Would you date a Furry?

Genderfree Genderfree
I know a lot of people are really turned off by furries, which I always thought was strange. So, I'm wondering about you guys, EF, are furries a yay or a nay or does it depend?
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Yes, that's a plus!
7
Yes, they're like everyone else.
23
No, I wouldn't do that.
37
What in the heck is a
7
I'm dating one.
I dated one and regretted it.
Total votes: 74 (72 voters)
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02/02/2013
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Geogeo Geogeo
Quote:
Originally posted by Genderfree
I know a lot of people are really turned off by furries, which I always thought was strange. So, I'm wondering about you guys, EF, are furries a yay or a nay or does it depend?
Nope, don't think I could do it.
02/03/2013
Genderfree Genderfree
Quote:
Originally posted by Geogeo
Nope, don't think I could do it.
I'm curious: Why?
02/03/2013
KissTheSkyBaby KissTheSkyBaby
I guess for me it would ultimately depend on the person and the extent of their furry fandom. I don't think I could date someone who took it there sexually but as an interest or a general lifestyle, I could embrace that if I really cared about the person. They are at the end of the day human like everyone else.... I actaully think one of my ex's turned furry minus the full furry garb. He's a tail and ear person but identifies as a fox. I don't understand it but then, I don't have to
02/03/2013
souviet souviet
Quote:
Originally posted by Genderfree
I know a lot of people are really turned off by furries, which I always thought was strange. So, I'm wondering about you guys, EF, are furries a yay or a nay or does it depend?
Doesn't matter. They're humans. I've done it before.
02/03/2013
bratcat bratcat
I actually know a lot of furries, and the media representation of the culture is really not anything like the majority of many furries are like. I know many within the culture dont actually have a fur(rie) fetish, or are involved in"yiffing." It's a very small portion of the community that represents the sexual part of it, which media loves to harp on. Even so, if it is someone you care about or connect with well sexually, you can also talk with that person about their fetish and possibly find a compromise you both would be comfortable with. Honestly though, furries are just like everyone else.
02/03/2013
Genderfree Genderfree
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Originally posted by bratcat
I actually know a lot of furries, and the media representation of the culture is really not anything like the majority of many furries are like. I know many within the culture dont actually have a fur(rie) fetish, or are involved ... More
I know, right? There is so much negativity that I don't see in the community at all!
02/03/2013
GONE! GONE!
I wouldn't care. If they could put up with my weird fandoms, I can put up with theirs. Besides, some parts of the community look really fun and I would enjoy too.
02/03/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
I didn't even know what it was until I just now looked it up! What's the big deal? I guess for dating it depends on the extent of their fandom & how it affects our sex life. Who knows, maybe I'd become interested in it as well!
02/03/2013
Andrey2052 Andrey2052
Yes, they're like everyone else.
02/03/2013
Incendiaire Incendiaire
I don't think I could.
02/03/2013
Illusional Illusional
I wear cat ears and tail a lot, but I'm not sure how long I could commit to that lifestyle
02/04/2013
FlashFuchsia FlashFuchsia
It depends how into it they are. If they're one of those furries that insists on wearing a fursuit to bed and constantly wants to roleplay and refers to themselves in public as "kitty" or "dragon" or whatever and tries to force me to become a furry, I wouldn't be able to do it. But if they're a lot more toned down about it, then I could deal with it.
02/04/2013
Genderfree Genderfree
I mean, I used to have a fursona and all, but never thought of actually being referred to as the species. Hmmm. I can see that side of it.
02/04/2013
comatose-kitty comatose-kitty
Definitely would
02/04/2013
FunFantasys FunFantasys
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Originally posted by Genderfree
I know a lot of people are really turned off by furries, which I always thought was strange. So, I'm wondering about you guys, EF, are furries a yay or a nay or does it depend?
I just feel like once you're so old its time to grow up.
02/04/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
I don't even know what you're talking about?
02/04/2013
RonLee RonLee
It would really depend upon the Furrie's ability to put it aside some of the time. I could play along occasionally but more than that, probably not.
02/04/2013
Rory Rory
I still have so much to learn!
02/04/2013
KrissyNovacaine KrissyNovacaine
I probably wouldn't, but it isn't a deal breaker completely for me.
02/04/2013
MK434 MK434
No, not my thing!
02/05/2013
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
Probably not but it would depend on the extent of their fetish. If my current partner told me he identified as a furry, it wouldn't be a deal breaker but I don't think I'd knowingly enter into a relationship with one.
02/05/2013
bratcat bratcat
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Originally posted by Genderfree
I know, right? There is so much negativity that I don't see in the community at all!
i have yet to actually meet a person who identifies with the culture who actually has a furrie fetish, so i figure they're just this minuscule population that stays in hiding. however with the internet and having the porn flood gates open the media finds and show the public images and details of the fetish rather than the fun cosplay aspect of it.
I was explain to by a friend its like seeing disney movies where animal characters were personified and identifying with that, opposed to wanting to a human character, and that's totally okay. I used to belive in the negative stereotype i learned from the media until furries became a larger part of anime conventions and i made a lot of friends in the culture and i realized they're they for the fun too. dressing up as fantasy characters was something we had in common. Also i give so many furries props because they can sew such elaborate original costumes, and have such great character development when it comes to their fursona, and i envy that patience and skill.
also i want to point out the VAST difference in otherkin vs furries. but the two seem to get lumped together and i hate that because otherkin tend to be people i do not care for.
02/05/2013
Stagger13 Stagger13
Quote:
Originally posted by Genderfree
I know a lot of people are really turned off by furries, which I always thought was strange. So, I'm wondering about you guys, EF, are furries a yay or a nay or does it depend?
Probably not but a definite maybe if it was the right person.
02/12/2013
falalena falalena
Quote:
Originally posted by Genderfree
I know a lot of people are really turned off by furries, which I always thought was strange. So, I'm wondering about you guys, EF, are furries a yay or a nay or does it depend?
im not into that.
02/17/2013
Hoshigetsu Hoshigetsu
I have a very close that's a furry. I'm really laidback about it and I have never had a problem with it, considering I stumbled upon it when I was younger. I would not date him, and he would not date me, because he is simply not into girls, but I am an artist and he requests I draw furries and I have no problem doing so.
02/18/2013
friendswithfangs friendswithfangs
I think I technically count as a furry, so yeah, yo.

But yeah there's a lot of ambiguity to the question, because furries are so varied? Like if you have been to a furry convention, you probably get a decent view of the way the fandom is split: at least 60% are casual consumers/producers of material, not into the more "hardcore" aspects of fandom, such as suiting. Then maybe you have about 30% who do fursuiting/would like to. The remaining 10% are people who MIGHT be more the yiffing in suits, living their furriness as a "lifestyle", otherkin types.

So like, 90% of furries, I think, are pretty much just people who enjoy animal people. They might like furry porn, they might be into suiting, but they're just people with interests and hobbies which generally wouldn't get in the way of a relationship.
05/07/2013
xilliannax xilliannax
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Originally posted by Genderfree
I know a lot of people are really turned off by furries, which I always thought was strange. So, I'm wondering about you guys, EF, are furries a yay or a nay or does it depend?
Date? Probably not but i would LOVE to be friends with a furry, I really want to shoot some furry porn for my site but the costumes are EXPENSIVE :-P
05/07/2013
oohlookasquirrel oohlookasquirrel
I would certainly give it a shot. The chance of long-term success would depend on several things. First, we'd have to see how much I like to participate in whatever my furry's particular kinks are. I haven't tried anything like this before, so I'm not sure how I'd react! Second, we'd have to see how the two of us could handle opening up the relationship enough to allow my furry to indulge in any kinks that I can't share, for whatever reason. I'm cool with open relationships, provided that everybody involved communicates openly and obeys all rules or guidelines we set to make the situation work.

If my furry's sexuality was completely wrapped up in being an animal though, and he wasn't interested in the kinds of sex I like to have, that situation would be a definite dealbreaker for me. I have my own sexual needs to consider!
05/07/2013
karenm karenm
I wouldn't be interested in it. I've met a lot of furries (one friend, and a group of his friends), and in my experience they seemed nice but very socially awkward, and not people I would want to date. Not that all furries are this way- just in my experience.
06/05/2013
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