Want to show your sweetie you care? Try comic books.
Rewind here: When Sav and I started getting serious way over a year ago, I wanted to look for all sorts of ways to get closer, because ideally when you're into someone, that's what you try to do. I quickly learned he was a comic book nut, so when I got an extra ticket for a free private screening of Thor before the movie's release I brought him as my plus one.
Then, when Free Comic Book Day came around, I kicked off an outing to comic book stores in our neighborhood. What resulted was a great day and an activity that brought us even closer.
So, fast forward to the present... And knowing like TONS of other fan boys that he would be on pins and needles to see it (and only days before his birthday no less), it was suddenly key to score midnight screening tickets. Was I trying to earn brownie points? Maybe on some level. But, it was more than that, really. No, I realized that comic books, in their animated glory, were a good thing for my love life. Simply put, it...
- Allowed me to take part in his world: Sav and I, for being so different, have SUCH unrelated interests. But, by popping into his world on occasion -- without taking it over, gave me a chance to relate to him and open up to his interests. Go figure!
- Provided us with a chance to try something new together: In comic books, Sav is king... So, this gave him a chance to teach me and and in turn help us experience something together.... While giving us something else to talk about
- Is a non-verbal expression of taking him for who he is: By joining Sav in on his passions, I not only supported his interests, but allowed myself to open up my mind... And maybe fall in love with it myself.
Truthfully, it's actually become a lot of fun and I'll read comics from time to time. And while I don't get it all (nor am I am overzealous fan girl) it's allowed me to appreciate something that he enjoys... While giving me a a chance to be a bit more creative as a girlfriend.
On all counts, I would say that's a good thing indeed. So if you know a comic buff, consider it. It has its advantages!
Next up: Free Comic Book Day (again)!