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.
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.
They stand for the next 15 minutes nervously twiddling straws and re-tucking shirts. Since the advent of Tinder, Grindr, Tingle, and numerous other dating apps, the attention span of the dating world has shrunk.
At a conference in Los Angeles earlier this year, Tinder CEO Sean Rad told press that the app now matches 10 million people every day.
Speed-daters, by contrast, have on any given night around 10 potential matches.
The only preconditions are that they have all paid some money, dressed up a bit, come to a bar in town, and pinned on a name badge.
What a great way to unwind after a long work week..kick off a night on the town!
One company, Lightning Fast Speed Dating, is combining the resurgence of nerdy pastimes and our increasingly single population’s quest for love.One of their early dates involved talking for hours on her porch. YONG KIM / Staff Photographer Naeemah Khabir, a 35-year-old devout Muslim who works for the Department of Veteran Affairs in Philadelphia, has attended matchmaking events from New Brunswick, N. “Everyone knows it, but it goes unspoken.” Muslims say there’s an epidemic of educated, professional women older than 30 struggling to find suitable matches among Muslim men, who are often less bound by a biological clock and societal expectations, and more likely than Muslim women to marry younger and outside their culture or religion. Khabir, of Elkins Park, who has a master’s degree from Syracuse University, even hired a private matchmaker for nine months until the counselor assigned to her conceded that race was part of her problem.What ensues is an insightful, touching and often humorous look at how the search for love changes—or doesn’t change—from first love to the far reaches of life.If you are ready to take a chance on love, below are upcoming senior speed-dating events planned for Connecticut that you may want to check out: Senior Speed Dating at Cascade in Hamden, CT Wednesday April 8, 2015 p.m. 480 Sherman Avenue, Hamden, CT COST: .00 payable on day of the event Sponsored by Quinnipiac University and Cascade.the anime convention that attracted a sex offender)—but they aren’t completely true, either.