Looking for that tall, dark, and atheist date? You are not alone. Discover Magazine has learned that if you want to pick up a date you might want to drop the Almighty in your pitch. It appears that being an atheist increases the chance of getting lucky — at least in this lifetime. That means that, while God remains popular for a Sunday morning, Bertrand Russell may be better on a Friday night.
This chart suggests that the biggest turn off (outside of Christian dating sites) is a reference to God. Thus, pick up lines like “God wants us to hook up” or “Dating me will bring you closer to God” are no longer popular choices.
For example, this entry from christiandatingforfree, does not do so well outside of the religious set:
I am an outgoing person. I like to read books, love to travel, and go to see movies. I go to the church every Sunday and adoration chapel sometimes. I am honest and respectful. I am looking for someone like me.
Here is the correct edit for blueskyky according to the Discover study:
I am an outgoing person. I like to read soulless books, love to travel to secular sites, and go to see irreverent movies. I go to the Nascar every Sunday and self-adoration sessions sometimes. I am honest and skeptical. I am looking for someone like me.
Nevertheless, over at http://www.meetchristiansingles.com, they insist that the Almighty is the best matchmaker (working of course through their Internet service):
We define ” actively dating ” as diligently searching a dating service to find Christian singles for Christian dating. Actively writing to them instead of just passively waiting for someone to answer your Christian Personals Ad. If you are not currently dating anyone then let’s get started! Pray for God’s best. He won’t let you down when it comes to Dating or anything else in your life! God is the best Matchmaker there is, period.
However, it appears that name-dropping Bertrand Russell won’t hurt either.
For the story, click here.