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In Which @AlannaBennett Proves Why Online Dating Is for Desperate Losers

Posted on | July 31, 2016 | 19 Comments


Last month, BuzzFeed’s Alanna Bennett urged women to cause “male tears” by supporting the feminist Ghostbusters remake. And while working on today’s post about what a wretched flop the movie is, I scanned over the post I wrote three weeks ago entitled, “Man-Hater @AlannaBennett Promotes #Ghostbusters as Feminist Revenge.” Of course, all feminism is basically a spiteful anti-male revenge fantasy, but seldom is this vindictive hatred displayed as openly as when Ms. Bennett exhorted her feminist comrades, “Lay waste to their childhoods with your joy. Dance through all the male tears.” Why? Because they’re males, and anything that makes men miserable is considered a victory by feminists.

This explains why Alanna Bennett is on OKCupid. If you’re a woman who hates men, there is no better way to confirm your anti-male prejudice than by trawling through the subhuman scum of online dating.

According to OKCupid, a majority of their users are liberal. This makes sense, because it is so unlikely that anyone who actually knows a liberal would want to date one. The kind of guys who vote Democrat are such dangerous creeps that women who know them in real life avoid them, and so these weirdos end up on OKCupid. Research indicates a male-female ratio of 3-to-1 on OKCupid, and women users say that 80% of the men on OKCupid are “below average” in looks. Of course, these men are also below average in intelligence, because in real life the male-female ratio is 1-to-1, so an average guy actually lowers his chances of success by dating online, where the odds are always against him. This is why there are no decent guys on OKCupid. If a guy was decent, he’d already have a girlfriend or, at least, he’d be sufficiently optimistic about finding a girlfriend in a real-life face-to-face encounter that he wouldn’t bother with OKCupid. Because the available pool of men in online dating is such a notorious swamp of inferior quality, only women who are truly desperate for companionship would sign up for OKCupid.

This is the dating dilemma. By the time you’re in your mid-20s, most of your peers are either married or in serious relationships, and the ones who are still available — well, why are they available? What’s the backstory? Why haven’t they found someone? What’s wrong with them?

Welcome to the real-life equivalent of The Island of Misfit Toys.

Here is Josh, chubby and balding. And here is Kevin, a bespectacled introvert with a weak chin, and over there’s Patrick, whose ex-girlfriend had to take out a restraining order against him when they broke up.

Adventurous young single women — “carousel riders” in pickup artist (PUA) parlance — take for granted that there will be some suitable man waiting for them whenever they decide they’re ready to settle down. Attractive guys interested in serious commitment . . .

Well, how common are those? Aren’t such guys likely to be married before the adventurous single woman tires of the carousel ride? It’s easy for young people, male or female, to imagine a future of infinite romantic opportunities, but how likely is it that your selection of potential partners will be better at 25 than at 21? Or better at 30 than at 25?

Wait too long, and you’ll find yourself on The Island of Misfit Toys, culling through the weirdos and losers on OKCupid, or wondering how to actually meet people in real life. Feminist hatemongers like Ms. Bennett enjoy revenge fantasies about “male tears,” but who is really crying?



  • DeadMessenger

    Well, let’s see. A lot of decent people meet in church, so thats out for Alanna. And some meet a nice, intelligent professional at work, but that’s a no-go, too. Or they get fixed up by friends and family, but when those people are weirdos and leftists, you’re out of luck. Or maybe you meet someone in a club, sport or community group, but when you only have organizations of freaks on your plate, well, who are you going to meet there?

    I think church is her best bet. She should find a good, Bible believing, conservative church and go there. Or maybe join a TEA Party group. Or gun club.

  • Sauer Thirtyeight

    Slow night, huh?

  • Quartermaster

    Or, take up knitting. But, she has a hatred for the traditional distaff pursuits. She’d rather hate men.

  • ShadrachSmith


  • Steve Skubinna

    The sorts of people you meet on a shooting range tend to be self reliant, confident and capable.

    Ummm… never mind, sorry.

  • Steve Skubinna

    Perhaps as she’s laying waste to their childhoods and dancing through their tears, this charmer could pause and ask one of these men for a date?

  • ChandlersGhost

    Talk about hubris. Congratulations on the crap movie remake that won’t ruin my childhood and your equally crappy dating life, Sister. I’ll be crying in my cornflakes.

  • Quartermaster

    When you were in OCS, did one of your classmates every say “Sorry Sir,” in response to having a strip torn off him? One poor sucker did in mine and I winced as soon as he said it because I knew what was coming next.

  • Steve Skubinna

    A few of the Joe College types made that mistake but generally only once.

    As for myself, Army basic training taught me when to keep my mouth shut and when to say “Yes, sir!”

  • Steve Skubinna

    For God’s sake don’t do that! You want this harpy dancing in your cornflakes?

  • rambler

    One’s beliefs attract situations which reinforce those beliefs. Those who hate men will attract men who are worth hating. Why should reasonable men have to put up with crappy women? I don’t want to be around those women either. They live in a toxic wasteland.

  • Quartermaster

    I figured you knew better. When my father was stationed at Lackland AFB, the USAF had their OCS (although they called it Officer Training School. Gotta be different than the Army donchano) there at the time. I paid a visit to see what it was all about and saw one poor sucker say that and then instead of one Master Sergeant on his case, he had three. My personal favorite statement was “We didn’t ask for a personal evaluation. We already knew you were sorry.” Heard that line when the poor sucker in my class told the Company TAC Ossifer the “I’m sorry” bit.

  • ChandlersGhost

    They’re metaphorical cornflakes of course. Much like her dancing. But not her syphillis.

  • Steve Skubinna

    When DM above suggested (no doubt facetiously) that Our Alanna could look for men at a gun club, what I imagined was this:

    Guy: Good morning ma’am, may I help you?
    Alanna: Arrrrrgh! He raped me with his Male Gaze! Aaaaaaahhhhh!!!!
    Guy: Somebody call 911, I think we have a drug overdose here!

  • DeadMessenger

    I can see where hating men might be an enjoyable pastime for some women, but not hating them is actually tons more fun, as it turns out.

  • Jeanette Victoria ?????????

    I’ve not looked at online dating recently, it’s how my met my hubby in 2002 but that was when it was just starting to change. Glad I’m out of it I really hated dating even though it was pretty easy for me.

  • BooBoo75

    Precisely. No self respecting man would go near one of these castrating hateful harpies with a 10 foot barge pole. You’d have to have to be a self loathing cowardly desperate bootlick.

  • ? Dean Esmay

    PUAs go a bit too far sometimes–what woman actually wants a man who’s been doing nothing but chasing women and picking up infections for 10 years–but there’s no doubting, the phony message of “sex is empowerment” is likely to leave a lot of women (and men) pretty miserable.

  • robertstacymccain

    Feminist complaints about the “double standard” miss the point. It takes two to tango, and if women are not promiscuous, even the most ardent ladies’ man will have few ladies to choose from. If you take a look at statistics for STDs, you can infer that most of the damage is dong by a relatively small percentage of men — less than 20% of the male population — who have a large number of partners. In other words, once a woman crosses a certain threshold in her number of lifetime sexual partners — perhaps as few as five — it is likely that one of those partners will be a hyperpromiscuous male who has herpes or some other sexually transmitted disease. The thrill of dating bad boys is not without its costs.