Participants are free to indicate sexual preferences.
While the majority of participants are heterosexual, there is a much smaller homosexual event that happens simultaneously. Since the groups for same-sex love are so much smaller, bisexual daters get to make one rotation with the queer contingent and one rotation in the general population.
Dating in general can be exhausting and downright depressing.
But there’s something comforting about meeting someone within your subculture, where you already share a beloved interest.
Tracey, the date wrangler and coordinator at Lightning Fast, notes that normally, gay men are the largest queer demographic at Speed Dating events, but at Comic Con, "girl-on-girl" action is taking precedence.
Women get all the perks at NYCC speed dating: They are allowed walk-up access to the festivities (most men were relegated to a 50 person line) and were stealthily advised on the attractiveness of the men in the room by the organizers, who encouraged peek-ins to sessions, which are held in a deeply unsexy underground bunker at the Javits Center.
Nowhere was this more apparent than at New York Comic Con’s speed dating event.
But on the qualitative side everyone at the end of the day, regardless of race, religion, or comic book preference, wants to feel like they belong.You are not God's gift to women, women are God's gift to you. Dater No.19, who declined to provide his real name, decided to “take one for the team” as he couldn’t convince any of his other single friends to come.Even at Comic Con, the stigma for participating is high—even though we are at a convention where people run around in superhero costumes, it is still seen as uncool to admit to using a dating service.the anime convention that attracted a sex offender)—but they aren’t completely true, either.In fact, New York Comic Con (NYCC) and other fan specific spaces also do a tremendous job of inverting many carefully crafted social norms.