It seemed like there were more guys then girls overall, but there were more females who cosplayed than males.(I was one of the few female participants not cosplaying.) The girls were ushered into the room first, where there was a banner on the wall announcing the event’s name: “Sci-Fi Speed Dating.” The chairs were arranged in rows, pairs facing each other.
After spending an entire day at the Javits Convention Center, I went to the room where the speed dating was held.
All the pairing were random, as the guys went down the line and sat in the corresponding opposite chairs to the girls.
The host had a good sense of humor, and he told the females that if we had any problems with an individual guy to raise an arm as if yawning.
That would signal the end of that particular session.
Advertised as a free weekend activity for convention attendees over 18, New York Comic Con brought back speed dating for the second time at this geek-filled con.
Since I am single, female, and have never speed dated before, I wanted to try this activity out.