Potential members are voted on by current members, which is NO THANK YOU as far as I am concerned, but whatever grinds your gears? (Incidentally, they are branching off into a job-seeking site, which is horrifying.) Cupidtino There's a reason their website looks like the homepage — it connects the ladies and gentlemen addicted to Apple products.
For some, the List is broad and generic — perhaps it includes “sense of humor,” “intelligence,” or “good looks.” For others, the List is much more specific.
Given their relentless talk about discipline, self-direction, and personal achievement (so say nothing of their love of trains, the sexiest form of transportation), they should all be shimmering, sexy . And that's not a masturbation joke — they quite literally love the idea of themselves as heroically conquering individuals who owe the world nothing but their own glorious presence.
(Rand was also a relentless narcissist who, according to Tobias Wolfe, named as "the only great American novel.") Rand wrote, “I am done with the monster of ‘we,’ the word of serfdom, of plunder, of misery, falsehood and shame." That's not a particularly pleasant sentiment, ethically speaking.
But it's an even uglier sentiment when it comes to sex or love.
I have to think Ayn Rand must never have had any truly satisfying sex in her life, because, as anyone who's ever had an orgasm can tell you, you're not really thinking about yourself, and certainly not the glory of yourself, at that point.