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Cosplay Makes You Undateable - It's Official

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We here at io9 happen to think that cosplayers are kind of awesome, actually - well, unless you're a cosplaying furry, obviously - but according to online dating site eHarmony, we may be in the minority on that one. In fact, they're willing to say that it's one of the top reasons why you're probably going home alone tonight.In their latest guide on how to find love online (but only with their expert help, of course), the site lists the 5 types of photos that eHarmonizers definitely shouldn't put up on their profiles. Some of them are obvious - Does anyone really need to be told not to put up a photo of you and your ex with the ex's face cut out in creepy stalker-esque fashion? - but towards the end of the list, there's this particular entry:

Photo #4: You're Dressed as a Superhero We get that some people really like to dress up in costumes even when it isn't Halloween. There are many social events and social circles where this is accepted and encouraged, and more power to people who find their niche in the world. However, while your friends may understand your penchant for dressing like the original Superman at Comic-Con, most people perusing your profile won't.

Hey! Who wouldn't find someone dressed like Kal-L a turn-on? Wait, that is, I mean... Are eHarmony telling you to hide your geek away? They (lie and) say no:

We aren't suggesting that you make an effort to-excuse the pun-disguise who you are. In fact, any person who's worth your time will delight in your quirkiness. But when you're putting yourself out there, it's best to save the fun photos for later on down the road.


Translation: "It's okay for you to be a nerd. Just keep it a secret until much, much later, okay?" Flickr image by Rentahamster. 5 Photos that Make you Look Undateable [eHarmony] (Via)