Plato once said, “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” A relationship starts off on better ground when it’s not just words and promises. When you have mutual interests, it can be easier to coexist and get to know one another. However, girls remain a mystery to boys. What do they want? What do you do? Why is it so complicated?
Well, if you’re looking for a like-minded girl to share your time with, you may want to consider an otaku girl! You’ll have some common ground if you both enjoy anime, but that doesn’t mean it’ll be an easy road ahead of you. Otaku girls can be just as confusing as any other girl. The fundamentals don’t change just because she’s an otaku; she’s just someone who likes similar things to what you like! Relationships don’t have to be as complicated as they seem, though.
Here are 5 ways to date an otaku girl to make your life a little easier.
1. Share Interests
First off, just because you’re dating an otaku doesn’t mean you’ll actually like all the same things. Do you think she’ll like all the action, gore, and ecchi anime you’ll watch? Maybe she will or maybe she won’t. Of course, that’s not to say that you only like these genres or an otaku girl won’t enjoy some anime in these genres. Everyone’s different.
When you both have the same hobbies, you’ll want to share all of your recommendations and opinions. You don’t have to watch every anime your otaku girlfriend recommends, but you shouldn’t expect her to do the same. Share your interests. Respect each other’s interests. Just don’t force them on each other.
Take Kousaka Kirino from OreImo for example. She likes little sister games and anime. While she does ask that Kyousuke try the games (and finish in a timely manner), Kirino doesn’t give Kyousuke every game or series she’s seen.
You can enjoy doing things like live action roleplaying, cosplaying, or just playing video games together. These are just things you can do casually without any pressure yet still enjoy your hobbies together. Don’t overcomplicate it.
Oreimo (Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai)
2. Be Sweet
Being an otaku can have its difficulties for many different reasons, so remember to be sweet!
If your otaku girlfriend sees something that she’s had her eye on but cannot afford, it can’t hurt to buy it for her once in awhile because she deserves to be spoiled, right? Being an otaku can be an expensive hobby so an infrequent surprise can be thoughtful.
Let’s not forget the number of issues involved with being female. Don’t forget to compliment your otaku girlfriend! She may need that reminder that she’s intelligent, beautiful, or reasonably sane. It is reassuring to know that someone thinks the world of us otaku girls regardless of what society or we, ourselves, believe. We all need a little sweetness from time to time to help us remember just how great we are.