There I was having dinner with my son when I notice them. A couple sitting near us. Both of them glued to their phones minding their own business while munching their food. Zero interaction.
My first impression with them was harsh. “Going out on a date and still on their phones? What’s the point?” Then suddenly the boy show the girl something on the phone and the girl responded with a smile.
I notice the guy’s dressing. Tee shirt with some anime characters, jeans. He is a typical geeky looking guy. No toned muscles or good physic, thick glasses, abit messy hair. He definately didn’t work out or groom himself much. A typical guy that look like he spend alot of time indoors.
The girl? Typical nerdy girl. Golden specs, ponytail. Wearing light color sleeved tee shirt and mid length shorts. Neat socks and shoes. She is not gorgeous and make-up looks minimal. No guys will give her a 2nd look.
I can see both of them with their shopping bags, from a nearby shop selling Japanese anime novelties and toys. I concluded they like watching anime and reading mangas.
The guy is explaining or discussing something to the girl. I hear it’s something about some anime series. The boy got very technical, sharing the plot, the character and whatnot. He basically geeked out in his conversation. If he is talking to normal folks, everyone would be bored to death.
But the girl, she is listening intentively. I can see she is engaging and her eyes glittering. She is enjoying the conversation.
There they are, enjoying each other’s company yet take breaks in between while checking out their phones. I realised this is how introverts communicate. They need their own space but also enjoy other’s company, as long as their space is maintained.
They were very cute in my eyes. This also prove that anyone deserves love regardless if your looks or your hobbies. I hope their relationship continue to flourish and go further. To prove that even nerds or plain looking people can find love.