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I guess I shouldn't be too surprised at the commentary I got when I quipped a line from the new Superman documentary. "Girls want to date Batman...but want to live with Superman."

See...I think it's the whole "Bad boy" mystique girls fall into... I mean, let's face it...

Batman Pros:
He's hot, he's fit, he's mind blowlingly rich, he wears leather, he has a GREAT car and he has this great rumbly steel like voice.

Batman Cons:
Batman is MESSED UP. The guy saw his parents gunned down and then spent years training himself to fight criminals (a superstitious and cowardly lot!) and dresses up as a BAT. The guy sees himself as Batman and Bruce Wayne is his costume.

He's grumpy, he's pissy, he's rather machivellian working within his own self imposed constraints and let's face it...he is NOT good with kids. Any kid he likes...he takes them...he trains them and puts them in a brightly colored costume to run around with him (Carrie Kelly aside...what number of Robin are we on now...and boy Dick Greyson grew up to HATE him!)....and he's NOT invulnerable! He can get shot and burned and beated and cut and scarred and it'll happen repeatedly. This guy is NOT going to settle down and have Batbabies.

He is going to stand you up repeatedly, he's going to flirt with Catwoman on rooftops and more than likely endanger your life more than once either because you are a target or because he'll use you as a target to bring down his quarry.

Superman Pros:

Superman is hot, he's fit and he can fly you around the world on your first date. He is sincere when he says he is here to fight for truth, justice and the American way. You might get in trouble but he'll always catch you in time.

Superman Cons:
Well...according to Larry Niven's essay unless you too are superstrong and nearly invulnerable ...you're not going to have much of a sex life.
His day job, he's a reporter so money is going to be tight. Sure, he can do that "coal into diamond" trick but ...he's Superman. He's not going to do that just so his family can live a life of ease.
His idea of a getaway is in Antarctica full of relics from his homeworld. Don't expect Disneyworld.
Everybody loves him ... and he loves everybody. Where do you stand exactly...?



Poll #748140 Superhero Dating preferences:

Meaningless fling:

Superman!
9(32.1%)
Batman!
18(64.3%)

Dating:

Superman!
16(57.1%)
Batman!
10(35.7%)

Marriage &/or Lifelong committment:

Superman (you know Supes would insist on getting married.)
17(70.8%)
Batman (can you imagine the Bat prenup? )
6(25.0%)

Don't care about Bat or Supes? Who'd you pick?

Spider-Man
6(24.0%)
Wolverine
6(24.0%)
The Flash
1(4.0%)
Cyclops
1(4.0%)
Ice Man
1(4.0%)
Captain America
0(0.0%)
Mr. Fantastic
1(4.0%)
The Human Torch
0(0.0%)
The Hulk (whaaa?!)
0(0.0%)
Wonder Woman
5(20.0%)

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kimnrowdy
Jun. 14th, 2006 10:27 pm (UTC)
Batman won't be flirting with Cat Woman. Batgirl and Cat Woman are prolly gonna hook up. So that leaves me free to get Batman all to myself.
jatg
Jun. 14th, 2006 10:31 pm (UTC)


Actually it's Batwoman who is coming out of the closet...and everybody knows Poison Ivy and Harley are an item. ;)
kimnrowdy
Jun. 14th, 2006 10:33 pm (UTC)
Batwoman... I knew it was a Batsomething... I don't even read comics. Either way, that still leaves me with Christian Bale, so it's all good.
chibidrunksanzo
Jun. 14th, 2006 10:43 pm (UTC)
Ah, but are you sure it won't leave you with Micheal Keaton? XD
kimnrowdy
Jun. 14th, 2006 10:44 pm (UTC)
Christian Bale is the new bat-hotness. Because Batman is always hot, he must therefore always be the new bat-hotness. Hence, Christian Bale. I win!
chibidrunksanzo
Jun. 14th, 2006 10:53 pm (UTC)
But Michael Keaton was not hot, yet he was Batman. Your formula is now null and void.
tiwonge
Jun. 14th, 2006 11:38 pm (UTC)
If Michael Keaton was not hot, he couldn't have been Batman, QED. He must have been some imposter, or something.
kimnrowdy
Jun. 14th, 2006 11:43 pm (UTC)
But Michael Keaton had the infamous batsuit with nipples. So with the mask on, and the plasti-nipples, he was hot enough to pass the test.

Formula still stands.
chibidrunksanzo
Jun. 15th, 2006 12:09 am (UTC)
Point. But while Christian Bale is the newest Batman in terms of movies, he's the first Batman in terms of timeline. So the question now is would you get Christian Bale Batman or George Cloony Batman? XD
jatg
Jun. 15th, 2006 01:55 am (UTC)
Wrong:

Val Kilmer & George Cloony had bat nipples thanks to Joel Schumacher.

Michael Keaton never did.
kimnrowdy
Jun. 15th, 2006 02:22 pm (UTC)
Touché. That's what I get for not being a comic book geek. Then I will just lay claim to Christian Bale and have absolutely no grounds for it beyond his overwhelming hotness.
firynze
Jun. 15th, 2006 03:22 am (UTC)
...even though the whole thing just confused the bejeezus out of Harley when Supergirl brought it up. So damn cute.
chibidrunksanzo
Jun. 14th, 2006 10:57 pm (UTC)
I don't know, I don't think I'd want to date or live with Superman. The guy's a dick! Oh? Don't believe me? Go to the image galleries here, under the "Examples of Superdickery" section. Scans from real comic covers. http://www.superdickery.com/

(*giggles* Okay, I really would take Superman over Batman in a comitted relationship.)
theniwokesoftly
Jun. 14th, 2006 11:37 pm (UTC)
Jean Grey all the way, dude. Storm too.
elanswer
Jun. 15th, 2006 07:03 am (UTC)
JEAN GREY=HOTNESS YES
firynze
Jun. 15th, 2006 03:20 am (UTC)
...honestly, I LIKE mentally unstable. Mostly because I myself am as well. I think I'd get on terrifyingly well with Bats, assuming I survived past the first few dates.

But slightly more realistically? Flash. Funny, charming, laid-back. Good guy. Or possibly Mr. Miracle. I love a magician.
hungariangypsy
Jun. 15th, 2006 03:32 am (UTC)
I was going to consider Spider-Man, but Peter Parker can get so whiny. Then, Wolverine, but well, you know how cranky he can get. Maybe I would deal with Spiderman and want to smack him upside the head sometimes.
cherokee1
Jun. 15th, 2006 03:40 am (UTC)
You could smack Wolvie upside the head, he kinda likes it from a woman. He knows where he stands then.. After that, its just making sure you have Canadian beer in the fridge at all times.
I liked the Larry Niven essay on supersex and supersperm, I think I read it in HS, need to look it up again.
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