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How to talk to someone you like who doesn't like anime?
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Posted 10/11/14
Guys of crunchyroll do you have any suggestions???
I'm absolutely obsessed with anime and all my friends like or love it or at least have read a few mangas. This guy isn't into it and i'm super awkward around him since I have to find normal conversation topics to talk about.
Should I try to get him into anime or use a different approach??
Posted 10/11/14 , edited 10/11/14
Just talk about the weather. Usually works.
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HERES A NEW ONE! ask him what HE likes!

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When these situations come up for me, I usually just try to find a common interest with said person.
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why don't you just introduce him to anime
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Posted 10/11/14 , edited 10/11/14
Is there honestly not a single other thing you're interested in that you can talk about? Also, has he openly said he's not into it or has he just never seen it? Above all, never try and force someone into liking it, if he doesn't like it he doesn't like it. Hell, some people you'll just have trouble finding things to talk about with, and I think that's the way it is with everyone, you can't expect to hold a conversation with everyone. Though what do I know, I'm usually more of a listener anyway?
Posted 10/11/14 , edited 10/11/14
Talk about... his interests. enquire about his life stories. "What did you do today?"



Posted 10/11/14 , edited 10/11/14
Agreeing. ^

I mean anime and manga surely can't be the only things that you're interested in and I'm sure that you and him probably have other things in common you just have to find out what. But I don't think that you should force him into it, just mention it one time and if he watches it then great you have common ground but if he doesn't then does it really matter?
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Posted 10/11/14 , edited 10/11/14
The goal is to get to know him. Forget about coercing him into your hobbies and interests, and don't try to conform to suit his either. You should be willing to hear what he's interested in even if it doesn't hold any common ground with what you're into, and vise versa. If you guys get along naturally then it doesn't matter if you don't have anime in common - that said, you don't need a common interest, or obsession as you stated, to get along in the first place.

It may help if you have a common friend or friend group to participate in group activities and conversations with rather than tackling 1v1 conversations straight up since it sounds like you aren't friends with said crush. You'll be more comfortable with said person that way and 1v1 conversations will come more naturally. If you have group projects in pairs, you can ask him to pair up with you or to join your group in order to interact with him more and forge a natural friendship.

You can even talk about school. Conversations aren't planned and they can flow in ways you wouldn't believe, even stemming from such a topic. Don't try to control things too much, relax (you're going to feel a lil awkward and nervous talking to your crush regardless) and focus your attention on him - not yourself. Trust me, even if you feel like you look a nervous wreck, a majority of people won't even notice. Good luck.
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Posted 10/11/14 , edited 10/11/14
Talk about something you're both interested in then - like gaming. There's no need to force an obsession on somebody else - just do what normal people do and find something you're both interested in to talk about.
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Other than anime, what do you enjoy?
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You dont.
Posted 10/11/14
As everyone else has stated, ask him/her/their about his/her/their interests, and see if you have other things in common.
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Posted 10/11/14 , edited 10/11/14
Ask him what does he like. Maybe sports, tv series, movies, books, video games, music? Focus in what he likes. Or daily things, like school, what did he/you do or the plans he/you have for the weekend.
Things will go natural eventually. And as kokorowohiraite said above, you don't need a common interes to get along, so don't worry too much about that! (:
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Posted 10/11/14 , edited 10/11/14
After you have get known to him better like others suggested, you can try to introduce him to anime. That worked on me.
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