We’ve all seen jokes about the “2D brotherhood.” The absurdity (or, if you like, the temptation) lies in the idea that the 2D is so ideal that men would forsake real ties with flesh-and-blood women to bask in it. But we equally acknowledge stereotypes that otaku, by virtue of inferior social status, should be desperate to capitalize on the opportunities for relationships.
Do otaku jump into relationships readily? Perhaps even too readily?
Immature strategy is the cause of grief.
– Miyamoto Musashi
While we often see the nerd hesitating when his more assertive brethren would “seal the deal,” perhaps it’s also the case that a total lack of hesitation is not healthy either. Koiyuki expressed his frustration with immature couples, stating that his personal ideal was to get totally ready to date before dating anyone:
Who can say?