Ayn Rand

Atlas Fugged: Adventures in Ayn Rand Inspired Dating Services


Blogger extraordinaire and serial novelist Alan Vanneman points, via Andrew Sullivan, to this New York mag bit on The Atlasphere, an Ayn Rand-inspired dating service. Random comments at the virtual Regal Beagle of Galt's Gulch:

waitingfordagny, Chicago, Illinois
I want to meet a serious woman who both challenges me intellectually and inspires me to noble things by her beauty.

Michael, Naples, Florida
Long ago a very dear friend, Angie, turned me on to Ayn Rand and Atlas Shrugged.

Parenthetically, she also turned me on in other ways. Alas, our relationship remained Platonic.

Contact Me If You …?: are Angie.

dpvabc, Edmonton, Canada
My name is Daniel. I consider myself to be a born-again egoist and I have dedicated the rest of my life to self-improvement. People see me as a socially inept loner because I tend to avoid superficial conversation but actually I love talking to people who like to think (the problem being I don't know very many).

mxjohnxm, Greenville, South Carolina
"One can't love man without hating most of the creatures who pretend to bear his name."…

lostpainting, Hagerstown, Maryland
Please note: If you're overweight, I won't date you. If you believe in God, I won't date you. If you vote for Democrats, I won't date you.

Chinoy, Manila, Philippines
My individualism takes precedence at all costs, if not at all times.

More here.

Reason noted the start of the Atlasphere back in 2003.

Reason on the long-lasting impact of Ayn Rand on American popular culture here and here and here.