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Do you spend most of your time with furries?
« on: December 24, 2017, 10:53:24 AM »
Studies and surveys within the furry fandom have suggested that most furries hang out primarily with other furries. Especially when it comes to romantic interests.

I know for me, most (but not all) of my friends that I hang out are either furries or LGBT, all my partners have also been furries. So do you hang out mostly with furries (online OR offline) and if so, why? Have you dated non-furries and how has the dynamic been between you two if that is the case?
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Re: Do you spend most of your time with furries?
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2017, 01:41:07 PM »
I think minorities like to associate with other minorities because of relatable experiences not shared with by the majority.


We have all seen the hate and scorn by the majority to those with alternative lifestyles. It used to be a LOT worse not too long ago. And it was absolutely horrifying in the small town that I grew up in before moving to the city. But I think that is why many people from the LGBT and furry communities are far more empathetic and welcoming than any other group. They know what rejection looks like.


I will always have a soft spot in my heart for LGBT people and furrys. Though I can associate with "normal" people, I defiantly prefer to spend my time around minorities. Relationship wise, I am happily married, but if I where looking, I would never look outside LGBT and furry comunity. Put simply, I am more comfortable with being rejected then trying to be more like what I am not. I spent a life time trying to be "normal" before finally meeting my spouse. Never going back to that again.

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Re: Do you spend most of your time with furries?
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2017, 02:15:04 PM »
Let me see... Surprisingly, my offline friend is not from the furry fandom (though she might have some interest in it), but most of my onlin friends are. As for romantic interests, please no romantic relationships. Though it would be nice if my owner is either a furry or a therian, it does make explaining stuff a bit easier.

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Re: Do you spend most of your time with furries?
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2017, 05:22:17 PM »
I hang out mostly with furries, both online and irl. Although most of my romantic relationships have been with people who weren't, and the dynamic didn't really work out in the end because of the lifestyle choices >.> I personally find more comfort in interacting with other furries and people from the LGBT community. They usually have similar gripes and experiences that I do and it makes it much more easier to get along with someone I already have something in common with rather than someone who doesn't.
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Re: Do you spend most of your time with furries?
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2017, 09:58:43 PM »
So far, I don't hang out with any furries IRL. Shure, I'd like to, but I simply don't know any, where I live... :'P

And, besides that, I'm a very socially-adaptive person. So, it's not a problem for me to hang out with "normies", or other (less tolerant) subcultures, if it interests me.


As for romantic interests, though. Well, to put it frankly, I don't think that I'd care.

Ofcourse, perhaps it would be more likely for me to find an interesting partner in a subculture that I would also fit under, as the people in the same subculture likely share a scertain set of character traits, and thus fall under the same subculture.

But, I wouldn't be appaled by a potential partner who isn't a furry. And, likewise a PP who is a furry, won't get any priority. I tend to look at other qualities to establish wether I find someone attractive or not.

(Sigh... No, not those qualities. Have some dignity, ffs! >:c )
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Re: Do you spend most of your time with furries?
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2017, 06:34:27 AM »
I would break it down to:
70% "normal" people 30% furries.
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Re: Do you spend most of your time with furries?
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2017, 06:35:51 AM »
I think for me, furries helped me a lot with my sexuality mainly because, when I did join an LGBT group being gay was the main focus, in furries being gay isn't really a focus, but at the same time its accepted. People just DO what they want kind of thing
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Re: Do you spend most of your time with furries?
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2017, 06:36:14 PM »
Yea, I hear that. However, my order was reverse. I joined a LGBT group years before I joined a furry group. No particular reason, just the order it played out.

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Re: Do you spend most of your time with furries?
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2017, 10:05:21 PM »
When it comes to online friends I know mostly furries, but I don't hang out with them as much as I do with non-furries, especially in real life, where I don't know any others except for my fiancé. So in short I know more furries than non-furries but I spend more time with non-furries, this only counts for friends though because my fiancé is also a furry and we spend most of our time with each other.

All my previous relationships were with other furries too, mainly because I suck at all kinds of IRL relationships. This is because, as Momma Bird said above, I found it easier to interact with other people belonging to the same minorities, something that was very new to me due to Italy being a quite close minded country, at least where I live. However with time the fandom has been losing interest for me and I'm nowhere as active in it as I used to be.

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Re: Do you spend most of your time with furries?
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2017, 02:33:32 PM »
Nope, most of my friends aren't furries and they probably don't even know what that means. That's because there are very few furries in my area, and I pretty much lost contact with them. They were fun to hang out with, that's for sure. I talk on the internet with random people, I don't rally care if they're furries or not.

My girlfriend is kind of sort of into furry art, but that's just a coincidence. I've never been in a relationship with someone who's obviously a furry.
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Re: Do you spend most of your time with furries?
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2017, 07:49:30 PM »
All my friends are furries, all of them online. My first offline boyfriend and I coincidentally joined the fandom separately later on. Every mate I had since have been furries (met from this site, even). I don't have any issue with being with non-furries, I just find furries generally easier to communicate with as most of my socializing is rooted here. I don't take my place in the fandom seriously; for me, it's simply a creative interest instead of a lifestyle. I'd say it's more the chillness and creatively thinking nature in certain furries that I like, not their status as furries.

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Re: Do you spend most of your time with furries?
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2018, 08:29:43 PM »
The only people I talk to regularly are furries, and they are few, mostly because I have such social anxiety I rarely ever make new friends. Everyone I interact with other than family and relatives are online as well.
I have never had a romantic relationship with a true furry. I have been in two relationships; one with a brony and the other with a brony who had a slight connection to the furry fandon. Both relationships worked while they lasted, but both have ended several years ago, about a year or a half before I left the MLP fandom. As for romantic interest... honestly I'm more attracted to fursonas than I am to humans, so I guess I can really only hope to find love in a fellow furry.
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Re: Do you spend most of your time with furries?
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2018, 06:31:21 AM »
I have no idea if any of the people I see IRL regularly are furries, nor would they have much of an idea that I happened to be one. There must be one out there that I have met (other than my BF) considering the number of people I've bumped into in this huge city. Online I talk to a few furries I've met on forums.
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Re: Do you spend most of your time with furries?
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2018, 04:08:26 AM »
Does spending time with yourself count? Then yes. For the most part, no. If my friends are furries and they are not telling me then yes but for the most part, I'd say a safe no.

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Re: Do you spend most of your time with furries?
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2018, 01:17:08 AM »
Most of my IRL friends are just normal or anime weebs. But I know one furry IRL, the rest are online.
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