Research Study Finds That Comic Book Movies Are Perfect First Date Material

One of the UK's leading cinema chains, Cineworld, have conducted a nationwide survey and discovered that superhero films may just be the key to success on a first date! Is this the news comic book fans have been waiting for?! Hit the jump for details.

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By Josh Wilding - 5/22/2013

Got a hot date coming up? Well, you may want to consider taking him or her to see Iron Man 3, Star Trek Into Darkness or Man of Steel as a new research study has revealed that over 77% of women rated superhero movies as being their ideal first date. Over two thirds of men - 62% - agreed! Roy Gower, Head of Film at Cineworld, said: "Superhero films are huge right now. The recent success of films like The Dark Knight, Iron Man and The Avengers has re-kindled our love for comic book heroes and whetted our appetites for the latest superhero instalment, Man of Steel, released on June 14." As part of their survey, the cinema chain also asked women which five superheroes they would most like to date. Iron Man came out on top, followed by Thor, Wolverine, Batman and Superman. It may just be time to start growing those goatees lads...
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MrMartinMarvel - 5/22/2013, 2:03 PM
Sounds like my kind of date.
StarlordX - 5/22/2013, 2:03 PM
Yeah, It works On dates so much for me.....
GeekyCheekyChic - 5/22/2013, 2:03 PM
I anger banged my boyfriend after Superman Returns....I guess this is why.
DrDoom - 5/22/2013, 2:08 PM
Does the study say anything about superhero movies helping you get dates in the first place?
InfiniteMonkey - 5/22/2013, 2:09 PM
Should help some get a good bang.
BlackFlash - 5/22/2013, 2:09 PM
I can believe this, I went into The Avengers with my best friend and walked out with a girlfriend i saw the film a second time without her.
airbeyonder18 - 5/22/2013, 2:12 PM
It's kinda funny, my gf is not a superhero nerd but she LOVES (The Amazing)Spiderman and Captain America. She wants to watch The Avengers all the time. Lol.
TheManFromMars - 5/22/2013, 2:12 PM
SCIENCE!
TheTaskmaster - 5/22/2013, 2:14 PM
Considering I got a handy on the first date in the theater while watching Thor, I'm gonna go ahead and agree with this study...
stevebrt - 5/22/2013, 2:16 PM
The first movie I saw with my wife was Ang Lee's Hulk turns out we both hated it and she's never forgiven me for suggesting it but hey at least it was free since I was working as a projectionist at the time and I've been subjected to countless [frick]ing awful romantic comedies ever since..... [frick] you Matthew McConaughey ,[frick] you with your shit eating grin
TheTaskmaster - 5/22/2013, 2:17 PM
@McGee Idk man, his pants seemed tighter whenever Thor was on screen
danetooeasy - 5/22/2013, 2:17 PM
A new research study by Tom, Dick and Harry!
Brainiac13 - 5/22/2013, 2:20 PM
I'm married but the wife hates my comic book collection and CBMs!!! But she is gorgeous and I don't care!!!!
TheOneAboveAll - 5/22/2013, 2:21 PM
DukeAcureds - 5/22/2013, 2:26 PM
I saw Kick Ass and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze on first dates.
superotherside - 5/22/2013, 2:28 PM
Cool. Now where do I find a date. :P

j/k
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 5/22/2013, 2:29 PM
YES, SIR!

Hope I remember to wear my life jacket June 13, cause Imma be drowning in all that poon standing in the line at the midnight release wearing my Superman Costume and eating nachos!



Brainiac13 - 5/22/2013, 2:36 PM
Cavil, Bale and Garfield have sparked something in girls in the UK!!!
JGAZM - 5/22/2013, 2:38 PM
Haven't tried it with superhero films but it worked for me with the original release of Jurassic Park. Oh yeah! My velociraptor was so happy!
DrDoom - 5/22/2013, 2:39 PM
What about Canada?
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 5/22/2013, 2:48 PM
Ohhhhh Crap. My "lover" just saw this... Hi, Bailey!

Love you.... Shall I go ahead and set the date?




MmmmHmmmmm... That's right, fellas...

UrbanKnight - 5/22/2013, 2:55 PM
Not really surprised
DukeAcureds - 5/22/2013, 2:56 PM
McGee@ Too young to fvck, old enough to wanna.
englandlover77 - 5/22/2013, 3:03 PM
Movies suck for any dates.
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 5/22/2013, 3:10 PM
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Said no man ever.
sameoldthing - 5/22/2013, 3:21 PM
Oh yes..the theater is full of young girls for me to "date".
Hey wait,I'm talking bout girls of a legal age you perverts!
So sad.
TheManFromMars - 5/22/2013, 3:29 PM
Pheezmatic - 5/22/2013, 3:36 PM
Why is this thread not as epic as it should be?? Are we losing people here with??
TheBeard - 5/22/2013, 3:38 PM
I cleary attrack the wrong type of women considering my love for comicbooks and CBMs, cause this has not worked for me.
Even had an ex-gf break up with me during X-Men 2 showing. Right as Stryker is invading the xavier institute, said she had to go to the bathroom and pulled a Nightcrawler.
Avenged99 - 5/22/2013, 3:38 PM
i had over 200 women in my short 31 year existance.ok 231 to be exact. i've taken about 25 women on first dates to a movie. i slept with all of them that night. but because they slept with me the first date, they got the walk of shame in the morning. some of them after a morning romp a doo. sounds like a catch 22 for them. haha so i agree with this science.
TheBeard - 5/22/2013, 3:39 PM
*clearly
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 5/22/2013, 3:41 PM
Sports are the worst possible thing you can do on a first date. The whole time it's noisy and everyone is focused on their surrounding s and not your significant other.

Movies however are dark, you don't pay attention to anyone else. And every movie has at least one sequence that makes you go for and grab your date by the hand. Movies are the go-to. Have been since the early 1900's.
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 5/22/2013, 3:43 PM
Damn, @Beard That sucks... Keep waiting though. It's so worth it when you meet that badass comic book nerd who digs everything you do.
PLUSH - 5/22/2013, 3:43 PM
Wasn't my first date but I watched Avengers with my boyfriend and it didn't go well, I got a thing for Loki so.. 'nuff said. I want to see Kick-Ass 2 soon with my boyfriend, not a good idea.. I also got a thing for Mintz-Plasse. Lol.
TheManFromMars - 5/22/2013, 3:49 PM
@PLUSH

Make him wear a Red Mist mask.
IronManny819 - 5/22/2013, 3:51 PM
My gf hated Avengers and fell asleep during Star Trek. But I kinda expected that anyway. Lol.
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 5/22/2013, 4:19 PM
Yeah... All we got here in Oklahoma baseball wise is OKC Redhawks and they're just the Ranger's tryout team, lol.
sarahsatire - 5/22/2013, 4:23 PM
Yeah.. because then after the movie you can take your date to see your nerd dungeon filled with your superhero busts, Marvel Legends, CBMS, comic long boxes and your video games whilst cosplaying as your favorite superhero. Be sure to include an hour block of letting your honored date browse comicbookmovie.com with you and to help you make comments with your favorite community. Laugh at the gifs, and elbow your date sharply if they're not laughing with you (they just don't get it). End the night with Comic Book Men, making sure to point out how boss Walt Flanagan is and how you'd like to work at a comic book shop.

If they're totally digging it, you know you've found the one!

P.S. Don't let your date borrow any of your comics, they're just not ready for the responsibility. They don't know how to respect them yet. Maybe one day you won't have to supervise them, but they have to prove themselves.

P.P.S. Make sure to show them this article, and point out that Spidey loves MJ and Superman loves Lois Lane, and that formula should not be changed (these pictures are lies). Add that someone super can love someone not super, kind of like how you (super) can love them (not-super).
ThomCreed - 5/22/2013, 5:11 PM
@FreakingIntelligentRobertGriffin "Gay couple or Normal couple"? I think straight was the word you were looking for. Just because people are gay doesn't make them "not normal". Grow up.
TheManFromMars - 5/22/2013, 5:18 PM
@ThomCreed

But calling heteros "straight" means that gays are "twisted". So, what's the point?
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