I don't wanna be that asshole that doesn't answer the question, but . why would cosplay be the defining factor when looking for a relationship ?
It just seems weird to me -I've actually taught all the people I've dated how to sew – worked with them on their first costumes. But if they hadn't wanted to. that's not why we were dating. It was the same as with my friends – they saw I was enjoying something and they wanted to enjoy it with me. I've done the same thing – tried a new video game or thing because someone I liked a lot was doing it – because it stands to reason that if we have a lot in common maybe I'd like it to.
I mean, just because someone likes dressing up as Han Solo or Leia doesn't mean they like Star Wars for the same reasons I do – and that goes for any thing you could cosplay. We might find we have very little in common other than "being a fan of a thing for some reason enough to dress up as someone or thing from that media".
I mean, it's not the worst idea, but it seems like it's just making things harder especially when adding in on-line dating and the fact the other person is most likely going to be a considerable distance from you and you may never meet
Or you could just list it as an interest on a regular dating site. I've never heard of a cosplay-specific dating site though.
Uhhhh otaku booty is for nerds I guess but I don't think cosplay specifically? I heard about that site like ten years ago but I just googled it and apparently it's still around.
OkCupid's original target demographic was the "creative type" and still maintains a pretty sizable participant of that type. Search for the interest, "Cosplay" and you may find what you're looking for, but it's still quite the subculture and those who do cosplay may not market it on their profile as such or you would have to get clever with the keywords.
This could be a fun game. Can anyone write a script to randomly pick your cosplay "partner" from this site.
I don't think he's inferring that cosplay would be the defining factor of a relationship– I don't think so, anyway– I think it's just maybe he's looking for a dating website that may sort of cater to one interest or another, hoping that maybe he can find someone who may share similar interests in not just cosplay, but other things as well. If someone is into cosplay, then there's a good chance that they're probably into anime and video games as well. There's nothing wrong with that.
I wouldn't mind finding a dating website that catered more into different interests. I've been on Match, eHarmony, etc., and honestly it's not easy to find someone who shares even remotely similar interests that I do. Most of the women I've seen on there claim that they're looking for guys who are into sports, or going out to parties, or are otherwise very much into lots of physical activities and participating in group events. And that's just not me. Only once have I seen a woman my age who actually said in her profile that she liked to play video games and watch anime. I wasn't a member because I couldn't afford it at the time, but boy do I regret not scrounging up the money for at least a month's worth of membership and sending her a message. I'll always regret that one.
ive dated girls who were NOT into cosplay and that did play a factor in those relationships. One was pretty chill about it but eventually had a fall out, and the other we broke up because she told me to give it up. so I ditched her to finish my ac3 connor cosplay lol, but yea coplay really does play a part in a relationship one way or another.
Nice. Anyone who would date someone and THEN try to change them/make them give something up is not worth keeping around. If you like the person, it's for who they are, not who you want them to be.
I've been on OKCupid and it doesn't really work for me personally, but I've been contacted by people who are interested in similar things. but I'm very picky and recently lost interest in dating altogether because I'd rather be working on cosplay.
[QUOTE=sooyong;4835912]Nice. Anyone who would date someone and THEN try to change them/make them give something up is not worth keeping around. If you like the person, it's for who they are, not who you want them to be.
I've been on OKCupid and it doesn't really work for me personally, but I've been contacted by people who are interested in similar things. but I'm very picky and recently lost interest in dating altogether because I'd rather be working on cosplay.[/QUOTE]
This..I mean what's with some people..I dated one girl back in 2010 who wasn't a cosplayer, and she was willing to couple cosplay with me because she knew it would make me happy even though she wasn't big on it. But trying to tell them to stop? What is this, high school? That's like those guys that tell their gf they can't go have guy friends, and that kinda thing..
OKCupid sucks..I was on there for like a year o 2 and never ONCE found anyone remotely interested in anime or cosplay in my area or even STATE..There was a site I was on for a few months, but then I learned they also let minors on there and didn't regulate it..Which is creepy and sketchy as hell..Almost everyone on there save for maybe 5 others, were like 14-17..Stupid shit man..