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Posted 6/29/13
we are in the swing of con season. anime expo is next week and more are to come. what do you do when you see a member of the opposite sex that is beautiful/cute to you and you want to talk to them, but you are afraid? i say go for and strike up a convo. im not saying anyone (men or women) should attend a con just for the purpose of hooking up, but lets face it, when we are there these things do happen. last night, i stumbled apon a video on youtube about guys from youtube talking to girls at comicon 2011. i think its hilarious.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pD_4EUvnURs
so what about you guys/girls. when @ cons do you ever date? if not is it because you just dont want to, or because of nerves. and what do you think about people that do find love at cons? are they just fooling themselves?
Posted 6/29/13
Easy with cosplayers. OMG I LOVE THAT SHOW AND THAT IS MY FAVORITE CHARACTER [don't lie, only do it if you're serious] - that normally gets them. Be sure to get pics, huehuehue.

In all seriousness - It is really easy to talk to the other if you don't have other motives besides striking a conversation. Be yourself!
About finding love at cons... I've never heard a story like that work out, but it is a convention for a shared interest between the con-goers. It could work out theoretically. I'd say be careful as the long distance thing is no good and 3d girls (boys) have feelings too! I'd say you'd be infinitely more successful at a local anime club if you truly want something serious with people that like the things you like.
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what is this loval anime club? ive never heard of something like that. id love a local anime club
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Posted 6/29/13

flashgreer wrote:

what is this loval anime club? ive never heard of something like that. id love a local anime club

They don't have any on Mars?


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lol, not 1. i probably couldnt go.(lil martians) but that seems cool. i always thought that a person could find love at a con. but because conventions, especially the big ones, are filled with people from all over. that gives them the feeling that they can just do anything they want with impunity because most of the people they will never see again. with girls and guys, that isnt really an environment to foster true dealings or real emotion.
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Posted 6/29/13
Well, cosplay or no cosplay?

If you or they are in cosplay, ask for a photo. Assuming you both agree, that's a starting point for a conversation (wow, I love..., too!)
If not, simply be yourself. If you are yourself at events that you like, you'll automatically meet people who also like that thing, also giving you a point of conversation.

I met my closest friend because she was behind me in a line at a con, so it does happen.
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is meeting people (friends or lovers) as much of a problem for girls as it is for men? maybe i was just awkward as a teen but it has always seemed that girls at cons, and in life in general met people much easier than me. being male
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flashgreer wrote:

is meeting people (friends or lovers) as much of a problem for girls as it is for men? maybe i was just awkward as a teen but it has always seemed that girls at cons, and in life in general met people much easier than me. being male


Meeting people in a way that leads to friendship or romance is awkward for lots of people, girls and boys and women and men alike. However, I think there's still enough of an expectation in a lot of cultures that men should take more of an initiative when it comes to the romance thing that it could be a little harder for men who aren't comfortable in that role.

Back to cons...I think MakotoKamui has some good ideas.

A con can be a good place because you know up front that you probably have some shared interests. But it's still not always easy because you can't make the assumption that just because you have some shared interests someone will be especially interested in getting to know you.

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Posted 7/2/13
I always thought a local anime club was just a bunch of people who got together and shared they're love of anime.
We always seemed to just hang out any where. It was a lot of fun! Ah, high school.
Seemed easy enough to start a conversation, even got some pictures.
The "I love that character" is what I usually say, or anime.
It is easier if your with a group of people who share your interest to begin with.
Never heard of a relationship happening in real life though.
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Posted 7/8/13
Chances are the guys just lack the confidence to strike up a conversation, or to make a move so to speak. Its probably the main reason why you don't see it happen to often. I know i saw a lot of cute girls at the AX this weekend but I couldn't get the nerve to go and strike up a conversation with them lol. But then again i feel like most times it just turns into something of a friendship of sorts and nothing more serious, even now i find it hard to find a group of people that share the same interests.
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