It was Shakespeare that said “The course of true love never did run smooth” and that can be especially true for Doctor Who fans. And Shakespeare should know, because when he met the Tenth Doctor and Martha in Series 3… Well, we all know what happened next, right?
In many ways Doctor Who is a celebration of the power of art, literacy and non-conformity over the forces of hate. Its characters strive to find imaginative solutions, embrace lateral thinking and appreciate the absurd. People who love the programme tend to share many of these ideals and qualities, marking them out as exactly the sort of person that would make a good life partner. But try explaining that to some people!
Not that Whovians are entirely perfect in every regard. Their deep-rooted affection for the show can, occasionally, result in some minor, harmless forms of obsession that are in no way important and shouldn’t become barriers to the course of true love.
Here are 10 of these entirely reasonable things that are guaranteed to happen when a member of the “not-we” (a non-fan) decides to date a Whovian.
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