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

"People are more than just the characters they dress up as," he said.

"In 'real speed dating, you can be stuck in a room with 50 people who just don’t give a s---.

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.

"You get to see who they are on the inside." Kelleher was disappointed time ran out before he could speak to all the women, and that the Starfleet engineer gave her digits to his friend instead.

"But I got eight numbers," Kelleher said, waving his sheet in his hands.

It sounded promising for the 82 singletons mingling inside.

A costumed Jedi Master standing at the front echoed into the mic, "Three, two, one, aaaand switch." John Kelleher, a 33-year-old from the Bronx, was there on a whim.

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

” encourages Star Trek, one of a number of dating websites that have beamed online in recent years to help “Welcome to a dating community that is light years ahead of others,” teases the homepage for Trekkie

“Find like-minded friends, romance, and convention dates with other Trekkies TODAY! ” (That’s Next Generation.)There are a lot of singles in this galaxy, and increasingly they seem to be turning at warp speed to niche dating sites focused on matching users based on hyperspecific interests—like, say, an intense love of Star Trek.

Here, they break out of their shells and find they're not alone, even in a room of single people.

"This works because this community doesn’t judge," he explained.

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