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Prejudices that plague the wider dating market are checked at the door: Asian men—who don’t fare well by Ok Cupid’s metrics—are a highly sought after commodity, possibly due to anime and Japanese dramas finally showing Asian male characters as objects of desire rather than derision.

In an inverse to regular speed dating (and regular New York City demographics), men vastly outnumber women—the ratio is skewed to provide three guys to every girl.

Participants are free to indicate sexual preferences.

While the majority of participants are heterosexual, there is a much smaller homosexual event that happens simultaneously. Since the groups for same-sex love are so much smaller, bisexual daters get to make one rotation with the queer contingent and one rotation in the general population.

Tracey, the date wrangler and coordinator at Lightning Fast, notes that normally, gay men are the largest queer demographic at Speed Dating events, but at Comic Con, "girl-on-girl" action is taking precedence.

If we felt uncomfortable or unsafe during a date, we were to stretch our arms and arch our back.

Once the date was done, he would follow up, get the story, and probably toss the guy out.

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.

Women get all the perks at NYCC speed dating: They are allowed walk-up access to the festivities (most men were relegated to a 50 person line) and were stealthily advised on the attractiveness of the men in the room by the organizers, who encouraged peek-ins to sessions, which are held in a deeply unsexy underground bunker at the Javits Center.

Due to space constraints, most daters get only one shot at the dating-go-round, so getting a look at prospective mates provides many women with reassurance.

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.