Objectivists seeking love
New York Magazine put out an article early this month that excerpted ads from TheAtlasphere.com, an Ayn Rand fan dating site. I fail to see how any comments of mine could make these any more entertaining than they are. A sample:
I want to meet a serious woman who both challenges me intellectually and inspires me to noble things by her beauty.
You should contact me if you are a skinny woman. If your words are a meaningful progression of concepts rather than a series of vocalizations induced by your spinal cord for the purpose of complementing my tone of voice. If you’ve seen the meatbot, the walking automaton, the pod-people, the dense, glazy-eyed substrate through which living organisms such as myself must escape to reach air and sunlight. If you’ve realized that if speech is to be regarded as a cognitive function, technically they aren’t speaking, and you don’t have to listen.
I am interested in meeting someone that truly embodies the values and virtues of Objectivism. I have found very few women that have not already been beaten down to a flimsy, irrational, empty pulp. I have changed many girls’ lives, but no one has blown me away yet.
I never “hook-up” randomly, I never kiss a girl that doesn’t deserve mine. I have yet to find a girl deserving of my falling in love with her. But “other people” are secondary values no matter what, so finding someone is not a priority for me.
What I find interesting is that they didn’t note in the original article that absolutely all their sample set were men looking for women.