Well, I decided to join that bastion of rationality, Atheist Nexus. Maybe because I’m happily married and an old fart to boot, I blithely assumed that AN was going to be a place for a lively exchange of freethinking ideas. Turns out I was wrong. It’s mostly a site for people who want to write comments without bothering to read the previous ones on the same thread. It also gives folks a rare and wonderful opportunity to share their favorite songs, if anyone cares (which they don't). It provides each member with an excellent excuse to pimp his or her blog or podcast, except that hardly anyone clicks on the links because they're all too busy pimping their own blogs or podcasts. In the sidebar, it features informative blurbs, courtesy of Google Ads, about religious Web sites; this doesn’t bother anyone, of course, because we all understand that AN has to make a buck to keep providing us with such a fantastic service.
The bottom line is, though: Atheist Nexus is primarily a fantasy dating site. About half the members are looking to hook up. Perhaps one or two couples actually will.
Anyway, I did an informal poll among the oh-so-rational community at Atheist Nexus to determine what qualities they were looking for in potential skeptical partners. Here’s what I discovered:
Responses by Men/Boys
- Big boobs
- Likes loud rock bands that no one has ever heard of
- Avidly reads sci-fi, but only if it's written by guys
- Finds geeks attractive
- Eager to listen to pointless rants
- Did I mention big boobs?
- Thinks it’s hilarious to spell “the” as TEH
- Will sleep with anyone who accepts evolution
- Ummm... I included big boobs already, right?
- Not too religious
- Loves kittens
- Respects woman for there brians
- Well hung, but not outrageously so
- Is able to shut up once in a while during quiet walks on the beach
- Loves children (but not that way)
- Is willing to watch depressing documentaries and/or chick flicks
- Well, a little outrageously would be OK
- Won’t mind that my BBF is a gay male Baptist
- Enjoys cuddling before and after sex, and sometimes instead of
- Not too religious