[Addressed to posters to this forum]
I haven't tried because I have not been going, but now I shall. One poster, Polar Bear, reported meeting his wife at a con in '88. I won't discuss the methodology I plan lest I inspire imitation and competition, although (*inserts fannish bluster*) I have no competition. The plethora of nubile young women who appeared at Megacon 2012, half in costume, floored me. From whence did they come? I must check the program to determine what drew them. One asked to take my photo, so I can't be bad, even without a costume. My challenge arises because I wish to marry someone very close in age to myself yet it's hard for me to tell someone's age range from their momentary appearance, so a sorting process will necessitate. Would you marry a nonfan? I would; values, not interests, are key.
__________Are there any ladies active in this forum besides Jezebel Bond (the second replier to my very first post)? I certainly invite your comments. Sometimes it's hard to know gender because men often display female avatars out of fondness and handles can be so nondescript; until I do know, I try to refer to a poster as “they”. It'd be swell to have a thread discussing romance comics, which I've never opened. The pre-Silver Age covers by L.B. Cole pmpknface posts in the “...Purchased Lately...” thread portend entertainingly saucy fare, and Scott Harris just noted in the 40 years ago thread he bought “Falling in Love” 136 that Jul.. The rub would be no surrealism; that's not required 24/7.
__________Have you tried so-called dating (a word I disfavor versus “wooing” and “courting”)sites? How have you done? For now a few weeks short of two years I've been utilizing eHarmony as an unpaid subscriber taking advantage of “free times” when I was aware of them, and I recommend you skip it and try elsewhere, which I shall. The site is hard to navigate for repetitive tasks, and I question whether the matching process is legitimate as I originally got matches who quite apparently could not speak English. Their process takes many hours if you complete it sincerely, and I have ended up with meager response from women to show for my time of cumulated days into weeks, stretched out, though in fairness it isn't over yet. Wikipedia shyly relays there have been complaints and suits against some on-line matchmakers. At least one fannish site, Star Trek Dating, exists.