Most people do not act consistently on their conscious religion or philosophy, and indeed most do not really take abstract ideas very seriously.
Tell me what a man finds sexually attractive and I will tell you his entire philosophy of life" (p. In the early Objectivist movement, many people understood this principle to mean that one should only be attracted to people who were Objectivists in their explicit philosophical convictions.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 Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism.We don't love them because they say happiness is the ultimate value, we love them because they are joyful and give us joy.However, there is an attitude among secular Americans that one can be indifferent to one's lover's religion or philosophy, or that abstract ideas don't really matter.Your contribution will help us to achieve and maintain this impact.
Earlier this week, The Wall Street Journal posted this round-up of niche dating sites.
What would be contrary to Objectivist principles would be to commit to someone who was openly at war with Objectivism .
But dating...consider Howard Roark's relationship with Dominique Francon.
This doesn't mean that Objectivists need partners who are card-carrying Objectivists.
But they probably need partners who are sense-of-life Objectivists, or what David Kelley calls "Enlightenment Moderns," people with an essentially secular attitude to life who value reason, individualism, achievement, and freedom, even though they may profess a mild religious whim or have doubts about aspects of the Objectivist minimal state ideal.
We don't love someone because they say they are productive, we love them because we see their wonderful engagement with the world and their proactive attitude toward their values.