Friday, September 30, 2011
WOULD YOU MARRY A MUGGLE?
Sorry, I am late in catching up with this Internet kerfuffle via Tiger Beatdown. Apparently, some lady made it clear that she didn't want to date a nerd, and people were like super-outraged about it. I just do not understand this. In my view, of course nerdboys are the best, but if someone feels different, so what? It would just mean more nerdboys for me if I didn't have a perfectly awesome one already.
Some of the people commenting on the Tiger Beatdown story said they were in the nerd closet on Internet dating sites because of the negative views of others. Now, I can see that if you have a non-geeky job, everyone's got to eat and you can't always choose your workplace. But you want to lie about yourself and date people who you have nothing in common with because . . . ?
I blame TV and movies. Opposites dating creates more drama and gives us a reason for two perfectly attractive single people to be kept apart for and hour and a half. So, Ross has to end up with Rachel because he had a crush on her for years and they have so much DRAMA together, even though he actually has something in common with Julie. At the end of Knocked Up, I just thought that the two leads "remain (ed) embarrassingly wrong for each other", as Pauline Kael said about an earlier movie in that vein. Like, why didn't Seth Rogen's character find someone like Charlyne Yi's character, she seemed cool.