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12:57 am, Feb 7 2015
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This week's poll is from our member Sapphiresky. There are many types of romances, but I specifically wanted the poll options to be based on genders and number of partners, rather than things like long distance relationship or love/hate relationships, etc.

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: Yaoi or yuri?
Choices:
I'm female and I prefer yuri - votes: 787 (4.9%)
I'm female and I prefer yaoi - votes: 4683 (29.4%)
I'm female and I prefer neither - votes: 1690 (10.6%)
I'm female and I like both equally - votes: 1066 (6.7%)
I'm male and I prefer yuri - votes: 3726 (23.4%)
I'm male and I prefer yaoi - votes: 480 (3%)
I'm male and I prefer neither - votes: 3012 (18.9%)
I'm male and I like both equally - votes: 476 (3%)
There were 15920 total votes.
The poll ended: February 7th 2015

That yaoi dominance...

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Are your really surprised my Archon and about the villains pole.
Now we know why Shikamaru is so beloved.
I prefer Monogamous boy/girl couples without thinking for a second because this is the one with the biggest quality hit rate. Harem on the other hand and it´s borderline negative storytelling can go to hell unless it is Oooku/Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei(King of Trolls).
Everything can be written well of course but i want quality storytelling not a sleeping aid.

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Ahhh... that middle option is a little.. no For the sake of uniformity, it should probably read as "monogamous same sex couples." That said, I prefer to read about monogamous relationships regardless of gender. I'm a romantic and I like "true love" stories smile

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2:21 am, Feb 7 2015
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Another thing we can take away from the previous poll is that the males in this site tend to avoid homosexuality in fiction - 1/5 of the voting population and the 3rd highest option is something one can't ignore haha.

Anyways, new week, new poll. I read romance mainly to see how characters interact, and character interaction transcends the kind of romance. So no preference for me.

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2:31 am, Feb 7 2015
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I usually read most romance kind of stories, but these days, just give me all the yuri. Can never read enough yuri.

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2:35 am, Feb 7 2015
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what the fuck is with the first choice Monogamous boy/girl couples, it should be Monogamous couples or boy/girl couples
the way the poll reads right now is that Same sex relationships cant be Monogamous

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I chose the first option. Only reason I didn't choose "no preference" is because of harem. I will read any type of romance as long as it isn't harem. Harem just annoys me to no end. I prefer there to be one or two possible love interests at most.

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Quote from rychels
Ahhh... that middle option is a little.. no For the sake of uniformity, it should probably read as "monogamous same sex couples." That said, I prefer to read about monogamous relationships regardless of gender. I'm a romantic and I like "true love" stories smile

I vote this.


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5:32 am, Feb 7 2015
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I voted no preference. I have a real bad habit of being drawn to harem mangas for... well, obvious reasons. But honestly the most rewarding reads are usually the non-harems (not that harem-mangas can't be).
I mean heck, Negative-kun to Positive-kun was one of the most enjoyable ones I've read and that's a same sex monogamous one, and I wouldn't call that my preference.

So yeah, no preference. wink

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8:12 am, Feb 7 2015
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The kind of romance that I'd love to see would be a polyamorous or open relationship that works, as opposed to love triangles/polygons full of drama. Then again, I guess those stories doesn't really exist out there, so such an option would be moot to include.

Out of available options, I'm somewhat torn - same-sex romance has by far the greatest potential to be interesting, but it is wasted because of the usual tropes and cliches employed by shoujo ai/shounen ai manga. As such, I think I'll choose one night stands - I don't like the usual drama in "ordinary" romance manga.

I'm a weird person, I absolutely hate most romance stories out there, but those that I like, melt my heart. I'm a huge sucker for unique/interesting stories.

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8:17 am, Feb 7 2015
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I'm not too big on romance as the main plot point, but I love same sex relationships. <3
I guess most stories are about monogamous couples, but I don't mind either way.

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Monogamous as I've always found them to have the most depth and thus the most interesting. Sometimes I think manga go the harem route simply because the mangaka doesn't want to put the effort in to create the depth that's necessary to make a relationship interesting. I might read/watch a harem for comedic value and if it has other enjoyable aspects, but there's a part of me that always feels bad for the harem members (IRL such a playboy/playgirl would be a jerk). Still, despite being too prevalent, I think those fantasies have their place.

However I do especially hate romance manga where there is a definite primary love interest in the presence of a harem simply because the protagonist is too weak or too unempathetic to resist the advances of others (and then the fact that this hurts the main love interest is ignored or considered a joke). In fact this happens too often in manga that aren't even considered harems. I've never liked this because it makes it quite clear to me as a reader that, while trying to create the appearance of a "genuine" romance, they are still stuck in the gender-specific harem fantasy world that does not actually consider the other sex's feelings except for on a very superficial level.

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8:53 am, Feb 7 2015
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I don't like reading Romance...If I'm forced to read it, then I would rather ask for A NTR one...

It's " One Night Stands " for me...What They Call " Hook Up " In General !!

That's My 2 Cent ~!


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I'm kinda funny, I guess. I enjoy both Monogamous and Harem, but mostly dislike Love triangles. Generally b/c Triangles tend to have either the completely ignorant (oh, she/he liked me?) or the unobtainable (which is almost always combined with ignorant). One night stands can be fun and it really depends on the story for Same sex (yeah I know, lol). Thus I picked No pref.

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