Popular Twitch streamer Imane “Pokimane” Anys recently admitted that she would date a fan, though only if the situation made sense for her. So don’t go rushing into her DMs just yet.
This was a big reveal to Pokimane’s loyal legion of fans, many of whom are obsess over the content creators’ dating life. Pokimane is usually very private about her relationship status despite the constant prying from her followers. So this was definitely a big reveal for Pokimane’s fanbase.
A lot of times, it’s seen as a pretty sticky situation for streamers to date fans. But Pokimane said it really “depends on the situation.” While a lot of times it doesn’t work out, it sometimes can, Pokimane said.
“I don’t think it has as much to do with not dating your fans as it does with the person not knowing them. It comes down to the two people and the way that someone reaches out to you,” Pokimane said.
For Pokimane, it’s all about the approach. She explained that the type of fans who approach her with creepy requests like “sucking the crust off your toenails” are people she would not go after.
“But if you happen to meet someone who knows who you are, likes what you do, and you get along, and they don’t only like you because of you’re clout, that’s a little bit different. It depends on the situation. And ultimately, it depends on the people,” Pokimane explained.
For Pokimane, it appears that dating a fan is not out of the question, but only if she met someone naturally in a situation where being a streamer wasn’t part of the equation. Just because someone watches Pokimane’s streams doesn’t mean they can’t also become a love interest. This means Pokimane isn’t only open to dating other popular content creators and influencers.
But fans who harass the streamer are most definitely off the table, so don’t go getting any ideas.