- Posted by Johanna on November 19, 2007 at 10:26 pm
- Category: LinkBlogging
Sean Kleefeld started me thinking about love by asking about seeking to date a comic fan. Hey, it worked for me… but let me say, it’s not the picnic you might think. It can be even more disappointing when someone who reads comics won’t try your favorite book because they don’t read that genre. But most of the time, it’s great, because they already understand something that’s deeply important to you.
However, the best dating advice is still, to my mind, “stop looking so hard”. I’ve dated several people I met at conventions or through comics, but it happened because we were both having fun together and decided to try and see if it could be something more, not because I was hunting for a comic reader specifically. And yes, I met KC at one (a show that otherwise was one of the worst cons I’d ever been to).
I do have to disagree with him when he says that “comic book conventions aren’t exactly prime hangouts for the fairer sex” — he’s going to the wrong cons, I think. It used to be more that way, when I started going to them in the early 90s, but now, the shows I enjoy have a lot of women and even couples.
If you do want to meet people, for whatever reason, at conventions, be open to opportunities. I had a great conversation with someone one year at Heroes while we were both waiting in line for a Warren Ellis signing. “How are you enjoying the show?” started us off, and then it was comparing experiences and what comics we liked and what news we’d heard there and so on. And of course, getting together with friends, online or otherwise, for dinners or gatherings will introduce you to new people as groups meet and merge.
Sean goes on to suggest an online dating service for comic fans. Once upon a time, I used to wonder if someone could make a LOT of money with an escort service at cons, but that’s aiming a bit lower.
Anna only loved the Doctor
Four and Nine and Five and Ten
Yep, those are the good ones. I’m impressed I recognized all the refs.
Next, I love my Prius, and Kelson explains why. He’s right, it’ll change the way you drive. It’s like driving a video game, paying attention to the miles-per-gallon indicators and trying to keep your numbers up. Plus, the benefit of getting 300+ miles to the tank, and that’s with it costing less than $20 to fill up the car, and having to do that only every couple of weeks or so even with daily driving.
And last, I can’t relate this to love, but it’s the best example I’ve seen lately of what they call failing upward.