Just think of all those furtive glances between Lois Lane and the heavily-disguised (bespectacled) Clark Kent in Superman or the painful rites-of-passage endured by Peter Parker in Spiderman.And it can be just as hard for those geeky comic book fans who enjoy dressing up as the heroes to find the time for romance.But now there's a potential solution: a night of speed-dating which is being held by the organisers of Aberdeen's inaugural Cos-Con at Slains Castle on October 16.
But if you want a ticket, you had better get your costume ready and move like The Flash.
By Victoria Irwin Senior Correspondent You glance across the room at the Jedi in his movie quality robes, clutching awkwardly at his replica light-saber.
For a moment, you wonder if there’s a spark, but know that it’s going to take all of the courage inside your TARDIS-corseted chest to say hello.
If there’s one thing this geek girl has never been good with it’s the subtle and confusing art of dating.
Thankfully, there’s Sci-Fi Speed dating to help get all that awful introduction stuff over with quickly and semi-painlessly.
Sci-Fi speed dating is the brain child of the hilarious Ryan Glitch of New York.Founded in 2010, Sci-Fi Speed Dating aims to get those shy guys and girls at conventions across the country to talk to each other, rather than hide behind their intricately detailed replicas.Glitch, a large jovial man, is often seen clothed in both his formal and informal Jedi robes.Using a standard speed dating format- 3 minutes with each person before switching on- the particular session I sat in on had over 35 girls vying for attention.He jokes quite frequently that he loves his job because it allows him to go to comic conventions for free.Sci-Fi Speed Dating is not just reserved for those of the heterosexual persuasion.