OKCupid founder Maxwell Krohn speaks before the Harvard Humanist Community, which recognized the online dating Web site OKCupid at an event at the Harvard University Science Center.(Dominick Reuter/RNS PHOTO BY DOMINICK REUTER) “We ask people to ask,’Can I become a better person as I go about dating? Ok Cupid has plenty of company in the online dating world, with thousands of free and pay-for-play sites, many of them tailored to specific religious groups, like Christian Mingle, Muslima (Muslim) and JDate (Jewish).“We know that’s going to piss a lot of people off, and we’re more or less tongue-in-cheek with this advice, but it’s what the numbers say.” Ok Cupid’s founders — four 30-something guys who met at Harvard — recently took home the “Humanist of the Year” award from their alma mater. “Humanism is a philosophy of life that is focused on building a better world for all human beings” without belief in any gods, said Greg Epstein, Harvard’s humanist chaplain.
In some circles, being an atheist is a strike against you.
But at the online site Ok Cupid, it might just help you get a date.
And if people have suggestions, we want to take those ideas and incorporate them to make the project better.” Another humanist value the site embodies, Krohn said, is an absence of judgment — same sex couples, the polyamorous, and those seeking lifelong partners and quick hook-ups are all welcome.
And he sees his own humanist values reflected in the site’s encouragement that it users dig deeper by asking more questions about themselves and their potential matches.
Go through the world history and see how many people successful people where atheists.
And the special thing about atheists is that they have a strong belief in personal skills, abilities and tend to consider that we have a power and enough strength to become who we want to be and do whatever we want in our life.But Ok Cupid is the only free service that assists nonbelievers with specific advice, statistics and tests.Last December, self-identified atheist users were sent “12 Days of Atheist Matches” and current members can take an “atheist test” to find those with similar levels of nonbelief. Hemant Mehta, author of “I Sold My Soul on e Bay,” trumpeted the Harvard award to Ok Cupid, which he has used himself, on his Friendly Atheist blog.“Atheists and LGBT and polyamorous people are just as welcome as Christians (and) Jews.” Copyright: For copyright information, please check with the distributor of this item, Religion News Service LLC.Atheists may find their soulmates with the help of dating site.More and more users log in at our dating site for atheist online dating and to get in touch with people who share the same ideas.A lot of people treat atheists with suspicion considering it to be something inappropriate and out of this world.In the 1990s, while still Harvard math majors, they created Spark Notes, a series of study guides that was eventually sold to Barnes and Noble.The four launched Ok Cupid in 2003, and the site has since attracted more than 10 million users.The site’s “Darwin Test” looks to match those with similar attitudes about evolution (sample question: Are most people a) good? “For whatever reason, atheists flocked to that site in a way I’m not used to seeing anywhere else,” he said in an interview.“It’s anecdotal, but I never really met’nice atheist girls’ on other sites.