We were excited to learn that this is a thing that exists in the world: An online dating site called "The Atlasphere," which is dedicated to "connecting admirers of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. Seriously, you would expect it would be a laff riot up in there, with all sorts of incredibly selfish me-me-me stuff in the dating profiles, but actually, we have seen far more outrageously assholish profiles in general-purpose dating sites like OKCupid. Oh, sure, you get some Rand-inflected stuff like this note from "DominiqueTaggart," 23, in Fiji:. I am a real person because I have rational thought; I have real feelings because I believe in Objectivism with such intense passion. There's "Liberty," who is looking for her very own "Equality " these are characters from Rand's dystopian fable Anthem, though you can also sing her name to the tune of a great old Glenn Miller song. She reports that because she is sensitive to other people, she sometimes feels a little bad for people "who believe in the socialist state, when I destroy them in argument" and admits that in college she did her best to try to understand other views besides Objectivism, which is the only true way to see the world:.
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Contents: Atlasphere dating site Get journalism built for thinkers like you. It's called all of them. Every single dating website out there is absolutely filled to the brim with my kind of people. People who are not sorry, ever, about anything; people who are tired of consequences and so choose to abstain from them; people who are halfway convinced that the rest of humanity is a holographic simulation projected for their amusement. If I can't find love slapping around somewhere in one of these virtual cesspools, well, then it's probably everyone's fault but mine, just like literally everything else. Brooklyn Dakota Washington, from Match. Continue Reading Below Advertisement.
Objectivists in Love: Ayn Rand Fans Get Dating Site
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Some people are really, really into Ayn Rand. There are hordes of self-described Objectivists, hacking their way through Atlas Shrugged or The Fountainhead on the subway. Now those people have the Atlasphere , a dating website just for them.