- Posted by Johanna on July 20, 2011 at 1:08 pm
- Category: LinkBlogging
Artist Harris O’Malley has launched the Dr. Nerdlove site to provide love and relationship advice to geeks (by which he means boys, although there is the occasional girl-focused answer). Topics he’s covered so far include the benefits of dating sites, places to meet women, and how to avoid the friend zone. Of particular interest this week is “How to Pick up Girls at Comic Cons“, which begins “Don’t.” He’s got five good reasons to think twice before trying this, including:
- The logistics are against you — especially if you’re sharing a room.
- You’re competing with everyone else’s mistakes — like these comic con pervs, jerks who think female fans, especially those in costume, are there for the purpose of their fantasies.
- And most importantly, you’re missing the point. Girls attend conventions for the same reasons guys do: to be fans. Some of each are looking to hook up, or be open to it if it happens, but more aren’t. Be a human being and treat each other with respect.
(And then, well, I met my husband at a convention, and it’s worked out well for over a decade now. But neither of us were looking at the time.)