When perusing the Comic Con schedule and plotting out my attack plan for hitting various panels, I stumbled across the description for something called "Love in the Air." What was it? Hermione was laughing with a girl in plainclothes who had pointy ears. Captain America and Batman were there, too, and so was a midriff-baring Supergirl. I found myself getting really excited to meet new people and, in hindsight, I wish the ladies in the room could've met each other for a little bit, too. I looked around at the girls, most clad in costumes.We were all there on the same level, putting ourselves out there to meet new people.
The guys had different methods of broaching topics, and sometimes I took the lead on steering the conversation. " was my go-to question if the conversation slowed.
Tonight, TLC is airing a new two part special called ‘Geek Love.’ The special focuses on Ryan Glitch, founder of Sci-Fi Speed Dating, as he sets up speed dating events at several comic-cons and includes interviews with some of the “geeks” that participate in them.
In an interview with EW, Glitch stated that the idea of Sci-Fi Speed Dating began after a disastrous speed dating experience he had at another convention.
The girls would get to do the same thing on the other side of the room.
Afterward, we'd each get our sheets and see if we had any matches. Three minutes isn't a lot of time to meet the love of your life, but sometimes things click. Like anyone who's done speed dating (or any kind of dating, for that matter), it's nerve-racking at first, but once you settle into a rhythm, you realize you're just meeting people.
A few minutes went by, and it was like waiting for the floodgates to be released.