OK, I’m just going to ask the question everybody’s been thinking ever since those dudes married to pillows hit the news and now this…this…I don’t even know how to describe the above, although I’ll explain it in a few moments: exactly how hard is it to get laid in Japan if you’re a nerd? I have a distorted sample because I live in Boston, which is a nerd magnet and thus there are legions of nerdly women, polygamous collectives of nerds, and nerdy singles mixers held in the basements of science fiction bookshops (I am making NONE of those up), but at least in the US, it seems that if you want to meet a girl who shares your interests in neuropsychology and Vernor Vinge novels, and might touch your bathing suit area, it takes a little work but it’s not insanely difficult.
The Japanese, on the other hand, seem to have just given up on ever touching boob, and there’s no better proof of that than this. Thankfully it’s just a promotional event, but it’s still a promotional event where you bring your cellphone and, thanks to the magic of barcodes, can see the girl you’re macking on in a dating sim, Love Plus. You even have a barcode in your room which will generate your virtual girlfriend in “a flattering summer kimono” for you to have “romantic feelings” about. No, Japanese men, it does NOT feel like your gym sock.
Did we mention you can “kiss” your girlfriend in this dating sim?
Just hold tight, Japan. MIT is approving a grant to send you a few polygamous nerd collectives. You might actually see the gender of your choice in the flesh soon.
[ via Engadget ]