After the first few dates, young fanboys begin thinking their new girlfriends will "accept them for who they are", and will enthusiastically embrace, support and maybe participate in his love for comics.
Of course, most girlfriends dragged into comic shops (and to comic conventions) don't necessarily see it that way. In fact, the comic shop visit may be the death-knell of these budding relationships, as the sheer boredom of the comic shop experience prompts the Bored Girlfriend to "reassess her options".
However, never let it be said my heart doesn't go out to those crazy kids just trying to make it work. For the fanboy out there who insists that his new soul mate accompany him to every comic shop and convention, help her make it clear she wants no part of this scene with an "I'm the geek's girlfriend" t-shirt.
It may just save your relationship!