10 Ways to Get an Anime-Loving Girlfriend!

Riding on the discussion stirred over over at That’s Not Kanon on how to get a significant other who shares the same hobbies, here’s a list of ways which actually work! Note that this list is engineered for guys to date girls and written in a Singaporean context. But fret not if you’re a girl,because for a female to get a boyfriend, all she has to do is ask some random guy. As for non-Singaporeans, there should be direct equivalents in your own country for the specific stuff I mention.

1. Get a big camera and profess to be a "photographer".

Why? Many of the hotter girl anime fans are cosplayers and hence they like having their pictures taken. Yet they don’t really know much about photography. So get a DSLR, an external flash and some lens, and make sure you add a BATTERY GRIP. A battery grip is like a lion’s mane, not that useful but sure as hell makes your camera look bigger. And from the girl’s POV, bigger camera = better skillz and more professionalism.

But here’s the crucial next step. You will ask the girl for her contacts (email, messenger, phone number) to "pass her the pictures". Through that, you get the opportunity to talk to her. Beyond that, you could request for "personal photoshoots", which is actually a date! Sounds awesome right? BECAUSE IT IS!! Btw, I heard Darkmirage bought himself a DSLR and rented an external flash unit just for Cosfest. I wonder why…

Range Murata rocks.

2. Write an anime blog or be the owner of a website.

In the digital age of today, lots of cyber stalkers prowl the net. To differentiate yourself from them and establish a strong identity, you need a blog or website. The owner of a popular website like, That Anime Blog, would surely not do bad things to you if you go out with him right? I mean, he’s sooo friendly and intelligent online. The bigger your website, the more credible you seem. And if her friends read your website, it’s even better! She’ll have further incentive to date you because it adds bragging rights. Like "Hey, Janice, you love THAT anime blog right? You read it every day right? Well, that guy is my boyfriend…"

The other important advantage of having an anime blog is that it’s a shining resume of your anime knowledge. If you don’t have a blog, you will have to impress the girl within a short timeframe, most likely through your oral communication skills, clearly one subject most otaku fail. But with a blog, you can slip her the link and if it’s a good site, she’ll read it and be impressed.

He should work for a major clothing line. Victoria’s Secret sucks compared to his designs.

3. Be an active member of forums where youngsters (who wants to date old people right?) with similar interests to you congregate. Like SGcafe.

First I must clarify that this method works extremely well if the forum is also sorted by geographical proximity. Think the Well, Craigslist. But the problem with such anime forums, especially here in Singapore, is that they tend to be fucking retarded. Like half the people there are 12 year old (mentally) and think they are soooo awesome because a) they cosplay (regardless of merit) or b) they have large post counts (gained by spam). I know it’s painful to have to lower yourselves down to that level, in order to participate in the forum. But love is about PAIN!! Quote by Sa-chan of Gintama.

In terms of SGcafe context, you can join a cosplay team, flame war clans or just show up at some offline gatherings. The girl ratio there is rather high, because the place has a huge cosplay slant.

He can also rule the children’s clothing industry.

4. Trash the SOS-dan, Da Capo and other COSPA merchandise. Or at least wear them only until the collar stretches. And the shirts should remain the original colour. Make sure you change your shirts daily too! No, just because you wore it for a mere 5 hours does not mean it’s in "half-clean" mode.

In other words, appearance is still important. Would you date the FYG drooling at her yaoi? No. So why would decent girls date an otaku drooling at H doujin?

For the price of one Haruhi cospa shirt, you are probably buy 3 nice-looking normal ones. Cool jeans cost only 20 bucks at Bugis Street. 20 bucks gets you ONE anime magazine. The key is to seek out good deals to avoid tapping too much into your hobby fund. A good hair cut costs 10-14 bucks, and with longer hair, you can afford to go to the hair dressers’ less and it may even prove to be money-saving. We don’t need to be fashion divas, just at least average would suffice.

Personal hygiene would be important. Wash your hair daily, use deodourant and anti-perspirant. Change your socks often. Wash your face. If you have a bad complexion, see a dermatologist at the Skin Centre. It’s quite inexpensive.

Girls who are into anime tend to be a bit weeabo. They despise the traditional manly body for… girly thin pretty types. Even Lenneth, the Ignis/Kino/Saya/Diva cosplayer, has explicitly stated that she prefers girly men. Since we know our target audience’s tastes, we might as well work on it. It’s like using the Sense materia on the boss to see that it has a weakness to Lightning elemental, and then using Bolt on it. If you choose to follow the girly man path, you will probably lose your chances of dating non-anime-loving girls though. They will think you are too metrosexual and girly for them.

And put Santa out of business.

5. Do not show any girls your moe collection, doujin or hentai series. And don’t talk about them too, at least not too much. By too much I mean anything more than a passing sentence of the "Yeah, every guy has them" type.

Many otaku tend to be rather garrulous about anime. We talk non-stop and don’t care if the other person is disinterested. Many of my otaku friends are like that and even I as a fellow kind can’t stand them at times. There is great benefit in reading social cues and noting only to speak when your listeners are actually interested.

Some otaku have no qualms about showing non-otaku girls even, their hentai CGs. I know one guy who puts a CG sex scene as his MSN avatar picture, which means you’re basically forced to see it. Imagine if you were talking to an FYG and she just keeps showing you pictures of Naruto having sex with the THIRD Hokage.

Basically, my point is that, in conversation, it’s better to avoid treading on topics which the other party might be offended by or disinterested in.

6. Be open-minded towards yaoi and other aspects of female fandom, such as cosplay, screaming and bitching.

"Huh? Didn’t you just say in the point above that we can’t show the girls our hentai? So why can they talk about yaoi to us?" Because there are a lot more girl-seeking guys than guy-seeking girls. Girls can get away with tonnes of bad shit because of this. Many of them are ok with not having boyfriends while most guys are actively seeking one. This demand and supply disjunction contributes to them having a lot more leverage to make… such mistakes and still get our forgiveness.

But nevertheless, you should know that yaoi, cosplay and other aspects of female fandom are still considered very niche (the correct words to use are actually "fucking retarded") in mainstream society. Many of these girls cannot date regular guys because of that. Hence they would much rather date men who understand their hobbies. This is where you come in. If you show openness and understanding towards gay sex and girly men in love, you get extra points. Quite simple right?

7. Research girl-hunting techniques from experts online and offline.

It’s like when you get stuck in an RPG, you need a walkthrough from gamefaqs.com right? Life is such a game. But it’s a game without savepoints and loading.
There are many dating manuals out there, many of which are tried and tested. The fundamental concept in the most effective manuals are always the same – you differentiate yourselves from other guys and make your target chase you instead. I’ll leave you to read up on this yourself. I hate to share secrets.

Btw, what happens if you meet a high level Emerald Weapon and you’re only level 20? You grind on suitably leveled monsters of course. Infer from this my true meaning please.

8. Read up and be informed of the world beyond anime.

If you’re a hardcore otaku, chances are there will be few girls who are as hardcore as you and they will certainly be scared off by your knowledge. By showing you have great knowledge in other aspects of life such as politics, science, ethics, philosophy and sports, it helps to balance out the otakuness so you won’t appear to be fucking useless and retarded. Knowledge is a tangible meter through which you can exude your intelligence. Skills are another aspect, like knowing her to fix her computer, advice on her career and school etc.

But a word of warning. Do not overhelp or show off too much. Overhelping spoils the girl and gives her an impression you’re just a dog. Showing off is bad in all situations.

9. Be funny.

Humour is seen as a sign of intelligence. It also has the benefit of relaxing the girl and making her feel good. Owen S vehemently denies the usefulness of humour (because he doesn’t have any LOLOLOL) but I feel humour is the SAUCE OF LIFE. French fries without sauce don’t taste as good as those eaten with sauces. This applies to all sorts of relationships actually.

Perfect attire for small-chested Asian women.

10. Finally, get to know as many girls as you can.

Biology explains why. Men can ejaculate often while women can only get impregnated by one man. This fundamental difference shapes the viewpoints of each gender. When a guy sees a hugely popular girl, chances are he won’t be interested in her anymore unless he’s really confident in himself. He’ll start thinking of stuff like "oh she’s too good for me." or "Meh, she must be a slut." This is because subconsciously we know that she can only accept one guy due to the pregnancy thingy. It works in a negative feedback mechanism.

For girls on the other hand, the  more popular a guy gets, the more girls will like him. This is because the girls are programmed to seek quality assurance. If so many girls like this guy, he must be good (ie have good genes) and since he can ejaculate twice a day, there’s plenty of him to go around. This is why you see fangirls screaming at concerts of boybands, fanclubs for handsome jocks being formed in school. This is also why a guy gets uber popular with girls the moment he gets attached, but when he’s single, nobody wants him. Girls operate in a positive feedback loop, much like how breast milk is made. The more you drink the breast milk, the more is produced.

Thus, what you want to do is to know as many girls as possible, so that your real target will be attracted to you more. It also allows you to grind your levels, if you get what I mean.

78 Responses to “10 Ways to Get an Anime-Loving Girlfriend!”

  • 1. Be nice.
    2. Share interests.
    3. Be truthful. It will suck when she finds out you lied, later.
    4. Don’t assume that, because she likes A, she automatically likes B. That makes you an ass.
    5. Don’t say your a photographer. This is the opening line in many ‘death of a beautiful model’ stories on TV.
    6. Don’t ever think, say, or write the words ‘female fandom’ unless you want a kick in the ‘male fandom’. And by that, I mean I will kick you in the groin if you assume there is certain aspects of fandom that make it feminine.
    7. Don’t go around joining forums where the members are, to you, ‘youngsters’. This would be more likely to get you on ‘To Catch A Predator’ than to get your a girlfriend.

  • what if u dont go to any conventions cuz ur parents hate everything u do thts wht i have to work with and how would i be able to find a cool anime loving girl if there isnt any living near me and im really shy someone help me

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  • Whoever posted this is retarded.

  • gezz this is all well and good but what about contries which are like the bloody last to get anime, not an anime lover mysf but my friend, he’s an otaku, we both live down in Australia, I’ve been tring to find him a girlfriend and I figured an otaku one would be better cause otaku girls would like some games (he’s also a gamer), anyway, #1 in melborne will make you look like a stalker and my friend won’t lie to a girl just to go out with her, reason why he thinks pickup lines are for losers

    Anyone got advise how these steps can help my friend?

    • oh, and I forgot to add, I’m a girl, hate it when people think I’m a guy

      • Well Div, I know that your post has been here for a year, but I wanted to let you know that as a fellow Anime and game lover, he can easily find a woman that is only tolerable with both.

        It only takes 3 things to do it.

        1) He needs to have worth (you can do this by simply talking about him once in a while, easier if he has other skills and hobbies then gaming and anime)
        2) He should learn how to talk to woman AND men when with woman. (Most men take the idea of “I should pay attention to my target”. It is a bad idea to let a woman think that he is ‘Easy Pickings’)
        3) Teach him that ‘pick-up lines’ are only used to START a conversation. I can’t count the number of times I have had someone talk to me when I giggled for no reason. If he keeps the ideas of needing to think just as fast as a woman, then talking to them will be easy.

        Some quick things to do that will help move a conversation along and score him points in the datable department:

        Find a physical quirk and make fun of it – This is one of my favorites. All he needs to do is pick up on a woman that is playing with her hair or moving the straw around in her drink. Something that she is doing while looking at him. He then looks her dead in the eyes and with a sly smile say “You should stop *Insert physical quirk here* before I start to think your flirting with me.” Women do all kinds of things when they ARE flirting and when they are bored. This will either give her a big kick in the heart or a kick in the brain. Both are wins.

        Lower her worth with an offhand remark – This works for women that are constantly surrounded by men, and must be done quick and with only them hearing you. You must do this RIGHT AFTER the action is done that you are belittling. I had a woman start trying to prove to me that she wasn’t a stripper when I told her that the polls where down the street after she kept dancing by herself. Even though 5 guys went to talk to her, 3 of which started dancing.

        Have him relate a positive effect of Anime/Games – Harder said than done let me mind you. I have had to make many haters of Anime think about their ways when they try to lower my worth in front of people. Most of the time at the beginning I played the “ye who knows nothing” card. Problem with that, most people believe what is said. Not what is true. What he should do is talk about the merits of Gamming and Anime. I’m talking about the ability to learn new cultures, expand vocabulary, and even learn some psychology. All of which can be done by using those key words. Example- I play RPG’s because I learn about ethics in helping the many with a few good people. What I did there was turn the attack to the attacker with giving me the effect of Intelligence. A good one for Anime I used to use a few years ago. “Sure I’ll stop watching Anime when America gets off their ass and make something other than reality TV.” What he needs to do is show that Anime and Games are only a PART of his life. Even the most obsessed Otaku needs to do things other than be an Otaku.

        Relate other things to Anime/Games – My favorite way to do this was when I saw that De-motivational poster about Fantasy Football, “Fantasy Football, D&D for Jocks.” The other way is to show them that Disney and other American Cartoons are a form of Anime. (Since Anime is merely shorthand for Animation)

        Those are just a few ways for him to raise his status with women, and also to destroy the negative social label of ‘looser’ to Otaku. Hope this helped

  • This is the most pathetic thing I have ever read. Just fucking give up you guys and buy one of those pillows with a girl on them and be done with it.

  • that a lot of comment ??? what happen admin you must anti spam on your blog now !!! before your blog will die.

  • Omai, this amuses me greatly. Where to start, where to start…

    Well, I’d like to start off with cosplay, because I am a cosplayer. A lot of cosplayers often operate as part-time photographers, also, for convenience etc. And therefore can tell a huge-ass camera from a good one. Another thing about cosplayers, is /most of us are gay or bi/. /Especially/ crossplayers. I know quite a few bi girls (-ahem- my girlfriend… >>) that get annoyed when you talk about yuri, but I for one am like, “OHOHO~”. And bitching and squealing come with all girls, sorry guys. :I

    Yeah, that’s my rant. I may or may not be back to reply if any of you have further inquires to the female otaku mind~

    (BTW, my girlfriend is my childhood friend that I got into cosplay at the same time I did~ ^^())

    (And yes, to confirm, I am a girl)

  • Very good.

    I see a lot of people complaining, but from what I read, it is very true. Granted, not everyone is the same, but I know you can toss most girls in one pot and get the same outcome.

    I especially like #10, since it is probably the best method to obtain a female companion. For the guys who never had girls for friends or a girlfriend, #10 works like a charm and it is quiet funny. I’m not a bad looking guy, but when I was with someone I actually had girls literally jumping on me to get my attention.

  • To be honest, my friend linked this to me as a joke. The only thing I really want is a girlfriend that I can sit around and watch anime with and share common interests. My main problem is actually going out and trying to find a girl that has these interests… and decent physical attraction.

  • I'veGotALOVELYPairOfDroopyNuts

    Why not just hang around the ‘Anime’ section at a store with a friend and have a conversation about anime, wait for a girl to come along and bring her into the conversation eg. “Haha, I don’t meet many people that watch anime, what genre do you like?”. It’s not that hard.

  • here’s the easiest way,only 1 thing to do.

    1. use your geass and say: “i john von siegshcneider command you to be my girlfriend”
    she: “yes your highness”

    save your progress in case she resists your supermentalmind powers.

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