Straight male devotees are generally portrayed as awkward, socially inept, and pervy, a strange hybrid of None of these stereotypes are completely false (e.g.the anime convention that attracted a sex offender)—but they aren’t completely true, either.
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The people who attend conventions catering to geeks—like the bustling celebration of video games, graphic novels, and anime that was last month’s New York Comic Con—don’t have the best reputations in the wider culture.
Enter “Paper Bag Speed Dating” at the New York Hall of Science on Wednesday, where participants meet potential matches by donning the humble lunch tote.
The event, hosted by London-based dating app Loveflutter, is pushing its #Say No To Shallow campaign to showcase personality over appearance.
In fact, New York Comic Con (NYCC) and other fan specific spaces also do a tremendous job of inverting many carefully crafted social norms.
Nowhere was this more apparent than at New York Comic Con’s speed dating event.We organize events in a variety of themes and formats to give singles the best opportunity to meet people who have similar interests and within their age group.Below are the speed dating themes we currently offer in New York, however new themes are created to meet the needs of our NYC singles: For those with the energy, you\'ll have between 30 and 50 first dates, each lasting 3 minutes and then you choose who you want to meet again.Your bunny may enjoy the companionship of another rabbit.With February being Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month, why not schedule a speed dating session at your local rabbit rescue or shelter?To read the full delightful account of Moo’s speed dating session, see the article, “Speed Dating Rabbits.” You can also learn about the process of bonding bunnies in our article, Bonding Your Pet Bunnies.