Before they went mainstream, personals were a way for same-sex couples to discreetly connect. Has the Internet really revolutionized dating? Or is hijacking tech for love and sex just what humans do? Hardly a week goes by without another new think piece about online dating either revolutionizing society or completely ruining our ability to have real relationships. But these hyperbolic pronouncements miss a deeper fact:. At its core, "online dating" isn't something we just started doing 5, 10 or even 20 years ago. Before the Internet, there were personal ads, and before that, lonely shepherds carved detailed works of art into tree bark to communicate their longing for human contact.
When you join MaiOtaku pronounced My Otaku , the first thing to do is list your favorite anime from our list of all of them and any conventions you have attended. We match your list, mixed with your basic stats birthdate, orientation, location , to find other fans like you who are near you. These are people similar to you in interests, tastes, age, and location. You can choose to chat with these people to find dates, or you can participate in our forums to make new friends. We have build a nearly complete database of anime, manga, and conventions.