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What are the haps my friends

June 24th, 2010: So with the Samantha and Martin story posted here this week I got a few emails from people who HAVE had successful relationships that began with Dinosaur Comics shirts, and as I was walking home barefoot yesterday on account of a situation, it inspired in me an idea, an experiment. And it's an experiment that you can take part in!

Tomorrow, Friday, is the first ever "Feel Free To Say Hi If I'm Wearing A Dinosaur Comics Shirt Day, Woooooo!"

If you're single and you'd like to meet someone who maybe reads the same comic as you, THIS IS YOUR CHANCE. If you've got one of my shirts, wear it, and if you don't have one, you can keep an eye out for someone who does! And if something awesome does happen, please email me about it: it'd be totally amazing if everything works out.

Okay, so the problem is - what if you're happily in a monogamous relationship or if you're NOT looking for anyone or whatever? You can not wear your shirt tomorrow, or if you do, you can politely let folks down easy as I'm sure you're used to doing, and I say this because every reader of my comic I've ever met is attractive. Not even a joke there. It's kinda crazy.

And please note that this is not "Feel Free To Be Totally Creepy Around Me, That's Awesome Day". This is just a day where an small group of clothing articles has been semantically overloaded for a self-selected group of people to say "Hey, talking to strangers can be hard, but here's your opening, and here's maybe a hint that I'm not against meeting someone new."

Good luck everyone!! Here's what to wear and what to keep an eye out for. Everyone find happiness, OKAY???

One year ago today: utahraptor you can definitely make it win a few pulitzers, okay?

– Ryan

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