Over on the ladies' side, the attitudes were very similar.
Regina B., 33, bounced up to the table with a gorgeous red patterned dress and a style equal parts Harajuku and punk rock.
Another way that Comic Con speed dating is more accepting of nontraditional relationships is that there are transparently nonmonogamous people participating.
Adam W., 33, a handsome black man who came dressed as Elwood Blues from , is in a long-distance open relationship.
While she was ambivalent about meeting someone at the event, she said she preferred the face-to-face contact because her experience on online dating sites taught her the Internet maxim that people lie in photos.
A frequent con-goer (who is into horror and costume drama as well as and anime), Regina explained how the normal dating preferences often disqualified women like her: "I have a hard time with Caucasian men because I'm taller. Punk rock guys wanna date size zero Gap girls, not me." She expressed interest in "beautiful Korean and Asian boys," but also had a list of requirements, including no one named Jimmy and no one in a band.
Spending three minutes talking about Gundam collectibles is more likely to excite a prospect instead of making their eyes glaze over.
Guys won’t be mocked in front of the entire Internet for being awesome at Magic the Gathering. This is even more poignant considering the comics and their fan worlds are heavily dominated by male artists and creators who seem to think that women are strongest when they forget to wear clothing.
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