#28 – Paparazzi/Media

Welcome back to the top 30 reasons for Normals to not date Supers. I have been chatting with my coworkers about this series and one helpfully gave me some examples to back up future points. Also, let me know if you have any reasons to add to the list, or examples to back up posted reasons.

Now, without further ado,

[In no particular order, except for number one because that’s my #1]

Note: This piece will be written using gender neutral pronouns (ze instead of he/she and hir instead of she/he and him/her) in order to make this non-heteronormative.


28) Paparazzi/Media (Again, predicated on you knowing your significant other is a super)

I know it sounds like we’re whining about dating a model or actor/actress or famous person, but seriously, the media! The fucking media is so fickle. One minute they love your superhero(ine), then they hate hir and their articles and opinions and defamations can seriously cramp your love life. Superhero(in)es may pretend they don’t pay attention and that they don’t care, but it’s a lie and it’s a lot of fucking pressure. Also, once their secret identity is blown – and it always is – you got the paps and reporters in YOUR life. Goodbye grocery shopping without makeup and running to the pharmacy in your sweats. The sweet life is over.

Examples include, but are not limited to: Batman, Iron Man, Spiderman (dude works for the newspaper and he still can’t avoid it), and all mutants.

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