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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

Self-help books that will help me make peace with being single?

I'm tired of feeling bitter about being single. Are there any self-help books that will help me get over this? [more inside]
posted by tumbleweedjack on Oct 7, 2013 - 11 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

Should I say something?

I have been seeing my close friend's boyfriend on Grindr a lot lately. Should I say something? There are complicating factors. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 12, 2012 - 19 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

Go with my gut? Hell, I don't even know what my gut is telling me right now...

I realize this post is a little long.....but has anyone ever experienced the following Made-For-TV-Hallmark-Channel episode, or something like it, or know anyone who did? If so, how did you handle it? [more inside]
posted by BeastMan78 on Feb 8, 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

Relationship ripped apart by Facebook messages

I just read messages between my boyfriend and a former(?) flame, after we started dating.. emotional messages about sex, and meeting up. I am devastated. Help... [more inside]
posted by ninefour on Dec 10, 2011 - 31 answers

I want to accept my sex drive.

Help me accept my sex drive and become okay with fulfilling my sexual needs outside my sexless (and open) relationship. [more inside]
posted by chameleon on Nov 16, 2011 - 16 answers

'Reverse' Bicurious, am I kidding myself?

I am a 25 year-old gay(-ish?) male living in New York City. Perhaps uncharacteristically, I have a really strong drive to have kids (of my own) and really want to do so in the next five or ten years. I'm torn about how to get there though, given relationship difficulties that hinge largely on unresolved issues relating to my sexuality. Warning: TL;DR potential, but significant context is necessary. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 25, 2011 - 21 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

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

Have you ever successfully fought for a relationship that you knew was worth saving? How did it work out?

Have you ever successfully fought for a relationship that you knew was worth saving? How did it work out? [more inside]
posted by newlyminted on Apr 28, 2011 - 24 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

Abandon ship, once and for all, or fight for what I have?

Seven months ago I cheated on my partner. Six months ago I came clean to him. Three months ago we broke up. This past week we have begun to spend some time together, and I feel like we both reached a breakthrough last night. Am I crazy to have this renewed faith in/willingness to work for our love? Do I need to finally let it go? Much more inside. [more inside]
posted by fignewton on Apr 21, 2011 - 23 answers

I am almost 20, gay and tired of being a virgin. Should I hook up online?

I am almost 20, gay and tired of being a virgin. Should I hook up online? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 1, 2011 - 17 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

Merry Christmas, sorry I'm gay!

How can I come out to my extended family without it being a holiday "surprise" or confessional atmosphere? [more inside]
posted by nakedmolerats on Nov 20, 2010 - 22 answers

A heart that hurts is a heart that works.

Turning a corner in the breakup process. How do I stay grounded while my heart catches up with my head? [more inside]
posted by Ceci n'est pas un sockpuppet on Oct 15, 2010 - 6 answers

How to be more sexually communicative and experimental with my partner?

My partner has a wild sexual history and would like to incorporate threesomes into our sex life. I am not comfortable with this idea at all. Do these sort of discrepancies point to some sort of sexual incompatibility? (Many more details insides . . . NSFW.) [more inside]
posted by fignewton on Jun 24, 2010 - 50 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

The job offer, the boyfriend, and the dilemma

I'm considering a great job offer in another state, and what it might mean for my two-year relationship. Help me develop a framework for making some decisions about all this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 19, 2009 - 15 answers

How do I fix me?

I feel like my life is over and I'm only 35. I feel completely stagnant and stuck, relationshipwise and jobwise. Do I need to change things or do I need to learn how to deal? Help me figure out how to be a happier person. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 28, 2009 - 34 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

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

Can you find lifelong love at 35?

LoveFilter: Interested in your stories of finding lifelong love at age 35 or older, gay or straight. I'm a 35-year-old gay man and want to know what my chances are. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 30, 2009 - 35 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

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

Moving to Seattle; landing safely.

At some point within the next year I will have the opportunity to move to Seattle, Washington in order to be with the man I love. He will be relocating there in order to pursue his career. However I have some cold feet… [more inside]
posted by kzin602 on Jul 30, 2008 - 11 answers

You're so gay, and you don't even like boys... ???

I fell in love with my best friend, who is a guy. I’m a young bisexual guy. Apparently, he is not. Did the “wrong thing” and told him about how I felt, and was rejected, but things seemed okay afterward. However, I’m still hurting, I’m feeling delusional about it, and sometimes I think that he inadvertently isn’t helping… how do I live with my best friend now? Help me, Metafilter! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 7, 2008 - 25 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

How to deal with a messy breakup

What do I take away from a messy breakup? [more inside]
posted by cscott on Feb 18, 2008 - 9 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

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

He gave me his number, so do I call?

Does he want me to call him? Or should I wait for him to respond to an e-mail? [more inside]
posted by cscott on Apr 10, 2007 - 18 answers

How do I find out whether he likes me?

Is he gay like me? Will it work out? The messy process of coming out ... [more inside]
posted by cscott on Feb 9, 2007 - 25 answers

Three weeks to conquer a man's heart

[Gayfilter] I have a huge crush on a guy I've dated once, and he's moving abroad in three weeks' time. How can I let him know I desperately want to keep seeing him without coming across as a psycho? [more inside]
posted by doctorpiorno on Aug 30, 2006 - 10 answers

Moving to Marry in Massachusetts

Are there any documented cases of gay men or lesbians moving to Massachusetts to take advantage of our marriage laws? Has anyone written profiles of people or couples who have done this?
posted by alms on Jul 11, 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

Between a rock and a hard place.

How do I get my (abusive?) boyfriend out of my life? [more inside]
posted by kzin602 on Apr 20, 2006 - 25 answers

They aren't really from Mars, are they?

FormerLesbianFilter: Can you give me any insight about men and/or the way men think and function? [more inside]
posted by hyperfascinated on Jan 22, 2006 - 56 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

How can I find a boyfriend in the gay community while still being myself?

I'm a gay male in my early thirties nearing my sixth year of singlehood, and long since ready to be with someone. However, I've had the hardest time trying to relate to the the gay community. I'm a bit eccentric and will often go to the gay club to write and probably get too wordy with personal ads. It seems that emotional and spiritual depth, along with a lack of care about materialism, just doesn't jibe with the "gay mainstream." My question is this: how can I continue my joyously weird existance, and attract the right person, without diminishing my personality and belief system? What sacrifices must I make with my 'kookiness' and still be me? Thanks!
posted by anonymous on Dec 29, 2004 - 30 answers

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