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1 Name: Secret Admirer : 2012-08-21 05:29 ID:A6EYZbQ1

I'm a 28 year old, socially awkward guy who has never had a girlfriend or been on a date. I'm looking for advice on how to get a girlfriend. I'm very geeky; but my friends tell me I'm good looking. I'm into anime, games, science fiction, etc., basically your classic shy awkward geek.

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2 Name: Secret Admirer : 2012-08-30 00:55 ID:YGCXPUmk

How much do you know about being romantic? Or do you even like romance?
I know about as much as romance manga and relationships in science fiction has taught me, plus I bring my own thing to the table. I guess.

I try to be honest and forward, if I feel certain way about someone, I say so. I make it know. If I get rejected, I move own, and try again another time with another girl. But that's me, you're not me. So what how I act may not work for you.

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3 Name: Secret Admirer : 2012-08-30 06:18 ID:A6EYZbQ1

I know pretty much what I've seen/read in TV, movies, anime and manga. Beyond that I've never been in too terribly romantic a situation either, so I don't know that I have enough experience to even form a basis for liking romance or not.

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4 Name: Secret Admirer : 2012-08-31 15:39 ID:n7DRh1s9

>>3
There are pros and cons to dating someone who was initially a friend. The main benefit is that you already know that person, so you're not going into it blind.

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5 Name: Secret Admirer : 2012-09-04 03:28 ID:A6EYZbQ1

OP here: Yeah, that's long been my fear with dating a friend. I'm somewhat reclusive, so the friends I have I value tremendously.

I have more than my fair share of issues; but I still am hoping to find someone.

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6 Name: Secret Admirer : 2012-09-04 10:07 ID:/7KnyPvU

>>5
You could network more by making a group of friends and going out with them. That's what I did, anyway. As a fellow nerd/all around geek, I understand the difficulty in finding places to go that aren't stereotypical and full of the associated stereotypical women. I actually started making a bunch of friends primarily at conventions, whom I then saw regularly. From there I met other people not necessarily into the same sort of geek culture but still interesting and worthwhile to talk with. Eventually I ran into some available girls and even dated one, then another, all because I began by simply leaving the house and hanging around with people who shared my hobbies.

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7 Name: Secret Admirer : 2012-09-04 10:11 ID:/7KnyPvU

>>6
For reference, I'm currently 22 years old. Only ever had to avoid underage girls when at conventions, as you mentioned. Legal and available women were otherwise easy to come across.

8 Name: Girl123 : 2012-09-16 23:28 ID:YS2wgemd

its rare to find guys who arent looking for just a fling these days :(

9 Name: Secret Admirer : 2012-09-19 00:54 ID:A6EYZbQ1

OP here:

>>6 I actually just went to a convention over the weekend. I actually do tend to have fun there; but my social anxiety is also in full swing there, and as a result I tend to spend most of my time in my room (last year I spent the con either in the dealers room, or in my room watching Big O while ironing my entire groups wardrobe). I did a bit better this year; but just being around large groups o people like that is enough to wear me down after an hour at most (to be honest, even my weekly anime club can be difficult).

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