The dating game 2
The Anime Dating Game is where those strange cross over fics you wrote in junior high come to be and any pairing is possible!
The main session is held Saturday morning, open to all audiences and participants.
In modern Western culture, dating and romance is often key to winning that special other person, that special sense of well-being.
Some cultures arrange the marriage, avoiding the initial angst but risking a lifetime of woe, so we strive at dating. It is sometimes the exact opposite of the well-being we seek with a mate. As a neuroscientist studying love, I have come to view romance and attachment as survival systems in the brain that exist in all humans across cultures.
Fill out the application here Participants for the Anime Dating Game are chosen from attendees who sign up in advance.
All entrants must have their costumes 100% finished when entering and must provide: 1. A photo of the contestant wearing the finished costume – Please submit photos linked to a third party image host such as photobucket or imgur and NOT a social media platform. If you are shy or do not know your character very well, reconsider signing up.
It is a step towards knowing ourselves better, keeping a non-judgmental attitude, and making the best choices in life for ourselves, because there are no general rules that apply to everyone.
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Participants are free to sign for either or both of the dating games, however the 18 does get quite a bit more risque and the language more coarse, so please keep that in mind when you sign up.
At the very least, it helps to know that this dating/seeking is part of being human (a mammalian activity! We are not alone in any of our feelings or flirtatious tendencies. We can learn from other animals and the way they behave, as well as from other humans. Good marital quality is correlated with good physical health, stress-buffering and self-esteem; we withstand physical pain better when our partner holds our hand.
Even the male peacock with his glorious tail outspread is rejected by some females he wishes to impress. Strangely, taking care of someone else, showing empathy, forgiving them their faults, sacrificing for them from time-to-time, an act of random kindness, protecting them, is in all our genes to some degree, and it can increase our feelings of well-being.
It is good to strive for a partner in life, and to keep at it. We have to try to learn from our failures and successes and widen our horizons.
Dating is more fun for some people than for others, and some people can tolerate rejection better than others. It may be the way they were taught to interact with others as they were growing up.