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.People are assigned numbers and then change partners every two minutes or so.
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.When not writing, their hobbies include: theatre, video games, hula hooping, and fencing. As a freshman girl, eligible cuties seem to be everywhere, and guess what? The attention can be fun, but when it comes down to it, the dating game in college is one that you’ll learn a lot about as time goes on—you might not be a pro right off the bat.Last year I attended Fan Expo in Vancouver with a group of friends.
The convention is advertised on their website as an exhibition to “celebrate all things pop culture” and includes various artists and creators from TV, comic books, films, and those who work independently online.
It turns out we had more in common than either of us initially guessed, and we are still close now several months later.
For my verdict on speed dating: go into it expecting a few laughs and you might be pleasantly surprised.
There were noticeably fewer women present, and a glance told me that they all had a more discerning eye than the men.
Probably chalk it up to the same reasons as why men and women use tinder differently.
Or, as he put it, “LGBTQROFLCOPTER alphabet soup.” That was my first tip-off that they were American.