Hello Fandom Daters,
FandomDating.com exists because whether one is at Comic Con or a Wizard Rock show or LARP-ing, there is one common trend, there are very few couples who attend these events together. And those couples who do attend are so clearly bonded by this shared interest.
Personally, I know how much I want this kind of connection and how envious my single friends and I are of these lucky couples. That is how I realized that something must be done to bring like-minded people together.
For those of us, attending Fandom events alone, myself included, we seemed to fall into one of two camps – singles who were looking but not finding someone to date at these events – OR – individuals who were in a relationship with someone who is not interested in the fandom, or even worse, they were in a relationship with someone who isn’t part of any fandom and cannot understand the mindset.
Anyone who has had the unfortunate experience of being romantically involved with someone like this (someone who just doesn’t understand and has no desire to learn and explore our fandom), knows the pain of constantly hearing, “how can you be soooo into some book/game/movie/tv show/comic? That’s so weird.”
Or as I have done in many a relationship, you hide this very important part of yourself. You un-tag yourself in Facebook pics that your fellow Fandomites have posted from a recent event. You hold back from buying anything too large or obvious (e.g., life-size Storm Troopers, a Quidditch broom, Narsil, a TARDIS, etc). You keep your cosplay paraphernalia in the back of your closet. You make up elaborate excuses for why he/she can’t come over to your place Friday night because he/she doesn’t know it’s your turn to host D&D with your friends that week.
No one should live like this.
Furthermore, for some, there is the issue of ratios and statistics. Statistically speaking, some fandoms are just more slanted to one gender or another. So if you’re a guy at a fandom event that is predominantly male, you are suffering a severe woman-shortage – making it harder to find someone to date because when you spend the majority of your time away from your target dating demographic, how are you going to find that person who really gets you. Or perhaps you're a woman at a fandom event that is predominantly female, wondering where you can meet a great guy. Maybe you go to bed every night thinking, “if only I could meet a guy who would be tolerant of my fandom and I could become interested in his fandom"….enter FandomDating.com to save the day!
Fandoms are like foreign languages…they say the first foreign language you learn is the hardest to accomplish, after that each subsequent one becomes easier to pick up. Once a person is in one or more fandoms, it is easier to convert them to (or at least get them to tolerate) yours.
The sole purpose of FandomDating.com is to provide a forum for Fandomites, such as yourself, to find love with someone who shares their core interests.
We are here to help you find love.