Meeting new people is definitely not a strong suit for me, and neither is dating, so when I saw the Nerd Nite speed dating opportunity coordinated by the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), I immediately thought it was a great idea for some people, just not me. But as an adult, I realize that sometimes we have to go outside our comfort zone and try some new things.

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You chat with someone for three minutes before moving to the next costumed, self-proclaimed geek in the queue.

At the end of the session, you write your contact information and an identifier (i.e.

"My personal philosophy is those who can make something out of nothing are always rich,” Kelleher later told Business Insider.

"So I mentioned that she was 'too cute to be expendable'" — the inside joke being that most red shirts on "Star Trek" wind up dead.

Glitch founded the company four years ago after attending a similar, but poorly run speed dating event.

He now travels across the country to comic book and sci-fi conventions to help fans find love. Participants wear numbered badges and carry index cards so they can jot down the IDs of the partners they click with.

In this speed dating, everyone’s like, 'Hey, you’re a fan! '" Many participants noted that it was easy to find people who shared their interests, and the relaxed atmosphere took the pressure off making a strong first impression.

Kelleher added that the costumes are often revealing of partners' personalities.

The typical Comic Con-goer tends to be a little quirky and maybe a little accustomed to being an outcast.