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New Poll - Would You Rather
This week's poll was suggested by CrookedSmile. Some of my friends love the types of questions where you have to choose between A or B. This one deals with the looks of a spouse compared with the love for the hobby

You can submit poll ideas here
http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Do you believe there is other intelligent life (aliens) in the universe?
Choices:
We are alone in the universe - votes: 557 (11.5%)
They exist, and a select few humans have seen them - votes: 521 (10.7%)
They exist and are hidden among us - votes: 508 (10.5%)
They exist, but they haven't visited Earth yet - votes: 3275 (67.4%)
There were 4861 total votes.
The poll ended: July 14th 2018

Wow, 3 of the options have around 10% of the votes each
Posted by lambchopsil on July 14th 7:54am Comments ( 26 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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» VawX on July 14th, 2018, 2:20am

So far I always think that I don't want a spouse but I know I'll need one eventually mmm...
So I choose the least picked probably which is "The ugly and loves anime/manga" since so far, I like girls more because of their personality rather than their look, so having similar interest adds a lot of point to that mmm...

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» Senrosj on July 14th, 2018, 3:07am

"The beautiful / handsome and hates anime / manga" there is always mind control or well, convincing them to watch it so that they see how good it is. If that doesn't work, you can always take away half of their stuff with you when you divorce them... if I was a woman in the US, but I'm a dude so I would be the one screwed.

Either way, I would never be in a relationship with someone so close minded as to not even give something a chance, so if the beautiful spouse is also a closed minded .... I would rather be with someone who loves anime or I would just be forever alone. People can like whatever they want, but at least have a good reason as to why you hate something. If you think "anime is for children" I will have to slap you.

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» dreamer00013 on July 14th, 2018, 3:08am

Excuse me?! Isn't personality more important and whether you actually get along? I'd rather have an ugly husband who I can build something with, not some beautiful/handsome one who possibly ruins my life. That poll is seriously superficial. Spouses have power over you, basing everything on looks is dangerous. Wtf.

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» calstine on July 14th, 2018, 6:25am

An easy question this time, since I have no intention of ever marrying bigrazz

But even if I did, I think there are much more important attributes to one's partner than whether or not they share your hobby, as long as they don't disrespect it (because being condescending towards something your s.o. loves so much is a pretty bad sign, imo). And if you decide your partner based on looks, well, that's just poor judgement on your part.

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» Akatsubaki on July 14th, 2018, 7:25am

Umm... Physical attractiveness is relative to personal taste. I surely don't want someone I think ugly, although others might not agree with me. But I'd rather pick the one that interested in anime/manga.

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» ForeignerChan on July 14th, 2018, 8:04am

Excuding the first two options, I'm surprised that most people would prefer a good looking spouse who hates anime/manga. I'm not implying that looks are absolutely unimportant, in fact the first thing we notice when we meet someone new is their physical appearence and that's just natural*. What I'm saying is that, as an avid manga reader, I don't think I could ever live with someone who really hates one of my greatest passions because I would feel that they also look down on me for liking "such a thing".

[*however, it is not okay to marginalize other people based on that and not even trying to know them better.]

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» tactics on July 14th, 2018, 8:20am

It'd be interesting to know how male/female votes are split for this...

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» svines85 on July 14th, 2018, 8:23am

Never go for looks alone, the odds are you'll regret it (a lot) biggrin

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» KaoriNite on July 14th, 2018, 8:29am

None of the options really suit me. 1) If I'm choosing a spouse to be together with for life, their looks aren't going to be the most important factor. After all, looks change over time. 2) Their interest in manga/anime also wouldn't be a very important factor because I could marry someone who doesn't like anime or manga if we have other things in common.

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» Contently on July 14th, 2018, 12:55pm

Where's the beautiful/handsome manga lovers mad
To me these 4 choices are implying that only ugly people like manga/anime. My heart just took a critical hit.

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» Amplify1 on July 14th, 2018, 3:00pm

"It depends"
Are we talking 0/10 ugly here? Are we talking 10/10 beautiful here? Do they truly love me in general if you remove all anime / manga from the picture?

I've seen what 0/10 girls look like, there's no amount of personality that can fix that.

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» Silent Howl on July 14th, 2018, 3:12pm

I don't want a spouse.

I think you cannot have 100% the same interest as the person you love. It would help though not getting hate from the lover for the thing you love. I think you can be with someone who hates horror movies and loves them yourself and get along just fine.

still, it would be really tricky, if you are a super otaku that has all collectibles or paintings or posters, then I don't think it might work. If I hate something, I would tolerate a collection in a curio cabinet, but not everywhere as an overwhelming decoration. dead

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» Mamsmilk on July 14th, 2018, 4:08pm

There's really no need to share interests. Might even be better to have a hobby of your own for your own time. Sharing everything is pointless. Just share something, not all of your hobbies, because people are bound to be more into something than someone else or feel different about something at any given time than someone, say, you wanna watch something but you have to watch it together, but only you wanna watch it. Impractical.

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» Transdude1996 on July 14th, 2018, 4:25pm

If that is the options, I'm remaining single.

And, to the people saying that "looks don't matter", yes, they do. Your look advertises who you are by the way you walk, how you dress, how you treat your body, and so on. "Ugly" people don't care about that, which is why they are, by definition, ugly. They don't take care of themselves, not the way they look, not the way they treat other people, not how they live, etc. All they want to do is just wallow in their filthy life and drag people down along with them while demanding that people have to accept their lifestyle. So the question becomes do you really want to spend the rest of your life with a person like that?
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And, nearly all ugly people only like Japanese cave drawings in an "ironic' manner, so... :D

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» dreamer00013 on July 14th, 2018, 5:55pm

I believe you mean assholes. And they come in pretty packaging as well, I fear.

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» Transdude1996 on July 14th, 2018, 6:12pm

Quote from dreamer00013
I believe you mean assholes.

No, I do mean ugly. "Assholes" are just people who cause a stir in the crowd no matter where they go (For better or for worse). Ugly people want to see the destruction of beauty.

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» Senrosj on July 16th, 2018, 5:47am

You mean they have an ugly heart? I mean, there is people like that. People that simply have so much filth inside of them, they only want to spread it further to somehow lessen their discomfort somewhat. But there is also people that look ugly, but you can see they take care of themselves to look presentable. What about them?

Looks do matter. You don't want to be with someone that makes you want to puke every time you see them, but they aren't all that important. It's probably a hell of a lot harder to love a really ugly person (physically ugly), but if you spend a lot of time with them you might just fall in love with them. It won't happen often, but it will happen to some people. Still, that's only possible if you have to meet them often, if it's by choice, like in dating (going on dates before a relationship), then looks matter a lot more. If you aren't attracted to someone, why would you go out of your way to meet them again?

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» Transdude1996 on July 16th, 2018, 4:21pm

Quote from Senrosj
But there is also people that look ugly, but you can see they take care of themselves to look presentable. What about them?

I think you answered your own question.

Quote from Senrosj
It's probably a hell of a lot harder to love a really ugly person (physically ugly)

You really don't know these days. Have you seen some of the hentai and lewds people are making (Such as this creepypasta getting attention, or that Ooishi Kou doujin with the fish girl)?
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» F_J on July 14th, 2018, 7:35pm

If these are the only choices... I don't want a spouse... I'll just live with my 2D husbandos and waifus

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» MinatoAce on July 14th, 2018, 9:47pm

I would rather have a spouse/partner (female) with whom my wavelength matches. With whom I can maintain a certain status quo.
It's better to have some similarities in hobbies with you partner, that way you can deepen your bond. That way you'll always have things to discuss, tells to tell. And humour status having on the same level is nice, that way you'll never get bored of one another.
Though I'm not really the one to talk, as I don't even have a girlfriend yet. laugh

Thus I chose, Doesn't matte. smile wink grin

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» mikako17 on July 15th, 2018, 4:02pm

The question this week is so weird to me since it's not quite telling us how we're measuring the looks of our future spouse. If we're going by societal norms then it doesn't matter as much if they're the most beautiful/handsome spouse or ugly or whatever, because what's attractive to someone can be unattractive to someone else/society. If we're going by personal scales of beauty then I would find it very difficult to marry someone I find ugly. Someone I find ugly is someone that I would be disgusted and revolted by.

Now, I also would not be able to marry someone who hates a hobby of mine. I would be fine if they were chill with it, but hate is too strong; hate would mean that person would actively try to stop me from participating in my hobby. That is not something I would ever want in a spouse.

TL;DR: If those are my options, than I would rather not have a spouse.

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» redlinks on July 15th, 2018, 8:11pm

Single pringle is the way to go. Relationships are too much work.

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» aly_angelflight on July 16th, 2018, 9:24am

Not really looking to get married, but those options... Looks and hobbies don't tell me what kind of person they are at all.

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» juliarox214 on July 16th, 2018, 10:43am

I find this question so funny ... because this is real life for me!

I have a very good-looking husband (never did understand how I got him) but he really, really dislikes manga. Although I have to say he has watched 1 or 2 anime series. However when it comes to my love of manga ... he is very disdainful about it laugh But it doesn't really bother me because I just like it so much myself. Sometimes I wish I could share with him how awesome it is. (But then again, I read pretty much only shoujo so I'm not sure he would like it anyway.)

We have different interests but definitely get along great! Sometimes it means that in our evenings I'm reading manga and he's watching TV or out playing hockey. It doesn't matter. We don't have to do everything together all the time and we enjoy being together but doing different things just as much.

Then we also have 2 kids and my oldest likes to "read" manga with me. And my husband does noooot like that laugh We'll have to see who wins that battle.

All I can say is, as with most polls, the options aren't really perfect. But I went with the last one. eyes

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» blackkittycat15 on July 17th, 2018, 7:48pm

Which one is better in bed?

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» PlumJuiceFlashback on July 19th, 2018, 2:35pm

I don't think I'd be able to breathe if my spouse hated anime/manga, LOL

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