My Giant Nerd Boyfriend graces the readers on Webtoon three times a week with a peak into the life of Malaysian based artist Fishball and her eponymous partner. While Fishball and her beau may not have met on a crazy niche dating website, the scenarios she illustrates in her comics seem oddly specific and all-too-relatable all at once. Her slice-of-life romance comedy comic is one of the highest rated on the site, with a 9.74 rating and over 3 million subscribers. The stories of Fishball and Giant Nerd Boyfriend may be short and sweet, but the honesty and sheer normalcy of the comics, much like Owlturd's day-to-day comics, are what makes the comic so relatable and enjoyable.
Fishball is not alone in celebrating the seemingly commonplace moments of a nerdy romance - Inkollo's comics about his nerdy relationship with his boyfriend celebrates the tiny moments of relationships in splendid fashion as well. Life may not be a shoujo manga, but there's still a lot of romance and excitement in the everyday, as she illustrates below.
When Life Isn't As Romantic As It Is In The Manga232Agree or disagree?
When You Think Your Boyfriend Is More Of A Nerd Than You ArePhoto: Wikimedia Commons (CC-BY)150Agree or disagree?
That Moment When The Guy Who Looks Like He Could Kill You With His Bare Hands Is Doing Face Masks With His Girlfriend152Agree or disagree?
There's No Better Feeling Than Being Complete Nerds Together152Agree or disagree?