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Stealth Christianist Invasion!

Posted on | September 6, 2011 | 7 Comments

by Smitty

Instapundit links a shiny new dating idea. “Grouper Makes Group Dating Fun & Fashionable“:

It’s a simple yet genius idea that you’re going to wish you had thought of, but two Yale grads, Jerry Guo, 23, and Michael Waxman, 24, beat you to the punch. Launched in June 2011, Grouper is an online social club (currently only in New York City) whose goal is to get you offline as quick and easily as possible and onto a great night out on the town with people you may have never met before. You can use it to find your next date or just to expand your social circle – a Grouper is whatever you make it.

Who, besides those lunatic Christians, would have thought of the notion of getting together in groups for low-stress fun?

The notion of a social middle ground between hermitry and a continuous partner swap seems startling to the modern degenerate hipster. Still, this blog rejoices that technology has enabled said hipster to duplicate online the place where church youth groups have been for a few decades.

Is this an early harbinger of creeping Christianism, though? Could there be some future where post-Goth girls are not State-dependent psychological wrecks, having children by random fathers whereever unpronouncable diseases haven’t sterilized them? Could future generations of Ricky Martin fans rediscover heterosexuality as a path to long-term happiness?

I’m warning the world right now that the World’s Youngest Blogger will be raised in an environment of good, old-fashioned Christian chivalry, where girls are to be respected, protected, and kept at a healthy distance until Destiny has things aligned for maximal enjoyment with minimal stress. In other words, marriage. Sure: he’ll gaff me off, particularly between the ages of 14 and 21, when I enjoy my bout of paternal ignorance. And maybe he goes totally off the rails. But it won’t be for lack of trying on my part.


7 Responses to “Stealth Christianist Invasion!”

  1. Joe
    September 6th, 2011 @ 1:27 pm

    “…and kept at a healthy distance”

    No.  Boys and girls should be around each other.  That is how they develop social skills.  You can make the argument for boys and girls not being in the same classes at school, but I am speaking out side of school.  But they should be kept under reasonable supervision. 

  2. Dean Logan
    September 6th, 2011 @ 1:37 pm

    Um… has been doing this for over a decade.

    The problem with today’s society is that you are less likely to hang out with your neighbors than to get together with a group of friends who are more than 20 minutes away.  The internet has reduced our friendship circle while increasing it.  We no longer find out friends among our physical neighbors, but search out those who have similar interests, no matter where they live.

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  4. Anamika
    September 6th, 2011 @ 2:43 pm, another ‘interesting’ group dating start up founded by three young NYC  Jewish men:

    NY Times: Jilted in the U.S., a Site Finds Love in India

    “People just didn’t get right away what the site was when we told them
    about it. They thought it was a site for orgies,” says Mr. Sachs,

    “Young people aren’t using to get married,” Mr. Bhardwaj said.

  5. Paul Joslin
    September 6th, 2011 @ 4:43 pm

    Joe, I’m thinking “kept at a healthy distance” means “no slow dancing, especially in parked cars”.  I’d agree that sometimes the only civilizing influence on teenagers is well-raised teenagers of the opposite sex.

  6. rosalie
    September 6th, 2011 @ 7:43 pm

    Around the age of sixteen, the youngest blogger may suddenly become very knowledgeable.  It’s really quite amazing.   My husband used to tell his customers that if they had any questions about anything, just ask our daughter because she knows everything. 

  7. Anonymous
    September 6th, 2011 @ 11:09 pm

    I know a place in Florida that serves an excellent grouper reuben.

    Smitty, I hate to tell ya, but with everybody maturing so slowly these days, you may’ve been a bit overoptimistic on the upper bound of that “paternal ignorance” thing.  First kids are often an exception, though.