Tips for Gay Dating and Gay Hookups

Texting for Gay Men 101: How to Actually Make the Impression You Want

For something that’s been a huge part of how we communicate for years and years now, texting still really has a way of puzzling people. So many gay guys still haven’t gotten the hang of how to do it right and even fewer have mastered the fine art of texting etiquette, especially when it comes to communicating with potential dates or hookups. That said, you’ve got a golden opportunity to set yourself apart in all the right ways by finally learning how to text like a pro. Here are a few rules, tips, and pointers to help you get it right. 

Be responsive. 

The great thing about texts as compared to phone calls is they’re low pressure. People know they’re not demanding someone’s immediate attention the way they are when they call, and those receiving the

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Shy and Horny: The Beginner’s Guide to Dating for Introverted Gay Guys

It goes without saying that dating as a gay man can be tricky at best. Even the coolest, most confident guy occasionally has trouble reading signals or mustering up the gumption to approach someone that really makes him weak in the knees. If you’re actually super shy and introverted, all of those things become even harder.

Don’t lose hope yet though. It’s possible for even the shyest, most retiring gay men to have hot, satisfying dating lives. All you need is a little know-how as far as how to approach things. The following tips can definitely help.

Redefine how you see being shy.

Gay or straight, being shy is never easy. If you’re like most people, you’ve been conditioned to see it as a drawback your entire life – something to be overcome or, at the very least, downplay to

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Am I a Bisexual Man? How to Figure It Out and What to Do Next

The more we come to understand about human sexuality, the more we realize most people aren’t truly as straight as they think they are. Sexual orientation isn’t as black or white as was once assumed either, but rather something that exists on a sliding scale that ranges from very gay to very straight.

That said, it makes sense that a lot of people would land somewhere on the middle of that scale, but how can you really know whether or not you do? And if you decide that you are in fact bisexual, what does that mean for your self-image, your sex life, and your future relationships? Maybe it’s time to find out. And there are lots of bisexual myths that you should at least be aware of. 

Bisexual or Just Bi-Curious?

If you’re currently wondering whether or not you’

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6 Tips for Staying Safe and Discreet When Using Gay Hookup Apps

If you’re a gay man who loves to hook up, it probably goes without saying that you love your special collection of apps unlike anything else. Interfaces like Grindr, Scruff, and GuyHop offer a horny guy near limitless access to as many potential partners as he could possibly want. In fact, they’re so much fun that it can be easy to check safety, discretion, and common sense at the door sometimes – a mistake you definitely don’t want to make. Protect yourself and stay safe by keeping the following pointers in mind.

  1. Meet with new matches in a public place.

When you’re super turned on and eager to cut straight to the chase with the latest hunk you’ve been chatting up, it can be tempting to just give him directions to your place and be done with it. However,

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Gay Dating 101: Key First Date Dos and Don’ts

It goes without saying that gay dating isn’t exactly a cake walk. Not only do gay men deal with many of the same pitfalls and concerns straight people do, but there are plenty of additional concerns to grapple with for good measure. This is especially the case when it comes to first dates. Doubly so if you’ve either been off the market for a while and aren’t quite sure you still understand how gay dating works or are fresh out of the closet and just getting started for the first time!

 The bad news is gay men as a community are still in the process of figuring this whole dating thing out. Unlike straight people, gays don’t have years of established social blueprints and dating traditions to default to if things get confusing. That means we borrow a lot from straight

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