breathes could be better utilized elsewhere.
I dunno, the wife and I (three kids) like Rand. I think she came up on the second or third date when we were talking about books. We like a lot of authors though. I think her earlier books worked better as stories, and she’s at her best when just doing a plain old political polemic, as in “Capitalism the Unknown Ideal.” I admire her commitment to free markets and free thinking. Do I agree with every jot and tittle? No, but that goes for any writer, from St. Augustine to Orwell.
Liberals always claim to be tolerant and really think they are. LOL
Her looks and brains have gone Galt.
Finally, someone paying cash for their own abortions.
Sheesh.........No danger in your type breeding, Maggie.
Looks like someone shaved off Karl Marx's beard, put a dandruff-laden shirt on him, and stuffed a $1.25 plastic cup cocktail in his hand.
My main objection to Orwell is that he was too good at constructing elitist, totalitarian worlds. Today's big government liberals are using his work as a blueprint.
ObamaCare is Affordable: they keep repeating their mantra, as Orwell taught them, and the low-information voters believe.
A Maggie Serota is not qualified to pass such judgments on an Ayn Rand. A competent editor would have ordered her to remove this line.
Have at it. This is too much fun.
All I have to say is...
I can see why she was trolling off beat dating sites for sure. She should try the Guiding eyes for the blind dating site.
I am not very familiar with Ayn Rand or her philosophy.
But, just don’t understand a liberal having an uproar about a dating site for fans of Ayn Rand.
There are dating sites for various other niches. And liberals are tolerant and open minded. Thus, liberals should be ok with such a site, and should not be judgemental about someone “breeding” as a result of meeting someone on such a site.
Ayn Rand wrote somewhat like George Orwell in an unkind light on liberals and progressives.
Word of the day: “assortative”.
if it helps avoid the morons of the left... I’m all for it
who wants a woman that will fight tooth and nail for the right to kill her kid?
She couldn't grasp feminine virtues.
THAT’S A MAN...oh, wait- no Adam’s apple...never mind!
“But, just dont understand a liberal having an uproar about a dating site for fans of Ayn Rand.”
Rand was completely against Marxism and its many flavors; socialism, communism, etc. Liberals hate that.
But, liberals being so tolerant and non-judgemental and all that, it would seem that they would have no objections to this sort of thing. Or are liberals hypocrites???
So, Maggie Serota puts the ass in assortative?
death throes. Sorry.
Are bearded men allowed to mingle with the Randroids?
I haven’t had enough to drink yet, I thought it said Ann RICE...
Maggie Serota seems to have a basic disagreement with the concept of “breeding.”
I'm sure the feeling is quite mutual. I can't imagine breeding is beating down her door.
She couldn't grasp feminine virtues.
Interesting. Never having been an ultra-feminine type myself, and disliking the company of women who behave in stereotypically female fashion, your statement makes me really curious as to what the Ayn Rand women are like. Are they logical, rational tomboys? One of these days, I will read Ayn Rand and find out! Or maybe I will watch the movies, since the 3 point font of Atlas Shrugged defeated my efforts to read it on the first page.
The amount of actual information contained in this article could be given in one sentence. The entire rest of the article is pure snark.
Maggie just has a fear of strong, self-made women, that’s all. And by the way, Dagny was kinky as all git out.