I have had this problem once in a relationship, and it basically caused a rift between us whenever the subject was brought up. She just didn't see the beauty in Japanese animation that I had. I'm in a new relationship, where we essentially had this in common from the get go, which makes the associated hobbies of conning, cosplay, and collecting a lot more understandable. Have any of you ever experienced such an issue in a relationship? And if so, did you ever work it out? I've been wondering whether this sort of discrepancy is always a terminal decline in nerd-like. Thoughts?
Vid related, I just found this on youtube, and it brought these fond memories of my lucks and fails on the subject. ^^;
The guy I'm currently dating doesn't love anime, but he does like some select shows. It doesn't cause a rift between us, though it can get awkward when I mention shows that I love but he doesn't find interesting. I think it's just differences in taste though, so it doesn't change anything in the dynamics of our relationship.
All the other guys I've dated have been otakus.
I dated this one girl, with whom I had to have the discussion about how it's not childish to watch anime, constantly. I mean, I was looked down on for it, so I had to give it up for a while until I was single again. Probably not the healthiest of relationships. You seem to have been very lucky in this regard. O__o Gratz.