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Their position in the room made some of the women feel vulnerable to others’ stares and comments, she added.During the event, a man from another table approached some of the women to ask if they were serious about being interested in women, she said.She said she did not want to use her real name because her parents are not aware of her sexuality.“The hardest part of dating queer women is finding queer women,” she said.
She added she thinks it can be even more difficult to connect with people who only speak English at LGBTQ social events, because she finds it easier to bond with students who also speak Mandarin.
[Related: The Quad: Dashew Center’s speed dating event offers space to meet new people] Weingarten said the center made sure to use gender-inclusive language on materials so nonbinary students would feel welcome.
Cheng, a third-year electrical engineering student who identifies as lesbian, advertised the event on social media because she was concerned not enough women would attend to make the speed dating work.
Club representatives rotated around tables and engaged in conversations guided by a set of questions.
Many of the clubs represented were cultural awareness and community service organizations.“I thought it’d be really embarrassing and we wouldn’t speak much – just politely smile.” The women also had criticisms of how the event was run, primarily because of how others treated them.