Dating Website Encourages Its Users To Date Animators

Dating website eHarmony wants its users to know that animators deserve to be loved, too. They’ve compiled a list of 15 reasons to date an animator, including all the standards—animators are creative, excel at Pictionary, bring smiles to people’s faces—along with a few eyebrow-raisers (“An animation career is usually pretty kid-friendly. Your date will win over all the young ones in your life.”)

And if you thought that foreign subsidies were a bad thing because it forces animators to move constantly, not so according to the matchmakers at eHarmony. The lack of stability in your career could actually be a turn-on for a potential romantic partner: “An animator’s career is always evolving and will likely involve him/her working at different studios in various cities, pursuing freelance projects and finding opportunities to challenge his/her art. If you don’t mind the unknowns that come with an artistic career, dating an animator can be quite the adventure.”

(h/t, Ward Jenkins, photo courtesy of Shutterstock)


  • Eric Swymer

    It’s not working, I’m still single.

    • Pedro Nakama

      Here’s my advice. This maybe hard but ditch all the action figures.

      • Eric Swymer

        I have no idea what you’re talking about.

  • bitter

    i work in animation, and studied animation in college and had 2 long term relationships with animators. didn’t work out.

  • Tim

    Counterpoint to #7: Animators are horrible at Pictionary. Why draw a stick figure when you understand volume and shading?

  • Laura Douglass

    I’m going to school for animation now and a bunch of animation students are not kid-people. Just because you work in a medium typically geared towards children, does not mean you’re winning any child-rearing prizes XD. Ug I just can’t stand the little buggers.

  • UsaMiKo

    Wasn’t there this term called “EA Widows” floating around a few years ago? I don’t think the words “relationship” and “widow” go very well.

    Besides, who has time for romance when you have storyboards to finish!

    • Karim

      “Besides, who has time for romance when you have storyboards to finish!”

      That’s the quote of the year.

      Amen.

  • Strong Enough

    Until 20 years later she realizes she married a grown man child who hangs up Toy Story posters in the bathroom and rather watch The Lion King for the 40000th time instead of True Detective season 30

  • http://twitter.com/coldmilk coldmilk

    no woman is better than comic books or action figures!!!

    …I’m so alone…

  • Kelly

    I don’t think you understand my point. Strong Enough was speaking from his perspective via being a “man-child.” You took umbrage at his statement, assuming that he was suggesting that only men could be adult children (he clearly wasn’t). Therefore, I called you solipsistic. Your statement is comparable to the screams of “Nuh uhhh! I’m not like that!” that many people make after they read scientific studies on general trends. This type of thinking denies a very basic truism: generality does not equal universality.

    • JuneBelle

      sol·ip·sism (sŏl′ĭp-sĭz′əm, sō′lĭp-)
      n. Philosophy
      1. The theory that the self is the only thing that can be known and verified.
      2. The theory or view that the self is the only reality

      You are right I have no idea why you are claiming that my comment is assuming that my world is the only one to be known when I was commenting that Strong Enough’s scenario is too limited because it fails to account for the vast numbers of female adult-children that are out there to date, which would eliminate his scenario.

      Like you said generality does not equal universality. Strong Enough’s scenario is far from the inevitable end for the general population of animation fans/animators, particularly if you make a point to pick someone with the same interest.

      And I really do not understand why you take far more offense to my expansion on Strong Enough’s comment than he does. I see no need for insults and an exaggeration of the tone of my comment as it was far from shrill.

      • Kelly

        “You are right I have no idea why you are claiming that my comment is assuming that my world is the only one to be known”

        I was using “solipsism” in the informal sense to mean the inability
        to acknowledge others’ experiences, not in the traditional philosophical sense. Your statement, “I’m female, how can I be a man-child?” demonstrates this.

        “I was commenting that Strong Enough’s scenario is too limited because it fails to account for the vast numbers of female adult-children that are out there to date, which would eliminate his scenario.”

        Strong Enough was speaking solely from his personal life (as he confirmed). He never stated (or implied) that female adult-children are nonexistent. No limiting took place.

        “Strong Enough’s scenario is far from the inevitable end for the general population of animation fans/animators, particularly if you make a point to pick someone with the same interest”
        See my previous point.

        “I see no need for insults and an exaggeration of the tone of my comment as it was far from shrill.”

        I never used any insults. The word “solipsistic” was an observation/criticism (which I backed up with an argument). I apologize if I came off as rude, but I get peeved when people use this kind of logic.

        • Marbles471

          I really cannot believe this argument is going on.

  • Matteo Ceccotti

    Whoever wrote that list clearly has never met an animator in his/her life.