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New Poll - Friendly (?) Love Triangle
This week's poll is from Higanbana. Assume that you and your best friend like the same person. How would you act in this love triangle? And of course there aren't options like "I don't have a best friend" or "I would never love anyone" or something like that. Just go along with it, please. Humor me.

You can submit poll ideas here (and try to keep them manga/anime-related):
http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: What's the best thing about summer in the manga / anime universe?
Choices:
Festivals with yukata, goldfish, fireworks, takoyaki, masks, etc - votes: 4393 (41.3%)
People telling ghost stories - votes: 450 (4.2%)
The cicada background noises and nature scenes - votes: 1347 (12.7%)
Less clothes, swimsuits, and bikinis - votes: 1698 (16%)
Vacation subplots at beaches, hot springs, etc - votes: 1578 (14.8%)
Complaints about the lack of air conditioning - votes: 628 (5.9%)
Hot temperatures and hot tempers - votes: 547 (5.1%)
There were 10641 total votes.
The poll ended: November 17th 2012

In hindsight, I really should have had an option like "I don't like summer" or something like that, but oh well.
Posted by lambchopsil on November 17th 8:48am Comments ( 42 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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» FormX on November 17th, 2012, 1:55am

REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET

^This guy obviously has never been in love.

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» Findy on November 17th, 2012, 3:18am

tsh theres no kill your friend option?

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» KJacket on November 21st, 2012, 10:24pm

That'd be the "End your friendship and undermine them" option I'd say.

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» CuthienSilmeriel on November 17th, 2012, 3:42am

This happened with me and my best friend ince. We both met the same guy 1 week apart, and liked him. We decided to just see how things played out and let him decide. He chose my best friend and I backed off. They were together for 2 years and once I got to know him better, I discovered that we weren't really compatible anyway. For both me and my best friend, our friendship is more important than any guy. We would never undermine each other, but would let things play out and see what happens.

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» connerity on November 17th, 2012, 3:48am

I'm surprised how many (so far) also chose "do nothing" biggrin

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» tactics on November 17th, 2012, 4:04am

I'm very much someone that likes to sit back and let life flow, so I'd probably choose to do nothing and watch how things unfold.

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» dreamer00013 on November 17th, 2012, 4:16am

If you fight with dirty methods and get him, but then you lose your friend, how will that be that be any good? Starting a relationship with guilty feelings and recklessness will just make it harder for everyone in the end.

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» deadphoenix on November 17th, 2012, 4:58am

Omg, this poll would reveal the b*st**ds in this world none
Some of the options, if you chose them, you can't be considered a friend. dead

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» toshirodragon on November 17th, 2012, 8:08am

This has to do with manga how?

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» Hartland on November 17th, 2012, 10:03am

It has to do with "love triangles" being a common development in manga.

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» pyonk on November 20th, 2012, 10:42am

this is a very common situation in shoujo manga with romance genre, or I should say, cliche :/
the most likely scenario in manga are option number 4 and 5.

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» gostop on November 22nd, 2012, 1:42am

#4 would be the heroine's path and #5 would be the best friend of the heroine path lol

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» chixon on November 17th, 2012, 9:59am

I had a situation similar to this happen to me as well.

My friend didn't know I we liked the same guy, so I lead her to believe I was more interested in the guy's best friend. I would constantly talk about all of his good points in front of her, in an attempt to convince her to forget her interest in the first guy. My plan worked, but a bit too well. In all of my effort to convince her I managed to convince myself as well, and we both ended up liking the same guy again.

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» sarah-eats-cupcakes on November 17th, 2012, 11:20am

i chose "do nothing" because ive never confessed to anyone before..and before long whatever circumstances bounded me to this person would be lost and we part ways without him ever knowing that i liked him. i think i would react the same way to a love triangle; i'll probably just sit back and do nothing.

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» LilyNanami on November 17th, 2012, 11:31am

I would never tell anybody which person I like, it's too embarrassing.

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» Dionaea on November 17th, 2012, 1:33pm

Same here... Most I've ever done is try to get closer to the person and drop hints... So yeah, nothing DX But I'd never undermine a friend, even if I had the guts to say anything...

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» BlackOrion on November 17th, 2012, 1:43pm

I choose do nothing because that is probably what i would do, i'm not the kind of guy to plan ahead of time.

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» x0mbiec0rp on November 17th, 2012, 5:48pm

There's no "try for a threesome" option? Not that I'd go for that, being a jealous monogamous jerk, but I'd still like the option.

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» amaranthine on November 18th, 2012, 5:00pm

Quote from x0mbiec0rp
There's no "try for a threesome" option? Not that I'd go for that, being a jealous monogamous jerk, but I'd still like the option.


What if your best friend is a hot bisexual who wants to do threesome, and let's also assume the other girl is willing to try it out. Still no?

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» x0mbiec0rp on November 18th, 2012, 10:05pm

Quote from amaranthine
What if your best friend is a hot bisexual who wants to do threesome, and let's also assume the other girl is willing to try it out. Still no?


Still no. The jealousy!

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» KJacket on November 21st, 2012, 10:18pm

Where's my threesome option?

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» evilcleo on November 17th, 2012, 8:35pm

Do nothing lol. I have enough issues that I don't want to deal with another person's problems.

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» nowyat on November 17th, 2012, 11:53pm

You didn't have an option that said if you really love someone you want them to be happy, even if it isn't with yourself, so you just want be maintain a platonic friendship for life and encourage their romance with another.. (wait,, you did say that...)

(Plus the whole three-party option which I won't get into because we are PG-13 Oh, and the kill your friend suggestion was not without merit.)

I said ignore your feelings and support your friend because having a relationship is just a big responsibility. *awhoooooo* Lone wolf howl...

Oh, and an another option, you hate everyone so the the situation of you liking someone would never come up. (This poll was more fun than I thought at first blush.)


(haha, you guys are my new family. happy don't kill a turkey day. let's all eat at differnet houses.)

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» FormX on November 18th, 2012, 12:00am

Quote from nowyat
You didn't have an option that said if you really love someone you want them to be happy, even if it isn't with yourself, so you just want be maintain a platonic friendship for life and encourage their romance with another..

(Plus the whole three-party option which I won't get into because we are PG-13 Oh, and the kill your friend suggestion was not without merit.)


Also, the move away option.

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» Badkarma on November 18th, 2012, 12:23am

Or the yandere option.

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» TaoPaiPai on November 18th, 2012, 1:11am

why would anyone want to be part of a threesome
i will not EVER put my cock in some hole where another have just been playing around
thats just so unapealing
thats way worse than actually having anal sex
i just dont like the idea of putting my precious plaything in someones SHIThole or being part of some other mans cumfest
especially if its a close friend

thats like having sex with ur aunt
sure its fun right at the moment

on big family dinners,christmas ASO it will be very VERY uncomfortable
unless ur mentaly ill and have no shame whatsoever
then its fine i guess



Do nothing and see how things work out

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» KJacket on November 21st, 2012, 10:19pm

that's assuming you're a guy. It'd be sharing a guy for girls.

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» nowyat on November 22nd, 2012, 1:39am

Wait, not at all. Though on discretion I won't delve deeper, philosophically. But its a free country. So far, anyway.

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» amaranthine on November 18th, 2012, 10:14pm

Knew you'd say that!

As for my poll answer, I picked the last option. I just can't see it happening and that's the most passive action lol

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» forror on November 20th, 2012, 5:14am

The guy's not a toy. Let him decide for himself.

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» strixflash on November 20th, 2012, 6:18am

Another least popular poll,right?

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» RattixEmpire on November 20th, 2012, 7:33am

I think do nothing is the best option, if my best friend and I liked the same guy, then I would support her, as she would support me and we would continue on with our friendship, often if you like the same guy, you can have allot to giggle over about him, like how he gets a twitchy eye when you mention the word rabbit (btw I don't now anyone who does that.)

A proper, relationship relies on mutual true, respect and understanding in the other person. I would not give up the relationship I have with my best friend, for a guy who I may never come to really truly trust, respect and understand. If I did trust, respect and understand him, then I would respect his decision on who to go out with. If I am going to waste my time with my friend, another girl who is far less worthy than my friend may snatch him away.

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» That3rdGuy on November 20th, 2012, 1:32pm

A buddy of mine and I used to go to clubs and hit on the same girl to see who gets her. It's a bit of a game of ours and we'll say horrible, untrue things about each other. He won more often than I, but if I tell the girls that he is a sexual predator and has to tell his neighbors and so on they begin to stray. I'll say he's violent in bed and is a sadist. Or tell them that he molested his younger sibling. Usually, lines like that is instant win and we usually save them for the end.
Basically, it's keeping our friendship while undermining each other. It's quite fun, except the cases of the angry boyfriend. Obviously, we would join forces to fight and all get thrown out. Being bounced by a few sweaty, fat retards is lame and humiliating. mad
Either way, if you really like the person, fight for it. Don't be all beta and let things just happen. Fuck the friend, as friends come and go. Try your damnedest and if you fail, oh well. Try again on the next person you're attracted to. If your friend is too, then compete for the girl. You may find the love of your life that's worth more than any friendship. That's my opinion.

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» BlackOrion on November 20th, 2012, 2:17pm

Quote from That3rdGuy
A buddy of mine and I used to go to clubs and hit on the same girl to see who gets her. It's a bit of a game of ours and we'll say horrible, untrue things about each other. He won more often than I, but if I tell the girls that he is a sexual predator and has to tell his neighbors and so on they beg ...



Quote
Friends come and go



I'm pretty sure the saying goes the other way around, What if i had know the guy all my life and i just met some random girl that i got a shot on but he has a big crush on her? If it makes me beta to step back, then call me what you want, i love my friends, other wise we wouldn't be friends.
If your friend and you had fun that way then that is terrific, but that doesn't mind that is the solution for everybody.

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» KJacket on November 21st, 2012, 10:22pm

Er yea, I'll agree with keep the friend and toss the random one out.

But it seems that 3rdGuy is picking friend over lover anyhow.

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» Badkarma on November 20th, 2012, 3:14pm

Quote from strixflash
Another least popular poll,right?


Well, it's relevance to manga be damned, the poll reeks of a tween-pop magazine...

Quote from RattixEmpire
I think do nothing is the best option, if my best friend and I liked the same guy, then I would support her, as she would support me and we would continue on with our friendship, often if you like the same guy, you can have allot to giggle over about him, like how he gets a twitchy eye when you mention the word rabbit (btw I don't now anyone who does that.)


Wouldn't that be closer to 'Keep your friendship and fight fairly'? I interpret "do nothing" as 'you' are the only one who's aware of the situation, yet decide not to confront or confide in your friend about it, and see how things play out. I could be wrong, though.

Quote from BlackOrion
What if i had know the guy all my life and i just met some random girl that i got a shot on but he has a big crush on her? If it makes me beta to step back, then call me what you want, i love my friends, other wise we wouldn't be friends.


In your scenario, you make it sound like you have no real feelings on the matter. Naturally, you stand aside if you don't really care, but that's not quite what the poll asks. I believe the poll asks what you would do in a love triangle, where your friend and you are in love.

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» flowinmyboat on November 20th, 2012, 3:57pm

You would kinda lose in all the situations, wouldn't you?

I guess the most non-conflict answer suits me best, so the last one.

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» Lorska on November 22nd, 2012, 2:44pm

@ KJacket: don't multipost, use the 'edit' button

why not try and fight it fairly? Waiting is just a waste of time anyway, so you can as well do your best... One should be able to get over some unrequited love and a friend should be able to be happy for his/her (best) friend...
But I guess just waiting is the way to go for people who have enough time to lose...

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» KJacket on November 22nd, 2012, 4:52pm

No offense, mangaupdate's thread style allows both 'reply' and 'quote' options. I simply use the former because it would allow readers to read all relevant replies to that post rather than scrolling through the entire thread and reading multi-quotes that they might have missed or have no clue where the parent post started from. Also handy when the discussion stemming from that post gets long, rather than one person quoting the previous again and again, taking up lots of unneeded space.

Of course in the case of forums where my reply doesn't show up right underneath the parent post, one post with the relevant quotes would be the most logical way.

By the way, I am reading this from the comments section directly in the poll (or in threaded view).

If it annoyed you sorry 'bout that.

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» Lorska on November 23rd, 2012, 4:37am

~deleted~

edit: good to know then I'll take this back, I don't use threaded view so that's news for me.

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» lambchopsil on November 23rd, 2012, 11:21am

It is okay to double post in the news forum, since the threaded view relies on it if you're quoting other posts

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» metalangel123 on December 1st, 2012, 3:25pm

Sit back and do nothing. I mean, even if I find someone attractive, I'm not interested in dating, and I consider myself asexual so I wouldn't wanna screw some random person either 0_0..
So yeah, if there's a guy my friend likes, I'll cheer her on ^-^.

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