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.
Gentlemen, please, I need you to understand something. The male speed daters truly didn’t seem like they were just there to get laid, and some of them were even a little sheepish about attending in the first place.
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.
The femme-friendly theme continues with the warm-up portion.
As the president of Lightning Fast Speed Dating and main master of ceremonies, Ryan Glitch, calls out instructions to the daters, he notes: If you are carrying a bag or a big papier-mache axe, put any big weird bulky items in the back.
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.
Another way that Comic Con speed dating is more accepting of nontraditional relationships is that there are transparently nonmonogamous people participating.
conventions, for example, tend to skew much, much older attracting 40-50 year olds relieving their teen years in a safe environment.In fact, New York Comic Con (NYCC) and other fan specific spaces also do a tremendous job of inverting many carefully crafted social norms.