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And at the prompting of several of my friends who were already completely over my sour mood, I decided to sign up.

The idea is that everyone can get a sense for who the other person is, to decide if they want to meet again at another time.

I wasn’t expecting to actually meet someone, but it sounded fun.

I spent most of the first day of the three day event wandering around on my own, and it was during this period that an event on the schedule caught my eye: Super Sonic Speed Dating. It started in California during the late 90s, intended for people who are too busy or awkward to meet someone at a bar or café.

As the straight speed dating was the one scheduled to happen that night I put my name down and waited to see who else was going to show up. When everyone who had signed up in advance arrived, they brought us into a room full of lines of chairs set up to face each other.

Because, let’s face it, speed dating at a fan convention might attract some creepy guys.

This included three men who looked like they had just left volleyball practice before heading over, several more in cosplay who seemed unable to make eye contact, one of whom was much too excited for what was about to happen and another who was all too eager to tell me all about his original Dungeons and Dragons character, whom he was dressed as.

Interestingly, the woman in cosplay who had been at the table when I signed up was among them.