My favorite first date movie is a horror film. It's a genre I'm knowledgeable about and genuinely love, so I'm always really excited to see a spooky movie (or something ridiculously gory) with someone I like. It also helps me weed out the guys I probably don't want to spend a lot of time around — though to be honest, I've rarely met men who hated horror. Most are quite thrilled that I'm so enthusiastic about it. Comic book movies are also fun first-date films, and now there's proof.
Major U.K. cinema chain Cineworld conducted a nationwide survey
and discovered that 77% of women want to see a superhero film for their ideal first date. Over 62% of men agreed and
breathed a deep sigh of relief. We're not surprised, since comic book movies really have it all: action, romance, geekiness and tons of drama. "Superhero films are huge right now," Cineworld's Roy Gower said. "The recent success of films like The Dark Knight
, Iron Man
and The Avengers
has rekindled our love for comic book heroes and whetted our appetites for the latest superhero installment, Man of Steel
, released on June 14."
These results don't seem to translate to the source material, however. DC just reported
that 93% of its New 52
readers were male — a series that was supposed to offer more diversity. We know plenty of women who enjoy both, so fear not. Has anyone started a comic book geek matchmaking/dating website yet?