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Close Minded Dating for "Open Minded" Liberals

I was listening to the radio today, and heard an ad for a new service coming online here in town called CELSIUS. That stands for The Collective for Educated Liberal Singles Interested in Unearthing a Soul Mate for those of you who aren't in the know.

The ironic part is liberals are so open minded that CELSIUS is a members only group, and apparently you have to pass an interview with one of the members to be admitted. Not only that you MUST be ALL of the following:


  1. Politically and ideologically liberal;
  2. Well educated (4-year college degree required);
  3. Financially secure;
  4. 30 years of age or older;
  5. Single;
  6. Kind and respectful to others; and
  7. A non-smoker.

Why so narrow? Because sterotype smashing liberals have concluded that:

It is our belief that being a “liberal” tends, on average, to be much more than a political designation. Indeed, we believe that being a liberal is often a general personality marker. That is, it is often a fairly accurate predictor of the presence (or absence) of particular personality traits. It is for precisely this reason that you have probably noticed in your everyday experience that the same people who identify themselves as liberals tend, on average, to be kind, empathetic, and open-minded.

Because we are confident that kind, empathetic, open-minded people tend to prefer other kind, empathetic, open-minded people, we have decided to limit the membership to people of the liberal ilk – the very people who are most likely to possess these traits in combination.


Yet another striking example that ideology is indeed the tie that blinds.

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