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It’s the holiday season and as it turns out, Shenani-Girl has a little bit of time on her hands to answer your questions. Whether they’re about comics, life, movies, various geekery or other things, get your questions into Shenanigans for a brand-new Dear Abby style column that’ll be up as frequently as our podcasting superhero can handle. You can send in your questions to or via Shenani-Girl’s Tumblr page (all responses from Tumblr will be posted on the site).

Dear Shenani-Girl,

I keep asking women to marry me on the first date. They all seem horrified by this, but is it really that wrong?

-Striker Bell


Well hey there, Striker Bell,

Yes, yes that is very, very wrong. I’m not sure if I can help you.

Unless of course by “Striker Bell” you really meant to say that your name is Devendra Banhart (refer to this if you don’t get that reference).

I can’t really think of any “unless” situation other than the one already mentioned. That should really just not ever happen. You need time to develop a relationship with someone and figure out if all your good stuff and bad stuff will mesh together before you make a commitment to each other like that.

Stop proposing to women on the first date.

PS – I suspect that you aren’t REALLY proposing to people on the first date and that someone is just messing with me with this question, but if I happen to be wrong, well then… stop proposing to people. That’s approximately 1000x worse than saying “I love you” on the first date. And THAT’S super terrible. So yeah.

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About The Author

Managing Editor, Community Manager and Podcast Co-Host

Stephanie is [obviously] a comic book fan, but she also considers herself an avid gamer, movie watcher, lover of music, board games fan (although she doesn’t find nearly enough time for them…) and being snarky. Oh, and Twitter. Twitter’s a hobby, right? Stephanie is a purveyor of too many projects and outside of Talking Comics she’s done work for, Agents of Geek, Word of the Nerd, C&G Magazine, Dork Shelf, Misfortune Cookie (her personal blog for words and pictures) and more. She wrote a story for the anthology The Secret Loves of Geek Girls (coming in October 2016 from Dark Horse) and she also runs Toronto Geek Trivia in her home city. She can be found helping out at other “geek” community things around there.

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4 Responses

  1. Bob Reyer

    When I saw the title of this installment of Dear ShenaniGirl, my heart went a-flutter, as I thought that a here-to-fore unknown “Susan Storm” had found me to be her “Reed Richards” from across the aether, and was contemplating a life together. I showered, shaved, and put on my best suit (over an FF tee-shirt, of course!) and scurried here to see who my inamorata was. Imagine my disappointment, finding that it’s this rather “icky” situation, as opposed to the start of my sure-to-have been blissful matrimony! Ah well, c’est la vie.

    ps) Gentle readers, I can vouch for Robert, and say that he didn’t write this awful “Marry Me” letter to Shenani-Girl. He may be a curmudgeon, but he is always a gentleman, darlings. (Audrey)

  2. Bob Reyer


    I thought that perhaps “Marry Me Bob” was some new-fangled (or Canadian!) slang, or maybe a pop culture reference that I wasn’t “hip” enough to get. Thanks for the explanation, and the retraction! My image is bad enough with our listeners already, without them thinking I’m a lecher!

    ps) Stephanie, will you marry me? rrr
    pps) Robert, that’s not even remotely funny! You apologize to Stephanie immediately! (Audrey)
    pps2) *hanging head* Sorry. Stephanie. rrr

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