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Can We Be Friends?

I had a sort-of breakup recently, and I'm wondering whether I should move forward as friends or never speak to this guy again. [more inside]
posted by cscott on Dec 23, 2013 - 24 answers

A Gentle Man, Not a Girly Man

I'm a bisexual man looking to date bisexual and gay men. In the "what I'm looking for" section of my dating profile, I'm trying to describe the sort of man I'm attracted to, and I need some help. [more inside]
posted by user c on Aug 15, 2013 - 23 answers

I know they're nice, but they're not for me!

I'm in an amazing relationship, with someone I've known for over two years, and we've been dating for a year-ish. We're both women in our early 20's. I've only dated women up to this point, and been very happy with that. It seems that my brain doesn't want to keep that status quo anymore and is trying to convince me I want to experience being with men. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 6, 2013 - 10 answers

Disabled dating

I'm a 23 year old recent college grad who has yet to go on his first date, let alone sleep with someone. All my life I was panned as some asexual anomaly and so the societal pressure to date that haunts so many other people well before their 16th birthday never really got to me. That is, until recently. I'm a reasonably good looking and witty guy, and yet, in 2013, it's way harder than it ought to be to find someone that's okay, on a fundamental level, with dating someone in a wheelchair. It doesn't help that a) I'm bisexual and b) have an issue with my speech where I will tend to block up/ get spastic. It's usually, though I can't say exclusively, an issue when I need to face the anxiety of meeting someone new. [more inside]
posted by marsbar77 on May 30, 2013 - 17 answers

Compromise: draw a face on those very nice abs?

I'm a boy who wants to make out with other boys. Problem is, I'm bothered by the culture of some of the more popular online options (e.g. Grindr). What are my options? [more inside]
posted by Conspire on Mar 5, 2013 - 12 answers

What Else To Improve Dating Prospects?

A year ago, I posted about whether I should have any plastic surgery done to improve my dating prospects as an "ethnic" gay man in a major US urban area. Six months ago, after a lot of introspection and a commitment to psychological counseling to help me build my self-esteem, I decided to pursue primary rhinoplasty. Here is what I've learned in the time since I last posted about how to improve my dating prospects: [more inside]
posted by cscott on Feb 14, 2013 - 59 answers

How do I get the girl?!

Help me navigate my way through dating in my twenties and escaping the perpetual friend zoning: lesbian edition. Long story with links to my dating profiles for critiquing. [more inside]
posted by HiphopAnonymous on Nov 12, 2012 - 19 answers

OKcupid

One of those judge-my-OKCupid-profile things. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 14, 2012 - 33 answers

Should I, as a gay male, settle when dating or in a relationship?

Should I, as a gay male, settle when dating or in a relationship? [more inside]
posted by jpritcha on Apr 12, 2012 - 15 answers

Gay male and gay male of color filter. How do I come to terms with my dating issues?

Gay male and gay male of color filter. How do I come to terms with my dating issues? [more inside]
posted by 314159 on Apr 11, 2012 - 4 answers

omgwtfbbq mefi, i can haz gay boyfriend, plz?

PhillyGayPhilter: Online dating through OkCupid hasn't been working out well for me, but I'm not quite sure how else to do it now that I'm out of college. How do I meet other young-ish gay men in Philadelphia, in either meat-space or alternative digital pastures? Anxieties, personal details, and candy within! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 20, 2012 - 10 answers

Reviewing my 8 month GAY dating experiment. What is causeing me to get these results?

Reviewing my 8 month GAY dating experiment. What is causeing me to get these results? [more inside]
posted by ryker on Jan 3, 2012 - 34 answers

Is there anything I should fix to increase my dateability?

Is there anything I should fix to increase my dateability? [more inside]
posted by cscott on Dec 13, 2011 - 65 answers

help me stack the odds in my favor

Checklist for increasing the odds of finding a significant other [more inside]
posted by GraceCathedral on Oct 2, 2011 - 48 answers

Staying friends with an ex who may be in denial about his sexuality?

A guy I was seeing abruptly decided he was not gay and cut off contact with me. How can I help him through what he's going through and preserve our friendship, or at least make sense of this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 6, 2011 - 20 answers

Might he be interested in me?

This is silly, but might this guy be interested in me? [more inside]
posted by cscott on Jul 29, 2011 - 25 answers

Should I cut off contact with him?

Should I cut off contact with him? [more inside]
posted by cscott on May 20, 2011 - 72 answers

How do I break up with him?

How do I break up with him? [more inside]
posted by cscott on Apr 22, 2011 - 30 answers

Why does everyone think I'm gay?

20-something straight male, minimal relationship success because I think people think I'm gay...strange situation...advice much appreciated! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 19, 2011 - 45 answers

How do you trust someone you are just getting to know?

Started seeing a new guy very recently. I know for a fact that he had a a boyfriend when we met; however, he claims that things haven't been working out and that they're "taking a break." How do you know whether to believe someone if you haven't known them very long? [more inside]
posted by Vinegaroon on Dec 28, 2010 - 15 answers

Help me beat my string of terrible dating relationships

Help me beat my string of terrible dating relationships [more inside]
posted by servix on Nov 29, 2010 - 18 answers

Dating With Herpes

What do I do as a gay man who may have Herpes? [more inside]
posted by cscott on Aug 30, 2010 - 7 answers

Is there a way for a guy to flirt with men who aren't in a gay bar?

How do I flirt with men without upsetting straight ones? [more inside]
posted by beingresourceful on May 2, 2010 - 27 answers

Entering the gay dating scene late

I'm a gay man in my late 20s who has never gone on a date before. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 14, 2010 - 12 answers

Does He Even Want to Meet for a Date?

Does He Even Want to Meet for a Date? [more inside]
posted by cscott on Feb 15, 2010 - 13 answers

How do I find a boyfriend?

I'm a young, "straight-acting", alternative guy who is tired of being single. Help me find a boyfriend! [more inside]
posted by mosherdan on Nov 5, 2009 - 23 answers

So I Guess He Wasn't Into Me?

Is He Just Not That Into Me: Part Deux [more inside]
posted by cscott on Sep 23, 2009 - 31 answers

Is He Just Not That Into Me?

Is he just not that into me or what? [more inside]
posted by cscott on Sep 16, 2009 - 13 answers

How do I proceed without alienating him?

Should I be content with just being friends, or should I push more? [more inside]
posted by animerion on Aug 8, 2009 - 16 answers

Online Gayting in the District

I'm gay. I'm in DC. I just don't have what it takes to go out and "meet" guys at bars. It's time to hit up the online dating scene, but there are soooo many different services and options, it's hard to know where to start. Who should I create a profile/start a subscription with? [more inside]
posted by Franklin76 on Jun 22, 2009 - 6 answers

What's my next move? I'm confused.

What move should I make on this guy, if any? [more inside]
posted by cscott on Mar 10, 2009 - 18 answers

How does this work?

So, I'm a junior in high school. Recently came out. Pretty much moved on from all the drama associated with that act, and now I'm looking for a relationship. Problem is: I can't for the life of me figure out how to meet and get to know my fellow homos. [more inside]
posted by Gotham on Dec 22, 2008 - 29 answers

The Next Step After Encountering Ambiguity

What is the next step? [more inside]
posted by cscott on Dec 2, 2008 - 16 answers

Ethics and Ethnicity

How to practice ethics and negotiate ethnicity as a gay man? [more inside]
posted by cscott on Oct 27, 2008 - 12 answers

Gay geeks... Are they more than one in a million?

Kinda like the anonymous question a little bit ago, but looking for the geeky gay guys in Phoenix. [more inside]
posted by kzin602 on Mar 30, 2008 - 9 answers

Gay bar tips?

What are some necessary tips for approaching and meeting guys in gay bars, esp. when I'm alone? [more inside]
posted by shivohum on Mar 15, 2008 - 6 answers

How does a gay man go about dating women?

How does a gay man go about dating women? [more inside]
posted by pantheON on Mar 11, 2008 - 31 answers

Dating Etiquette Confusion

What is the right dating etiquette after a good first date? [more inside]
posted by cscott on Mar 5, 2008 - 18 answers

Am I getting strung along?

Am I getting strung along or should I wait this out? [more inside]
posted by cscott on Aug 31, 2007 - 26 answers

Where does a gay Minneapolitan look for a LTR?

Advice for a gay man looking for long-term-relationship oriented prospects in the Minneapolis Metro area. [more inside]
posted by nanojath on Aug 26, 2007 - 7 answers

Will hidden fatness hurt my love life?

I'm gay, new at dating, and kind of overweight (though not morbidly so -- say ~ 20/22% body fat), though my face doesn't show it. I'm afraid dates will like me, in part based on that deceptive face, then discover my fatness during a moment of intimacy, and be repulsed. Am I being paranoid?
posted by anonymous on Aug 24, 2007 - 21 answers

Trouble on a "First Date"

Was it a first date? Can I expect a second date? [more inside]
posted by cscott on Aug 4, 2007 - 16 answers

Who knows women like the gays??

How does your average awkward straight fellow go about finding a gay friend to help with the ladies? [more inside]
posted by BobbyDigital on Aug 2, 2007 - 84 answers

I don't like most young gay guys. But I AM one of them. Help!

I'm a 25 year old gay male and I'm scared to get involved with dating. Guys my age seem shallow and snarky. [more inside]
posted by oldlies on Jul 6, 2007 - 31 answers

Legal requirements for an adult dating site?

I'm considering starting an adult internet dating service in the US. What legal implications do I need to consider? (Some mildly NSFW details follow). [more inside]
posted by treepour on Jun 19, 2007 - 8 answers

How hard is it for an overweight gay gay to find someone attractive?

In the gay male community, how hard is it to date someone pretty handsome/cute (though not necessarily physically "ripped") if one is, say, 20-25 lbs overweight (so overweight, NOT "obese") and in his mid to late 20s? How far can intelligence and personality take you? Is it easier to have a relationship on these bases than a one-night stand? Are things relatively hopeless without losing weight?
posted by anonymous on May 29, 2007 - 19 answers

I'm your dream boyfriend, so why am I still single?

I've been single for 4 years. Why? What do I do now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 16, 2006 - 13 answers

Finding gay

I'm in NY for the summer, in my 20s, a graduate student, and gay. I want to hang out with chill, smart, nice, gay people my age in the NY area. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by shivohum on Jun 29, 2006 - 10 answers

Help me get out of this closet before the house burns down!

I've never dated a girl before. Where do I start? Oh, and I am one, too... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 31, 2006 - 24 answers

Finding Gay People to Date

I'm an still-in-the-closet (but perhaps soon to be out) gay man in his early 20s. What are the best ways to meet good-hearted, intelligent, and personable gay men in Boston (or generally), people who are interested in relationships and not just quick hookups?
posted by anonymous on Dec 8, 2005 - 17 answers

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