TMR: Dating Edition

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:

Is inaccurate information part of the problem?

[Note: image logs are in reverse chronological order.]

Who can say?

Published in: on November 13, 2010 at 3:48 PM  Comments (8)  
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  1. I still think that it is neither ethical nor even useful to lie to people you’re interested in.

    I mean, sheesh. If you’re _starting out_ with dishonesty…

    (Also, you can’t outsmart bayesian statistics. If you can, I know some russian spammers who’d like to hear your secrets. :Y)

    • I don’t disagree there: my contention is that people still do it.

  2. They do, but it is by no means an airtight solution. The problem is that far too many are sparked by the idea of a relationship, without any real concept of what it entails. This is a discussion I have on a regular basis, and I still contend that inexperience & ego go a long way toward keeping many otaku from grasping the constant workload. Those ready to accept these responsibilities tends to survive better than most, while everyone else keeps at it, either learning from the mistakes that led them back into singledom, or further advancing their inability to connect. The latter, I see pretty often via Twitter. Kind of mind blowing, the amount of folk, so ready to bail out, unwilling to seek out other advantages within themselves. But we all keep marching on.

    • I think that’s more or less Koiyuki’s position on the matter as well.

  3. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Mori, Mori. Mori said: On a very special #TMR: […]

  4. I’m surprised you haven’t mentioned my current relationship :p

  5. Sweet, one of my tweets got in TMR. I am somewhat honored.

    Also I am normal. I don’t need an otaku girlfriend, but it’d be nice to have one maybe? I don’t know, lolz.

    • Well, a large part of the argument centers on whether or not you should need to “know” before seriously dating.

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