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"Star Wars" fans holding lightsabers and dressed as Jedi Knights collect their tickets at a screening of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in London.Comic-Con speed dating guru Ryan Glitch says "Star Wars"-obsessed singles may find sympathetic love interests at his events, held across the country."Star Wars" fans holding lightsabers and dressed as Jedi Knights collect their tickets at a screening of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in London.
In five years of geek speed-dating, the events have led to 112 couples who are dating seriously; 43 couples who are currently engaged; and 74 couples who have tied the knot.
"They had a version of speed-dating at Con Atlanta, and it was atrocious," he said in a phone interview this week.
There was another con coming up, so he suggested a speed-dating event.
"They had me do it for them, and it just kind of blew up," he says. "She came up to me afterward and mentioned to me that she thought the host was funnier than the guys in it," he says.
"We started shooting the breeze online," and they eventually became a couple.
Over the past week or so, a meme has emerged that suggests that the "Star Wars" franchise has, in some way, previously been unfriendly to women.
Vulture published a video of lines spoken by female characters other than Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) in the first three films, a rather significant...
(Alyssa Rosenberg)When asked about his favorite "Star Wars" relationship, Glitch quickly dismisses Anakin and Padme ("he wound up killing her, so that's probably a bad one")."I really like the Han and Leia relationship you see in the movie," he says, "where Han is kind of cocky, and she's like: Who gives a s---?
She's not impressed by him, but she is enamored by him.
That's one of the reasons they work."Similarly, Glitch says his girlfriend is impressed by his one-liners and his wit — but they don't blow her away.
The Han and Leia love affair is a reminder, Glitch says, to just be yourself in relationships. Glitch has dated "normal" (his word) women before, but they haven't always been enthusiastic about his "Star Wars" obsession.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating