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.