It's been. week or so since I signed up on this, not sure what the point system is for but it doesn't seem to have taken me too long to reach level 5 for what ever that is worth.
But what are you here for? Dating? Find new friends? Meet people with similar religious/no-religious views? And how did you find it? A friend of mine pointed me here because we're both single.
Would really like to find a guy. But most of the guys here are too far away. And I guess I'm too old for the ones who are nearby. I can hold my own on most topics. No kids, no cats and sweet as a goddamn angel. Lovely manners, well-spoken, and somewhat witty (at least by half). I would also like to find female (or male/gay) friends. I have no family.
I've been on POF, Zoosk, OKCupid (best dating site), and even a couple of "alt" sites (I can't believe the stuff I didn't know!).
Most atheists are much younger than I am. I do prefer younger people because I've missed most of the "passages" my generation of women went through - raising kids (god, that really ages a woman (mentally), worshipping (and babysitting) grandkids, etc.. And, if my FB page is accurate, cooking very fattening recipes (and sending photos) or absorbed with home decorating. So I really don't have much in common with them. They've been married forever; I try to talk to my best friend about sex, and she tells me she doesn't want to hear it; her life is "focused" elsewhere.
I should have divorced my husband 10 years earlier; I'd be a hell of a lot more marketable.
Why am I here? To interact with similar minded people and enlighten (or enrage) the inevitable subversive theists trolls that make their ways into this arena. In the real world I have de-converted a few theists including a minister and, aside from the despair of the minister (religion is his job), I greatly enjoyed making the lives of others more rational. As for dating and/or finding new friends? Would be nice but I'm not holding my breath. Ran across this site by an add on Facebook.
It's a blissful escape from Facebook. Here people actually think before posting.
It would be nice to meet local people to enlarge my circle fo friends. I am nto too cocerned about beign "single". I am happy. I don't need someone to feel "complete". If I do meet somone special it would enhance my life, but I don't need that to be happy.
FB shot itself in the foot when it sent me here. Not that I had much to add to FB anyway...
I came for commiseration with other non-religious folk. I stayed for the opportunity to talk about the kinds of things that interest me, using the kind of language that's natural to me--without being told not to be so "intellectual", because "people won't understand".
I'd rather be the dumbest person in the room. This site is a much better fit in that regard.
I would say it's good for whatever you want. It's just a good site for meeting people from all over with different views and ideas and I learn from it. Sometimes it's good to just get your thoughts out there and not be judged for stating your opinion.