My boyfriend didn’t immediately reveal to me his love (more like obsession) with comic books when we first met. I don’t think I really understood the magnitude of his love for all things superhero until about a year and a half after that one day in December.
And to some girls, they would run away at the first sign of geek. But if you don’t already know, I didn’t run away.
Comic books were never my thing. I love the smell of an old hardback that I unearthed at a tiny bookstore or in the library. But sometimes we do things for love, and that meant reading Wonder Woman, watching and reading the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, and giving my opinions on his up-and-coming artwork.
In the midst of learning about the different superhero worlds, I found my own comic niche (One of which is called Fables.) I grew to love Wonder Woman and all she stood for. I even dressed up in a personally made costume at New York Comic Con, and had a lot of adoring fans stop me for photos.
Good relationships are about a little give and take. You don’t need to have the same passions, but a good attitude about sharing some of the experiences is necessary. I know that if I was stubborn about my boyfriend’s desire to incorporate me in his comic book life, he would not have been as nice as I dragged him around NYC in search of the greatest vegan fare.
He’s a little bit country and I’m a little bit city, but if we love each other, we will make it work (Green Acres-style.)
Have you ever tried something new for love? Did it turn into a lifelong passion, or fizzle out the moment the relationship did? How far will you go for love?